For the premiere of the new generation of the BMW 4-series we have prepared long and thoroughly: after numerous spy photos, a few teasers, and a very informative leak – but less spectacular is the current newcomer of this does not. We offer you all the details from the presentation, which took place in an online format.
As in the previous generation, Dogdore is built on the basis of a sedan 3-series, which survived the change of generations before the last fall. Dimensions coupe – 4768x1852x1383 mm wheelbase 2851 mm. compared to its predecessor, the Quartet was 128 mm long, 27 mm wider and 6 mm higher. The distance between the axes increased by 41 mm front and rear tracks 28 and 18 mm, respectively. The new body design increased the aerodynamic efficiency: the drag coefficient (Cx) decreased from 0.29 to 0.25 at once. For comparison, the third series of this index is 0.23.
If the design of the exterior and especially the front part with the giant grille, ported straight from Concept 4 coupe is noticeably different from the sedan, inside splattermania very similar. Already in the standard 4-series are new sports seats and steering wheel, with extra charge will offer a trim package, M Sport.
Two-door model also received an optional driver interface BMW Live Cockpit Professional operating system 7.0, which can be controlled by buttons on the steering wheel, with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, the iDrive controller or using the voice assistant, which is activated by commands Hey BMW or BMW OK. In this case, a 12.3-inch digital dashboard. While the underlying machinery is based on a 5.1-inch color screen between the gauges and an 8.8-inch touchscreen multimedia.
At the start of sales of the new BMW 4-series will be available with three petrol and three diesel engines with rear-and all-wheel drive. In total, today debuted seven versions:
- 420i (2 liters, 184 HP and 300 Nm, 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds, top speed – 240 km/h),
- 430i (2 liters, 258 HP and 400 Nm, 5.8 seconds, 250 km/h),
- M440i xDrive (3-liter 374 HP and 500 Nm, 4.5 seconds, 250 km/h),
- 420d (2 liter, 190 HP and 400 Nm, 7.1 seconds, 240 km/h),
- 420d xDrive (2 liter, 190 HP and 400 Nm, 7.4 seconds 238 km/h),
- 430d xDrive (3-liter, 286 HP and 650 Nm, 5.2 seconds, 250 km/h),
- M440d xDrive (3-liter 340 HP and 700 Nm, 4.7 seconds, 250 km/h).
For example, the updated 5-series all diesel and older petrol coupe got the 11-strong starter-generator. All engines with eight-speed Steptronic transmission, which for a fee can be replaced by Steptronic Sport. Also in the list of options – laser lights, three-zone climate control, autopilot second level of autonomy (active cruise control with lane departure in traffic), adaptive suspension, powerful brakes and sport differential from the directory BMW M, lots of accessories M Performance Parts, a Parking assistant and other helpers – that is, all about the same third series.
Global market debut of the BMW 4-series will take place this October. In the US, where it will be sold only petrol version for 430i asks from 45 600 dollars, 430i xDrive – 47 $ 600, and for M440i xDrive – from 58 $ 500.