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2021 BMW 4 Series coupe unveiled

The BMW 4 Series coupe has made its global debut, and yes it does carry over the tall, conjoined double kidney grille from the controversial Concept 4.

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Derek Fung
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The new BMW 4 Series coupe has been revealed ahead of going on sale in Australia in October 2020.

Stylistically the new model doesn’t stray far from the template laid out by earlier 3 Series and 4 Series coupe models, with the exception of the eye-catching grille, which the company says is a modern interpretation of the units fitted to the 328 and 3.0 CSi.

At launch in Australia the 4 Series coupe will be available at launch with two 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines, both with an eight-speed auto and rear-wheel drive.

The 420i has 135kW and 300Nm, and a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds.

Step up to the 430i and you’ll have 190kW and 400Nm underfoot. It only requires 5.8s to hit the 100km/h.

2021 BMW 4 Series coupe unveiled

Six-cylinder fans can opt for the M440i xDrive, which is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo straight-six with 275kW and 500Nm. With its standard eight-speed auto and all-wheel drive, it can complete the 100km/h standard in 4.8s.

A 420d model is also available in Europe, which has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel with multi-stage turbo. Available in either rear- or all-wheel drive, the oil-burner is rated at 140kW and 400Nm.

All diesel and six-cylinder petrol drivetrains are fitted as standard with a 48V mild hybrid system capable of giving an 8kW boost.

2021 BMW 4 Series coupe unveiled

The new coupe measures 4768mm long, 1852mm wide, 1383mm tall, and rides on a 2851mm wheelbase.

Compared to the outgoing model, the ‘G22’ is 128mm longer, 27mm wider, 6mm taller, and has a 41mm longer wheelbase.

Next to the 3 Series sedan, the coupe’s roof is 57mm closer to the ground, while the centre of gravity is 21mm lower and the track is 23mm wider.

2021 BMW 4 Series coupe unveiled

Standard features across all models, at least in Europe, include LED headlights, M-branded sports suspension, an 8.8-inch infotainment system, and acoustic glass.

As far as safety goes, the 4 Series is available with adaptive cruise control, lane centring assist, autonomous emergency braking, lane change assistance, head-up display, and automated parking.

The roster of available items includes adaptive Laserlight headlamps, adaptive suspension with electronically-controlled dampers, carbon-fibre exterior parts, a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation display, wireless smartphone charging, video drive recorder, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment setup.

2021 BMW 4 Series coupe unveiled

BMW’s era of smartphone agnosticism has begun with Android Auto compatibility now available alongside Apple CarPlay. The BMW Operating System 7 infotainment system can be updated over-the-air, and permits some features to be added to the car after purchase.

The optional M Sport package includes large air intakes at the front, 19-inch alloy wheels, and knee pads on both sides of the centre console.

2021 BMW 4 Series coupe unveiled

The 4 Series coupe range goes on sale in Australia from October 2020. Local pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the car’s local launch.


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