2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe breaks cover ahead of October release

BMW's 4 Series Coupe make its global debut, complete with the oversized double-kidney grille of the controversial Concept 4.

By Car Expert, June 3 2020
2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe breaks cover ahead of October release

BMW's new 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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03 Jun 2020

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That looks glorious

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2011

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The M440i quite possibly my next vehicle.

Etihad - Etihad Guest

03 Mar 2019

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This repugnant, hideous, putrid, deformed vehicle is an abomination against nature. Clearly someone at BMW bashed its face with the ugly stick! I have owned 8 BMWs in a row including the current 4 series and there is no way I'm spending my hard earned money on this. BMW needs to fix the grill quickly. A pity as the rest of it is fine.

Etihad - Etihad Guest

03 Mar 2019

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I feel violated.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer P1

23 Aug 2014

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In my view, like the new Z4 soft top with its "Japanese design" flavour, the new grill looks clunky, ruining the streamlined style of the car

22 Sep 2017

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 May 2019

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It has been hit by a very large ugly stick. Sorry as a current BM owner this has left me stone cold.

12 Dec 2018

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I initially shirked at it, but am coming around. Although that may be due to currently being an Audi owner and seeing lots of similarities with the front end.

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