The BMW 3 Series is something of an icon. Be it in coupe or saloon variations the involving German engineered machine provides a fantastic all-round ownership proposition, but with competitors such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi challenging the cars dominance BMW are attempting to up their game. Separating the coupe from the saloon allows BMW’s model range to grown and for more of a sporting focus to be put on the coupe, or as it is now known, the 4 Series.
This is the finished production BMW 4 Series, a modern and stylish machine that picks up from where the 3 Series coupe left off. The new car will be offered in a broad 5 trim levels named: SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M-Sport. This car is lower and wider than the four door 3 Series. From launch there will be three engine options, two petrol and one diesel. On the petrol front is a 2.0 litre 242BHP four cylinder and 3.0 litre 302BHP six cylinder. The only diesel on offer from day one is in the form of the 420d that is equipped with a 181BHP turbocharged four cylinder. More engines shall be added a month after launch including a 435d with all wheel drive. A six speed manual transmission comes as standard and an 8 speed automatic finds a home on the options list. The fastest engine of the three from launch is the 435i that will complete 0-62MPH in 5.1 seconds.
Prices start from £31,575 and the 4 Series shall be available this October. The performance focused M4 will arrive late next year.