Spied: BMW seen testing facelifted 4 Series

Spied: BMW seen testing facelifted 4 Series image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: CarPix for | posted July 21, 2016 19:18

Minor tweaks for BMW's D-Segment coupe

After the 3 Series sedan and wagon received updates last year, it's now the 4 Series' turn to get a host of changes. BMW will be giving the 4 Series line the LCI or Life Cycle Impulse treatment, the automaker's term for minor model change.

 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe

BMW LCI models get subtle exterior tweaks and the 4 Series will be no exception. Underneath the disguise is a new shape front bumper, as well as slightly reworked headlights. Seen on this test car are a set of LED headlights, also an upgrade from last year's 3 Series LCI. The heavily camouflaged rear end also hints at reshaped bumpers and redesigned tail light clusters.

2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe

Inside, expect minor tweaks and perhaps new software for BMW's iDrive system. Being based on the 3 Series, WLAN hotspot and LTE connectivity will also be available for the 4-Series. These changes will be applied to the rest of the 4 Series line which also includes the Cabrio and Gran Coupe. Same applies for the exterior changes.

 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe

For its engines, the 4 Series will be powered by BMW's new four and six cylinder turbocharged gas engines, as well as a new six cylinder turbodiesel. The four-cylinder turbodiesel gets mild tweaks, just like the 3 Series. The nomenclature will likely be changed with the 428i becoming the 430i and the 435i becoming the 440i. It is yet unknown if the 4 Series will be getting a plug-in hybrid variant. The 4 Series LCI is expected to break cover by late 2016.