Anton Andres / BMW Press | January 17, 2017 16:40
BMW officially unveils updated 4 Series
It's almost been half a year since we first saw camouflaged versions of BMW's D-segment coupe. The wait is now over as BMW has just revealed the updated version of the 4 Series featuring a new look, as well as a new lineup of engines.
BMW calls their model updates Life Cycle Impluse models or LCI. For the 4 Series LCI, these changes apply to the coupe, Gran Coupe and cabriolet. Also updated is the high performance M4 Coupe. The most noticeable changes are seen at the front. The headlights have been restyled to accomodate LED units, taking the place of the outgoing cars’ xenon units. On top of that, all models in the range are now equipped with LED front foglamps as standard. The front bumpers have also been slightly tweaked. 2017 brings in modified air intakes and updated line-specific applications for the new 4 Series.
Moving to the rear, LED tail lights are now fitted on the 4 Series. The rear bumper also gets a minor tweak with a new apron. LCI models also bring in a new range of colors, as well as new wheel selections. The BMW 4 Series is available in four trim lines: Advantage, Sport, Luxury and M Sport.
Changes made to the interior of the 4 Series are minimal. It now comes with new electroplated detailing, chrome applications and center console in high-gloss black which BMW says adds high-quality feel. Another visual highlight is the double stitching on the instrument panel, while three new upholstery colors together with three new interior trim strips which aims provide even greater choice when it comes to personalizing the interior’s design.
Following the nomenclature of the 3 Series, the 4 Series lineup has also been partially renamed. The range replaces the 428i and 435i with the 430i and 440i. The diesel range meanwhile retains its naming convention. Gas engines consist of two 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo engines and one 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six. The 430i pushes out 252 PS and 350 Nm of torque while the 440i now produces 326 PS and 450 Nm of torque. The diesel engines meanwhile are carried over from the pre-LCI models. Also carried over is the engine for the M4 but there is currently a lightened and track-oriented model coming soon with more power and unique suspension settings.