4 To The Fore

18 Dec 2020

The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé redefines driving pleasure with ground-breaking design elements and performance features.

The appeal of a sports coupé lies in the unique blend of luxury, comfort, and performance. With this regard, the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé will certainly meet this objective and create a distinctive legacy in its path.

From the outset, there is little to deny that the new car is blazing a brand-new trail all on its own. From the vertical kidney grille to the sporty sloping roofline, THE 4 exemplifies what an ideal sports coupé should be – bold, confident, and future-focused

The treatment of the iconic kidney grille demonstrates BMW’s bold plan to evolve its trademark feature for the 21st century. The front mesh grille is now more vertically angled, and joined in the middle, combining a nod to tradition with a fearless step towards the future. This is also BMW’s most intelligent grille featuring air-flap control, integrated cameras and sensors to improve aerodynamics. The enlarged air intakes on both sides further adds to the car’s performance-inclined evolution.

Every which way you look, the lines extend and flow in harmony, elongating the car where it can offer a more statuesque stance, and tucking it in for a sportier accent. The short overhangs provide an added sense of athleticism.

The muscular shoulders are a noticeable enhancement, as are the slim pillars accompanying lengthened doors and frameless windows. Inside the cockpit, the world opens up larger than ever through the expanded windscreen and rear window. The raked roof towards the back slopes elegantly downwards to provide an aerodynamically sound design treatment.

The BMW 4 Series Coupé is ultimately a driver’s car and few stones have been left unturned to provide all the correct luxurious appointments to make it such. The singularly performance-centric thought processes that went into designing the interior puts the driver’s needs first. The result that ensues is a confidence afforded through elements that are both sophisticated and ergonomic.

The high-set centre console provides clear vantage of the digital instrument cluster and Control Display, which now forms a large surface display grouping. Even the position of the start/stop button has been shifted and now sits atop a classy panel on the centre console.

Further efforts were made to make driving the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé even more pleasurable. Acoustic glass (fitted as standard) reduces unwanted noise from outside the car, increasing comfort on long drives.

The fine materials used provide an ambience that few other sport coupés can match. The design of the instrument panel and door trims are seamlessly coordinated, and the newly designed sports leather-wrapped steering wheel is a welcome standard inclusion. The comfort level for rear passengers has also been upped with the pronounced individual-seat shape accommodating two adult passengers comfortably and features integrated head rests.

Driving connectivity from BMW ensures the utmost convenience and safety for the driver. The standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional boasts a digital screen behind the steering wheel as well as a 10.25-inch Control Display. The crystal clear, customisable display allows enough room to show several details at any given instance such as the driver assistant system status, navigation, and 3D visuals of the areas around the car.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are wirelessly enabled to offer seamless connectivity for drivers to remain plugged in on the go. All the innovative features of the BMW Operating System 7.0 are on tap for the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé, giving customisation for preferences. This individualisation using the Control Display’s touchscreen, the iDrive Controller, the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel or optional BMW Gesture Control provides for a multi-modal interaction between car and driver.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is an amazing technology that is also standard on the car. Forget about flipping through a menu to access a feature – just wake up the system by saying, “Hey BMW” and let the digital co-driver do the rest. You can even set your preferred activation word, for instance, “Hey Mark”.

Technology at BMW keeps getting better and better. With the new BMW Digital Key, BMW 4 Series owners can use their iPhones to unlock and start the car with their mobiles. Furthermore, this access can be shared with five others. If younger drivers will be getting behind the wheel, the vehicle profile can also be reconfigured to restrict top speed, if required.

The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé offers a wide range of industry-defining technologies that make driving safe and exciting. Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, and Front Collision Warning with brake intervention are standard. Parking is made ever easier with the Parking Assistant and Reversing Assistant.

Naturally, a sports coupé is only as good as the powerhouse under the hood. In that regard, the BMW 4 Series Coupé is a stellar performer with its compact 2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that blends performance with efficiency. The BMW 420i Coupé puts out a free-revving 184hp and peak torque of 300Nm to get you from 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds. If you’re inclined for more heart-throbbing power, the BMW 430i Coupé gets a leg-up with 258hp and 400Nm to get you to 100km/h in just 5.8 seconds.

Improved aerodynamics, increased body rigidity and a low centre of gravity help to smoothen out the ride in the BMW 4 Series Coupé. The car comes with 18-inch M light alloy wheels (19-inch on the 430i), and bespoke struts in the front and rear ensure that handling is accurate and agile.

The combination of technological excellence, luxurious attention, and German automotive prowess in the BMW 4 Series Coupé completes BMW’s comprehensive stable of cars with great panache.

Learn more about the new BMW 4 Series Coupé here.