As we speak, BMW issued a press release unveiling the new 2021 BMW 4 series, together with a top-spec M440i xDrive coupe flagship mannequin.
The excessive spec variations of the four Sequence coupes will likely be powered by inline-six engines, a trademark of BMW’s most profitable fashions. The M440i’ll have a 374 HP twin-turbocharged engine with a light 48V, 11 HP hybrid enhance at low revs till the turbos can spool up.
Solely the bottom mannequin 420i and barely spritzed up 430i’ll use inline-four engines, at 184 HP and 255 HP respectively. The diesel variant, the 420d, could have extra particulars launched in 2021.
For the diesels, the large distinction between this era and former generations is the introduction of two-stage turbocharging, permitting for extra energy throughout extra of the rev vary.
All fashions could have BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic transmission, with no guide choice. The one different transmission on provide is the Steptronic Sport transmission, with totally different ratios to advertise acceleration and responsiveness.
The keen-eyed supercars reader can even discover that in comparison with the final four Sequence, the brand new G22 era has a way more streamlined and sloping physique, particularly alongside the rear quarter panels and tail sections.
The opposite key aesthetic design is the primary reveal of the ultimate model of the brand new entrance grille. Whereas it’s undoubtedly a departure from the earlier variations, we expect that with the complete entrance finish lastly out from underneath camouflage, it does match the form and design language of the automotive.
The M440i, 420i, and 430i will likely be obtainable worldwide in October 2020. An M4 is coming in 2021, as are the sedan and gran coupe variations of the four Sequence.