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2020 BMW 4-Series Coupé officially unveiled in a digital world premiere

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

BMW has officially unveiled the all-new 4 Series Coupé the latest generation premium two-seater mid-size segment sporty coupé which will be launched in October 2020. The BMW 4 Series Coupé will be offered in petrol, diesel and mild-hybrid electrified powertrains and the sporty coupé will be launched with five variants this year and the brand will be adding two more variants to the line-up in March 2021. 

The BMW 4 Series Coupé features a significantly upgraded design with sharper styling along with a wider track at the rear axle which is 23mm wider than the latest 3 Series and the brand has also lowered the centre of gravity by 21mm. The 4 Series also benefits from the weight-minimised body and chassis construction with balanced 50:50 weight distribution, bracing elements that increase body rigidity, optimised aerodynamics and reduction in the lift at the rear axle as well as lift-related dampers with bespoke tuning fitted as standard.

On the exterior, the BMW 4 Series Coupé features an imposing vertical BMW kidney grille with chrome accents that reverberates with the brand’s heritage also allowing higher cooling efficiency, LED headlamps as standard, adaptive LED headlights with BMW Laserlight available as an option, LED daytime running lights, raised bonnet ridges, aeroducts that flank the front apron, U-shaped air dam, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels, long doors with frameless windows, aero ducts on the rear bumper, trapezoidal exhaust outlets, a rear diffuser, lip spoiler on the rear deck and darkened LED tail lights with L-shaped lightbars. 

On the interior, the 4 Series features a minimalist design approach with horizontal lines and a performance-centric driver-focussed cabin. The fascia features electroplated embellishments that extend to the doors, a  high-set centre console that generates the cockpit feel, a new display grouping with up to 10.25-inch Control Display and an optional, fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, new sports leather steering wheel, sports seats, acoustic glass windscreen, three-zone automatic climate control fitted as standard, latest-generation BMW Head-Up Display, central touch screen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, wireless connectivity via WiFi, Harman Kardon surround sound system etc. 

The new BMW 4 Series Coupé is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 184 Hp of power and 300 Nm of torque on the BMW 420i Coupé, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 258 Hp of power and 400 Nm of torque on the BMW 430i Coupé, a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 48V mild hybrid technology that produces 374 Hp and 500 Nm of torque with BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive on the BMW M440i xDrive Coupé, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with 48V mild hybrid technology producing 190 Hp of power and 400 Nm of torque on the BMW 420d Coupé and BMW 420d xDrive Coupé. All the engines come mated to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. 

BMW will also be adding the BMW 430d xDrive Coupé with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with 48V mild hybrid technology that produces 286 Hp of power and 650 Nm of torque and the BMW M440d xDrive Coupé powered by the same engine but comes in a different state of tune producing 340 Hp of power and 700 Nm of torque. Both these variant are expected to be launched in March 2021.