The revised 2016 BMW 4 Series Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible range has launched in Australia. Highlighted by the revised naming designations, the new line-up sees a price reduction of up to $10,000, while gaining more standard equipment.
2016 BMW 420i and 420d
Commencing from $68,900 plus on road costs, the 420i Coupe and Gran Coupe variants benefit from a $2,200 price reduction over the previous model. Opting for the $85,900 (plus ORCs) 420i Convertible realises a $2,500 saving.
In addition to the lower entry pricing, all 420i models gain key standard features over the previous model. Adaptive M Suspension, Head-Up Display, Exterior Mirrors with Fold-in Function, Lane
Change Warning, Driving Assistant and Surround View with Top and Side Views are all fitted as standard.
The additional features build on the existing standard specification including:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Eight-speed sports automatic transmission
- Rear-view camera
- Electric Dakota sports leather seats with memory function
- Bi-Xenon headlights with headlight washer system
- Front and rear Park Distance Control
- Navigation System Professional with RTTI
- BMW ConnectedDrive Emergency call and TeleServices
- BMW ConnectedDrive Lifestyle package
- Extended smartphone connectivity
- DAB+ digital radio
- Six airbags
The 420i and 420d can be tailored to specific taste, with the choice of dynamic Sport line or elegant Luxury line packages offered at no cost.
Under the bonnet, the 420i’s 135kW/270Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine has been further refined to improve efficiency. Fuel consumption is reduced to 5.8L/100km for Coupe and Gran Coupe (down from 6.1L/100km and 6.3L/10km respectively), and 6.2L/100km for the Convertible (down from 6.4L/100km). Zero to 100km/h is achieved in 7.5 seconds in the Coupe, 7.7 seconds in the Gran Coupe and 8.4 seconds in the Convertible.
The turbocharged diesel-powered 420d range is available from $71,200 (plus ORCs) in Coupe and Gran Coupe guise, representing a $2,200 price reduction. The 420d Convertible presents a $2,500 saving, now priced from $88,200 (plus ORCs), and shares the same improved specification levels of the 420i range.
Producing 140kW/400Nm from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, the 420d’s rated fuel consumption is 4.3L/100km for 420d Coupe and Gran Coupe, or 4.7L/100km in the 420d Convertible. Zero to 100km/h times are 7.1 seconds for the 420d Coupe, 7.3 seconds for the Gran Coupe and 8.0 seconds for the Convertible.
2016 BMW 430i
Succeeding the previous BMW 428i is the sporty 430i, priced from $79,900 (plus ORCs) in Coupe or Gran Coupe body style and from $96,900 (plus ORCs) in Convertible form. Both reflect a $2,500 price reduction.
Powering the 430i is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which now gains another 5kW to produce 185kW, with torque remaining at 350Nm. Elsewhere, fuel consumption reduces
to 5.8L/100km (down 0.6L/100km) in closed-roof versions and 6.3L/100km (down 0.4L/100km) for the 430i Convertible. Acceleration from rest to 100km/h is timed at 5.8 seconds for the 430i Coupe,
5.9 seconds for the Gran Coupe and 6.3 seconds for the Convertible.
Standard specification on the 430i now includes the M Sport Package, while additional standard equipment over the outgoing 428i includes 19-inch M Double Spoke light-alloy wheels, Comfort Access, Head-Up Display, Lane Change Warning, Driving Assistant and Surround View camera with Top and Side Views.
The 430i also gains Electric Lumbar support to driver and front passenger seats and a nine-speaker HiFi loudspeaker system over the base 420i.
2016 BMW 440i
Sitting at the top of the enhanced 4 Series range is the BMW 440i, supplanting the 435i. Priced from $99,900 (plus ORCs) in Coupe and Gran Coupe form, the 440i represents a $10,000 saving over its predecessor. The 440i Convertible is priced at $117,900 (plus ORCs), also a $10,000 reduction.
Befitting its status at the top of the 4 Series range, all 440i variants are powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine. Peak power rises 15kW to 240kW, and peak torque
climbs a significant 50Nm to 450Nm. When fitted with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint is achieved in 5.0 seconds in the 440i Coupe, 5.1
seconds in the Gran Coupe and 5.4 seconds in the Convertible.
Fuel consumption is reduced to 6.8L/100km (down 0.6L/100km) for BMW 440i Coupe and Gran Coupe body styles, and 7.2L/100km (down 0.5L/100km) for the 440i Convertible.
The 440i’s lift in standard equipment over the previous 435i includes a Head-Up Display, Lane Change Warning, Driving Assistant, Surround View camera with Top and Side Views, Adaptive LED Headlights, BMW Individual Leather Dashboard, Front seat heating, High Beam Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function and Parking Assistant.
Over the 430i range the 440i variants adopt Variable Sport Steering, harman/kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers, BMW Individual leather instrument panel (with M Sport Package),
ConnectedDrive Freedom with Concierge Services and Internet and an Air collar for the 440i Convertible.
2016 BMW 4 Series Australian pricing (excluding on-roads):
BMW 420i Coupe – $68,900
BMW 420i Gran Coupe – $68,900
BMW 420i Convertible – $85,900
BMW 420d Coupe – $71,200
BMW 420d Gran Coupe – $71,200
BMW 420d Convertible – $88,200
BMW 430i Coupe – $79,900
BMW 430i Gran Coupe – $79,900
BMW 430i Convertible – $96,900
BMW 440i Coupe – $99,900
BMW 440i Gran Coupe – $99,900
BMW 440i Convertible – $117,900