BMW revitalises 4 Series range for 2016. Now cheaper

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BMW has refreshed its 4 Series range with new model designations, increased power and sharper pricing. All variants also enjoy a significant lift in standard equipment.

Kicking off the 4 Series range is the 420i Coupe and Gran Coupe, priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs – a $2,200 reduction compared to the outgoing model.

All 420i models gain 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 as standard.

2016 bmw 430i gran coupe front

The additional features build on an already-comprehensive 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
  • 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

Sport or Luxury lines are available on the 420i for no additional cost; the M Sport Package is optionally available.

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Under the bonnet, the 135kW/270Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine has been further refined to improve efficiency. Fuel consumption is claimed to have 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).

Those choosing the 420d, which is priced from $71,200, representing a $2,200 reduction, gets a 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that is claimed to return 4.3L/100km for the 420d Coupe and Gran Coupe, or 4.7L/100km in the Convertible.

Succeeding the previous BMW 428i is the sporty 430i, priced from $79,900. The BMW 430i gains an additional 5kW over its predecessor, taking the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine to 185kW/350Nm. Significantly, fuel consumption is claimed to reduce to 5.8L/100km (down 0.6L/100km) in closed-roof versions and 6.3L/100km (down 0.4L/100km) for the 430i Convertible.

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Standard specification now includes the M Sport Package as standard to the 430i. The Luxury line, which includes the sumptuous BMW Individual Leather Dashboard, remains available as a no-cost option.

The 430i also gains the following in addition to the 420i:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Comfort Access
  • Electric lumbar support to driver and passenger seats
  • Nine-speaker HiFi loudspeaker system
  • M Sport Package offered as a no-cost option

Sitting at the top of the enhanced 4 Series range is the BMW 440i, supplanting the 435i. Priced from $99,900, the 440i variants are powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine producing 240kW/450Nm – an increase of 15kW/50Nm.

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It is claimed to sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds (a 0.1 improvement), while returning 6.8L/100km (down 0.6L/100km for the 440i Coupe and Gran Coupe, and 7.2L/100km (down 0.5L/100km) for the Convertible.

This enables the closed-roof 440i variants to qualify for a reduced rate of Luxury Car Tax.

The BMW 440i also gains the following in addition to the 430i:

  • Variable sport steering
  • Harman/Kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers
  • BMW Individual leather instrument panel (with M Sport Package)
  • Heated front seats
  • Parking Assistant
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet
  • Air collar (440i Convertible)
ModelPrice (Excl. on-roads)Reduction
420i Coupe and Gran Coupe$68,900$2,200
420i Convertible$85,900$2,500
420d Coupe and Gran Coupe$71,200$2,200
420d Convertible$88,200$2,500
430i Coupe and Gran Coupe$79,900$2,500
430i Convertible$96,900$2,500
440i Coupe and Gran Coupe$99,900$10,000
440i Convertible$117,900$10,100


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