BMW Australia Streamlines 4 Series Range for 2024
BMW Australia Streamlines 4 Series Range for 2024
Are you ready to experience the power and sophistication of the updated BMW 4 Series?
The updated BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible are set to arrive in the second quarter of 2024, but with a smaller range than before. BMW Australia has made the decision to axe the 420i Coupe and the 430i Convertible, while still offering the 420i Convertible, 430i Coupe, and M440i xDrive Coupe and Convertible. This move comes as BMW Australia aims to align their product portfolio with customer demand and provide products that cater to individual needs.
The updated BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible are scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2024 in Australia. However, the range will be more streamlined, with the discontinuation of the 420i Coupe and the 430i Convertible. Despite this reduction, BMW Australia will still offer the 420i Convertible, 430i Coupe, and M440i xDrive Coupe and Convertible.
The decision to make these changes was based on the high volume of new BMW models introduced to the Australian market. BMW Australia constantly assesses their product portfolio to match customer demand and ensure a tailored offering to suit individual needs. The company spokesperson stated, “This has led us to restructure certain model line-ups for 2024.”
In terms of updates, the refreshed 4 Series will feature the latest BMW iDrive 8.5 operating system, as well as refreshed interior and exterior styling. Additionally, there will be some new feature additions to enhance the driving experience.
Pricing for the updated 4 Series models has been confirmed. The 2024 BMW 420i Convertible will start at $106,500, which is $6100 more than the previous model. The 2024 BMW 430i M Sport Coupe will have a starting price of $109,700, an increase of $5000. The range-topping 2024 BMW M440i Coupe will start at $134,400, a $2300 increase. Finally, the 2024 BMW M440i Convertible will have a starting price of $150,900, which is $2500 more than before. It is important to note that these prices exclude on-road costs.
The drivetrains for the updated 4 Series models differ depending on the variant. The 2024 BMW 420i will be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque. On the other hand, the BMW 430i will also have a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, but it will be tuned to produce 180kW of power and 400Nm of torque. The range-topping M440i xDrive will feature a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine, offering 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque. All models, except for the M440i xDrive, will be rear-wheel drive.
While BMW Australia has not provided fuel consumption figures for the updated 4 Series, they have shared the claimed combined cycle figures for the pre-update models. The 420i Convertible had a fuel consumption figure of 6.6L/100km, while the 430i Coupe had the same figure. The M440i xDrive Coupe had a slightly higher fuel consumption of 7.8L/100km, and the M440i xDrive Convertible had a fuel consumption of 8.2L/100km.
Details regarding the dimensions of the updated 4 Series are yet to be confirmed. However, the previous model had the following dimensions: the 420i Convertible was 4768mm long, 1852mm wide, and 1384mm tall, while the 430i Coupe had the same length and width but was slightly shorter at 1383mm tall. The M440i Coupe measured 4770mm in length, 1852mm in width, and 1393mm in height, while the M440i Convertible had the same length and width but was 1394mm tall. All models share the same 2851mm wheelbase.
In terms of servicing and warranty, BMW Australia offers a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on all their vehicles. However, the service pricing for the updated 4 Series is yet to be announced. Currently, BMW Australia provides a five-year, 80,000km Service Inclusive Basic package, which costs $2225.
Safety is a priority for BMW, and the 4 Series has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP. However, it is important to note that this rating only applies to models equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The 4 Series Coupe achieved high scores in adult occupant protection (97%), child occupant protection (86%), vulnerable road user protection (93%), and safety assist (73%). Similarly, the 4 Series Convertible scored well in adult occupant protection (96%), child occupant protection (86%), vulnerable road user protection (93%), and safety assist (73%). While BMW has not released a full list of standard safety equipment for the updated models, the pre-update models already come with a generous range of safety features, including autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, and adaptive cruise control.
The standard equipment for each variant of the updated 4 Series has also been detailed. The BMW 420i Convertible will include features such as the M Sport Package, 19-inch M light alloy wheels with run-flat tyres, M high-gloss Shadowline package, keyless entry and start, electric seat adjustment, Vernasca leather upholstery, HiFi sound system, Connected Package Professional, wireless smartphone charger, BMW Curved Display, DAB digital radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Live Cockpit Professional, head-up display, heated steering wheel, Adaptive M suspension, Air Collar, Driving Assistant Professional, and Parking Assistant Plus.
The BMW 430i Coupe adds to the list with M Sport brakes, power boot-lid, M Sport seats with lumbar support, electric sunroof, and front heated seats.
For those interested in the range-topping M440i Coupe and Convertible, they will also receive BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, 19-inch light alloy wheels with sport tyres, tyre repair kit, adaptive LED headlights, Harman/Kardon surround sound system, and CraftedClarity glass trim. Additionally, the M440i variants will now feature tyre pressure monitoring as a new standard feature.
BMW Australia has not yet confirmed the complete paint range for the 4 Series. However, it has been stated that the range will include one solid colour, most likely Alpine White, and seven metallic finishes, including Cape York Green and Fire Red.
- BMW Australia removes 420i Coupe and 430i Convertible from 4 Series range
- Updated 4 Series receives iDrive 8.5 operating system, interior and exterior updates, and new features
- Pricing for updated models revealed
- Different engine options available for each variant
- Fuel consumption figures and dimensions yet to be confirmed
- Five-star ANCAP safety rating for four-cylinder models
- List of standard safety features for pre-update model
- Detailed list of standard equipment for each variant
- Limited paint range confirmed
The updated BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible are set to hit the Australian market in the second quarter of 2024 with a more streamlined range. BMW Australia’s decision to discontinue the 420i Coupe and the 430i Convertible was driven by their commitment to meeting customer demand and providing tailored products. With the addition of the latest BMW iDrive 8.5 operating system, refreshed interior and exterior styling, and new features, the updated 4 Series promises an enhanced driving experience. While fuel consumption figures and dimensions are yet to be confirmed, the pricing for the updated models has already been revealed. Safety remains a priority, with the 4 Series achieving a five-star ANCAP safety rating for four-cylinder models. The pre-update models already come with a comprehensive list of standard safety features, and the updated models are expected to continue this trend. Overall, the updated BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible offer a combination of style, performance, and safety that will surely appeal to Australian car enthusiasts.