The All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe
Built on the game architecture as the current 3 Series, the new 4 Series Coupe sets itself apart in a few key ways. To begin with, the 4 Series announces its presence with a bold vertical kidney grill. The Coupe is also 2.2 inches longer, 1 inch wider, 2.2 inches lower, and with a 1 inch wider rear track. The longer, wider, and more rigid body with a lower center of gravity ensure the 4 Series is more focused on performance when compared to the 3 Series.
The larger kidney grill provides increased cooling to the more powerful engine lineup. The 430i is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbocharged engine. It makes 255 hp and 294 ft-lbs or torque for a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds (5.3 seconds with xDrive). The first-ever M440i xDrive Coupe gets a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbocharged engine. This model makes 382 hp and 369 ft-lb or torque for a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds.
For increased performance and efficiency, the M440i xDrive Coupe includes a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system. A 48-volt starter/generator combines with a 48-volt battery to allow for energy recuperation, storage, and use while driving. Stored power can be used to boost performance during hard acceleration or to power vehicle electronics to reduce strain on the engine.
The 4 Series is packed with all of the driver assistance and safety systems found across the rest of the BMW lineup. These include iDrive 7, Intelligent Personal Assistant, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. New exterior color options include Portimao Blue Metallic, San Remo Green Metallic, and Arctic Race Blue Metallic.
Production of the 2021 BMW 4 Series starts in the fall. The BMW 430i Coupe starts at $45,600, while the 430i xDrive Coupe starts at $47,600. The 2021 BMW M440i xDrive Coupe starts at $58,500.