BMW’s 4 Series Gets a Refresh with Exciting Upgrades

BMW has unveiled the 2024 4 Series with a range of updates that include cosmetic enhancements, technological advancements, and a surprising power increase for the M4 Competition xDrive. While some models have been removed from the lineup, the remaining ones have received exciting improvements.

The Australian market will see a reduction in the 4 Series portfolio, with the discontinuation of the entry-level 420i Coupe, the 430i Convertible, and the rear-drive M4 Competition. As a result, the pricing for the range now starts at $106,500 plus on-road costs for the 420i Convertible, which represents a significant increase compared to the previous starting price.

The design of the 4 Series has been refreshed with new headlights, subtly altered grille finishes, updated alloy wheel designs, and two additional paint options. Inside, drivers will find an updated steering wheel, revamped graphics and infotainment menus, a cleaner dashboard, and the latest BMW iDrive 8.5 system.

In terms of equipment, the 430i Coupe now includes features such as a heated steering wheel, glass sunroof, and heated front seats, justifying its higher price point. The M440i xDrive receives a redesigned steering wheel, tyre pressure monitoring, and CraftedClarity glass switchgear. The 420i Convertible comes with adaptive M suspension, heated steering wheel, air collar, Driving Assistant Professional, and Parking Assistant Plus as standard.

BMW is also offering a variety of optional equipment, including Laserlight tail-lights, M Performtex upholstery, and Augmented View sat-nav functionality.

The most exciting upgrade comes for the M4 Competition xDrive, which now boasts a power increase of 15kW, bringing its total output to 390kW/650Nm. This boost in power hasn’t affected its already impressive 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds.

The 2024 4 Series retains its existing powertrain options, with no changes to the four-cylinder turbo-petrol engines or the turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine. These engines are still paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and customers can choose between rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

While the 4 Series Gran Coupe has not received an update, the recently introduced BMW i4 electric fastback is likely to fill that void in the lineup.

Overall, the 2024 BMW 4 Series brings exciting changes to the range, offering improved aesthetics, enhanced technology, and a power increase for the M4 Competition xDrive. These updates will surely delight BMW enthusiasts and attract new customers looking for a premium driving experience.

FAQs about the 2024 BMW 4 Series:

1. Which models have been removed from the 4 Series lineup in Australia?
The entry-level 420i Coupe, the 430i Convertible, and the rear-drive M4 Competition have been discontinued.

2. What is the starting price for the 4 Series range in Australia?
The range now starts at $106,500 plus on-road costs for the 420i Convertible, representing a significant increase compared to the previous starting price.

3. What are some of the design updates to the 4 Series?
The 4 Series has received refreshed headlights, subtly altered grille finishes, updated alloy wheel designs, and two additional paint options.

4. What updates have been made to the interior of the 4 Series?
Inside, drivers will find an updated steering wheel, revamped graphics and infotainment menus, a cleaner dashboard, and the latest BMW iDrive 8.5 system.

5. What additional features are included in the 430i Coupe?
The 430i Coupe now includes features such as a heated steering wheel, glass sunroof, and heated front seats.

6. What upgrades does the M440i xDrive receive?
The M440i xDrive receives a redesigned steering wheel, tyre pressure monitoring, and CraftedClarity glass switchgear.

7. What features come standard with the 420i Convertible?
The 420i Convertible comes with adaptive M suspension, heated steering wheel, air collar, Driving Assistant Professional, and Parking Assistant Plus.

8. What optional equipment is available for the 4 Series?
Optional equipment includes Laserlight tail-lights, M Performtex upholstery, and Augmented View sat-nav functionality.

9. What is the power increase for the M4 Competition xDrive?
The M4 Competition xDrive now has a power increase of 15kW, bringing its total output to 390kW/650Nm.

10. Are there any changes to the powertrain options in the 4 Series?
No, the existing powertrain options, including four-cylinder turbo-petrol engines and the turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine, remain the same.

11. Is there an electric option in the 4 Series lineup?
While the 4 Series Gran Coupe has not received an update, the recently introduced BMW i4 electric fastback is likely to fill that void in the lineup.

Definitions:
1. Portfolio – The collection of products or services offered by a company.
2. Infotainment – A blend of information and entertainment, usually referring to the in-car multimedia systems.
3. Powertrain – The main components of an automotive vehicle that generate and deliver power to the wheels, including the engine, transmission, and drivetrain.

Suggested Related Links:
1. BMW Official Website
2. BMW Australia Website