Well it’s finally here. BMW has unveiled the 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe and just as we expected, the front has the massive kidney grille, just like the concept. The 2021 4 Series also debuts with a new mild-hybrid six-cylinder engine and more tech features.
On the outside, the new 4 Series is pretty close to the Concept 4 that debuted last year and that sleek new exterior is actually more aerodynamic too with a drag coefficient of 0.25 compared to 0.29. Compared to the 3 Series, the 4 Series Coupe is 2.2 inches longer, 1.0 inch wider, and 2.2 inches lower. We’ll have to wait and see how BMW fans respond to that large grille, which dominates the face of the 2021 4 Series.
The 2021 4 Series is going to arrive in the US with the 430i, 430i XDrive and M440i xDrive models. The 430i models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower and 294 lb-ft. of torque, which is 7 more horsepower and 36 lb-ft. compared to the old 4 Series. The rear-wheel drive 430i has a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds, while the all-wheel drive xDrive version takes 5.3 seconds to reach 60 mph. Both versions have a electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The M440i xDrive is powered by a new 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which generates a combined 382 hp and 369 lb-ft. The M440i xDrive can reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which means a manual is no longer offered.
Buyers in Europe will have diesel options, which includes the 420d, 420d xDrive, 430d xDrive, and 440d xDrive.
Inside the new 4 Series gets BMW’s iDrive 7.0 infotainment system and comes standard with an 8.8-inch center screen and a 5.1-inch digital display in the instrument cluster, a 10.3-inch screen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster are optional. The 4 Series also gets a cloud-based navigation system and a new larger head-up display. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also on the list.
The 2021 BMW 430i Coupe starts at $45,600, plus the $995 destination charge. The 430i xDrive starts at $47,600, and the M440i xDrive model starts at $58,500.