Key Things to Know About the BMW 4 Series

Five things you need to know about the BMW 4 Series.

In the grand scheme of things the BMW 4 Series is a relatively new model, having been spun off from the 3 Series saloon as a new coupe model. It has proved a hugely popular move with buyers, as it provides sports car looks with a practical cabin and the potential for lower running costs from sensible engines.
Here we take a look at some of the highlights of this stylish coupe.
Range of economical and performance engines
Despite its sporty looks, one of the 4 Series most appealing aspects is that that doesn’t mean sports car running costs. The range kicks off with the 420i, a 181bhp petrol engine that’ll return up to 44mpg depending on specification.
There’s also a 242bhp 430i petrol if you want a bit more power, and that should still see over 40mpg. A 187bhp diesel is also on offer with both rear- and all-wheel-drive options, with these models hitting 60mpg. 
Not so concerned about fuel costs? There’s an M440 model in both petrol and diesel with 369bhp and 335bhp respectively.
Only offered in sporty trims
With this being a coupe model that has a big emphasis on style, you can only buy it in high-specification M Sport trims in the UK. That means you get leather upholstery as standard, sport suspension to help improve handling, LED front fog lights, aluminium interior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels and a leather M Sport steering wheel all fitted as standard.
Excellent connectivity
In the digital age, the way your car connects to your smartphone is vitally important, especially in a premium product such as this. Fortunately, BMW is at the top of the game in this regard, with easy smartphone integration through Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
There are also apps that make ownership a little bit easier, such as checking up on your car remotely, and even updating it over the air.
You can get it as a convertible
Fancy some wind in your hair thrills? The 4 Series has you covered. It’s available with all the same specification, sports suspension and range of engines, but there’s an electronic folding fabric roof that takes 18 seconds to open or close at speeds of up to 31mph.
Fancy this model? They cost about £5,000 more than the equivalent coupe.
There’s a high-performance M4 version
The most famous M car of all time is the M3, but now the M4 is staking a claim as the M car of choice. It has a 503bhp engine that sends its power to the rear wheels, making it a fun handful to drive.
It’ll go from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds and has suitably aggressive styling, with a large front grille, 19-inch alloy wheels and the eye-catching Sao Paulo yellow available as a free paint option.
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