The upcoming 2021 BMW 4-Series is coming to dealerships. This two-door 4-series sedan differs from the 3-series sedan with a more dramatic new design and a sleeker roofline. However, mechanically, these two models are the same. Both models are using e the same engines, including a turbo-four with 255 hp and a turbocharged variant with 382 hp.
On the other hand, the 4-Series comes with a different interior layout. The updated 4-series will rival other luxury two-door models such as the Mercedes-Benz C-class, Lexus RC, and Audi A5. The German automaker will offer the fastback Gran Coupe sedan and the high-performance M4 variant. This model will go on sale in the coming weeks and it will introduce refreshed styling.
The 2021 BMW 4-Series will get various interior refreshments. However, the customers can’t see any difference between the 4-series and 3-series interior, until they are in the back seat. The dashboard design is new and the materials are different. Moreover, some controls are new as well. On the other hand, the lower roofline provides less space for the 4-Series model.
The cargo space is less spacious and this model offers a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen. Additionally, a larger 10.3-inch infotainment display is optional. Both units are available with BMW’s iDrive 7 infotainment system. BMW also offers a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, in-dash navigation, onboard Wi-Fi, and smartphone charging pad.
Power, Fuel Economy
As we already wrote, the 2021 BMW 4-Series will use the same two engines as the 3-Series. The 430i model comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that cranks out 255 horsepower. Moreover, the M440i variant will deploy a 3.0-liter inline-six engine. The good thing is that BMW combines this unit with a 48-volt hybrid system. Together, this mix is capable of producing 382 horsepower. The 4-Series comes with a real sporty vibe that provides a great driving experience.
The German manufacturer retuned the suspension and the steering now seem to be more aggressive. Furthermore, a lower center of gravity is another innovation. The BMW 4-Series with a four-cylinder engine delivers 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. As always before, opting for the AWD system will slightly lower the fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, ratings for the six-cylinder engine are not available at the moment.
2021 BMW 4-Series Price and Release Date
The price of the forthcoming 2021 BMW 4-Series will start at $46,500. We are talking about the base 430i model. You can get the same 430i convertible variant but the price starts at $54,000. The same is with the M440i and M440i convertible versions. Regular M440i costs $60,000 and convertible model costs $67,000. The sales will begin in the coming weeks.
We are waiting for BMW to release details about performances, including fuel economy ratings. As we mentioned at the beginning, the 4-Series will arrive with a refreshed styling. Hopefully, BMW will surprise us with new optional wheels and new exterior paints. The German manufacturer promised new optional features, especially in terms of technology.