|BMW has announced engine upgrades for the 4 Series line-up, slated for the second quarter of the year. The new four-cylinder petrol engines available for the BMW 4 Series have been improved to enhance sporting performance and efficiency.|
With output raised to 252hp and peak torque of 350Nm, the most powerful latest-generation four-cylinder unit provides a zero to 100 km/h time of 5.9 seconds (5.8 seconds) for the new BMW 430i Coupé, 6.4 seconds (6.3 seconds) for the 430i Convertible and 5.9 seconds (5.9 seconds) for the 430i Gran Coupé.
The BMW 420i Coupé, 420i Convertible and 420i Gran Coupé will likewise be powered by a member of the latest engine generation from March, in the shape of the 184hp four-cylinder unit. The BMW 420i Coupé sprints from zero to century mark in just 7.3 seconds (7.5 seconds), while the 420i Convertible and 420i Gran Coupé log times of 8.2 seconds (8.4 seconds) and 7.5 seconds (7.7 seconds) respectively.
The BMW 420i xDrive Coupé and BMW 420i xDrive Gran Coupé all-wheel-drive models are both offered with new engines and can also be ordered with a manual gearbox or Steptronic transmission. Meanwhile, the BMW 440i Coupé’s engine will channel its power through a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as an option (the latter is standard on the BMW 440i Convertible and BMW 440i Gran Coupé). With a 0.2 second improvement, the BMW 440i Coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/hin just 5.2 seconds (automatic: 5.0 seconds), the BMW 440i Convertible completes the same sprint in 5.4 seconds and the BMW 440i Gran Coupé posts a figure of 5.1 seconds.
BMW 4 Series range runs from a price of 30,260 pounds for the 420i Coupe/Gran Coupé and 420i Convertible at 35,025 pounds; and BMW 430i Coupe/Grand Coupe at 36,020 pounds and the Convertible version at 40,220 pounds. The top flight BMW 440i Coupe are priced from 42,230 till 47,680 pounds for the Coupe up to the Convertible version.