Unfortunately, the new 'mega' kidney grille will be the centrepiece of the entire 2021 4 Series model line-up and will not be restricted to just the M Performance variants.
The momentum that BMW built with the debut of the 5 Series and 6 Series GT facelift versions a few days ago continues today with the global premiere of the all-new 4 Series Coupe. Based on the 2019 Concept 4, the production-spec model of the new 4 Series is perhaps the closest thing you'll ever see to a Concept vehicle.
As we had mentioned earlier, if you're able to look beyond the front grille, the new 4 Series Coupe is indeed a good-looking two-door model, with new LED headlamps neatly integrated into the bumper and huge air intakes on either side, which, to be honest, are needed to balance out the grille. At the rear, new L-shaped taillights look super sharp and twin-trapezoidal exhausts (a new signature style feature) housed in a chiselled bumper do give the new 4 Series Coupe a masculine appeal.
Though there are seven variants planned for the Coupe, only five of them will be offered initially when the 4 Series goes on sale in October 2020. Like the 2021 5 Series, the new 4 Series also gets BMW's latest four- and six-cylinder petrol & diesel engine options. However, except the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol options, all other engine options will be offered with the brand's new 48V mild-hybrid system.
There are three petrol (420i, 430i & M440i xDrive) and four diesel (420d/420d xDrive, 430d xDrive & M440d xDrive) variants to choose from. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor powers the 420i (181bhp & 300Nm) and 430i (255bhp & 400Nm), while the range-topping M440i xDrive gets a larger 3.0-litre six-cylinder motor (with 48V mild-hybrid) that puts out 369bhp & 500Nm. Likewise, the 420d/420d xDrive diesel variants draw power from a 2.0-litre (1,995cc) four-cylinder motor (188bhp & 400Nm). The 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel unit powers the top-end variants, the 430d xDrive (282bhp & 650Nm) and the M440d xDrive (335bhp & 700Nm), which will go on sale only in March 2021.
Although built on the same platform as the 3 Series, the new 4 Series Coupe is longer, wider, and lower than its stablemate. Despite these changes in dimensions, the 4 Series Coupe continues to maintain the signature 50:50 weight distribution.