Last month, BMW debuted its latest facelift for the the BMW 4 Series. This facelift made slight improvements, though nothing dramatic, to an already very good looking car. Now, the BMW 4 Series is better looking than ever and ready to take on the new Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe for the next few years, until the next model comes out.
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Today, we’ll also learn more about the new pricing for US customers. The new 2018 BMW 430i Coupe has an MSRP of $42,400 while the top model, the 440i Coupe is priced at $48,700. For $2,000 more, you can get the xDrive version for both models. The 2018 BMW 430i Convertible starts at $50,550 and the 440i Convertible is priced at $57,500. Again, for an extra $2,000, both cars can be configured with the all-wheel drive system.
The 4 Series Convertible facelift will offer 10 standard colors and four colors from the BMW Individual catalog, priced at $1,950. BMW will offer nine standard colors for the coupe version and five from the BMW Individual catalog. Both models come with extensive packages and options, like the Essentials Package, Premium Package, Luxury Package, M Sport Package or the Executive Package. Options like headed steering wheel, adaptive M suspension, Head-Up Display or Wireless Charging are included on the extensive list of items that could be ordered for either cars.
The headlights are the biggest difference between the facelift model and the previous car. On the old car, you can see the sort of ovular twin circle lights, which look seriously dated after seeing the new ones. The facelifted headlights feature a hexagonal design with hinged ridges and they look far better, far more premium. They also look more aggressive, angrier, which fits the sporty nature of the 4 Series. These new headlights are also Bi-LED as standard, with Full LED as optional equipment.
Out back, the taillights are now completely LED as standard and look very good, very fluid. They also feature BMW’s classic L-shape design.
Inside, not a lot has changed, but enough to give it a fresh look. Obviously, it gets BMW’s latest iteration of iDrive, which comes with its new tile-optics layout and updated graphics. Despite the pre-facelift 4 Series’ iDrive being fantastic, this new system is even better still.
But the big change is the gauge cluster. What was previously a typical BMW instrument binnacle, with tach, speedo, temp and fuel gauges, this new cluster is almost completely digital. The tach and speedo are replaced with fully digital gauges that can change their look depending on which mode you’re in.
In terms of handling and dynamics, the new 4 Series facelift comes with some new suspension as well. BMW has managed to make the suspension both firmer and sportier while also being more comfortable.
First units of the 4 Series Coupe and Convertible facelift will roll out next month.