The BMW 4 Series was introduced back in 2013 to replace the range of 2-door 3 Series variants. Then a convertible was added to it, followed by a practical four-door Gran Coupe to form the 4 Series family. BMW has now given the 4 Series line-up a mid-cycle refresh as the 3 Series got in 2015. The minor facelift comes with design tweaks and more features along with M-Performance upgrades
The prominent visual changes on the new 4 Series are the restyled bi-LED headlamps as seen on the updated 3 Series. It gets a LED fog lamps as standard with the adaptive-LED unit coming as an optional extra. The full-LED taillights get horizontal lighting signature with a redesigned chrome finished apron. There are four new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs to go with two new body paint – Snapper Rocks Blue and Sunset Orange.
Stepping inside, the updates include a chrome and electroplated inserts all around the cabin, double stitched dashboard with a “Multifunctional Instrument Display” instrument panel, and three new upholstery and trims to choose from.
The updated 4 Series has been fitted with a revised stiffer suspension which according to BMW lends a sportier handling without a compromise on ride comfort. Also added to the line-up is a new diesel variant – the 418d with the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine developing 148bhp. Except for these updates, the powertrain of the 4 Series line-up remains unchanged.
While at it, BMW has also updated the top-of-the-line M4 in the coupe and convertible guise with the similar cosmetic update. So it gets the adaptive full-LED headlights and rear lights as standard. It also gets an updated navigation system and ConnectedDrive features, new leather upholstery and interior trims with the Multifunctional Instrument Display. The power figures remain the same with 425bhp from the twin-turbo 3.0-litre inline-six.
The new updated 4 Series will go on sale from March this year with the prices remaining unaltered. In India, we only get the 4 Series in the M4 guise, and we believe that BMW India will update the same after it hits the road abroad.