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BMW has announced a couple of new engines for the F32 4 Series family, and the flagship unit will go into a new BMW 440i variant that will top the range, M4 aside. All will be available from March.

As found in the 340i, the F30 LCI‘s new range topper, the 440i’s 3.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo engine makes 326 hp and 450 Nm, up 20 hp and 50 Nm from the 3.0 in the 435i (306 hp/400 Nm). The six-cylinder engine can be paired to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic in the Coupe, but the Steptronic is standard on the Convertible and four-door F36 Gran Coupe. xDrive AWD can be specified.

The 440i Coupe does the 0-100 km/h sprint in five seconds flat with the auto ‘box, two tenths faster than the manual, which the heavier Convertible and Gran Coupe complete in 5.4 and 5.1 seconds, respectively. That’s a 0.2-second improvement for the Coupe, 0.1-second for the other two body styles. More significantly, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are both reduced by up to 12% and now stand at 6.6 to 6.8 litres per 100 km and 154 to 159 g/km for the automatic Coupe.

A rung below the 440i is the 430i, which replaces the 428i in the range. The 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo engine here makes 252 hp and 350 Nm, seven horses more than before. 0 to 100 km/h for an auto Coupe is 5.8 seconds, half a second faster than the Convertible and a tenth faster than the Gran Coupe. The base petrol engine is a 184 hp four-pot turbo in the 420i, which does the century sprint in 7.5 sec (auto Coupe).

There’s also a new 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel motor for the BMW 425d. With 224 hp and 450 Nm of torque, this oil burner completes the 0-100 km/h dash in 6.1 seconds as an auto Coupe. The engine will also go into the 325d Sedan and 325d Touring.

Separately, Munich has announced an Open Air package for the 4 Series Convertible and M4 Convertible. A heated steering wheel, neck warmer (three-stage adjustable), wind deflector, “HiFi” loudspeaker system and through-loading system between the boot area and rear compartment are included.

Timely updates for the sleek F32 4 Series, which has fresh competition in the form of Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class Coupe. The next-gen Audi A5 based on the B9 A4 is currently undergoing tests and should be just around the corner.