BMW Malaysia has officially introduced the updated BMW 4 Series, with both the coupe and four-door Gran Coupe models benefiting from engine improvements. A total of five variants will be offered, including two M Sport versions, with prices starting at the RM297,800 mark.
The most significant change here takes place under the hood. All variants now receive the B48 2.0 litre aluminium four-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW’s TwinPower turbocharging technology. A ZF-sourced eight-speed Steptronic torque converter automatic transmission. The powertrain update is similar to that done on the 3 Series LCI.
In terms of output, the base 420i Coupe’s powerplant provides 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque (unchanged from before), good for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds and 236 km/h top speed. Fuel economy is rated at 5.5 litres per 100 km following the EU test cycle.
Next up, the 430i Coupe, which replaces the previous 428i Coupe has 252 hp (up by 7 hp) and 350 Nm of torque at its disposal, reducing the century sprint time by 1.7 seconds while the top speed is up by 14 km/h. The B48 makes the same output in the 430i Gran Coupe, with the 0-100 km/h time just one tenths slower than the 430i Coupe.
As for equipment, the 420i Coupe gets 17-inch star-spoke light alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery, Satin Silver Matte trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 6.5-inch display monitor with BMW Radio Professional, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and a HiFi speaker system is fitted here.
The 420i coupe can also be specified with an optional Sport Line package, which tags on 18-inch double-spoke alloys, high-gloss black kidney grille bars and M Sport suspension. Interior changes include high-gloss black trim with Coral Red accents, sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters and sports seats.
The 430i Coupe Sport meanwhile, features the Sport Line package as standard (exterior and interior), with an optional M Sport package available as an upgrade. The M Sport package brings with it 18-inch M double-spoke light alloy wheels, Adaptive M Sport suspension and the M Aerodynamics Package.
Cabin highlights of the 430i Coupe M Sport include Aluminium Hexagon with Estoril Blue highlight trims, an M leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, sports seats and BMW’s Comfort Access keyless entry system. Additionally, BMW’s Navigation System Professional and BMW Connected Drive suite (Intelligent Emergency Call, BMW Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote Services) are available here.
Finally, the 430i Gran Coupe comes as standard with the M Sport package. The four-door sedan thus benefits from the same equipment as the 430i Coupe M Sport, although instead of the HiFi speaker setup, a Harman Kardon surround sound system handles audio playback instead. The infotainment system and supporting services are similar to the 430i Coupe M Sport as well.
Price-wise, the 420i Coupe is priced at RM297,800, and RM317,800 should you opt to include the Sport Line package. Moving up the ranks, the 430i Coupe Sport retails for RM356,800, while the optional M Sport version will cost you RM386,800. The 430i Coupe Gran Coupe M Sport meanwhile, will set you back RM416,800.
All the prices mentioned here are on-the-road, without insurance. Included in the price is a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty, free scheduled service programme and 24-month BMW tyre warranty programme (applicable for BMW-approved star-marked tyres). The tyre warranty covers the fitment and balancing cost.