The facelifted BMW 4 Series (Life Cycle Impulse, or LCI) has gone on sale in Malaysia, having been teased yesterday. For now, the revised 4er is available solely in two-door coupé form, with the range consisting of the 420i Sport and 430i M Sport, as well as the high-performance M4.

With the discontinuation of the standard 420i, prices now start at RM338,800 for the 420i Sport, RM21,000 more than before. Meanwhile, the 430i M Sport retails at RM408,800 – a RM22,000 premium – while the M4 is now RM12,000 more expensive at RM760,800. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a five-year warranty, five years’ free scheduled service and a two-year tyre warranty.

The new models are a little pricier across the range, so what do you get for your money? Well, all models get new LED head- and tail lights as standard, with the M4 receiving adaptive LED headlights with new hexagonal “corona ring” daytime running lights. The 420i Sport also gains new front air intake surrounds and a redesigned rear bumper, as well as a new Snapper Rocks Blue paint option.

Inside, there are now electroplated and chrome highlights in certain areas, a gloss black surround for the climate and audio controls, a sliding cupholder cover and a new high-quality leather wrap on the standard sport steering wheel for better grip; there’s also double stitching on the upper dashboard. The iDrive system also now features a tiled interface (NBT Evo ID6) as seen on the G30 5 Series.

Equipment count on the 420i Sport has been given a bit of a boost, now coming with 19-inch style 407 star-spoke two-tone alloy wheels (an inch larger than before) and a reverse camera. This goes on top of the existing standard kit which includes dual-zone auto climate control, powered front sports seats with driver’s memory, front and rear parking sensors and a nine-speaker 205-watt HiFi loudspeaker system.

The 430i M Sport also gets larger alloys (19-inch M style 407 double-spoke items), plus additional items including Comfort Access keyless entry, an electric sunblind for the rear windscreen, adaptive M Sport suspension and the Professional navigation system with a larger 8.8-inch display.

Also thrown in is the BMW Concierge Service suite that the 420i does not get. Meanwhile, the M4 gets the same kit as before, such as 19-inch M style 437 double-spoke alloy wheels, a head-up display, a 16-speaker 600-watt Harman Kardon surround sound system and the high-beam assistant.

Under the skin, the 4 Series now receives a stiffer suspension setup that is aimed at providing a sportier drive without compromising ride comfort. Lateral and longitudinal dynamics have been improved on both standard and adaptive suspension systems, irrespective of load. All models also now feature greater straight-line stability and more communicative steering.

The model range remain the same as before, given that new engines from the 3 Series LCI were introduced last year. The 420i’s 2.0 litre turbo petrol four-cylinder engine produces 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque, while the 430i boosts output to 252 hp and 350 Nm. An eight-speed ZF automatic transmission (the 430i gets the Sport version) sends power to the rear wheels.

At the other end of the spectrum is the M4’s 3.0 litre twin-turbo straight six, producing an unchanged 431 hp and 550 Nm. Aside from the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission (DCT), it also gets an Active M Differential, M Dynamic Mode, M Servotronic electromechanical steering, M compound brakes and adaptive M suspension.

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