The new BMW 4-Series launches in South Africa

The brand new BMW 4-Series Coupe has landed in South Africa. The car is based on the popular 3-Series and will bring a unique edge to the line.

Here are some interesting facts to note ahead of its official launch.

Three variants will launch:

Three variants of the model will launch locally, and each one will feature eight-speed Steptronic transmissions. They also come with standard specs like LED headlights, smartphone integration, park distance control, navigation, front collision warning, lane departure warning, and sports seats.

The 420i features a turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol mill which will generate 135 kW and 300 N.m. The car tops out at 240 km/h.

The 420d employs a 2,0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel unit generating 140 kW and 400 N.m. This model will race up to a top speed of 240 km/h.

Finally, the M440i xDrive boasts a turbocharged 3,0-litre straight-six offering 275 kW and 500 N.m to all four wheels. It will fetch a top speed of 250 km/h.

The prices:

The 420i: starts at R762 438.

The 420d: starts at R807 178

M440i xDrive: starts at R1 189 154.

It is uniquely styled:

The new 4-Series features a controversial large double kidney grille which may polarise customers.

Provocative, independent, edgy: with its unmistakable exterior design, the BMW 4 Series CoupĂ© manifests itself as a rebellious individualist. The distinctive front with the unique BMW double kidney grille emphasises maximum independence and symbolizes the expressive appearance of the new BMW 4 Series CoupĂ©,” explains the company.

The 4-Series is also 128 mm longer and 27 mm wider that the original 3-Series. Its wheelbase has increased to 2 851 mm and it features luggage capacity of 440 litres.

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