New BMW 4 Series and M4 revealed: everything we know so far

January 31, 2024 by

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BMW has given the 4 Series and M4 a light makeover for 2024, both in coupe and convertible form. You get tweaked styling, an upgraded interior and the M4 has more power as well. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New BMW 4 Series and M4 revealed
  • Tweaked exterior styling
  • New interior trims
  • Diesel engines no longer offered
  • More power for the M4
  • On sale in the spring

This is the new BMW 4 Series, and the German brand has given its Mercedes CLE alternative a fresh face and some new technology.

Alongside the standard car, the hot BMW M4 has also gone under the knife. The sports coupe and convertible now have tweaked styling and are packing more power under the bonnet.

New BMW 4 Series and M4 design

This is just a mid-life facelift for the BMW 4 Series coupe and convertible, so those massive teeth up front aren’t going anywhere.

What has changed at the font is the headlights. They may have the same sleek shape as before, but the LED structure inside has been changed to make them look more modern. The M440i version pictured here also has a new grille with vertical slats, as opposed to the chequered pattern you got before.

The side profile may have stayed the same, but there are some new alloy wheel designs to choose from and some new shades of paint. These include a forest green and a new bright red, and you can choose from thousands of colours with BMW’s Individual customisation.

Looking to the rear, the tail lights are the main change. They share the same design as the BMW M4 CSL, and feature laser technology to create an intricate design. You also now get larger exhaust surrounds, and the lower bumper has been tweaked as well.

Changes to the new BMW M4 are less dramatic compared to the outgoing model, with differences at the front limited to just the new headlights. There are also some new colours to choose from, as well as some optional graphics.

It’s a similar story at the rear, where you find those same laser tail lights from the standard car. The quad tailpipes are also here to stay, and the rear badges have been fettled with black trim instead of chrome.

New BMW 4 Series and M4 interior

Step inside the new BMW 4 Series and you’ll be greeted with a selection of upgrades which lift the cabin nicely over the outgoing car. There’s also a new infotainment system to sweeten the deal.

The biggest change here is the new steering wheel, which mimics the design of the new 5 Series’ rim. There’s also a range of new interior trims, including open-pore wood and aluminium finishes.

You now also get a new infotainment system, just like the one found in the 3 Series. This means you have a huge, curved display spanning half the dashboard. The physical climate controls have now also been relocated to the screen.

An augmented reality sat nav system is also now available, a feature we first saw on the new BMW 7 Series. This will show you a camera feed of the road ahead with graphics overlaid showing you were to go.

New BMW 4 Series engines

BMW has stopped offering diesel engines for the 4 Series coupe and convertible, so you now have a much more simple choice of two petrol engines. The 420i uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 184hp, and the coupe will do 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. The added weight of the convertible raises this to 8.2 seconds.

Then you have the more spicy M440i model, which uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six with 374hp. That’s slightly down on the 381hp you get from 3.0-litre versions of the Mercedes CLE, and it’s a bit slower to 60mph than that car as well. Coupe versions of the M440i will do 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, rising to 4.9 seconds in the convertible.

New BMW M4 engine and performance

You still get a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six under the bonnet of the new BMW M4, however it’s been fettled for a touch more power. It now puts out 530hp, up from 510hp in the previous car.

That’s a whopping 80hp more than the Audi RS5, and this power is sent to all four wheels via an eight speed automatic gearbox. All this results in a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds, almost half a second quicker than the RS5.

There’s no pure rear-wheel-drive version of the M4 anymore, with all cars getting all-wheel-drive. Unlike the system you get in Audis though, you can switch to rear-wheel-drive mode at the touch of a button for some tyre-shredding shenanigans.

How much is the new BMW 4 Series and M4?

The new BMW 4 Series will be available to order in the spring, with prices starting from £43,020 for the coupe and £49,695 for the convertible. That’s around the same as you’ll pay for the current car, and it’s also around the same as an Audi A5.

As for the BMW M4, that’ll set you back £84,250 in coupe form or £88,255 if you want the wind in your hair. That’s actually slightly less than the outgoing car, but it’s getting on for £9,000 more than an Audi RS5.

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