The 2018 BMW 4-Series was released in the beginning of this year and reached the dealerships in March. The new and luxurious vehicle follows the 2014 first generation models, and it received a minor facelift which includes newly designed head- foglights, as well as a modified air intake. The German carmakers’ main focus was more on tech updates, especially on an extra portion of dynamism.
2018 BMW 4-Series – More Luxury
The new 2018 BMW 4-Series features improved front and rear lighting, now in full LED illumination. Up front, the lights present either fixed or optional adaptive beam patterns. The lower fascia was slightly reshaped. There are four new wheel designs, which come in 18- and 19-inch sizes, and two new, striking colors—Sunset Orange and Snapper Rocks Blue.
The interior presents a plus in elegance and exclusiveness. There are a new sports steering wheel and double stitching on the instrument panel, as well as three brand new leather upholstery colors. The new inserted multifunction instrument cluster offers three greatly differentiated layouts, each depending on the three different modes of driving. The 2018 BMW 4-Series offers a touchscreen instead of the previous central iDrive display, with three functions on the main screen and the rest of them available on the secondary one.
The safety features of the 2018 BMW 4-Series remain mostly unchanged compared with the ones in the previous version. They contain the usual assortment of ABS, ASC, traction control, and the standard multiple airbags. The added options include Dynamic and Cornering Brake Control, Brake fade compensation, as well as Dry Braking function.
Engine and Performance
All engines stem from the latest BMW EfficientDynamics family and are outfitted with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The powertrains of the 2018 BMW 4-Series have been left unchanged and offers the same impressive performance. The 430i and 430ixDrive types are provided with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4 Cylinder engine with 248 HP. The 440i and 440i xDrive variants offer 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder engine with 320 HP. The 4 Series Coupes comes with a 6/gear manual transmission. The M4 Coupe variant comes with a 425-HP “M”-version of the 6 cylinder engine, combined with a 6/gear manual transmission. A 7/gear automatic transmission is optional. The BMW announced that the standard suspension, the M Sport setup, and also the adaptive suspension have been firmed up for the 2018 versions. The steering capability has been improved as well.
The 2018 BMW 4-Series is provided with a powerful, responsive and very efficient base engine. Regarding the mileage, the numbers for the 430i are 24 MPG in the city, 27 combined and 34 on the highway, whereas for the 430i xDrive the ratio is 23-27-33. The 440i shows a consumption of 21-25-32 MPG, while the xDrive version reaches 21-25-31 MPG.
Release Date and Projected Price
The new 2018 BMW 4-Series was launched in the USA in March 2017. The prices start from 43,000$ for the 430i versions, and from 49,500$ for the 440i variants. For an extra 2000$, both models can be configured with the all-wheel drive system. The stylish and exclusive vehicle will face only the best in the segment. The most likely competitors are the Infinity Q60 and the Lexus LC.