The 2017 BMW 4-Series range is made up of coupe, convertible and four-door gran coupe models, which are based on the mid-size 3 Series Sedan. For this latest generation BMW has decided to separate the 3 Series based coupes and convertibles into a new line up.
Offered here in three bodystyles - coupe, convertible and gran coupe, the 2016 4 Series models cost between RM299, 800 and RM742, 800. Rivals for this German coupe/convertibles come in the form of the Infiniti Q60, Lexus RC, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Convertible as well as the Audi A5 range.
Powertrain options for the BMW 4 Series models are carried over from the car it based on, the 3 Series, therefore all variants feature turbocharged engines and a ZF sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, except for the M4, which gets the carmaker's renowned M twin clutch transmission. Here is a rundown of the performance figures of each variant:
420i: Powering the entry level 420i variant is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 184hp and 270Nm of torque. The century sprint and top speed of this model is rated at 7.5 seconds and 236km/h respectively. The 420i is capable of returning a fuel consumption figure of 5.5-litres per 100km.
430i: The 430i gets the same 2.0-litre turbo four-pot found in the 420i, but with a boost in power. It now boasts 252hp and a peak torque of 350Nm. This mid-range variant is able to scoot from a standstill to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h. Fuel economy and CO2 emission figures are 5.9-litre per 100km.
M4: The M4 is powered by a force fed inline-six cylinder mill that outputs 431hp between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm and 550Nm of torque, which arrives at a low 1,850 rpm. This high-powered sports coupe hits 100km/h in just a little over 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically capped at 250km/h.
Learn more here: BMW Malaysia Introduces New 4 Series and Special Pricing for X6