The inevitable has just happened and starting from now, Malaysians will be able to pre-book one of the most controversial BMWs in recent times, the BMW 4 Series Coupé (G22).
BMW Group Malaysia has just announced that the online pre-booking for the All-New BMW 430i Coupé M Sport (RM 418,800 w/o insurance) is now live and kicking on BMW Malaysia's online shop.
BMW says that the design direction taken for the All-New BMW 4 Series Coupé stands to differentiate it from the rest, and we think BMW has definitely accomplished what they have set out to do.
From the unique gaping grill to the coupé's athletic proportions which emphasise elegance and exclusivity, the 4 Series Coupe has a clear differentiation from the BMW 3 Series models.
The 430i Coupé M Sport is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission which helps the car do 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds.
The G22 4 Series is also a larger car than the one it replaces, coming in wider at 1,852mm (+27mm) and longer by 4,768mm (+128mm). It’s wheelbase, too, has increased by 41mm to 2,851mm, pushing its four contact patches closer to each corner. Compared to the G20 3 Series, the new 4’s roofline has been trimmed by 57mm while also sporting a more aggressive stance with a wheel track pushed out by 23mm.
All this translates to a more commanding presence on the road compared to the outgoing 4 Series and steps up to become a more fitting little brother to the 8 Series now that the 6 Series Coupe has been axed from the BMW stable. It also means an airier, passenger-friendly 2+2 cabin.
Goodies such as ambient lighting, contactless boot opening, and BMW's fully digital Live Cockpit Professional 12.3-inch instrument display all come as standard with the car.
The 4 Series is also well equipped in the driver-assist department, coming with Driving Assistant with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning and front collision warning with brake intervention, rear cross-traffic warning and rear collision prevention. Cruise control with braking function, reverse camera and Parking Assistant with Reversing Assist is also part of the extensive safety equipment list.
For those who want a bit extra from their 4 Series, you can opt for the 430i Coupé M Sport with Innovation package (RM 454,800.00 w/o insurance) which adds Vernasca leather upholstery, BMW Laserlights, high beam assistant and a Harman Kardon Surround Sound System.