BMW is taking the wraps off of a fairly major upgrade to the 4 Series line just 12 months before an anticipated mid-cycle refresh. BMW is refreshing many of the engines within the range with the B58 powered 440i leading the charge. The 440i replaces the previous-generation N55 engine found in the 435i, one of the most awarded engines in BMW’s history.
The new 440i twin-scroll turbocharged engine produces 320 hp at 5,500-6,500 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. This is up 20 hp and 32 lb.-ft. compared to the 435i. Yet despite this power BMW has made the B58 around 10% more fuel-efficient.
Based on what we know of the B58 in other applications, we can expect the 440i to be more refined along with quicker and less dirty.
Official Release: BMW 4 Series model range: all-new selection of petrol engines and another latest-generation diesel engine.
The engine line-up for the BMW 4 Series model range will be refreshed in spring 2016 as another four representatives of the BMW Group’s new engine generation take to the stage. The selection of petrol engines is all new and another four-cylinder diesel from the latest crop will also be available for the BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe from March 2016.
The flagship engine will be a totally newly developed six-cylinder in- line unit with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which develops maximum output of 240 kW/326 hp (up 15 kW/20 hp) from its 3.0- litre displacement and produces peak torque of 450 Newton metres / 332 lb-ft (+ 50 Nm / 37 lb-ft). In the new BMW 440i Coupe the engine channels its power through a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as an option (the latter is standard on the BMW 440i Convertible and BMW 440i Gran Coupe). Added to which, the three most powerful versions of the BMW 4 Series model range can also be specified with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.
The BMW 440i Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds (automatic: 5.0 seconds), the BMW 440i Convertible completes the same sprint in 5.4 seconds and the BMW 440i Gran Coupe posts a figure of 5.1 seconds. This represents a 0.2-second improvement for the BMW 440i Coupe, while the other two models – when fitted with the Steptronic transmission – both shave 0.1 seconds off the times set by their predecessors. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are both reduced by up to 12 per cent and now stand at 7.7 – 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres / 36.7 – 38.2 mpg imp (automatic: 6.8 – 6.6 litres / 41.5 – 42.8 mpg imp) and 179 – 172 grams per kilometre (159 – 154 g/km) for the BMW 440i Coupe, 7.2 – 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres (39.2 – 41.5 mpg imp) and 167 –159 grams per kilometre for the BMW 440i Convertible and 6.8 – 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres (41.5 – 42.8 mpg imp) and 159 – 154 grams per kilometre for the BMW 440i Gran Coupe (figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified).
The new four-cylinder petrol engines available for the BMW 4 Series from March 2016 also play their part in enhancing both sports performance and efficiency. With output raised by 5 kW/7 hp to 185 kW/252 hp and peak torque of 350 Newton metres (258 lb-ft), the most powerful latest-generation four-cylinder unit provides 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) times of 5.9 seconds (automatic: 5.8 seconds) for the new BMW 430i Coupe, 6.4 seconds (6.3 seconds) for the new BMW 430i Convertible and 5.9 seconds (5.9 seconds) for the new BMW 430i Gran Coupe. The BMW 430i Coupe and BMW 430i Gran Coupe record fuel onsumption and CO2 emissions of 6.5 – 6.1 litres per 100 kilometres / 43.5 – 46.3 mpg imp (automatic: 5.8 – 5.5 litres / 48.7 – 51.4 mpg imp) and 151 – 143 grams per kilometre (136 – 129 g/km). The BMW 430i Convertible posts figures of 7.0 – 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres / 40.4 – 42.8 mpg imp (6.3 – 5.9 litres / 44.8 – 47.9 mpg imp) and 162 – 154 grams per kilometre (146 – 138 g/km; figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified). BMW xDrive can also be specified for these model variants. Models with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system also come with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.
The BMW 420i Coupe, BMW 420i Convertible and BMW 420i Gran Coupe will likewise be powered by a member of the latest engine generation from March 2016, in the shape of the 135 kW/184 hp four-cylinder unit. All three are also fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and available with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as an option. The new BMW 420i Coupe requires 7.3 seconds (automatic: 7.5 seconds) to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), while the BMW 420i Convertible and BMW 420i Gran Coupe log times of 8.2 seconds (8.4 seconds) and 7.5 seconds (7.7 seconds) respectively. Combined fuel consumption and CO2 emissions stand at 6.1 – 5.8 litres per 100 kilometers / 46.3 – 48.7 mpg imp (automatic: 5.8 – 5.5 litres / 48.7 – 51.4 mpg imp) and 141 – 134 grams per kilometre (134 – 127 g/km) for both the BMW 420i Coupe and the BMW 420i Gran Coupe, while the BMW 420i Convertible records figures of 6.6 – 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres / 42.8 – 45.6 mpg imp (6.2 – 5.8 litres / 45.6 – 48.7 mpg imp) and 153 – 145 grams per kilometre (144 – 136 g/km; figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified). The BMW 420i xDrive Coupe and BMW 420i xDrive Gran Coupe all-wheel-drive models are both offered with new engines and can also be ordered with a manual gearbox or Steptronic transmission.
Another, particularly powerful four-cylinder diesel engine from the latest generation will be available for the BMW 425d Coupe, BMW 425d Convertible and BMW 425d Gran Coupe from March 2016. The latest edition of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for diesel engines imbues the unit with maximum output of 165 kW/224 hp and peak torque of 450 Newton metres (332 lb-ft). This increased pulling power whisks the new BMW 425d Coupe, new BMW 425d Convertible and new BMW 425d Gran Coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds (automatic: 6.1 seconds), 7.1 seconds (6.7 seconds) and 6.7 seconds (6.3 seconds) respectively. This extra sporting sharpness – which cuts 0 -100 km/h (62 mph) times by up to 0.4 seconds, depending on the model variant – is accompanied by reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of up to 8 per cent. The BMW 425d Coupe now boasts figures of 4.9 – 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres / 57.7 – 61.4 mpg imp (automatic: 4.7 – 4.4 litres / 60.1 – 64.2 mpg) and 129 – 121 grams per kilometre (124 – 116 g/km), the BMW 425d Convertible records 5.4 – 5.1 litres per 100 kilometres / 52.3 – 55.4 mpg imp (5.1 – 4.8 litres / 55.4 – 58.9 mpg) and 141 – 133 grams per kilometre (135 – 127 g/km), and the BMW 425d Gran Coupe posts 5.1 – 4.7 litres per 100 kilometres / 55.4 – 60.1 mpg imp (4.8 – 4.6 litres / 58.9 – 61.4 mpg) and 133 – 125 grams per kilometre (127 – 120 g/km; figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified).
BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW M4 Convertible: Open Air package enables even greater open-top motoring pleasure.
A model-specific Open Air package will also be available as an option from March 2016 for the BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW M4 Convertible. A heated steering wheel, neck warmer (adjustable through three stages), wind deflector, HiFi loudspeaker system and through-loading system between the boot area and rear compartment raise the pleasure of open-top motoring to new heights and provide additional functionality.
New, exceptionally powerful four-cylinder diesel engine for the BMW 325d Sedan and BMW 325d Touring.
The handing over of the baton from one engine generation to the next underpins further advances in the sporting ability and efficiency of the BMW 325d Sedan and BMW 325d Touring. Their new four- cylinder diesel engine benefits from the latest edition of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, including multi-stage turbocharging and common-rail direct injection, and develops maximum output of 165 kW/224 hp from its 2.0-litre displacement.
Both models allow customers to link the new version of the 2.0-litre engine with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or an eight- speed Steptronic transmission as an option. The new BMW 325d Sedan sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds (automatic: 6.1 seconds) and posts average fuel consumption of 4.9 – 4.6 litres (4.7 – 4.4 litres) per 100 kilometres / 57.7 – 61.4 mpg imp (60.1 – 64.2 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 129 – 121 grams per kilometre (124 – 116 g/km). The 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration of the new BMW 325d Touring is 6.7 seconds with the manual gearbox and 6.3 seconds when the Steptronic transmission is fitted. Its fuel consumption comes in at 5.2 – 4.9 litres (automatic: 5.0 – 4.7 litres) per 100 kilometres / 54.3 – 57.7 mpg imp (56.5 – 60.1 mpg imp), and CO2 emissions are 137 – 129 grams per kilometre (131 – 123 g/km; figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified).