This week. The first week of June is off to a pretty fast start, as auto manufacturers are showing a lot of new products, and today we're gon na go over one product. That probably a lot of you have been really anxiously awaiting the completely redesigned 2021. Bmw 4 series. Just the coupe, for now a convertible and a Gran Coupe will be coming later on along with an m4 and because we are obviously still in an ongoing pandemic I'm, showing you guys. A first look here from my office, so let's take a first look Music. Now the BMW 4 series was introduced into the lineup back in 2014. It was designed and built to try to better differentiate the 3 series, sedan, coupe, convertible and, of course, wagon variants. Basically, all the two door variants of a main car like a three five and a seven, those will be odd numbers and then the coupes would be even numbers. It got super confusing, but this is the second generation model and because BMW introduced an all new 3 Series last year, known internally as the g20, this new 4 Series is known as the g20. The convertible, of course, will be called the g20 3 and then the Gran Coupe will be like the g20 4 they'll be showing those at a later date. Now, of course, we have to start off by talking about the controversial design of this all new 4 Series. Now, of course, a couple years ago, BMW showed an eye for concept to our coupe thing that had these massive kidneys on the front that looked like a pair of lungs, they just look like they were a little bit much.
In fact, a lot of people thought it was a joke on BMWs part, but, oh boy, oh boy did. Bmw have the last last because now we're looking at the final production version of this car and those massive kidneys are there. In fact, those of you who are offended by the kidneys on the BMW x6, the joke's on you, because these kidneys make those kidneys on the big BMWs. Look like tiny kidney stones, my gosh! This is going to be the talk of 2020 with this controversial design and BMW is no stranger to controversial designs. Think back to the e 65 7 Series and of course, the i3 personally seeing these vehicles in the in person, obviously not in the flesh. I have to say I don't hate the design as much as I thought. I would because the one thing I appreciate about the 4 Series is the fact that BMW is trying very hard to be different to stop being so conservative with their design language. Now, obviously, they are taking a risk here, they're showing off two models here. These are obviously European models, but in the u.s. we will launch with the 430 I the 430 I X drive with all wheel, drive and, of course, the m4 40. I, which will only come with all wheel, drive at launch later on a rear drive version will be coming now. Looking up the two models side by side, the white one is the 430.
I without the M Sport Package, and you can see it – has a softer. Look the front bumper isn't, quite so aggressive. You have slim skinny, LED headlights with an available laser head light, which will I'm not entirely sure is coming to the US, because that hasn't been approved yet by the regulate regulators. And then the M 440 eye has a way more aggressive front air intake way more aggressive front, skirt or front splitter. The grill is also painted in a gray finish, which does look a little bit nicer versus the chrome and split off with that European license. Plate frame, it just looks odd. There are some photos online of people already doing renderings taking out that BMW license plate cinema. You guys are probably wondering what. If I cut that kidney in half, how would it look there's actually already photos? I will post it right. There and actually, I think it looks a lot better without the massive kidneys. So again, I see why BMW is doing this or taking a risk, of course, with the design, and some of you will either love it or hate it go hard, go ahead. Let'S start with the debate in the comment section below which one do you guys prefer the smaller grill or the current or the actual, bigger grill and, of course, being a 4 Series. This car is a little bit lower and a little bit longer and a little bit wider versus a 3 series.
Bmw point two inches longer and lower versus a 3 series. Its wheelbase heisman, stretched by about an inch it's about an inch wider and lower as well. Overall, compared to the previous generation four series, this new one is a whopping five point, two inches longer overall, so now it's 187 inches long. It is longer than 3 Series in I'm, not entirely sure why BMW made it so long there. I guess trying to make this thing look more like an 8 Series. It definitely has some style to it, whether you love it or hate it. I think BMW did a fairly good job with making this thing stand out the wheels. Of course, I like BMW wheels nowadays, the ones on the m4 40i are 19 inch design. Of course they have that black inner spoke with that 5 spoke split design. I think it's definitely going well with the overall body lines. I'Ll be curious to see how this thing looks in the grand coupe and confer convertible configurations from the rear. They basically just took what we saw on the concept version and just made them come to life in a full production. Spec. The taillights are a lot slimmer versus what you see on a 3 series. They are a full LED design and, of course, just like a lot of other BMW models. There'S a significant difference between the M Sport package and a non sport package. The white one pictured is the 430.
I it definitely looks a little bit more plain jane compared to the M 44 M 440. I some of you may prefer it's more traditional oval. Our circular chrome tail up tailpipes the less aggressive rear diffuser, although both models seem to appear to have fake rear vents in the bumper, which is similar to what I see in a lot of cars today, the M 440 high has a deeper rear, diffuser, the trapezoidal Exhaust tips, which, by the way the M 440 eye, has the same engine, of course, the b 58 motor that sounds fantastic and a lot of other BMW products and the Toyota Supra. So this should be a really fun and fast car when it goes on sale. At the end of this year now, let's talk a little about what's going on underneath the hood I've been mentioning the 430 I and the M of 440. I so, as you guys, probably guessed it's going to share a powertrain, of course, with the BMW 3 series. Starting with the 430, I it has a 2 liter, turbocharged 4 cylinder known internally as the be 46 engine. It now makes about seven more horsepower versus the previous generation 430. I topping out at 255 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque. Bmw says that should be good to get you a 16 around five and a half seconds decent numbers. The all wheel, drive model will probably shave 110 of a second off that time.
It all goes out through one choice. Only 8 speed, ZF automatic transmission, BMW has discontinued the 6 speed manual for both models for the 2021 model year. They are saying a manual will be coming back for the m4, which will be, of course, at a later date, now of course, 255 horsepower. Is it much nowadays in the luxury space so of course, there's the m4 for Ti, which has the 3 litre turbocharged straight 6, known internally as the b 58 engine? Now it makes to 382 horsepower and 369 pound feet of torque that's. An increase of about 62 horsepower and ' pound feet of torque from the preview 440. I, which didn't have an M in front of it now, of course, that improved horsepower and torque means that this car will now BMW says get to 60 and 4.3 seconds. That'S. A point: three second improvement. As you guys know, BMW is very conservative, with their numbers I've seen an MV 40. I do that in about 3.8 seconds, so it should be much quicker than BMWs actual estimates because they even say the top speed is only 155. For that M 440, I models now just like the 430. I this only got spared to an 8 speed automatic transmission and there xDrive all wheel, drive system will be standard. For now, a rear drive model will be coming at a later date. Now the manual transmission may be gone, however. The M 440.
I does introduce a new 48 volt mild hybrid system, now we've seen a system like this on some other Aldi and Mercedes products, essentially with what it does is. It replaces the traditional starter and alternator, with this hybrid system, where recaptures the kinetic energy that's in loss from the brakes, puts it back into a battery pack and then that battery pack provides additional grunt whenever you're, demanding hard acceleration or we're near at low speeds. Mostly, what you'll probably end up feeling is just a smoother transition between the engine, shutting off and the engine restarting because remember, a lot of cars have startstop nowadays and a lot of people really don't like them, because they're jerky and they're not smooth. I imagine this is going to really fix that, but BMW says this will not be adding any additional horsepower, and I also imagine this 48 volt system will eventually find its way into other BMW products with the b 58 engine. Moving on to the interior, BMW has been trying to make their interiors stand out more by adding new colors new textures. In fact, if you guys look at the inside of the new 4 Series, it looks identical to a 3 series and the 3 Series interior is nice, but I wouldn't call it class leading it is filled with enough luxury and tech and premium materials to justify its Bmw badge, but there are parts of the interior of the 3 series that I noticed that had a little bit of cheapness and some of the speaker, grilles and some of the plastics around you know things that you touch so looking at the inside of the 4 Series, it looks practically identical.
You have that same live cockpit, professional digital instrument panel in front of the driver behind the steering wall, which I'm not particularly a fan of the design I was hoping BMW would differentiate the interior a little bit more. Looking to the right you can see, I Drive 7.0 will be standard. This is the latest version of BMWs iDrive infotainment system. It will have a next generation version of BMWs maps for their navigation system, which they say navigation will be standard on every models and because this is, I Drive 7.0. You do have features like over the air updates, so the cars computer will be constantly updated whenever there's something new available and BMW has finally introduced Wireless Android, auto to complement the wireless apple carplay, which is definitely a great thing for all of you. You know Android users out there, the rest of the interior. They only showed maybe one picture of this car, the interior with the brown leather, the shifter doesn't, have the glass controls that you see on some of the other BMW products. You have the same steering wheel. So not too much to talk about with the interior. I imagine the space obviously is going to be less versus the 3 series sedan, but it is going to be most likely a nice place to spend time. But in my eyes it doesn't look like the class leading interior like what you get in a lot of Mercedes products or Volvo products.
Now, surprisingly, BMW already had final pricing available on the 4 Series, Coupe just the coupe model, just the 2 door. Of course, the bass 430 – I will start at forty five thousand six hundred dollars now that doesn't include the extra vowel Drive, which is typically two thousand dollars more. If you guys are looking for that m4 for Ti, you'll have to pay at least fifty eight thousand five hundred dollars. Now that is plus a nine ninety five destination charge for both models. And when you look at the pricing of the new version versus the old one, obviously it's gotten more expensive. The 430 – I is about 700, more expensive versus last year's 2020 model. The m4 for Ti is a whopping of five thousand dollars more expensive, so it's definitely pricier, but you do get about sixty two more horsepower and a lot more tech, a lot more of an aggressive look. Now personally, I like the look of the four series. The old one I thought that it still looked relatively fresh I'll have to wait until I see this new version in person it's slowly starting to grow on me, but I'll have to reserve my final judgement until I see it out on the road. So hopefully BMW will be sending me one soon to test or I'm, not entirely sure if there's going to be any media drives later this year, but just kind of keep in touch with our social social networks, where you can see all the latest cars that we're Testing, but with all that said, I hope you guys have enjoyed this red line.
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