After almost two years since announcing their would be a mid-cycle facelift for the 3-Series models, BMW finally reveals their Facelifted 4-Series Gran Coupe, Coupe & Convertible.
The facelift is similar to the 3-Series sedan variants with an upgraded design, engine and chassis updates. All of these facelifted models should arrive within 2018 alongside the 3-Series sedan, Gran Turismo and Touring versions.
If you’re not paying close attention, you might think that BMW hasn’t even facelifted the 4-Series but look closely and you would notice new LED headlights, tail lamps, front foglamps and an upgraded front apron for the sport/luxury line. The rear receives a new rear apron and LED lights, the overall shape of the car remains unchanged.
The Facelifted 4-Series models receive two new paint finishes dubbed the Sunset Orange and the Snapper Rock Blue alongside 4 new alloy wheel designs available in 18 and 19 inch sizes.
That’s it for the exterior facelift. On the inside of the facelifted 4-Series, you will receive a new steering wheel design (highlighted in the pictures), double stitching on the instrument panel, aluminum and chrome detailing and three new upholstery colors to choose from within three new trim strips. Exciting, huh?
Then there is the new updated infotainment system which now features rearrangeable large tile-style control pads. BMW also offers a Multifunctional Instrument Display that enables the driver to select from different visualization options for all displays similar to Audi’s digital cockpit.
The Facelifted 4-Series Coupe and Gran Coupe versions receive revised stiffer suspension that allows for sportier handling without any loss in ride comfort – this update is also available on the standard models and the ones with the optional M Sport and Adaptive suspension. They also revised the steering to give a more communicative experience for the driver.
The engines were already updated in june 2016, and they are carried on to all the 4-Series models. They range from the entry level engine with 148-hp on the 418d and the 181-hp engine on the 420i. The 435d with 309-hp and the 440i with 322-hp. The 435d is now available with AWD (xDrive) as standard while all twelve variants get the option of xDrive.
The 2018MY 4-Series M4 Convertible and Coupe models are now available with adaptive full-LED headlights as standard and the updated LED tail lights besides the usual upgrades on the inside. Honestly, the changes aren’t even noticeable and if you own the current version, you might want to hold on to it for a bit longer.