German automobile manufacturer BMW will expand the 4 Series line-up for sporting the coupe’s second generation later this year, prompted by a trio of 530hp i4 electric sedans and 510hp M4 models.
The firm is working to increase the differences between the 3 series and 4 series sedans. They have also given the 4 Series a revamp design – including the grille featured on the Concept 4 Series that turned into great controversy when it revealed in September 2019.
BMW has committed to bring significant modifications to the 4 Series over the 3 Series, with increased standing within the line-up and greater individuality. The new 4 Series known internally by the codename G22 and will shortly launch internationally in a two-door Coupe form, accompanied by the Cabriolet and the four-door Gran Coupe.
The 4 Series will include the 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive versions with petrol engines, while the diesel range, according to the German automobile registry records, will include a 420d, 430d and M440d versions.
The M440i and M440d M Performance variants will both feature 48V mild-hybrid technology, providing off-throttle engine-idle drifting, regenerative braking and a Dash mode that calls up an additional 20Nm 0f torque and 11hp power for powerful acceleration under load.
The M4 will be offered again with the Cabriolet and Coupe body styles, also in standard rear-wheel-drive and top-spec, four-wheel-drive Competition forms.
The regular M4 uses the twin turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder engine also known as S52. With traditional rear wheel drive and a 6-speed manual gearbox, the M4 produces 480hp max power and 600Nm of torque.
On the other hand, the 510hp M4 Competition will be paired an 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox and M xDrive four-wheel-drive system. The company is also planning to add four-door possibility to the M4 line-up for the first time by offering a Gran Coupe version.
Earlier this year by a slightly veiled concept, the i4 is due in 2021 as the first in a wave of new electric cars being developed by BMW. The firm also plans to launch up to 25 EVs and plugin hybrids by the end of 2023.