BMW

BMW 4 SERIES DIESEL COUPE M440d xDrive MHT 2dr Step Auto [M Sport Pro Pack]

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph4.6s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2154 g/km

BMW's second generation 4 Series Coupe is now much more its own model, with a distinctive look and a more sporting dynamic feel. It's also a little bigger, a little faster and a little cleverer. For brand enthusiasts, there's plenty to like.

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BMW's 4 Series Coupe takes a more aggressive stance in second generation form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

BMW's second generation 4 Series Coupe is now much more its own model, with a distinctive look and a more sporting dynamic feel. It's also a little bigger, a little faster and a little cleverer. For brand enthusiasts, there's plenty to like.

Background

The BMW 4 Series Coupe. It's just a two-door version of the Munich maker's 3 Series model isn't it? Used to be. Isn't now. Yes of course, the second generation 4 Series Coupe we look at here shares its technology and engines with the '3'. But visually and in character, it's now been differentiated from its more common showroom stablemate in a way that its predecessor never was. BMW says this MK2 4 Series Coupe handles quite differently from a '3' as well, even a sporty one. But as before, it sizes up to the same two segment arch-rivals, Audi's A5 Coupe and the Mercedes C-Class Coupe. And, also as before, it's additionally available in Convertible and four-door Gran Coupe forms.

Driving Experience

BMW claims the differences with this MK2 4 Series Coupe are more than skin deep and will be equally evident in terms of drive dynamics. The chassis has been extensively tweaked over that of the 3 Series and there's a wider rear track that gives this car a 21mm lower centre of gravity than its showroom stablemate. Plus as usual, there's rear wheel drive (and optional xDrive 4WD) and classic 50:50 weight distribution. And that's just the start. The body and suspension mountings are stiffer and on standard suspension, this '4' rides 10mm lower than a '3'. There are firmer springs and anti-roll bars and clever lift-related dampers reduce body movement and sharpen corner turn in. Plus there's a freshly developed double-jointed spring-strut front suspension and a 5-link rear axle. Engine-wise, the key news is introduction of 48V mild hybrid tech for the 2.0-litre 184hp diesel engine in the volume 420d. The same mild hybrid tech also features with the six cylinder diesels, the 430d (286hp) and the M440d (340hp). And it's on the quickest conventional petrol variant too, the six cylinder 374hp M440i xDrive. A flagship M4 model will follow. Two conventional 2.0-litre petrol turbo versions also feature, the 420i (184hp) and the 430i (258hp). All the engines link up as standard with eight-speed Steptronic auto transmission, which can now be specified with a new optional Sprint function.

Design and Build

No doubt about the main talking point here. The more vertical upright kidney grille, intended to reference classic BMWs like the pre-war 328 sports car. It's a move that's evoked a mixed reaction from brand loyalists, but as Design chief Domagoj Dukec points out, until the 1980s, the grille is on BMWs were always more vertical than horizontal. There are other changes from the norm here too: no horizontal shaven line - and no classic 'Hofmeister kink' in the rear C-pillar. Plus this coupe is 120mm longer than before, as well as being 27mm wider and 6mm taller. The CLAR mixed steel-and-alloy platform that underpinned the previous version of this car is retained, but BMW has tried to reduce its weight through greater use of aluminium panels. Inside, the cabin follows some of the latest BMW design trends, with a revised dash layout including a smarter drive selector and a start button in the centre console. The 'BMW Live Cockpit Professional' dash set-up is standard, offering a fully digital screen layout that gives you a high-resolution 12.3-inch instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and a 10.25-inch iDrive infotainment Central Control Display. There are also re-designed sports seats and the option of a re-designed head-up display. As before, this is billed as a 'proper four-seater' and there's a 440-litre boot, extendable via 40:20:40-split backrests.

Market and Model

Sporty 'M Sport' trim is standardised this time round and prices start from around £40,000 for the entry-level 420i. There's a further £2,500 premium if you want the 420d diesel version - which can be had with xDrive 4WD for another £1,500 more. You're looking at around £44,000 for a 430i. And think in terms of around £54,000 if you want the M440i xDrive model. As an option, there's an 'M Sport Pro' package which includes a special 'Sprint' function for additional bursts of speed and a sporty engine soundtrack in the cabin when the 'SPORT' driving mode is activated. Plus you get M sport brakes, 19-inch 'M light' alloy wheels, a rear spoiler in a high-gloss black, BMW individual high-gloss 'Shadowline' trim with extended features and BMW individual lights and M seat belts. You might also be interested in a browse through the M Performance Parts portfolio, from which you can order things like 20-inch M Performance forged light alloy wheels in a Y-spoke design with a Jet Black matt finish. Or maybe a carbon fibre finish for the front grille, front splitter and side skirts, as well as aero flicks for the front apron in high-gloss black.

Cost of Ownership

Mild hybrid technology has been included with all diesel engines and with the straight-six petrol unit of the flagship BMW M440i xDrive Coupe. Fitting a 48V starter-generator and second battery greatly increases the scope for utilising Brake Energy Regeneration and the electrical power it produces. The recuperated energy collected by the 48V battery can be supplied to the 12V electrical system or used for generating additional drive power when fed back to the 48V starter-generator. When the car is accelerating, the generator is also able to offer the driver an electric boost effect that instantly makes an extra 11hp available. All of which should promise a very competitive set of efficiency stats. Let's see. We'll start with the petrol models. The 420i manages up to 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 122g/km of CO2. For the 430i version, the figures are up to 49.6mpg and up to 131g/km. For the M440i xDrive, the figures are up to 41.5mpg and up to 155g/km. What about the diesels? For the 420d, the official figures are up 72.4mpg and up to 103g/km. For the 420d xDrive version, it's up to 65.7mpg and up to 112g/km. For the 430d xDrive, it's up to 45.6mpg and up to 146g/km. Finally for the M440d xDrive, it's up to 42.2mpg and 158g/km. Across the range, BiK rates vary from 27-37%.

Summary

So is this BMW 4 Series Coupe still the car in this class that does it all, the sector benchmark, the go-to choice in its segment? If you're the kind of driving enthusiast this model has traditionally appealed to, the answer's probably yes. Overall, there's a sustained level of excellence shot throughout this contender that Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class Coupe rivals still can't quite match. That's something especially evident when it comes to handling dynamics that have been usefully improved in this MK2 model, especially when it comes to suspension and steering response. There's a levity about this 4 Series, a certain joy you get in driving it that the others can't quite emulate. Great then, that it does all the sensible stuff really well too. You get a spacious boot, comparatively decent rear legroom, very competitive day to day running costs and sensible residual values. Which all helps your conscience. Why? Because this is a car that, exactly because of those attributes, you can buy and use - and use hard - without that nagging sense of guilt that you may have over-indulged yourself.

  • Sun protection glass
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing function all round
  • Automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlight
  • Windscreen wipers with integrated heated washing jets

  • Front and rear ventilated brake disc
  • Dry braking
  • Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
  • Coasting in idle in ECO PRO mode
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
  • M Sport brake in high gloss blue painted brake callipers with M designation
  • Hill start assistant
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking pre-tensioning

  • Velour front floor mats

  • Driving experience modes - Comfort,ECO PRO,Sport and Sport+ mode
  • Stroke dependent dampers
  • Low centre of gravity
  • Adaptive M Sport suspension

  • Variable sport steering
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Active guard plus
  • Electric power steering with Servotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges

  • Auto start-stop

  • Condition based service
  • Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • BMW Teleservices
  • iDrive controller on centre console
  • Gearshift time display in manual mode
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 10.25" display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connect
  • BMW ConnectedDrive online services
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • On board computer - average speed, fuel consumption, outside temp display with acoustic warning, clock/date, service interval, odometer/trip meter
  • BMW service history
  • Touch control functionality for BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav

  • Automatically dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Interior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function

  • Diesel particulate filter
  • 48V Mild hybrid technology
  • Balanced 50/50 weight distribution

  • Electronic service booklet
  • DAB tuner

  • Brushed aluminium inserts in the front door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Front and rear bumper system
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Twin exhaust tailpipes x2
  • Body colour fuel filler flap
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Fading support
  • M designation on front side panels, left and right
  • xDrive designation on left tailgate
  • Widened track and increased camber values for max transverse dynamics, agility and steering precision
  • Body colour roof fin
  • BMW emblem on engine compartment lid and tailgate
  • Illuminated bow type door handles in body colour drivers side with door lock
  • Side frame decorative moulding black matt
  • Window recess cover black high gloss
  • Front apron plastic in body colour
  • One piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
  • Licence plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgate
  • M Sport spoiler
  • Rear boot

  • 3rd brake light
  • Preparation for high beam assistant
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Reversing light
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
  • Two part LED tailights in L-shape with components in smoked glass, brake light, LED turn indicator and rear fog light
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area

  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning

  • Illuminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
  • 4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
  • Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrest
  • Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
  • 2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Storage compartment in rear centre console
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • 12V power socket in front centre console
  • USB type - C cable charging function in the rear centre console
  • 3 spoke M sport leather multifunction steering wheel

  • Ambient lighting with welcome carpet light
  • Illuminated armrest storage compartment
  • Make-up mirror lights
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Front and rear footwell lights
  • Luggage compartment light

  • Connected professional pack - 4 Series
  • M sport exterior styling pack - 4 Series

  • Seat belt with belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for the two outer rear seats
  • Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Driver and front passenger side airbags, integrated in the door side seat backrest bolsters for all seat variants
  • Head airbags for all 4 outer seats
  • M Sport seatbelts
  • Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • BMW emergency call
  • Side impact protection
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags

  • Front headrests
  • 2 seat bench in second row
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • 2 Rear seat headrests
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat and rear centre armrest with two cupholders
  • Front passenger seat

  • Remote control with integrated key one button open/close vehicle and windows, sole opening of the luggage compartment lid and panic mode
  • Vehicle key with M specific designation
  • Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliser
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button

  • 8 speed automatic steptronic transmission with gearshift paddles

  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket

  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres

  • 19" M light double spoke bicolour jet black alloy wheels - Style 797M with mixed tyres and run flat tyres

  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 257
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 148
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 154
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 157
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 154

  • Cylinders: 6
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 16.5:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 84
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90
  • CC: 2993
  • Engine Code: B57D30T2

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 9.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 6
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 28.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 47.1

  • Coin Series: M440
  • Coin Description: d MHT xDrive
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Service Interval Mileage: 15000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 97
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 83
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 93
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 72
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 340
  • Badge Engine CC: 3.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 42E
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False

  • Engine Power - KW: 250
  • Engine Power - RPM: 4400
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 516
  • Engine Torque - NM: 700
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Power - BHP: 340
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 4.6
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 71.4

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Front: 225/40 R19
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 792M
  • Tyre Size Rear: 255/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

  • Width (including mirrors): 2081
  • Height: 1393
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4770
  • Width: 1852
  • Wheelbase: 2851

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1830
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2340
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 59
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 440
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 510
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12

  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging and Wi-Fi hot spot: £350
  • Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with audio streaming: Included

  • Cruise control with brake assist: Included

  • BMW Individual piano black trim: £500
  • Mesh effect aluminium interior trim: £0
  • Aluminium tetragon interior trim: Included
  • Sensatec instrument panel: Included
  • Carbon fibre interior trim: £500
  • BMW Individual high gloss aluminium fabric interior trim: £500

  • HiFi loudspeaker audio system: Included
  • Harman/Kardon loud speaker system: £820

  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim: Included
  • BMW Individual metallic paint work: £1,100
  • BMW individual lights shadow line: Included
  • M Carbon roof: £2,450
  • BMW Individual high gloss shadow line with extended contents: £200
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £0
  • Electric glass sunroof: £950
  • Cerium grey finish for mirror caps, kidney grilles, exterior air inlets and model designation: Included
  • BMW Individual frozen paint work: £2,985
  • BMW M 50 Years badges on bonnet, tailgate and wheel hubs: £300

  • Adaptive LED Headlights: Included

  • Vernasca leather upholstery: Included
  • Heating steering wheel: £170
  • BMW Individual full merino leather upholstery including leather dashboard: £2,750
  • BMW Individual extended Merino leather upholstery: £990

  • Shadowline plus pack with Carbon mirror caps - 4 Series M440i xDrive models: £750
  • M carbon pack - 4 series: £4,500
  • Shadowline plus pack - 4 Series M440i xDrive models: £750
  • Park assist plus pack - 4 Series: £650
  • M carbon exterior pack - 4 Series: £2,450
  • Park assist pack - 4 Series: Included
  • Visibility pack - 4 Series: £1,500
  • Comfort pack - 4 Series Coupe: £990
  • Comfort plus pack - 4 Series Coupe: £1,950
  • Technology plus pack - 4 Series with Enhanced bluetooth: £3,650
  • Technology pack - 4 Series with Enhanced bluetooth: £1,900
  • M Sport Pro Pack - 4 Series Coupe: £2,500

  • Metallic - Brooklyn grey: £0
  • Metallic - Sanremo green: £0
  • Metallic - Portimao blue: £0
  • Metallic - Black sapphire: £0
  • Metallic - Mineral white: £0
  • Metallic - Arctic race blue: £0

  • Solid - Alpine white: £0

  • BMW Individual metallic paint - Dravit grey: £1,100
  • BMW Individual metallic paint - Tanzanite blue: £1,100
  • BMW Individual frozen paint - Frozen portimao blue: £2,985
  • BMW Individual metallic paint - Aventurine red III: £1,100

  • Electric front lumbar support: £195
  • Driver seat backrest width adjustment: Included
  • M sport seat for driver and front passenger: £890
  • Driver's lumbar support: £195
  • Front sports seats: Included
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment: Included

  • Towbar: £850

  • Vernasca leather - Black with grey stitching: £0
  • Vernasca leather - Cognac with mokka stitching: £0
  • Vernasca leather - Oyster with grey stitching: £0
  • Vernasca leather - Tacora red with black stitching: £0
  • Vernasca leather - Black with blue contrast stitching: £0
  • BMW individual full Merino leather - Ivory white: £2,750
  • BMW individual full Merino leather - Black: £2,750
  • BMW individual full Merino leather - Fiona red/black: £2,750
  • BMW Individual extended Merino leather - Black: £990
  • BMW Individual extended Merino leather - Fiona red/black: £990
  • BMW Individual extended Merino leather - Ivory white: £990

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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