BMW is preparing to launch a new 4-series cabriolet in the series and we propose to slightly open the curtain of mystery and discuss what the new generation of the popular coupe will be like after evaluating the first photos, as well as what the technical characteristics and price of the 2020 production model may be.
The BMW 4 Series compact luxury cars were first introduced in 2013. These were visually similar to the 3rd series of coupes and convertibles, with spectacular design solutions, excellent technical specifications and legendary Bavarian quality.
In 2014, in addition to the two previously presented models, the sports version of the BMW M4 was launched on the market, which received an electric power steering and a powerful turbocharger.
At the end of 2018 - the beginning of 2019, statements were increasingly heard that BMW was preparing to release a new generation of the popular BMW 4-series, but most likely the car will be presented in late 2019 or early 2020.
Traditionally, the Bavarians diligently hide everything that is connected with the features of the new model before the official premiere. But, the first photos of two camouflaged BMW 4 coupe bodies undergoing tests in the snowy expanses of Sweden still allow us to evaluate the main changes that will occur with the car body.
So, from the obvious changes, experts note:
- a change in the design of the grille, which will become a little narrower;
- replacement head optics (most likely the headlights will acquire a new geometry);
- the convertible will receive a soft folding roof.
So far, photographers have not been able to capture the interior of the BMW 4 series, but it is quite possible that the 2020 model interior will have references to the already presented “troika”, although the TOP version of the sports coupe is likely to receive the most advanced options, such as:
- digital dashboard;
- projection display;
- touch monitor to control the navigation and functions of the multimedia system;
- modern gear selector and other controls on the central tunnel;
- background illumination of the cabin, etc.
The two cars spotted by photographers in Sweden have some differences in the rear bumper area. What can be accurately assessed is the different tips of the exhaust system, which clearly indicates that the cars are equipped with power units of different power. Most likely, the manufacturer is testing two options: basic and TOP configuration, although experts do not exclude the possibility of testing a new exhaust system.
So far, no information has been received about the new power units for the Quartet, and it might well be expected that the new coupe and convertible can be equipped with a standard line of engines that are familiar with the 3 Series and Z4 models. It is also unknown whether the company plans to produce hybrids based on the Quartet.
Recall that the first generation of the model was equipped with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and received such a line of power units:
It is known for certain that the new BMW 4, which will go on sale in early 2020, will be based on the CLAR platform, which will significantly reduce the weight of the car and provide opportunities for its further modernization.
Price and start of salesIt will be too early to say what the price of the new generation of the serial BMW 4 2020 model year will be, because there is no complete information about what technical characteristics, innovative technologies and options the model will receive.
The presentation of the coupe should take place in the fall of 2019 (most likely this will happen at the Frankfurt Motor Show). The updated convertible is planned to be shown in early 2020.
The price of the BMW 4 series presented today at car dealerships starts at 2,730,000 rubles. TOP equipment costs around 3,640,000 rubles. Of course, if you accelerate and equip a brand new convertible to the maximum. that its price may exceed the mark of 5 million rubles.
In anticipation of the official premiere, we offer to see an overview of the first generation BMW 4-series: