BMW 4 Series Coupe

420d MHT M Sport 2dr Step Auto [Tech Pack]

BMW 4 Series Coupe - 420d MHT M Sport 2dr Step Auto [Tech Pack]

Vehicle Information

List Price
£44,845.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
7.1 secs
Engine Size
2.0
No. of Doors
2
CO2
121 g/km
By Line

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.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing function all round
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Rain sensor
  • Windscreen wipers with integrated washing jets
BRAKES
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking pre-tensioning
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Coasting in idle in ECO PRO mode
  • Dry braking
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC ) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
  • Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
  • Front and rear ventilated brake disc
  • Hill start assistant
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Velour front floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes
  • Low centre of gravity
  • M sport suspension
  • Stroke dependent dampers
COMMUNICATION
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active guard plus
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • Electric power steering
  • Servotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges
  • Variable sport steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Auto start-stop
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • BMW ConnectedDrive online services
  • BMW emergency call
  • 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 service history
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Condition based service
  • Gearshift time display in manual mode
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive controller on centre console
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
  • On board computer - average speed, fuel consumption, outside temp display with acoustic warning, clock/date, service interval, odometer/trip meter
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Automatically dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Aluminium tetragon interior trim
  • Sensatec instrument panel
ENGINE
  • 48V Mild hybrid technology
  • Balanced 50/50 weight distribution
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Incorrect fuelling protection
ENTERTAINMENT
  • BMW gesture control
  • DAB tuner
  • Electronic service booklet
  • Harman/Kardon loud speaker system
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • BMW emblem on engine compartment lid and tailgate
  • BMW kidney grille with mesh grille front side of the nuggets in matt aluminium and frame in chrome high gloss
  • Body colour fuel filler flap
  • Body colour M rear spoiler
  • Body colour roof fin
  • Brushed aluminium inserts in the front door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Exhaust tailpipe - split left and right
  • Fading support
  • Front and rear bumper system
  • Front apron plastic in body colour
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • Illuminated bow type door handles in body colour drivers side with door lock
  • Licence plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgate
  • Lightweight engineering
  • M designation on front side panels, left and right
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • One piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
  • Side frame decorative moulding black matt
  • Solid paint
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Widened track and increased camber values for max transverse dynamics, agility and steering precision
  • Window recess cover black high gloss
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED Headlights
  • Preparation for high beam assistant
  • 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
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in front centre console
  • 2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
  • 3 spoke M leather multifunction steering wheel
  • 4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim front centre console armrest
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Gear selection lever with M-specific designation
  • Glove compartment lighting
  • Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
  • Illuminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
  • Storage compartment in rear centre console
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Vernasca leather upholstery
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting with welcome light carpet
  • Front and rear door exit lighting (left / right)
  • Front and rear footwell lights
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Illuminated armrest storage compartment
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Make-up mirror lights
PACKS
  • Connected professional pack - 4 Series
  • M Aerodynamics pack - 4 Series
  • Park assist plus pack - 4 Series
SAFETY
  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • 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
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
  • Head airbags for all 4 outer seats
  • Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Seat belt with belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Side impact protection
  • Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 2 Rear seat headrests
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat and rear centre armrest with two cupholders
  • Front headrests
  • Front seat backrest width adjustment
  • Front sport seats
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
SECURITY
  • Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliser
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Remote control with integrated key one button open/close vehicle and windows, sole opening of the luggage compartment lid, panic mode and glass roof
  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
  • Vehicle key with M specific designation
TRANSMISSION
  • 8 speed automatic steptronic transmission
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
WHEELS
  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" Double spoke bicolour jet black light alloy wheels - Style 848M including BMW mobility kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • HC: 32E
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 84
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1995
  • Compression Ratio: 16.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: B47D20O1
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 90
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 4.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 4.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 4.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 5.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 4.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 4.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 4.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 4.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 4.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 4.9
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: d MHT
  • Coin Series: M Sport [Tech pk]
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 190
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 7.1
  • BHP: 190
  • Engine Power KW: 140
  • Engine Power RPM: 4000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1750
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 149
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 255/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 848M
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
  • Height: 1383
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4768
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.4
  • Wheelbase: 2851
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1852
  • Width (including mirrors): 2081
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 440
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 59
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2095
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1605
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 490
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Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£441.78
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,976.02 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£368.15
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,313.35 Ex VAT
Contract Term (9 + 47)
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
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List Price
44,845.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
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Personal lease
£441.78
Initial payment (Inc VAT)
£3,976.02
Business lease
£368.15
Initial payment (Ex VAT)
£3,313.35
Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£441.78
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,976.02 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£368.15
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,313.35 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
44,845.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Vehicle Information
List Price
£44,845.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
7.1 secs
Engine Size
2.0
No. of Doors
2
CO2
121 g/km
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£441.78
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,976.02 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£368.15
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,313.35 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC

BMW 4 Series Coupe

420d MHT M Sport 2dr Step Auto [Tech Pack]

BMW 4 SERIES COUPE M Sport*Model Shown is for illustration purposes only.
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£441.78
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,976.02 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£368.15
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,313.35 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC