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2016 BMW 4 Series on sale in Australia from $68,900, 440i added

May 24, 2016

The updated 2016 BMW 4 Series has landed in Australia, with improved economy for the entry variants and a new range-topping 440i adding more power.

2016 BMW 430i Gran Coupe

BMW initially revealed the updates earlier this year but now the Aussie details have been confirmed. Locals are treated to the new 420i and its revised 2.0-litre turbo that produces 135kW and 270Nm. Fuel economy has been reduced from 6.1L/100km to just 5.8L/100km in the coupe (similar savings in the convertible).

For the 420d and its 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, it continues to produce 140kW and 400Nm, and fuel consumption remains unchanged. The 420d coupe uses just 4.3L/100km on the combined cycle. However, the 420d carries over the same improved standard specification levels as with the 420i. New standard features include Adaptive M Suspension, head-up display, surround-view monitoring, and as below:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight-speed sports automatic transmission
  • Rear-view camera
  • Electric Dakota sports leather seats with memory function
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Front and rear Park Distance Control
  • Navigation System Professional with RTTI
  • BMW ConnectedDrive Emergency call and TeleServices
  • BMW ConnectedDrive Lifestyle package
  • Extended smartphone connectivity
  • DAB+ digital radio

2016 BMW 430i Gran Coupe-rear

Sitting in the middle of the range is the 430i. This replaces the old 428i, featuring a tweaked version of the 2.0-litre turbo found in the 420i. Power has been turned up by 5kW over the 428i, standing at 185kW and 350Nm. Despite the added power, fuel consumption is down 0.6L/100km to 5.8L/100km for the coupe. Standard features now include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Comfort Access
  • Electric lumbar support to driver and passenger seats
  • Nine-speaker HiFi loudspeaker system
  • M Sport Package offered as a no-cost option

At the top of the range is the new 440i, which replaces the 435i. The 3.0-litre turbo inline six engine has been tuned to produce 240kW and 450Nm (up 15kW and 50Nm), while the 0-100km/h sprint is cut by 0.1 second to 5.0 seconds. Even with the improved performance, fuel economy is reduced from 7.4L/100km to 6.8L/100km in the coupe. Standard features now include:

  • Variable sport steering
  • Harman/Kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers
  • BMW Individual leather instrument panel (with M Sport Package)
  • Heated front seats
  • Parking Assistant
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet
  • Air collar (440i Convertible)

2016 BMW 430i Gran Coupe-interior

BMW Australia says the new models arrive in dealerships late in May. Prices have been slashed for all variants compared with the outgoing versions. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs):

2016 BMW 420i Coupe + Gran Coupe – $68,900 (down $2200)
2016 BMW 420i Convertible – $85,900 (down $2500)

2016 BMW 420d Coupe + Gran Coupe – $71,200 (down $2200)
2016 BMW 420d Convertible – $88,200 (down $2500)

2016 BMW 430i Coupe + Gran Coupe – $79,900 (down $2500)
2016 BMW 430i Convertible – $96,900 (down $2500)

2016 BMW 440i Coupe + Gran Coupe – $99,900 (down $10,000)
2016 BMW 440i Convertible – $117,900 (down $10,100)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.