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BMW 4 Series now on sale in Australia from $69,500

October 16, 2013

The new BMW 4 Series is now on sale in Australia with some prices starting at a slightly lower price point than the 3 Series Coupe predecessor. Four variants make up the new range.

BMW 435i-Australia

Kicking off the range is the 420i. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 135kW and 270Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. It will join the rest of the range in January, 2014.

Next up is the 420d. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 135kW and a more serious 380Nm of torque. It’s able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds, while offering an average fuel economy rating of just 4.6L/100km.

In the middle of the selection is the 428i. It sports a slightly tuned version of the 420i engine, producing 180kW and 350Nm, with 0-100km/h coming up in 5.8 seconds. The average fuel economy rating is 6.4L/100km.

Sitting at the top end of the range is the 435i. It previews some of the performance we could expect on the upcoming M4, with a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six developing 225kW and 400Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h can be covered in just 5.1 seconds, while the official economy rating is a reasonable 7.4L/100km.

Like other models in BMW’s showroom, the 4 Series is available in a number of different trim levels; Sport Line and Luxury Line, both of which are standard options on the 420d and 428i. Meanwhile, the 435i comes standard with a full M Sport package with sports suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, and various M trimmings and exterior enhancements.

As for the prices, the 420i will kick off from $69,500, while the 420d starts at $71,800 ($1400 less than the outgoing equivalent 3 Series Coupe). The 428i kicks off from $80,200 ($6300 cheaper than the equivalent 3 Series Coupe), and the 435i starts at an unchanged price of $108,500.

All variants except the 420d are available now. The 420i, as mentioned, arrives in January.

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.