The German manufacturer is set to launch the new 2018 BMW 4-Series. As far as popularity goes, these 4-Series vehicles have traditionally garnered a lot of fan following and attention. The BMW first introduced this series as an executive coupe at the 2013 North American Auto Show. Up till now, the four series has come in a retractable hardtop convertible trim and a four-door Gran Coupe variant. The 2018 lineup is also going to be available in these existing trim versions. A more performance packed BMW M4 will act as the flagship model of this new 4-Series.
The BMW will not look to experiment with an already popular assemblage of performance Coupes. So, there is no chance of a drastic change in design or engine configurations. However, some new features will come to this 2018 lineup, and here are a few pointers to what new stuff customers will get.
2018 BMW 4-Series – Exterior Outlook
As per speculations, the exterior features like lighting will go through some major adjustments. For instance, the new headlights sport a hexagonal design that has hinged ridges and also happen to feature a new Bi-LED technology. Apart from that improved fog lamps will come as standard on all trims. The tail light will probably feature BMW’s classic L-shaped design.
There is a possibility that 2018 BMW 4-Series might have a slightly tweaked front fascia. The latest photos show a newly designed air intake gracing that angular front. To make this vehicle a more stylish package, a new set of 20-inch aluminum wheels will grace the new exterior outlook.
Although no official news is available regarding this topic, expect to see very little changes inside. But this does not mean that its’ going to be boring. BMW has done enough to make the interiors look more fresh and futuristic.
This new vehicle gets BMW’s latest idrive version. This car also gets new graphics and title-optics layout. The customers will get a new gauge cluster, which features a completely new digital interface. The BMW’s previous analog reading that included tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature readings are all now a part of a digital setup.
In other news, these 2018 BMW 4-Series gets a new sports steering wheel which further enhances its style quotient, and the dashboard will come with a litany of color choices.
Intercooled Turbocharged Engine
Things under the hood will remain more or less constant in this 2018 BMW 4-Series. A 3.0 liter Intercooled turbocharged six-cylinder unit producing close to 320 HP at 330 lb-ft of torque will power both coupe and convertible trims. Three petrol engine trims and three diesel trims are going to feature in this year’s 4-Series. All these various trims are going to come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also, a more firm and sportier suspension will also come into this new lineup. Every customer wants to know how economical a new car will be. So, coming to fuel economy this 2018 BMW 4-Series is probably going to give 20 mpg in city conditions and 30 mpg on highways.
All vehicles of this series will have rear wheel drive as standard, with four-wheel drive as an option.
Release Date, Competition and Final Words
The BMW is yet to release any official date, regarding the release date of 2018 BMW 4-Series. But popular motor magazines and market experts believe that this car will enter showrooms in early 2018. As far as pricing goes, this new 4-Series can start from $50,000 and go upwards depending on which model customers choose to purchase.
The BMW can expect to face stiff resistance from other automakers. The main competition will come from performers like Audi’s A5, Lexus LC, and Infiniti Q60.
On paper, this 2018 BMW 4-Series promises to provide customers with oodles of quality and grandeur. So, the customers will expect to get a car that lives up to its heritage and carries the baton of excellence forward.
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