We spied the cabin of the upcoming all-new 4 Series.
The all-new BMW 4 Series is going to be divisive when it goes on sale next year. Spy shots and a recently leaked photo from the production line have shown the coupe will adopt a significantly larger kidney grille stretching almost the entire height of the front fascia, which was previewed by the BMW Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show back in September.
Not everyone is happy, but BMW insists that consumers want bolder designs. The drastic change will also help distinguish the new 4 Series Coupe from its 3 Series sedan sibling. We'll have to reserve judgment until the covers eventually come off the production model. Inside, however, the changes are less dramatic.
Our spies have managed to snap some photos of the new 4 Series Coupe's cabin for the first time. While the exterior is still disguised in camouflage, BMW hasn't bothered to cover up the interior. Don't expect any surprises, however, because the dashboard design looks identical to the 3 Series, adopting a central 8.8-inch touchscreen, digital gauge cluster, and a center console with rotary controls to control BMW's iDrive system. Considering how radical the front fascia will look, we were hoping the interior would get a more significant revamp. Only the rear seats look marginally different.
Don't expect any major changes under the hood either, as the new BMW 4 Series will share the same engine as the 3 Series. As a result, the 430i will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 255 horsepower, while the M440i will use a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 380 hp.
As for the new M4, reports suggest it will pack a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six producing 473 hp, which will be sent exclusively to the rear wheels in the base model. Power is expected to increase to 503 hp in the range-topping Competition models, which is also expected to feature an all-wheel-drive system that can be switched to rear-wheel drive on the fly like in the M5.