Enhanced infotainment, boosted power, and a new look for the M440i twins
BMW has recently unveiled the 2025 versions of its popular 4 Series Coupe and Convertible, as well as the highly-anticipated M4 models. While the modifications made to these models may seem subtle, they do add significant improvements to the overall product, with one exception – the M440i has experienced a decrease in power.The 2025 editions of the BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible have been officially announced, along with the release of the M4 versions. Although the alterations made by BMW to these models are not drastic, they do contribute to an enhanced overall experience – with the exception being the noticeable reduction in power for the M440i variant.
The 2025 version of the 4 Series boasts several modifications specifically at the front end, including improved LED headlights. These headlights not only have a more visually appealing design but also offer enhanced functionality. The low and high beams are now produced by one single LED module, with two arrow-like units to accommodate side markers, daytime running lights, and turn signals. In addition, the rear of the updated 4er features Laserlight taillights (standard on M440i and can be added as an option on 430i). These taillights utilize laser diodes to illuminate glass fibers, resulting in a 3D lighting effect that is reminiscent of the M4 CSL.
BMW introduced a variety of options for their paint colors, with two being solid and eight being metallic. Among the new hues are Cape York Green metallic and Vegas Red metallic. Additionally, there are now two fresh wheel designs to choose from, each equipped with either summer or all-season tires, in either Jet Black or bi-color finishes. For those looking for an even more personalized touch, a BMW Individual wheel is available in a striking bi-color Midnight Grey.
BMW has not eliminated the controversial kidney grille on the 4 series, but they have given it a refresh. The 430i model now boasts a redesigned mesh grille, while the M440i version sports a high-gloss black grille instead of the previously used Cerium Grey one. For those looking to add some extra flair to their vehicle, there is the option to upgrade to the M Carbon Exterior Package, which includes carbon fiber mirror caps, air intakes, and a Gurney lip spoiler (available for the M440i only).
The interior of the 4 Series has undergone significant improvements, with notable changes being made to the design of the steering wheels. The new steering wheels are available in two or three-spoke layouts, and come equipped with illuminated buttons and paddle shifters. In addition, the technology has been upgraded to include the latest BMW iDrive 8.5 with QuickSelect. This enhanced software version allows for easier access to climate control and other infotainment features. Another upgrade that can be seen is the standard inclusion of sport seats, which are upholstered in Perforated SensaTec. Alternatively, customers have the option to upgrade to Vernasca leather. For the M440i model, the sport seats have even more aggressive bolstering, resembling those found in the base M4.
Beneath the surface, the 4 Series remains equipped with established engines, but with noticeable improvements. The 430i’s B48 four-cylinder turbocharged engine now incorporates 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, which enhances aspects like the stop-start function. However, power outputs remain the same at 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft, delivered through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Regarding the M440i, it will now feature a moderate hybrid system that provides an additional 11 horsepower, resulting in a total output of 386 horsepower for this year compared to 382 horsepower last year. Additionally, there is a significant increase in torque with a new measurement of 398 lb-ft (previously 369 lb-ft), and BMW boasts improved efficiency.
No specific data on performance was revealed for either version, however we anticipate minimal alterations. The two variants can be equipped with either rear-wheel drive or the alternative option of xDrive all-wheel drive.
The 2025 version of the BMW 430i Coupe is priced at $50,700, which is slightly higher than the 2024 model’s cost of $49,900. This results in the starting price crossing over the $50,000 threshold for the first time. Opting for the xDrive option raises the price to $52,700. In comparison, the 430i Convertible carries a significantly higher cost of $58,700 or $60,700 for xDrive. Determining if the inclusion of a retractable soft top is worth a whopping $8,000 is left up to the buyer.
For those seeking a stronger option, the starting price for the M440i Coupe is $64,250 ($66,250 with xDrive). The M440i Convertible will also come with an $8,000 increase, beginning at $72,250 ($74,250 with xDrive). The release date for the 2024 BMW 4 Series is set for March 2024.