Other styling highlights include slim LED headlights as standard, with Adaptive LED headlights with BMW Laserlight available as an option.
The centre of gravity is 21mm lower than the 3 Series sedan’s, and tweaks to the chassis geometry give the new 4 Series Coupé a sporty character all of its own.
The standard and optional M Sport suspension each have specially tuned dampers. Customers can also opt for Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers. Variable sport steering comes bundled with the two optional suspension variants.
Inside, the cabin follows the modern, high-quality theme of the 3 Series including a fully digital instrument cluster and infotainment with advanced voice control. Sports seats and a newly designed sports leather steering wheel come standard, and the rear has two individual seats instead of a bench, making this a pure four-seater.
Behind that gnashing grille is a choice of three engines for the local market, and available from the fourth quarter of this year will be the 420i, 420d and 440i xDrive models.
The range-topping 440i xDrive is a mild hybrid car with a 48V starter-generator that provides an additional 8kW electric boost to the 275kW/500Nm six-cylinder 3.0l turbo engine, for extra overtaking or off-the-line acceleration. The starter-generator also improves fuel consumption by assisting the engine while driving at a constant speed.
This all-wheel drive 440i has a top speed of 250km/h and scoots to 100km/h in a claimed 4.5 seconds.
The other two variants are rear-wheel driven and have four-cylinder 2.0l turbo engines. The petrol 420i has outputs of 135kW and 300Nm, and the diesel 420d brings 140kW and 400Nm to the party.