SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer, and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, has finally launched the BMW 4 Series Coupé in the country. The overall vehicle concept behind the two-door car – from its proportions and bespoke design features to the model-specific chassis tuning – displays a rigorous commitment to a richly engaging driving experience. The spotlight on dynamic driving pleasure puts clear water between the new BMW 4 Series Coupé and the latest BMW 3 Series Sedan and gives it a significantly sharper character than its predecessor.
Available locally two variants, the 420i Model Advantage, and the 420i M Sport, the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé was developed with the aim of redefining the essence of driving pleasure in the premium midsize segment. Its athleticism and exclusivity see it following in the BMW brand’s coupé tradition that stretches back almost 90 years. The makeup of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé range reflects the emphasis placed on dynamic potency in the car’s conception.
The dynamically stretched proportions of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé result in a longer and wider body, a longer wheelbase, and a slightly taller car. A more dynamic stance can be had in the 420i M Sport due to the fitted M Sport Suspension that lowers the vehicle by 10 millimeters.
The first thing you will notice is the grille, and there are polarizing opinions about it. Yes, it is huge and it takes getting used to. The large vertically emphasized BMW kidney grille angles forwards and extends down almost to the lower edge of the front apron.
Its slim headlights reach well into the front wheel arches, and Full-LED headlights are fitted as standard together with LED fog lights.
The sides are shaped by precise and tautly carved surfaces. Short overhangs, slender pillars, long doors with frameless windows, the slim window graphic, and a flowing roofline accentuate its elegant appearance.
The 420i Model Advantage sports the BMW Individual Exteriuer Line Aluminum Satinated trim surrounding the windows, as well as 18-inch Light Alloy Wheels with runflat tires. The 420i M Sport comes with BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadowline trim to accentuate its sportier appeal and is coupled nicely with 19-inch M Light Alloy Wheels with runflat tires.
Rear lights are slim and stylishly darkened full-LED with consistently illuminating light bars.
Inside the cabin are cleanly designed surfaces, high-quality materials, and a driver-focused layout of the cockpit. Together with the coordinated design of the instrument panel and door panel trim, the high-set center console generates an enveloping environment for the front seat occupants. The standard acoustic glass for the windscreen further improves comfort over long distances. The front seats come standard with electric adjustment and memory function for the driver, and customizable ambient lighting adds that subtle dash of style.
Sport seats in Sensatec Leather Upholstery and a newly designed Multifunction Sport Leather Steering Wheel come as standard in the 420i Model Advantage. In addition, the 420i Model Advantage’s interior is lined with Interior Trim Finishers in Black High-Gloss. Opting for the 420i M Sport grants additional comforts, such as Leather Vernasca Upholstery, M Sport Seats with Lumbar Support, Sensatec material for the instrument panel, and the headliner in BMW Individual Anthracite. Additionally, an M Leather Steering Wheel, Interior Trim Finishers in Aluminum Tetragon, and M Seat Belts add the finishing touches.
The instrument cluster and Control Display form a large-surface display grouping. The start/stop button for the engine is now positioned in a classy control panel in the center console. And the model-specific rear seats with integral head restraints and pronounced individual-seat character have been designed to accommodate two passengers.
The rear backrest has a 40:20:40 split as standard and its individual sections can be released and folded flat by pressing a button in the boot. The boot is able to hold 440 liters of gear, and a through-loading system can facilitate longer items.
The standard-fitted Live Cockpit Plus comprises the iDrive control/operation system with 8.8- inch Control Display and a Touch Controller, a black-panel instrument cluster centered around a 5.1-inch color display, multimedia and navigation systems, and two USB ports.
The new coupé is comes installed with BMW Operating System 7.0, Android Auto now joins Apple CarPlay for optimized smartphone integration, and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with added functions is also a standard feature.
The Central Information Display offers guidance when using BMW’s innovative Parking Assistant, allowing automatic assisted parking in spaces that are either parallel or perpendicular to the road. Park Distance Control also comes as standard, offering front and rear parking sensors, paired with a rear-view camera. Reversing Assistant also comes as standard, allowing the vehicle to remember the last 50 meters it has driven forward, allowing the system to take over reversing duties with memorized steering inputs while the driver applies the brake pedal.
Availability and Pricing
At launch, the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé will only be available with a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder in gasoline paired with an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and Steptronic Sport in the M Sport variant. This combination promises 184hp and 300Nm of torque.
The all-new BMW 420i Model Advantage is priced at Php 3,990,000 and is available in the following colors: Black Sapphire, Mineral White, Bluestone Metallic, and the following optional colors: Jet Black, Arctic Race Blue, Alpine White, Sunset Orange, and Sanremo Green. The BMW 420i M Sport variant is priced at Php 4,590,000 and will be offered in Alpine White, Arctic Race Blue, Black Sapphire, and will have Mineral White, M Portimao Blue, and Sanremo Green as optional choices. As with all new BMWs, the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé comes with a 5-year or 200,000-kilometer manufacturer’s warranty – a new standard in the premium automotive segment in the Philippines.
For more information about BMW in the Philippines, visit www.bmw.com.ph.