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When you see a side shot of the new BMW 4-Series, you’d be forgiven for thinking they had just taken an 8-Series and put it in a hot tumble dryer for 2-3hrs – they share a side profile for sure.
Around the back there are sleek rear lights like you’d see on the 2-Series GC, while the sides are a lot less busy than before, very clean and stylish. Inside it’s very similar to the previous 4-Series and classic BMW style – driver focused and clearly laid out.
Engine-wise, this M440i packs a 369bhp punch from the straight-six turbocharged engine, along with 500Nm ensuring a 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds – and this isn’t even the M4! That power goes to all four wheels via the excellent ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Well, we couldn’t end this short review without commenting on the front end of the new M440i – it’s certainly unique! The new massive grille is meant to evoke memories of classic BMWs, and gives the 4er a look that makes it stand out from the other cars in the BMW range. The M440i trim gives larger intakes and a deeper chin spoiler too, and a fancy satin silvery gold finish to the grille, mirror caps and wheels.
For this latest 4-Series Convertible, BMW has ditched the old folding hard-top roof in favour of a fabric one - this means far less complexity and more importantly, it weighs a lot less than before and is quicker to operate. So you can now cruise around with the wind in your hair, pop the roof up at up to 31mph if required, and still enjoy all the performance this M440i has to offer!
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