We’re not sure about you, but we’re growing with the looks of the 4 Series coupe. These buck-toothed grilles are not too bad in person, and on the Gran Coupe body style, which should be unveiled soon, they definitely work better. The price is a little concerning, but there was a very different gripe for fans of oil-burning engines.
However, one thing that has been missing from the range is a proper, torquey, diesel engine, but with not one but two new turbodiesel offerings, both of which are signature straight-sixes, and both of which provide impressive performance, BMW has just remedied this fault.
First, we’re going to start off with the less powerful engine, but both are 3.0-liter inline sixes. The smaller engine will come in the latest 430d xDrive coupe and will provide 479 lb-ft of torque with 281 horsepower. This model would be able to achieve WLTP estimates of between 5.2 and 5.2 l/100km, according to BMW. We’ll have to wait and see if it comes to the USA and what it’s going to score on the city/highway/combined cycles of the EPA, but we definitely hope we get to have a go with this model capable of reaching 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Not so much as we expect, though, to encounter the other new offering.
The new M440d xDrive is equipped with the second new engine in the series. It also has a straight-six 3.0-liter turbodiesel, but in this case, performance is an impressive 335 hp. It also produces a powerful torque of 516 lb-ft, but because it is an M-enhanced version, for improved handling, this model will also gain a carbon-fiber roof as well as the M sports package and the M sports differential. It’ll be perfect in a straight line, promising to get to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. There’s no news about whether or not this model is going to hit American shores, or how much it’s going to cost either option, but we’re glad they do exist at all.