June 30, 2016 @ 06:06 PM

BMW 4 Series gets a new heart, X6 gets a discount

New engine powers 4 Series range with Special 100th Year Anniversary Celebration Pricing for X6.

BMW Group Malaysia has introduced an updated range of 4 Series models with a new all-aluminium heart under the hood for the three variants in their portfolio here. Furthermore, if you have been hankering for an X6 to call your own, there is no better time than now with the announcement of its special 100th Year Anniversary Celebrations pricing for the X6.

Motivating the trio of 4 Series variants here is the new B48 all-aluminium inline-four with BMW TwinPower turbocharging technology for various states out output in the 420i Coupe, new 430i Coupe and the 430i Gran Coupe that promises a bump in power and consumption. Just like most of the BMW models sold here, the sole transmission choice is an eight-speed automatic.

In the 420i Coupe, the B48 mill pumps out 184bhp and 270Nm of torque that is good for a 7.5-second century sprint and a top speed of 236km/h while averaging 18.2km/l.

The new 430i Coupe that replaces the previous 428i Coupe trim packs the same B48 engine but in a higher state of tune for 252bhp and 350 Nm of torque. This slashes the 0-100km/h run significantly to 5.8-seconds and can hit a top speed of 250 km/h. Fuel consumption figures average out a little thirstier at 16.9km/l.

If something with four doors is required, the 430i Gran Coupe gets the same output from its B48; 252bhp with 350Nm of torque but the added weight dispenses the 0-100km/h mark a tenth of a second slower at 5.9-seconds although the fuel consumption is identical at 16.9km/l.

For the 420i Coupe, the standard kit includes 17-inch star-spoke alloys and the interior is wrapped in Dakota leather that is standard on all variants. The trim is Satin Silver Matt and the delectable BMW Sports steering wheel is standard as well.

A 6.5-inch screen that can be found in all variants as well, sits above the dash and the speakers are a HiFi system instead of the conventional stereo speakers.

An optional Sport Line package upgrades the wheels to 18-inch double-spoke pieces in addition to the high-gloss black kidney grilles and stiffer M Sport suspension with enhanced stabiliser tuning. Inside, the extra coins shelled out will nett you a high-gloss black and highlight trim finish of Coral Red matt as well as paddle shifters and sports seats.

Move up to its sibling with the bigger bite and you will find 18-inch double-spoke alloys standard, as is the Adaptive M Sport suspension. Tick the Sport Line box in the order form and your car will be delivered with lighter 18-inch M double-spoke alloys and the M Aerodynamics kit.

All the Sport Line options for the 420i Coupe are standard in the 430i Coupe, meaning the high-gloss black and highlight trim finishers in Coral Red Matt, as well as sports seats and sports leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles are all there. Included in the cabin are HiFi loudspeakers, Navigation System Professional, Intelligent Emergency Call, BMW Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote Services.

The 430i Coupe M Sport will pack Aluminium Hexagon with Estoril Blue highlight trims, M Leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, sports seats and Comfort Access.

If four doors are decreed, you will be pleased to find that the 430i Gran Coupe sports the M Sport Line from the factory which means 18-inch M double-spoke light alloy wheels, Adaptive M suspension and the M Aerodynamics kit.

Aluminium Hexagon trim, the M Leather sports steering wheels with paddle shifters, sports seats, Comfort Access and a panoramic roof complete the standard kit list. Entertainment is one-upped with a Harman Kardon surround sound system, Navigation System Professional, Intelligent Emergency Call, BMW Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote Services.

As is the norm with BMW Group Malaysia, all vehicles will be bundled with BMW 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty comprising of five years free scheduled service and the in addition to this, the 4 Series models will feature value-added services including engine oil service with oil filter and refill quantity, air filter, fuel filter, service vehicle check, micro filter, spark plugs and brake fluid.

Packaged together is the 24-month BMW Tyre Warranty, applicable for BMW Approved Star-Marked Tyres that also include balancing and fitment costs as part of the warranty.

Pricing for the variants starts at RM297,800 for the 420i Coupe, RM317,800 for the 420i Coupe Sport, RM356,800 for the 430i Coupe Sport, RM386,800 for the 430i Coupe M Sport and RM416,800 for the 430i Gran Coupe M Sport.

Pleasantly, BMW Group Malaysia also took the opportunity to announce revised pricing for the X6 that will see it drop to RM628,800 from the previous RM666,800 in conjunction with the 100th Year Anniversary Celebrations.

Dinesh Appavu

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