SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. heralds the arrival of the all-new 4 Series coupe. Available in two variants—the P3,990,000 420i Model Advantage and the P4,590,000 420i M Sport—the two-door, four-seater comes with the premium segment’s longest warranty at five years or 200,000 kilometers.
The 2021 4 Series features the rather controversial “kidney lungs” grille which is vertically enlarged and joined in the middle. Supposedly harking back to classic coupe models of the past such as the BMW 328 and 3.0 CSi, this one adds its own modern twist. Full LED headlights and fog lights are standard.
The 420i Model Advantage features aluminum satinated trim surrounding the windows, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels, while the 420i M Sport gets fitted with the M aerodynamics package as well as larger 19-inch light alloy wheels.
Inside, the 4 Series is clear in its intent to deliver a driver-centric interior. The high-set center console is meant to create a sportier atmosphere. Four individual seats, finished in Sensatec leather in the 420i Model Advantage and Vernasca leather in the 420i M Sport, provide comfort even for long journeys.
Other key features include acoustic glass, ambient lighting, power seat adjustment for the front (with memory for the driver), 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, and infotainment powered by the BMW Operating System 7.0. The Live Cockpit Plus pairs a 5.1-inch colored display for the driver, and an 8.8-inch control display and touch controller with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and voice commands.
The 4 Series also comes with BMW Parking Assistant, which allows it to park automatically in either parallel or perpendicular spaces. Parking sensors with a rear camera is standard, too. Reversing Assistant is also standard allowing the vehicle to remember the last 50 meters it has driven forward, enabling the system to take over reversing duties with memorized steering inputs while the driver applies the brake pedal.
At launch, BMW Philippines is only offering the 4 Series with one engine, and that’s a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder with 184hp and 300Nm of torque. This gasoline-fed engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic driving the rear wheels.
The all-new BMW 420i Model Advantage 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. Meanwhile, the BMW 420i M Sport 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.