The new BMW 4 Series will make its official Thai debut at this year’s Thailand International Motor Expo at the end of this month.
Meanwhile, online pre-booking for the first 11 units of the 430i Coupe M Sport took place on November 11, according to BMW Group Thailand Ltd.
Other BMW highlights at this years Motor Expo also includes the locally-assembled 220i Gran Coupe M Sport and the X1.
The 4 Series comes with significant larger dimensions than its predecessor, as well as the new kidney grille that has drawn mixed emotions from fans around the world due to its much larger size.
The fully-imported 430i, priced at 3.969 million, is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-pot engine developing 258hp and 400Nm (right from 1,550rpm). Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 5.8 seconds and the top speed is electronically-limited at 250km/h.
There’s an 8-speed automatic transmission plus a “Sprint” function for maximum midrange acceleration and overtaking.
The 220i Gran Coupe M Sport is more affordable, being priced in the Bt2.1-million range.
It is also powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, producing 192hp and 280Nm from 1,350rpm. Acceleration from 0-100kmh is claimed at 7.1 seconds along with a top speed of 238km/h.
BMW says the M Sport suspension comes with tighter shock absorber adjustment.
“The spring constant and stiffer suspension stabilizers significantly improve steering precision without a loss of comfort, while the stiffer damper characteristics are perfectly calibrated to match,” BMW stated.
The X1 comes with an even lower starting price of under Bt2 million for the entry-level sDrive 18i Iconic trim (140hp, 7-speed auto). There’s also the sDrive 20i xLine and M Sport versions priced above Bt2 million (190hp, 8-speed auto).