BMW's iconic bean-shaped has grown all over us, we are now used to seeing those grills for like two decades, but as far as I can see, and this all is going to change because it has happened, the worst nightmare for car guys around the world.
The world saw a major change in BMW’s design philosophy when they unveiled the 4 series concept car. The moment the car was unveiled, most of the audience was dumbstruck as no one expected BMW to change the design of their front grille which has become so synonymous with the brand. But, still, people were not worried as such because everyone thought, this is just a concept car, it’s not going to make it to the production car, and to everyone’s surprise, the lung shaped grill indeed made it into the production model for the 2020 BMW 4 series and M440i. We can’t do anything about it, but the thing is we shouldn’t be too much worried about the grill because the car in itself looks very promising.
The car has a sleeker silhouette, it is a coupe and when compared to the 3 series, the 3 series looks boxy. It sort of looks like a mini 8 series. Then coming to the interior, it’s very much derived from the 3 series but with added features and an optional sunroof.
When it comes to the chassis, it isn’t a modified 3 series, it’s a completely new chassis and is racier than the 3 series. The car has an extra rear track of 23mm, sits 57mm lower to the ground, and has a center of gravity which sits 21 mm lower, thus improving the handling and stability.
Since the car is a coupe, it has to sacrifice its practicality and thus the rear passenger comfort isn’t that great. The boot space at 440 liters is not too shabby and the squarish shape helps in easy loading of luggage.
The engine is a 3.0-liter turbo engine with 374 hp and 500nm of torque. The starting price for the BMW 440i will be around 54,000 pounds, the potential rivals at this point of time are the Mercedes C Class and the Audi A5. Looking at all of the three cars, each of them provides a pretty solid value for the buyer, I would personally prefer the C class.
All we can do at this point is to wait to get hands-on this new BMW
That’s it from my side guys