With the introduction of the BMW 440D and BMW 430D series, the automaker is setting a new bar for luxury vehicles.
BMW is gradually moving away from its classic 3 series saloon by not only having an improved design but a car that is more sleek and aerodynamic. The M4 series will be a high-performing vehicle that will be available as a convertible or coupe.
Both the BMW 440D and 430D will be available later this year. While both cars have many similar features, the 430D is a toned-down version of the 440D; the vehicle has slightly less power and fewer luxury options, but overall just as elegant and refined as the 440D.
What do the BMW 440D and 430D have to offer? The first thing is the new redesigned grille with its sleek 3D mesh structure and pleasing aesthetics.
The BMW 400 series will be slightly larger and wider than the 300 series, which will give it a more aerodynamic profile.
This has been accomplished by having a lower build, stiffer chassis, newly designed suspension architecture, and 50:50 weight distribution.
BMW engineers believe that this will also make the car more stable along with sharp corners. Aside from the grille, the BMW 440D and 430D will have the traditional 2-door configuration with slender pillars, short overhangs, and long doors with frameless windows.
There will be no bombshells with the power; the 400 series will have a 3.0-liter turbocharged 369HP 8-speed automatic transmission, combined with a 48-volt starter-generator to increase the efficiency but will also come with an additional 11-horsepower kick at the startup line.
The 430D and 440D will not be electric, unlike the M440i. But rest assured, the 440D is a powerful vehicle that reaches 0-62 mph in only 4.7 seconds.
The inside of both cars will be roomier than the 3 series and like previous models will have a driver-centric digital dashboard. Besides the elegant steering wheel and sports seat, the 440D and 430D will have only two seats.
Novel safety features in the 440D and 430D include lane departure warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, and city collision mitigation. Other options will include a wireless device charging system, a head-up display, and an iWi-Fi hotspot.
The 440D and 430D series will be available as an M Sports Package Pro that will come with 19-inch alloys, a sports transmission, and state-of-the-art engine entrainment. Other options will include laser headlights and a glass roof.
The price of the 430D and 440D has not been revealed but will most likely be starting at a base price of $47K and $58K, respectively. By the time all the luxury features are added, the cars will probably cost an additional $10-$15K.