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Updated BMW 4-Series Promises Tougher Fight For Audi A5

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The BMW 4-Series has been given an update and so it is better able to give the Audi A5 a tougher fight.

The BMW 4 Series has done well on the market as it has sold 400,000 units worldwide since it came out in 2013 and through to the end of 2016. Of course there is nothing wrong with staying ahead while you’re on top and this is a sentiment that BMW have with the 4 Series and so the updates.

The changes are only subtle, as after all why fix something that isn’t broken. The LED lights have been restyled and they are now in the centre at both the back and front. These take over from the Xenon headlights that are on the current vehicle.

The air intakes have been restyled along with the rear apron and these small changes all go towards ensuring that the BMW 4 Series remains current among the competition. On the interior there is now new chrome accents and detailing and stitching that is electroplated on the instrument panel. There are also three new choices of trims and upholstery colours available.

Finishing off the changes are two new choices of paint, Sunset Orange and Snapper Rocks Blue and wheel designs for the Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport packages.

The suspension of the BMW 4 Series has been reworked on the Coupe and the Gran Coupe versions, while sports tires come as a factory option. BMW has also given the vehicle its optional user interface which offer tile-style control pads and these can be rearranged.

Engine wise the BMW 4 Series is offered with three turbocharged gas engines, the four-cylinder 420i offering 181 horses, the 430i four cylinder offering 248 horses and the 3 litre offering 321 horses in the 440i six cylinder. Three turbo diesel engines are offered and these range from 148 horses to 309 horses, however these will not be putting in an appearance in the US. The engine comes with a choice of six-speed manual or eight speed automatic and either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

The BMW 4 Series is now more than even better equipped to go up against the Audi A5, but the upgraded vehicle comes with an extra $818 on top.

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