Production of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé begins at the Dingolfing plant.
With a total of five new models, BMW celebrates its start of production at the BMW Group's Dingolfing Plant. The first addition is the new BMW 4 Series Coupé, which continues the sporty coupé tradition at BMW's facilities in Lower Bavaria with an elegant and sporty character. The updated BMW 5 Series Saloon models, including the BMW M5 and BMW 5 Series Touring, will roll off the production line at the same time. All vehicles with four and six cylinder engines will now offer not only a sharper design, but also a highly efficient 48V “mild hybrid” technology, guaranteeing the DGT ECO label, improved driving performance with a better fuel economy and greater driving comfort. This will also benefit the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, which impresses customers with its excellent long-distance capabilities.
Christoph Schröder, BMW Group Dingolfing Plant Manager commented that, “Starting production of five models at the same time requires precise planning and intense concentration throughout the plant. Despite the temporary suspension of production and the restart in a low shift, we have managed to launch the new BMW 4 Series Coupé, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo on time, with the highest level of quality ”. Thus, they will achieve the greatest achievement of the Dingolfing team and the entire process chain.
Elegant sports coupes are an essential part of BMW's model history and also have a long tradition at the BMW Group's Dingolfing Plant, beginning with the BMW 6 Series Coupé in 1976. 44 years later, the new BMW 4 Series Coupé it is now rolling off the production line in Lower Bavaria, bringing its independent design and distinctive character profile to the premium midsize segment. The largest sales markets for the two-door coupe are the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
The new BMW 4 Series uses intelligent lightweight construction to support unique sporty handling: the bonnet, front side panels and doors are made of aluminum at the Dingolfing press plant. The key components of the chassis also come from the adjacent BMW Group plant in Dingolfing which supplies the galvanized front axle bracket, front and rear axle and driveshaft for vehicle mounting.
The BMW M440i xDrive Coupé has a combined fuel consumption of 7.1–6.8 l / 100 km and a combined CO2 emissions of 163–155 g / km. This new vehicle will make its debut at the top of the range. Its particularly powerful 275 kW / 374 hp inline six-cylinder gasoline engine offers exceptional performance, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. It has two four-cylinder petrol engines and one four-cylinder diesel unit that will also be available from its market launch in October 2020 and finally, two six-cylinder in-line diesel engines that will join the line in March 2021 .
The interior design and equipment options are also clearly focused on creating a particularly intense driving experience. The new BMW 4 Series Coupé is equipped with a retractable seat belt extender and a windscreen with acoustic glass as standard.
The launch of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé will begin in October 2020, with a starting price of € 48,400.