A fresh digitalisation push will also enhance the appeal of the BMW 4 Series models and BMW M4 high-performance sports cars from spring 2023. These ultra-sporty cars for the premium midsize segment will be equipped as standard with BMW Operating System 8 and will therefore also be fitted with the control/operation system iDrive with BMW Curved Display. The fully digital screen grouping of the standard-fitted BMW Live Cockpit Plus is composed of a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a control display with a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches.
The modern cockpit design and the extended capabilities of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant enable a significant reduction in the number of buttons and controllers in favour of voice and touch control. An expressive welcome sound, which will also now be audible in the BMW i4 models when the driver’s door or front passenger door is opened, highlights the digital advances introduced into the interior.
All of the engines available for the BMW 4 Series Coupé, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé and BMW 4 Series Convertible will link up as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. From March 2023, this specification will also include gearshift paddles on the steering wheel and a new selector lever in the control panel on the centre console. M high-gloss Shadowline for the side window surrounds will also be included as standard for all model variants.
The M interior trim strip in Aluminium Rhombicle anthracite added to the options list for the BMW 4 Series models and all BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 Convertible variants will allow customers to bring further individualisation to the interior of their cars. From March 2023, BMW M4 models can also be ordered with an instrument panel in Sensatec. And an M design graphic will be offered exclusively for the bonnet and boot lid of the BMW M4 Coupé models. From March 2023, this contrasting paint finish accentuating their distinctive sports car character will be available not only in Black high-gloss but also in Red high-gloss.