BMW Reveals Facelifted 2018 4-Series Coupe, Gran Coupe & Convertible [134 Pics]

It took BMW almost two years after announcing a mid-cycle facelift for the 3-Series in May of 2015, to bring a similar suite of updates for the related 4-Series family, which comprises the two-door Coupe, five-door Gran Coupe and the hardtop convertible.

Similarly to the 3-Series sedan, Touring and more recently, the Gran Turismo, the updated 4-Series cars that will eventually arrive in North America as 2018MYs, feature mild (aka barely noticeable) design, chassis and engine updates.

The squint and you’ll miss it exterior revisions over the current 4-Series include the following: new LED headlights, front foglamps and tail lamps, which retain the same shape as before, but now feature graphics similar to the 2012 concept; modified air intakes on the front bumper; different line-specific applications and a redesigned rear apron. Two fresh exterior paint finishes named Snapper Rocks Blue and Sunset Orange along with new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs complete the look.

In an equally subtle manner, the common interior of all three models gets a new steering wheel design, electroplated aluminum and chrome detailing, double stitching on the instrument panel together with three new upholstery colors and three new trim strips.

BMW also updated the infotainment system with a new interface featuring large tile-style control pads that can be rearranged. For those of you who feel jealous of Audi’s digital cockpit, BMW offers the optional Multifunctional Instrument Display giving drivers the choice of different visualisation options for all displays.

BMW claims to have come up with a stiffer suspension for the 4-Series Coupe and Gran Coupe, delivering “sportier handling without any loss of ride comfort”, not only on the standard models, but those equipped with the optional M Sport and Adaptive suspensions too. All models get a more communicative steering as well, or so BMW says.

Having already update the 4-Series’ powertrains in June of 2016, there are no notable changes to the facelifted model, which in Europe, will be offered with an extended lineup of four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines ranging from the entry-level 150PS (148hp) 418d and 184PS (181hp) 420i, up to the 313PS (309hp) 435d and 326PS (322hp) 440i. A total of twelve model variants are available with the option of xDrive, while the 435d comes with the all-wheel drive system as standard.

We don’t expect any differentiations to the North American range, details of which should be announced soon.

In regards to the M4 Coupe and Convertible, the 2018MY brings standard adaptive full-LED headlights, the same updated full-LED rear lights as the other 4-Series models, and some styling touches to the interior, include the trim, and the updated infotainment system.

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  • Cameron

    Face lifted? I think you meant Face downded

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Face Lowered you mean.

  • Cameron

    But seriously though.. the front of bmw’s are fine, they have always been fine. STOP CHAINGING THE FRONT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE REAR.

    • pcurve

      lol yes. Let’s not forget about E90 sedan taillights when it first came out. :shudders:

    • fabri99

      What’s wrong with the rear end? Looks great to me.

  • baofe

    Wait so where’s the facelift?

  • Kaisuke971

    These headlights work much better with the front fascia, you can tell the car was designed with them from the get-go

  • BlackPegasus


  • dumblikeyou2

    I could do without the double stitched dashboard. In fact, I could do without double stitched anything anywhere inside a car.

  • no25

    Can some explain to me the point of the 4 series gran coupe? I mean to me BMW created a vehicle to compete with its own 3 series – no logic/point.

    • Grumpy

      The same reason a 6 Gran Coupe exists. People who want a sleeker sportier designed car, and don’t want it in the form of a 2 door coupe. The market is def there.

    • Carenthusiast

      Actually it’s their response to A5 Sportback. Also, certain markets have preference to hatchback for added versatility and not saloon.

  • Kash

    Isn’t that steering wheel from the last gen 3 series?

    • Kaisuke971

      No, it’s from the current gen that is about to get replaced (next year). But since it was used across the range, it’s also in what are becoming last gen BMWs (F10 5 Series, F01/2 7…)

      • Kash

        You are right, but it also looks like some of the ones used in late model E90’s

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Nice fake news, BMW.

  • nauticalone

    Subtle upgrades. Nice enough until new one in 2020 or thereabouts.

  • Grumpy

    Very disappointing by that interior trim. I mean glossy black plastic, and cheap looking silver trim belong on a corolla, not a BMW. That carbon fiber is nice, but that wood trim looks dull. MB knows how to do wood trims.

  • Mark S

    The Gran Coupe looks good!

  • Bo Hanan

    As a current E39 M5 owner, something does’t sit right with me with BMW’s current design language. It’s not Bangle ugly- just not attractive. And the introduction of the 4-Series seems like an inside joke that only BMW gets

    • Kagan

      It is the same with most makers!

  • TheHake

    Still no proper digital dash with map display?

    • Kaisuke971

      If the HUD is good enough it makes no sense.

      • TheHake

        I really prefer the full map display in front of me. Like in the new Passat or A4.

        • Kaisuke971

          Ok but if you can just keep the information that is actually necessary and put it on the wind screen it’s kinda pointless. The virtual cockpit not only is less ergonomic but also isolates the passenger from the infotainment system.

          • TheHake

            That’s why the TT doesnt have an ‘infotainment’ system anymore. I permanently use my AID on large map mode, and wouldn’t want it otherwise. I don’t agree that it’s less ergonomic.

  • Matthijs

    I still find the GC one of the best looking cars on the market. The 3 Series sedan on the otherhand looks dated and not as pretty as the previous generation

  • Tinky-Winky

    It finally looks like the concept.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    İ would take lexus rc

  • “Enhanced perceived quality”… BMW just took face lifting w/o actual modifications (not a new thing in car industry, especially with ‘luxury’ automakers) to a whole new psychology level.

  • ctk4949

    BMW needs a totally new interior, its been basically the same for years!!

  • Toronado_II

    Does the LED reflectors are better than a HID projectors ?

  • U8INIT

    Cmon Infiniti. Y’all would crush this segment without even trying looks wise

  • Andrew M

    That’s not how you’re supposed to compete with Mercedes.

  • What i like is the manual gear box in the M4 !

  • ctk4949

    Besides from the LCD instrument display, the interior hasnt changed in years!! Still no freaking off button for the AC!! I remember hating to keep pressing the lower fan speed button till it turned off in my 2002 330Ci!!

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