2021 BMW M440i Spotted, Should Pack 382 HP

BMW is putting the finishing touches on the 4-Series Coupe and Carscoops reader Niek recently spotted a prototype undergoing testing in France.

Dressed in heavy camouflage, the redesigned model will follow in the footsteps of the 3-Series and adopt an evolutionary design that blends upscale styling with sportiness.

While these pictures only give us a glimpse of the rear end, previous spy photos have shown the model will have a prominent grille which is flanked by slender headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. We can also expect a rakish windscreen, an upward sloping beltline and a sporty rear end that echoes the 3-Series.

Also Read: 2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe Styling Evokes The 8 Series In First Spy Shots

An assortment of engines will be available, but this particular prototype appears to be the M440i as it features the same exhaust system as the M340i. As a result, it’s likely powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that develops 382 hp (285 kW / 387 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.

The engine should be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. The latter configuration allows the sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Besides the M440i, we can expect a 430i with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 255 hp (190 kW / 259 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It too will likely come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a choice of rear or all-wheel drive.

We’ll likely learn more about the 4-Series next week as BMW will reportedly use the Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce a 4-Series concept. It should be a thinly veiled preview of the production model which will be introduced sometime next year.

Thanks to Niek for sharing the photos!

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  • SteersUright

    Looks like an Audi A5

    • Monsieurmonte

      You look like an Audi A5

      • Chuck Fickens


  • Elray Ray

    The 4 series is a level up from the 3 series so it should be set apart with a 20 HP bump, softer leather, perhaps suede seat inserts and steering wheel. Anything else will surely disappoint.

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