For BMW fans or even just new-to-the-brand car shoppers, decoding BMW's model monikers used to be a simple and logical process. The first number indicated the model series. For example, 3 Series was the company's compact model. The 5 Series was the midsize model and the 7 Series the large sedan. The numbers that followed stand for engine size. A 540i was a 5 Series with a 4.0-liter V8, for example. More recent times have seen that system replaced by one that doesn't indicate engine displacement, but rather a somewhat vague output hierarchy. Other premium brand carmakers have also done this, so BMW is not the only player in this confusing name game.
If you're shopping for a luxury sport coupe or convertible, you will encounter some "new math" as you look at the 2017 BMW 4 Series. This model was already using BMW's revised naming convention, but now has new numbers to reflect more power from its engines.
In other words, last year's 428i and 435i have become the 430i and 440i, respectively. Basic engine assignments are unchanged: The 430i is powered by the workhorse 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine while the 440i gets its motivation from BMW's turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Depending on body style, transmission choices include a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic, while both rear- and all-wheel drive (called "xDrive" in BMW's language) are available.
Despite output increases of 8 and 20 horsepower, respectively, both engines see small increases in fuel economy. Official EPA mileage estimates range from 23 mpg combined (19 city/29 highway) with the turbo six and manual transmission to 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway) for the turbo four and automatic. Perhaps most impressive is how these powertrains manage to provide such good fuel economy with such strong performance. We've been pleasantly surprised by the punchy acceleration of the previous turbo four, so the infusion of more power is nice, if not wholly necessary. Other changes this year include an improved iDrive infotainment interface, newly available wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
In both the coupe and convertible body styles, the 4 Series checks most of the boxes for those shopping in the compact premium brand segment. In addition to spirited performance, you also get confidence-inspiring handling along with a fairly supple ride, a spacious cabin, excellent build quality and easy-to-use high-tech luxury and safety features. With an engaging driving personality that few rivals can match and a combination of exciting performance and strong fuel efficiency, the 2017 BMW 4 Series merits strong consideration, even in a segment chock full of fine choices. When it's time to find your perfect 2017 BMW 4 Series, Edmunds is ready to help.
2017 BMW 4 Series Overview
The 2017 BMW 4 Series is offered in the following submodels: Coupe, Convertible. Available styles include 430i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 430i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 430i xDrive SULEV 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). 4 Series models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 4 Series comes with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 4 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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What do people think of the 2017 BMW 4 Series? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 BMW 4 Series and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 4 Series a 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 4 Series.
Vehicle 440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Review In Jan 2017 I replaced my bmw435i xdrive with the 440ixdrive with track package and manual trans; while the cars are very similar, the440 is big improvement; for a slight increase in price, more items are standard; seats better, interior nicer; entertainment system better ;although the is no longer hardwire controller for the i pod;but the main improvement is in PERFORMANCE;the new six is stronger smoother with better gas mileage; handling improved with quicker response more accurate steering ; more powerful brakes ;firmer but comfortable ride and that was with winter tires; the above mentioned is even better with the stock non runflat Michelain pilot summer tires;while the 435 was extremely competant, this car has a stronger driver connection and is fun to drive
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2017 bmw 4-series 430i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 27 combined MPG 23 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 bmw 4-series 430i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 27 combined MPG 23 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 bmw 4-series 430i xDrive SULEV 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 26 combined MPG 22 city MPG/32 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 BMW 4 Series?
Available BMW 4 Series 2017 Submodel Types: Convertible, Coupe
Available BMW 4 Series 2017 Trims: 430i xDrive SULEV, 428i xDrive SULEV, 435i xDrive, 440i xDrive, 428i xDrive, 430i SULEV, 428i SULEV, 428i, 435i, 440i
Exterior Colors: Black Sapphire Metallic, Alpine White, Jet Black, Mineral Grey Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Estoril Blue, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Estoril Blue Metallic, Orion Silver Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Liquid Blue Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Dakota leather, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight leather, Black SensaTec leatherette, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight leather, Black Dakota w/Blue Stitching leather, Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Oyster Dakota/Black w/Dark Oyster Accent leather, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight leather, Ivory White Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Venetian Beige SensaTec leatherette, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight and Cognac Lower Dashboard leather, Black Dakota w/Blue Highlight leather, Black SensaTec w/Red Stitching leatherette, Saddle Brown Dakota leather, Venetian Beige Dakota leather, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight and Red Stitching leather, Golden Brown Extended Merino premium leather, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Night Blue Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Oyster Dakota leather, Black SensaTec w/Red Highlight leatherette, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Black leather
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Alarm, Electronic Folding Mirrors, AWD/4WD, Back-up camera, Sunroof/Moonroof, Heated seats, Navigation, Parking sensors, Leather Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Upgraded Stereo, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Heads up display, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Adaptive Cruise Control