2021 BMW 220D Xdrive Redesign And Concept – 2021 BMW 220D Xdrive
From Car and Driver
What It Is: The next-generation of BMW’s 4-series, apparent actuality in convertible form. Currently accessible as a two-door coupe, a two-door convertible, and a four-door liftback Gran Coupe, the 4-series took the abode of the 3-series auto and convertible back it hit the arena in 2013. The 4-series (code-named G22 and G23) will be based on the new G20 3-series, which is abstraction up to be article of a acknowledgment to anatomy for BMW in active dynamics.
Why It Matters: The better change with the new 4-series is acutely arresting from these photos: Unlike the accepted 4-series and the bearing of 3-series convertible afore it, both of which use abundant folding adamantine tops, the new 4-series convertible will accept a bolt roof. The industry is trending abroad from folding adamantine tops, with alone high-end droptop supercars continuing to use them. Styling will be evolutionary, but the 4-series will accept a added avant-garde autogenous and a host of beginning tech features.
Platform: Like every added new rear-wheel-drive-based BMW, including all of its SUVs, the 4-series will ride on BMW’s CLAR architecture. The new convertible should counterbalance a lot beneath than the accepted archetypal acknowledgment to the new belvedere and the abundant lighter bolt roof. The new 3-series auto grew by 3.0 inches in breadth and 1.6 inches in wheelbase, so the 4-series should get analogously longer.
Powertrain: As it does currently, the abutting 4-series is abiding to allotment its powertrains with the 3-series. That agency a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four in the 430i and a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six in the M440i. Both will appear alone with an eight-speed automated chiral and rear-wheel drive as standard, with xDrive all-wheel drive as an option. The assured M4 will allotment its being with the accessible M3, acceptation a twin-turbo inline-six with about 500 horsepower, accepted all-wheel drive, and the achievability of a chiral transmission.
Competition: Audi A5, Mercedes-Benz C-class, Range Rover Evoque convertible.
Estimated Arrival and Price: We apprehend the 4-series auto to accomplish its admission about the end of the year as a 2021 model, with the convertible advancing a few months later. If the Gran Auto lives to see addition generation, it would acceptable access abreast the end of 2020. Mirroring the 3-series’ calendar and pricing, the new 430i convertible should alpha at the aforementioned $54,095 as the accepted car, while the M440i will apparently be a few thousand added than the accepted $63,145 440i xDrive. Knock about 10 admirable off the convertible’s prices, and that’s area the coupes should addition at.
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