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BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated...

BMW design boss says 4 Series grille won't be rolled out across the range

The oversized kidney grille on BMW's new-generation 4 Series has been a talking point since its debut, but the design boss has assured its detractors it won't be making it onto other models in the range. In a new interview with BMW Blog, BMW's Head of Design, Domagoj Dukec, revealed the bold aesthetic addition was specifically created for the 4 Series and did not mark an across-the-board image overhaul for the German brand...

2021 BMW M4 spied without camouflage

The 2021 BMW M4, the performance flagship of the 4 Series line, has been photographed without camouflage just days after the new 4er was revealed. The fresh image, which surfaced on Reddit, further confirms the 2021 M4 will wear a similar oversized kidney grille design to that worn by regular 4 Series variants – a styling cue that has divided BMW fans...

Is BMW design on the nose?

Okay, I’ll put it out there: I like the kidney grille on the new BMW 4 Series. At least in photos; it’s always important to reserve final styling judgements for seeing a car in the metal. I also have to allow for an element of surprise influencing my thoughts...

2021 BMW 4 Series revealed, due in Australia in October

The all-new 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé has been officially unveiled overnight in Europe, with its striking nose design dividing BMW fans across the world. But it's not just looks, with the second generation BMW 4 Series Coupé also seeing the introduction of the M440i xDrive as its flagship model. Owners can expect a 3...

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed through leaked images

Marketing shots of BMW’s new-generation 2021 4 Series Coupe have leaked online, less than two days before the model’s slated unveiling. The new images – which surfaced on Twitter – offer the first clear look at the new 4 Series, including the controversial tall grille design that has set online discussion alight...

2021 BMW 4 Series confirmed for June 3 unveiling

A flood of spy photos and leaks have ensured there is little left to see of the new 2021 BMW 4 Series, but today brings a first official teaser – and confirmation of its unveiling date. As with all brands working through the COVID-19 lockdown, BMW will give its new mid-sized coupe an online unveiling, to be streamed live at live.bmwgroup...

2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe rendered

A set of convincing new – but speculative – renderings have surfaced online that might offer our best look yet at the new-generation BMW 4 Series. In this case, it's the 4 Series Gran Coupe – the fastbacked four-door last spied on CarAdvice pages in November last year...

2020 BMW 4 Series to make its online debut in June - report

The extra bold new 2020 BMW 4 Series will reportedly make its digital debut in June, in lieu of its first planned outing at the now-cancelled 2020 Detroit Motor Show. According to BMW Blog, the second-generation 4 Series will be revealed in an online unveiling to be held "sometime in June", due to the coronavirus pandemic restricting public gatherings and travel...

2020 BMW 4 Series leaked

BMW will follow through on the promises made by the Concept 4 when it launches the production 4 Series, new photos leaked from the factory floor have revealed. As with most of BMW's recent designs, the most interesting – and polarising – element of the new 4 Series will be the grille, as revealed by images published on BMW Blog...

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

The 2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible has been snapped wearing less disguise. revealing more details about its much-talked-about front end. Although BMW has gone to the effort of creating a fake set of kidney grilles and a trio of low-set air intakes in the camouflage, but looking through the ruse reveals there's a bit more going on...