2025 BMW 4 Series And M4 Get Laser Lights And Curved Displays, Still Have Big Kidneys

2025 BMW 4 Series And M4 Get Laser Lights And Curved Displays, Still Have Big Kidneys

BMW was once known for producing desirable cars wrapped in handsomely understated sheet metal, but that’s changed in recent years, and the new facelifted 2025 4 Series and M4 are no different. The updated 4er’s new lights and subtle styling changes don’t return to BMW’s handsomely understated looks, but the 2025 models do look a bit more refined than the awkward nose of the current G22 4 Series.

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Exterior styling tweaks for the 2025 update include redesigned LED headlights; new laser lights are now optional on the 430i and standard on M440i models. There are also two new solid paint colors, eight new metallics, and some new alloy wheel designs. BMW also included a standard black grille surround with horizontal bars, which is a bit of an improvement over the current mesh-look kidneys, and the M440i gets trapezoidal exhaust pipe surrounds.

The new front and rear lights on a red BMW M440i

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As far as powertrain improvements are concerned, both the 430i and M440i will be fitted with a standard 48-volt mild-hybrid system to improve fuel economy and provide a claimed 11 horsepower of electric assistance. On M440i models output is now 386 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, but curiously, the mild-hybrid system doesn’t add any power to the 430i’s 255 hp and 295 lb-ft. An 8-speed automatic remains the only option.

Top of the line M4 Competition xDrive models enjoy a 20 horsepower increase to a whopping 523 horsepower, but no other M4 models get power bumps. The base M4 retains the same 473 hp as last year, and M4 Competition models still have 503 hp. Thankfully BMW still offers the M4’s 6-speed manual transmission as standard in the base model M4. BMW claims a 3.4-second 0-60 run for the M4 Competition xDrive, but we know BMW underrates their cars. The M4 also gets the same updated lights as the normal 4 Series, plus slight grille tweaks.

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The interior of the 2025 BMW M4

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All new 4 Series and M4 models get the brand’s new curved display, which combines a 12.3-inch gauge cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen under one piece of glass standard off the dash. The updated screen is running version 8.5 of BMW’s iDrive operating system, with new features like an updated voice assistant and in-screen climate controls.

As you might expect prices are going up for all models, but not by a ton. For 2025 BMW 430i coupes the base price rise $800 to $51,695 (including a $955 destination charge), while the convertible is up $600 to $59,695. M440i coupes get a heftier $2,800 price increase, making the coupe $65,245, and the convertible rises a heftier-still $3,025 to $73,245. The xDrive all-wheel-drive system raises the cost by the same $2000 as last year.

Moving on to the 2025 M4 coupes and M4 Competition coupes, base prices rise by $1,000 up to base MSRPs of $80,095 and $84,195 respectively. The M4 Competition xDrive’s base price increases by $2,000 to $89,295 for the coupe and $96,295 for the convertible. M4 and M4 Competition convertible prices are yet to be announced. Deliveries are expected to begin in March of this year.

A front-view of the 2025 BMW M4

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