- bmw is offering its first ever m sport pro package on the completely redesigned 2021 4-series, though it won't be available for u.s. buyers.
- the m sport pro package includes the eight-speed steptronic sport transmission, m sport brakes, m seatbelts, and a harman kardon sound system.
- overseas customers can also get black 20-inch m performance wheels, a carbon-fiber grille, and other m-specific body components.
the bmw 4-series coupe is completely redesigned for 2021, controversial big-mouthed grille and all. later this year, the new 4-series will be getting a high-performance m4 model from bmw's m division; however, this fall, u.s. buyers will get the 430i and m440i models. on the more powerful m440i model in europe, bmw is offering the first ever m sport package pro, which includes all the available m performance goodies. bmw hasn't given details on u.s. availability of m performance parts yet.
the new package is in addition to all the m bits that come on the standard m sport model. the pro gets the eight-speed steptronic sport transmission with the sprint function, available in sport mode, that allows for short bursts of speed and more pronounced engine sounds in the cabin. it also includes m sport brakes, m seatbelts, and a harman kardon sound system.
in addition to the standard options on the m sport pro package, customers can spice up their m440i even closer to m territory with black 20-inch m performance light alloy wheels, a carbon-fiber grille, a front splitter, side skirts, black aero pieces, and m performance tailpipes. inside, they can get a carbon-fiber-and-suede-wrapped m performance steering wheel, doorsill plates, and carbon-fiber interior trim.
the m440i is powered by a 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and a 48-volt hybrid system that provides a small boost of power at low rpm. every m440i has bmw's xdrive all-wheel-drive system, but bmw says that a rear-wheel-drive version is coming later. the m4 will have a manual-transmission option, but the m440i is sticking only with the zf 8hp eight-speed automatic.
pricing for the 2021 bmw m440i xdrive starts at $59,495, and it will arrive in the u.s. this fall. the high-performance m4 will debut later this year.