BMW Lightly Updated the 4 Series for 2025

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

BMW’s sedan catalog is surprisingly expansive, though there’s quite a bit of overlap between model lines. The 4 Series cars build on the slightly smaller 3 Series with sleeker styling and other touches, and the range got a mild update for 2025 that brings better tech and slight cosmetic upgrades.

The new cars get a revised grille and new headlight units with fresh daytime running lights. There’s also a new approach lighting animation that welcomes the driver, and the range-topping M variants get full LED headlights as standard. Buyers can also choose from new wheel designs and two new colors, including green and red hues.

BMW employs its new iDrive 8.5, which changes the user interface with a new mapping display and easier navigation functionality. The electric i4 adds more detailed charging and route planning features that enable choosing preferred chargers and selecting a desired state of charge along the way for optimized range. BMW offers a new synthetic leather upholstery option, but the car is still available with genuine leather, and it also offers a range of interior trim options, including wood and aluminum.

Powertrain options remain the same as last year, including a mild-hybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The available turbocharged inline-six produces 375 horsepower and 398 pounds of torque and can temporarily boost power by 11 ponies with the mild-hybrid system.

Pricing will be available closer to launch but expect a slight bump over today’s base MSRP of $48,300. Production is scheduled to begin this summer for all 2025 4 Series models.

[Image: BMW]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Michael S6 Michael S6 on Apr 26, 2024

    Welcome redesign from painfully ugly to I may learn to live with this. Too bad that we don't have a front license plate in Michigan.

  • Tailpipe Tommy Tailpipe Tommy on Apr 29, 2024

    "Easier navigation functionality." You know what's easy? iDrive 6/7. Peak functionality, actual knobs/ buttons, fast, intuitive, not buggy. Everything after 7 has been an unmitigated disaster. Can't wait for iDrive 9, when they completely switch hardware & software platforms and base it all on Android Auto OS. Also the screen will probably be so big that it will block the driver's view out of the car.

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