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      03-17-2023, 08:37 AM   #1
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LCI Facelift for M440i / 4 Series G22 - First Look Photos

Here is the first look at the LCI facelift for the M440i / G22 4 Series Coupe. Details per the Future BMW Model Info thread:

G22/G23 4er:
  • In production until 06/28 with LCI in 03/24
  • The LCI will bring the TÜ2 engines: 430i gets B48B20O2 with power unchanged from the previous version at 255hp, M440i gets B58B30M2 at 375hp. It is likely that this is a US + South Korea specific change, with other markets continuing with the existing TÜ1 engines. This is clearly an emissions driven change (SK uses US standards). This also suggests that G20/G21/G26 could get the new engines starting with 07/24 production.
  • The LCI will also add new wheel choices, new interior trims, and at least one new paint: Dragon Fire Red.
  • G2x and G42 models will gain multiple new wheel choices in 2024 (March production for G22/G23, July production for G20/G21/G42)
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      03-17-2023, 09:36 AM   #2
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Looks like these “snake eyes” are becoming the new style
X5/6 LCI has them and looks like the new g60 will have them as well
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I think i will like this. The current standard half circle droopy eye DRL looks mega cheap. the upgrade DRL should be standard, but such is business.

The DRL becoming standard is a welcome "upgrade"
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unfortunately this means the LCI 4 series will lose the laser lights too. This will be last year for laser lights. So if you laser lights. now is the time.
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The CSL taillights on a regular 4 series is something
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      03-17-2023, 11:32 AM   #6
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Oh boy. Here we go.
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The CSL taillights on a regular 4 series is something
You think those are the lasers?
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      03-17-2023, 11:42 AM   #9
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I can’t believe how easily BMW let go of their signature halo/hexagonal DRL’s. There is no uniformity between the vehicles as they all have different light features. Look at the latest X7 LCI then go back and look at the X7 Pre-LCI, the older model looks so great with its signature BMW lighting aesthetics.
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Looks like they are updating the grill a bit too? There's a pretty thick bar right across the middle. Maybe trying to break up the beaver teeth design that was not very well received.
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Looks like they are updating the grill a bit too? There's a pretty thick bar right across the middle. Maybe trying to break up the beaver teeth design that was not very well received.
Initially hated the new 4 series grille, but the M3/M4 version has grown on me. Especially once I saw it in person😎
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Initially hated the new 4 series grille, but the M3/M4 version has grown on me. Especially once I saw it in person😎
I agree in person the M3/M4 grill isn't bad. It's fairly imposing. But the regular 4 series grill just does not do it for me. Which is sad because the M440i is almost exactly what I want in a new car. If only the 3 series came with ventilated seats lol
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Looks like they are updating the grill a bit too? There's a pretty thick bar right across the middle. Maybe trying to break up the beaver teeth design that was not very well received.
Yes, but it will be subtle over time like the Bangled butt. To make a dramatic change would be admitting they screwed it up and BMW isn't going to do that.
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Praise be! Are they putting regular door handles back and getting rid of those stupid flappy things?
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Is that the new 5er in the background?
Good catch! Appears to be the forthcoming 5 series.
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unfortunately this means the LCI 4 series will lose the laser lights too. This will be last year for laser lights. So if you laser lights. now is the time.
The tech has moved past laser lights. Bmw has stated the cost and the use case is better with matrix leds and less hassle for government approval.
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M440i gets B58B30M2 at 375hp. It is likely that this is a US + South Korea specific change, with other markets continuing with the existing TÜ1 engines. This is clearly an emissions driven change (SK uses US standards). This also suggests that G20/G21/G26 could get the new engines starting with 07/24 production.

Expect worse exhaust sounds if they will add additional emissions filters like the current European models (OPF installed, 374 bhp)
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Tail lights looking like an improvement.
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It’s been the most sold 4 series ever. The internet doesn’t like the grill, real life people do.
What stats are you basing this off of?
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What stats are you basing this off of?
Not sure. In 2017, BMW sold 39,634 4 series in the US. In all the years of the G2X 4 series, the highest sales were 36,952 (last year).
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…The internet doesn’t like the grill, real life people do.


Let’s get completely real

Hopefully this LCI fixes the unsightly grills

I’ve never liked the grills on any of the newer 4 series offerings
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