BMW’s 4 Series Coupe has proved to be quite a success story for the Munich marque, accounting for around 25% of sales in the 4 Series model range, a line-up that has shifted over 400,000 units since its original introduction in 2013. Now, there’s a significantly revised version of this two-door model.

Dynamic changes made to this improved model mean stiffer suspension and an upgraded steering set-up. As ever, the oily bits are, somewhat predictably, shared with the 3 Series, as it would be cost prohibitive to do anything otherwise. The biggest seller continues to be the 190bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel in the 420d variant, with comes with either two or four wheel drive. Above that come the six cylinder diesel models. There are rear wheel drive and xDrive 4WD versions of the 258bhp 430d, before you get to the 435d xDrive diesel range-topper with a hefty 313bhp at its disposal.

In the petrol line-up, things kick off with the base four cylinder 184bhp 2.0-litre unit found in the 420i, which is slightly more efficient than it used to be and, as before, comes in rear wheel drive and xDrive 4WD guises. The pokier version of this powerplant these days carries a ‘430i’ badge and has a 252bhp output, with torque rated at 350Nm, making possible a rest to 62mph ime of just 5.9s. That makes it difficult to imagine why you’d want a six cylinder petrol model, but if you still do, there’s a 326bhp ‘440i’ variant. Remaining at the top of the range is the twin turbo six cylinder 431bhp M4 super-coupe.

Design-wise, the changes made to this revised 4 Series Coupe are really quite subtle. If you know the car well, you’ll spot the new twin LED headlights that now come as standard. An even more distinctive ‘Icon Adaptive LED headlight’ package is optional. Another frontal change is found in the central air intake which has an aperture that increases in size towards the outer edges, adding a more imposing presence and greater sense of width to the entire nose section.

Overall, there’s a sustained level of excellence shot throughout this 4 Series Coupe that Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class Coupe rivals can’t quite match.

CAR: BMW 4 Series Coupe range
PRICES: £33,110-£129,880 - on the road
CO2 EMISSIONS: 119-218g/km
PERFORMANCE: [430i] Max Speed 155mph / 0-62mph 5.9s
FUEL CONSUMPTION: [430i] (combined) 43.5mpg
STANDARD SAFETY FEATURES: Twin front airbags, twin front side airbags, twin ITS side window airbags / ABS /DSC / brakeforce display
WILL IT FIT IN YOUR GARAGE?: Length/Width/Height 4640/1825/1377 mm