So, you've been longing for a 3-Series-sized car, but with fewer doors and a touch more style in its design? BMW has your new slice of the pie: the 2014 4-Series Coupe.
Replacing the 3-Series Coupe, but growing slightly in length and width while going lower to the ground (and lower in its center of gravity) the new 4-Series Coupe promises to offer design-driven buyers a new niche for their garages.
Available in 428i form with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 435i form with a 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line six-cylinder, the 4-Series coupe comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed manual transmission are optionally available.
The 435i's 300-horspeower and 300 pound-feet of torque get it to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds with the manual or 5.0 seconds with the eight-speed auto, and on to a top speed limited to 155 mph. For the 428i, 240 horses and 255 pound-feet of torque manage the 0-60 sprint in 5.7 seconds (BMW doesn't differentiate between transmissions for the 428i) and on to the same 155 mph limited top speed.
Pricing for the 2014 428i will start at $41,125, while the 435i starts at $46,925. If you want all-wheel drive, the 428i bumps up to $43,425, and the 435i climbs to $48,925.
While the vast majority of the 4-Series' underpinnings are shared very closely with the F30 3-Series sedan, there's at least one unique element to the new coupe's makeup: the center of gravity has been lowered via a lower suspension setup, bringing it down under 20 inches from the ground, the lowest center of gravity of any BMW car currently built.
Otherwise, you'll find the 4-Series Coupe available in a choice of trim lines (Luxury or Sport), plus the optional M Sport package. LED High Beam Assistant is available, as is BMW Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go. A new generation of BMW's navigation system, plus a full-color HUD, and a range of other safety and driving assistant technologies will also be offered.
Hit up page two for the full release. The 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupes will begin arriving at U.S. dealerships late in the summer.
The All-New BMW 4 Series Coupe
The latest chapter in the story of famous BMW Coupes.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 14, 2014 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT… The all-new BMW
4 Series Coupe marks the beginning of a new era for coupes at BMW. Launched as the
latest generation of BMW’s sporty mid-size Coupe, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe
embodies the very essence of dynamics and aesthetic appeal in the premium segment. The
“4” in its title headlines this new product line for the Coupe and emphasizes not only its
stand-out design, but that any way you look at it, the new 4 Series Coupe represents
something more than its BMW 3 Series cousins – 3+1, if you will. At the same time, as a
true BMW Coupe, the new nomenclature brings the new BMW 4 Series Coupe in line with
the larger 6 Series and 8 Series Coupes.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe will be offered as both a 428i, featuring BMW’s awardwinning TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and as a 435i with the multi-award winning