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
Twin Power Turbo 3.0-liter inline six. Both will be available with a standard 8-speed sport
automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Both will also be offered with a choice of rearwheel drive or with optional xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. The 2014
BMW 428i Coupe will have a base MSRP of $41,425, and the 2014 BMW 435i Coupe will
have a starting price of $46,925. Both prices include destination and handling. The 2014
428i xDrive Coupe and 435i xDrive will start from $43,425 and 48,925 respectively, again
inclusive of destination and handling. All four variants of the BMW 4 Series Coupe will arrive
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The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is visibly larger in width and wheelbase than the outgoing
BMW 3 Series Coupe, and its stretched silhouette sits considerably lower to the road. This,
together with its BMW-typical short overhangs, long hood and set-back passenger
compartment with flowing roofline, give the BMW 4 Series Coupe a visual balance. The
car’s striking front end – with its characteristic BMW design features, such as the doublekidney grille, four round headlights and a large air intake in the front apron – is keen to
display its family ties with the BMW 3 Series. New elements of the BMW 4 Series Coupe
are the Air Breathers, which are positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches to reduce
drag. The Coupe’s muscular wheel arches and wide track give an aggressive stance, with its
prominent horizontal lines.
Individual equipment lines for the interior and exterior.
The interior of the BMW 4 Series Coupe presents a combination of sporty allure and
exclusivity. All the controls central to driving are arranged ergonomically around the driver
ensuring comfortable access to all functions. In the rear compartment, contoured seats
continue the sporty theme of the BMW 4 Series Coupe. Recessed head restraints and
broad, continuously molded side supports give the rear bench the appearance of two
individual seats. High-grade material combinations and finish quality accentuate the
premium feel of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe. Customers can choose the Sport or Luxury
Lines as alternatives to standard specification. M Sport is another alternative. All three allow
visible individualization of the car’s exterior and interior appearance.
Sharp driving dynamics befitting The Ultimate driving MachineTM
The defining characteristics of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe are its driving dynamics and
aesthetics. As always, BMW engineers have placed special focus on steering accuracy,
precision, linear control response, and agility to fortify the new BMW 4 Series Coupe as the
latest shape of The Ultimate Driving Machine. Sophisticated chassis technology, nearperfect 50:50 weight distribution, fine-tuning in the wind tunnel, and lightweight
construction all contribute to meet that goal.
The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe has a longer wheelbase, wider track and lower ride height
than the previous-generation BMW 3 Series Coupe. Its lower suspension brings the car’s
center of gravity down to below 20 inches (500 mm), giving it the lowest center of gravity of
any car in the current BMW line-up. As a result, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is inherently
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BMW EfficientDynamics – A holistic philosophy.
In addition to its sporty driving dynamics, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe offers outstanding
fuel efficiency. This is a result of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, which
can be found in almost every aspect of the new model. The car’s lightweight construction
and aerodynamic features – headlined by the groundbreaking Air Curtains and Air Breathers
– also help to maximize efficiency. At its core, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe has been
engineered for performance excellence, while other features including Auto Start-Stop and
on-demand operation of ancillary units help lower fuel consumption and emissions as well.
Use of ECO PRO mode gives the potential to cut fuel use by as much as 20 percent.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe uses a combination of driver assistance systems and
mobility services (available as standard or optional under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner)
to increase safety, comfort and infotainment usage ease and convenience. Among the
highlights are a new generation of BMW Navigation System, which offers extra capability,
sharper graphics and 3D elements for the map display, the full-color BMW Head-Up
Display; Driving Assistant Plus, which warns the driver of a potential collision with a
pedestrian, the intelligent; glare-free LED High Beam Assistant and the latest iteration of
BMW Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go. As far as infotainment is concerned, efficient
interface technology enables the integration of smartphones and numerous Bluetooth office
functions. The latter also offers the driver the option of a dictation function with full speech
recognition. Each feature has been carefully integrated to minimize the chances for driver
distraction while the vehicle is in motion.
Design: Timeless aesthetics blend with individuality and sporty ability.
The launch of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe marks the arrival of the latest generation of
BMW’s sporty premium mid-size Coupe. The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe, which
celebrated its world premiere at the NAIAS 2013 in Detroit, previewed the development of
BMW’s design language which can now be seen in the production model. Its styling
promises a commanding presence on the road, stand-out dynamic ability and unbeatable
driving pleasure. The “4” in its title spearheads this new era for the BMW Coupes and
emphasizes its even sharper sporty dynamics and increased presence that place the new
BMW 4 Series Coupe a step beyond the already-legendary BMW 3 Series range.
Athletic elegance, impeccable proportions.
The proportions of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe differ significantly from those of the
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length (182.6 in / 4,638 mm), a 2-inch (50-mm) longer wheelbase (110.6 in / 2,810 mm) and
a roofline that now runs 0.6 inches (16 mm) lower than before (53.6 in / 1,362 mm) enhance
the stretched coupe’s profile. These dimensions combined with the BMW 4 Series Coupe’s
characteristically short overhangs, long hood, set-back passenger compartment and flowing
roofline to produce a visually balanced silhouette. The athletic appearance of the
BMW 4 Series Coupe is particularly emphasized by its 1.7inch (43-mm) increase in the
width (71.9 in / 1,825 mm). Notably, the rear wheel arches mark the car’s broadest point,
giving a more aggressive stance. As a result, 1.8-inch-(45-mm) wider front track (110.6 in /
1,545 mm) and full 3.1 inches (80 mm) of extra width at the rear axle (62.7 in / 1,593 mm)
promise – even at a standstill –further improvements in sporty characteristics for which
BMW is known.
Eye-catching front end with prominently sporty contours.
Signature BMW front-end design features, such as the double-kidney grille and four round
headlights, undoubtedly identify the 4 Series Coupe as a BMW. It is unmistakably the 3
Series’ sibling, although the differences are apparent. The optional eye-catching full-LED
headlights, with their hexagonal design, and the slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille
form a single unit and strengthen the athletic presence of the BMW 4 Series Coupe on the
road. Below the headlight line, the BMW 4 Series Coupe features a large air intake in the
front apron. On the far left and right-hand edges of the air intakes are the additional small
vertical apertures for the Air Curtains. These vents improve the airflow around the outside of
the front wheels and help cut fuel consumption at higher speeds.
Flowing lines shape the elegantly sporty silhouette.
Its precise lines define the outline of the BMW 4 Series Coupe. The subtly sloping roofline
creates a smooth transition into the rear, and accentuates the sporty profile of the flanks.
The side window with frameless glass and the signature slim-line BMW Hofmeister kink at
the trailing edge of the C-pillar create a dynamic visual tension. Below the windows, the
double swage line – made up of two character lines running alongside each other – familiar
from the BMW 3 Series along with the door sill line strengthen the body’s wedge shape.
The small, shrinking shadow below the swage line above the rear wheel flows directly into
the flared rear wing, emphasizing the car’s potential and hallmark BMW rear-wheel drive.
Located just rearwards of the BMW 4 Series Coupe’s front wheels are Air Breathers
designed to reduce drag around the wheel arches. The Air Breathers and Air Curtains
underline the sporty character of the car’s design and provide evidence of the aerodynamics
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Prominently flared wheel arches project signature sporty character.
The sporty character of the BMW 4 Series Coupe extends into the design of the rear. The
horizontal lines and stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear draw
attention to the flared wheel arches and wide track. The sloping rear window has a lowering
effect on the car’s tail and gives the body an even more aggressive look, and also shows off
the car’s shoulders. The L-shaped taillights of the BMW 4 Series Coupe flow into the car’s
overall design. They continue the path of the swage line from the flanks, creating a link to
the rear end.
The interior of the BMW 4 Series Coupe incorporates sporty styling and pure quality
together. In the front of the cabin, an approach known as layering – i.e. the utilization of
space through the structuring of lines and surfaces into layers – gives the cabin a driver
orientation without excluding the front passenger. All the controls central to driving are
arranged ergonomically around the driver providing ready access to all functions. Automatic
seat belt valets, a Sport steering wheel, circular instruments in black-panel look and the
free-standing, flat-screen iDrive monitor give a sense of functional elegance. The iDrive
Controller – properly located for easy reach on the center console – and the armrest
between the front seats give the cabin usability and comfort.
The dynamic horizontal lines of the instrument panel extend into the optional two-tone door
and side panel trim, wrapping around the driver and front passenger. In the rear
compartment, contoured seats bring the sportiness of the 4 Series Coupe to all passengers.
Recessed head restraints and continuously molded side supports give the rear bench the
appearance of two separate seats.
The backrest of the BMW 4 Series Coupe’s rear seat can be folded down in 40:20:40
segments. Folding down the center segment creates a large through-loading gap, which
can accommodate several pairs of skis or snowboards while still allowing space for four
people on board. A BMW ski or snowboard bag is available from the BMW Accessories
catalogue. The trunk can also be opened remotely using the optional Smart Opener as part
of the Comfort Access feature; a short movement of the foot under the center of the rear
bumper is all it takes to raise the trunklid.
Sport and Luxury Lines as well as M Sport available for personalization.
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define the premium feel inside the new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As well as the basic trim
level, whose material and color concept accentuates the car’s classic character; customers
have a choice of two BMW Lines as well as the popular M Sport to add individual touches to
the car’s exterior and interior. The Sport Line and Luxury Line embody different takes on the
car’s character, adapting the design and color scheme for the kidney grille and air intakes,
exterior mirror caps, Air Breathers, trim strips in the front and rear apron, door sill strips and
range of wheel rims to set the car apart externally from the basic trim level.
Sport Line: The Sport Line adds extra depth to the BMW 4 Series Coupe with a selection
of exterior body features in high-gloss black. A sport suspension is included for rear-wheel
drive models, setting an exciting tone for the driving experience. The standard high-gloss
black B-pillars and black wrap-around window strip give the car an even sportier look, along
with nine molded high-gloss black kidney grille slats in a chrome-colored surround. The
three black air intakes in the front apron and the likewise black Air Breathers draw the eye to
the car’s aerodynamic features. 18-inch or optional 19-inch light-alloy wheels (435i only) in
twin-spoke design provide a more performance-oriented look. From the rear, the BMW 4
Series Coupe with Sport Line can be identified by the black trim strip level with the rear
apron and the black exhaust tips. Inside the car, black and red accents, such as the red trim
rings in the inner circle of the instrument dials and red stitching on the sport steering wheel,
provide a pronounced contrast. An anthracite-colored headliner is also included to reduce
sun glare during dynamic driving. The available Coral Red interior includes Coral Red leather
sport seats, red door panel trim and a red lower section for the instrument panel.
Luxury Line: High-gloss chrome touches give the exterior of the BMW 4 Series Coupe a
particularly elegant and exclusive appeal. 11 kidney grille slats with chromed fronts and
matte black sides, two high-gloss double bridges in the front apron’s outer air intakes and
chromed Air Breathers all offer elegant touches. The chrome window surround is another
visual highlight, with special 18-inch or optional 19-inch light-alloy wheels (435i only)
available. The BMW 4 Series Coupe Luxury Line is recognized from the rear by a high-gloss
chrome strip in the rear apron and the chrome exhaust tips. The interior also stands out with
various chrome elements, such as the surround for the audio and air conditioning system.
High-gloss wood strips, leather seats with stitching and a choice of two upholstery variants
in four colors highlight the possibilities in the Luxury Line. Exclusively available for the BMW
4 Series, Ash Grain anthracite fine wood trim surfaces and a Pearl Gloss Chrome metal inlay
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M Sport: Customers wishing to endow their new BMW 4 Series Coupe with as much
traditional Driving Machine character as possible may opt for M Sport. It includes an M
aerodynamic package including numerous body components (front apron with large air
intakes, rear bumper with diffuser, side skirts) and high-gloss Shadow Line trim. The exterior
paint shade Estoril Blue Metallic is available only with M Sport on the 4 Series Coupe. M
Sport is further distinguished by 18-inch or optional 19-inch light-alloy wheels (435i only) in
M design. Inside, features such as M door sill finishers, an M leather steering wheel and an
M driver’s footrest complete the atmosphere. Technical features of this package include M
Sport suspension (rear-wheel drive models only) and M Sport Brakes (also a stand-alone
option on all 435i Coupes and an optional upgrade on 428i Coupe when M Sport is chosen)
which includes calipers painted in blue finish.
Hallmark BMW set-up makes the difference.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe benefits from BMW’s customary approach of splitting
steering and drive forces between the front and rear axles, which is the ideal platform for
balanced driving characteristics, directional stability and agile handling. It also has a 50:50
weight distribution, which sets it apart from its competitors. Taking into account its low
center of gravity, unique chassis set-up and lightweight construction, the 4 Series Coupe is
an exceptionally dynamic overall package which will satisfy every type of driver.
A rigorous focus on sports performance.
The chassis construction of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is based on that of the latest
BMW 3 Series Sedan, although its springs and damping, axle kinematics and
elastokinematics have all been tailored precisely to the engaging character of the new
Coupe. The chassis engineers have managed to make further improvements to the agility
and accuracy offered by the chassis, thanks to modification and fine-tuning of variables such
as the camber angle, the track and the roll center. Particular attention was paid to
strengthening the front section of the car help to further enhance steering precision and
Double-pivot strut-type front suspension with anti-roll bar.
The front suspension of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe combines maximum stiffness with
minimum weight. Aluminum torque struts, wishbones and swivel bearings bring a reduction
in unsprung weight. At the same time, the engineers optimized the kinematics of the
double-pivot suspension for agility and precision. Adjusting the position of the control arms
in the swivel bearings from their arrangement on the latest BMW 3 Series Sedan gives the
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An additional strut between the front axle subframe and body sill creates a stiffer overall
connection between the front wheels and the car’s main structure, so the transverse forces
generated on entry into corners are transferred to the car more directly. The BMW 4 Series
Coupe responds more directly to the driver’s steering commands and displays more sporty
characteristics and greater agility. And that means it carves through corners with ease and
Five-link rear suspension enhances the car’s engaging character.
The rear axle of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is a key component in its driving
characteristics, but that does not mean comfort has been overlooked. This construction is
based on the five-link concept, and its elastokinematics have been tuned specially for this
sports coupe. In addition, extra-wide mounts and supports on the wheel carriers for track
and camber, slightly repositioned pivot points, stiff control arms and suspension subframes,
and the use of thrust arms to connect the suspension with the body all provide an excellent
basis for an extremely sporty and dynamically exceptional overall set-up. The result is
precise and assured wheel location, directional stability in any driving situation. Aerodynamic
features around the rear suspension also contribute to driving precision.
Servotronic steering standard, Variable Sport steering optional.
A standard feature of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is the Servotronic system which
provides speed-sensitive power assistance. The system’s precise programming results in
sharper steering feel, feedback, precision, accuracy and immediate response. The new
BMW 4 Series Coupe can also be equipped with Variable Sport steering as part of the
optional Dynamic Handling Package. This provides a somewhat “quicker” on-center
steering ratio which then varies depending on the amount of steering “lock” (angle) applied
by the driver. The result is even more-lively steering during the “turn-in” phase of cornering,
and excellent stability mid-corner and on corner exit.
Powerful standard braking systems with lightweight construction.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe comes equipped with powerful swing-caliper or fixed-caliper
brakes and large, inner-vented brake discs. The calipers on the front brakes are made of
aluminum. As well as low unsprung weight, the brakes also stand out with their high heat
tolerance, excellent wet braking performance, ease of use and excellent feel. A brake pad
wear indicator and the Brake Drying function are standard on all models.
Intelligent lightweight construction concept and aerodynamic fine-tuning.
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performance qualities. The use of high- and ultra-high-strength multi-phase steels
maximizes the body’s strength, without driving up the weight. Components which are
central to rigidity are made from micro-alloyed steels. The body’s front end is 60 percent
more rigid than that of the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe and so has benefits beyond
agility and steering precision alone. Most impressively, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe tips
the scales at up to 99 lb (45 kg) less than its predecessor, depending on the engine and
equipment specified, despite having grown significantly in terms of dimensions.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe highlights its aerodynamic qualities with a Cd (drag
coefficient) of 0.28. Changes to the front apron and the rear of the car have gotten the
coupe aerodynamic lift qualities that match the figures of the current BMW M3 Coupe.
Another factor here is the design of the underbody: the aerodynamically-optimized structure
incorporates smooth panels extending to the sides, under the engine compartment shield
and around the front section of the exhaust tunnel. Together, they seal the underbody to the
Air Curtains and Air Breathers.
The aerodynamic fine-tuning process is incorporated in every area of the body. The BMW
Air Curtains in the front apron reduce turbulence – and therefore drag – around the front
wheels. The wheel arches and the air deflectors in front of them were also designed with
aerodynamics in mind. The new Air Breathers positioned rearwards of the front wheel
arches divert some of the air flowing through the wheel arches, thereby reducing air
M Sport suspension, adaptive suspension and M Sport brakes.
The M Sport suspension included is part of the Sport Line and M Sport. It works with a
firmer spring/shock absorber set-up and stiffer anti-roll bars, and its kinematics/
elastokinematics (bushings and bearings) have also been tweaked to suit the new BMW 4
Series Coupe. The M Sport suspension also includes 18-inch or optional (435i only) 19-
inch light-alloy wheels. Alternatively, customers can select a lowered (non-xDrive models)
Adaptive suspension, included in the Dynamic Handling Package, which adjusts the
electronic damper mapping to each road surface and driving situation. The driver can also
use the Driving Experience Control switch to vary the basic suspension settings between
comfort and sport, according to personal preference. For performance-minded customers,
BMW offers the M Sport Brakes. The aluminum fixed calipers (four-piston at the front, twopiston at the rear) and large discs combine low weight with short stopping distances. - more -
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Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO mode: extra-sporty or efficient
driving modes at the touch of a button.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe also offers drivers the ability to change between sporty, eco
or comfort settings, depending on mood or preference. Using the Driving Experience
Control switch with ECO PRO mode on the center console, drivers can select between
ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT or SPORT+ (most models). Each of these selections will
activate different settings for the powertrain and suspension components.
In SPORT mode, throttle response is improved and the steering becomes more direct. If the
automatic transmission is fitted, the gearshift points are also altered for sportier driving.
Depending on the car’s specification, different settings can be selected for the powertrain
and chassis components. In SPORT+ mode, the Dynamic Stability Control thresholds are
raised and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is activated. The electronic limited-slip function
for the rear differential can then provide better acceleration out of corners or sharp bends.
Powerful engines maximize dynamic performance.
Owning a coupe reflects a driver’s passion for elegant lines, performance driving and highclass dynamics. The state-of-the-art powertrain technology under the skin of the new BMW
4 Series Coupe ensures it delivers an engaging driving experience that satisfies even the
most demanding expectations.
Longitudinally front-mounted, inline engines powering the rear wheels continue BMW’s
tradition in creating a drive concept that delivers great driving pleasure. Both engines
available for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe use BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which
combines sporty performance characteristics with improved efficiency. Available from
launch are an inline six-cylinder engine for the BMW 435i Coupe and a four-cylinder unit for
the BMW 428i Coupe. These award-winning engines not only supply the BMW 4 Series
Coupe with outstanding acceleration and elasticity, they also keep the cars weight down to
improve driving dynamics and lower fuel consumption.
The elite athlete: award-winning inline six-cylinder engine.
The new BMW 435i Coupe gives full value to performance-minded drivers thanks to a
refined high-revving inline-six engine with instant power delivery and great fuel efficiency.
Equipped with High Precision Direct Injection and Valvetronic fully variable valve control, the
3.0-liter engine with aluminum crankcase develops maximum output of 300 hp between
5,800 and 6,000 rpm. Peak torque of 300 lb-ft is generated at 1,200 rpm and remains on
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The multi-award winning six-cylinder engine allows the new BMW 435i Coupe to accelerate
from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds with the 6-speed manual transmission, and only 5 seconds
with the 8-speed automatic, on the way to an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph) top
speed, when equipped with performance tires.
Low weight, high performance: the four-cylinder for the BMW 428i Coupe.
Smooth power delivery, available torque, high revs and low weight define the 2.0-liter fourcylinder turbocharged engine. BMW’s engine technology package – including High
Precision Direct Injection, twin-scroll turbocharging, Double-VANOS variable camshaft
control and Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology – offers high performance potential
combined with low fuel consumption and emissions.
The cutting-edge four-cylinder engine of the new BMW 428i Coupe generates maximum
output of 240 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 255 lb-ft, which the driver can
access between 1,250 and 4,800 rpm. This allows the 428i to sprint from 0 to 60 in 5.7
seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), when equipped
with summer performance tires. The engine gives a smooth power delivery from the
moment it spins above idle to the upper regions of its engine speed range along an almost
Optional 6-speed manual transmission.
The no-cost optional 6-speed manual transmission features easy gear changes, precise
shift travel and optimum gear spacing for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe (not available for
428i xDrive). For spirited drivers, the interface where the power from the engine is relayed to
the drivetrain is critical to maximizing the car’s performance. The manual transmission uses
its high shift quality to allow for powerful sprints and rapid, short bursts of speed, and also
helps to reduce fuel consumption.
8-speed Sport automatic transmission.
The high-performance 8-speed automatic transmission – with its extra gears, quick gear
changes and delightful shift comfort – is perfectly matched to the character of the new
BMW 4 Series Coupe. With only small changes in rpm between gear ratios, the ideal gear is
on hand in virtually any situation out on the road. Many technical features and internal
efficiencies ensure powerful acceleration and short bursts of speed are possible with no
additional fuel consumption over the manual transmission. The 8-speed automatic’s
intelligent control technology enables quick shift and reaction times and direct downshift
capability. Drivers may also shift gears using paddles on the steering wheel. Drivers can - more -
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choose between Normal and Sport transmission modes using the gear shift lever or the
Driving Experience Control switch.
BMW xDrive: intelligent all-wheel drive available as an option.
As an alternative to rear-wheel drive, the BMW 435i Coupe and BMW 428i Coupe can also
be specified with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. As well as sharing all the traditional
virtues of all-wheel-drive systems – such as increased traction, safety and the optimum
transfer of engine power to the road – BMW xDrive can also reduce oversteer or understeer
that may occur in cornering situations. In the process, it enhances agility and precision, e.g.
when turning into corners or when accelerating strongly out of them.
Auto Start Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe comes with the Auto Start Stop function. Another standard
feature is Brake Energy Regeneration, which ensures that – as far as possible – power for
the vehicle’s electrical system is generated during braking and coasting. ECO PRO mode is
effective in helping the BMW 4 Series Coupe driver maintain an efficient and economical
driving style. As well as tweaking the accelerator’s responses and the engine management
system, ECO PRO also benefits from intelligent energy and climate management. The
system gives the driver tips and ideas – relevant to the driving situation at hand – on how to
reduce fuel consumption even further through adjustments in personal driving style.
Average fuel consumption can be cut by up to 20 percent in ECO PRO mode, with a
corresponding boost to the car’s range on a tank of fuel.
On-demand operation of ancillary units saves energy.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe’s ancillary components also play a role in the car’s intelligent
energy management. Examples include the on-demand coolant pump, the map-controlled
oil pump and the Electric Power Steering system, which only consumes electricity when
steering assistance is actually required. The special air conditioning compressor works on
the same principle. As soon as the driver switches the air conditioning off, the belt drive to
the compressor is disconnected to minimize power drain.
Intelligent lightweight design reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The use of lightweight materials makes a significant contribution to efficiency and agility,
and helps to give BMW cars their impressive dynamic capability. Weight savings can be
found in every area of the development process. As well as the use of plastics and cuttingedge composite materials, the increased deployment of aluminum components in the
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assemblies. The results are impressive: although the new BMW 4 Series Coupe has grown
in terms of dimensions, it’s between 44 lb (20 kg) and 99 lb (45 kg) lighter than its
BMW Assist: Standard with 10 years of eCall with enhanced Automatic Collision
Notification and BMW Teleservice.
BMW Assist will be standard on the new 4 Series Coupe. It will include 10 years of eCall
emergency calling and enhanced Automatic Collision Notification as well as BMW
Teleservice. BMW Assist eCall includes enhanced Automatic Collision Notification, which
includes the groundbreaking Urgency Algorithm, developed in cooperation with the William
Lehman Injury Research Center in Miami. In addition to the vehicle’s exact position and
direction of travel, details of the vehicle model and all the data gathered by the sensors in
the car are relayed to the call center as well. This information provides indications as to the
nature and severity of the collision, while the deployment of the car’s restraint systems
gives an idea of the number of people injured and allows frontal, rear, side or even multiple
collisions to be identified and differentiated. The Urgency Algorithm transmits the likelihood
of severe injury. On the basis of all accident-related data, the call center decides which and
how many emergency services are required at the accident site (e.g. doctor, paramedic, fire
brigade, helicopter). The data also enables the first responders to alert the appropriate
medical care for those involved in the accident before they have even arrived at the scene.
The call center will also stay in contact with the vehicle’s occupants until the emergency
services arrive, speaking to them in their native language where possible. As well as
automatic activation, the system also allows the driver or front passenger to trigger the
emergency call manually in order to help other road users in distress by alerting the call
TeleService tells the driver if and when maintenance is required. Fixed service intervals
become a thing of the past, because the intelligent maintenance system, Condition Based
Service, constantly monitors your vehicle's service needs. When necessary, the vehicle
communicates service-relevant data to the nearest BMW Service Center by making an
Automatic BMW TeleService Call.
BMW iDrive: The BMW 4 Series Coupe gets the latest version
BMW’s groundbreaking user interface has undergone constant improvement and
development since its inception in 2002. On the heels of its most recent update, BMW’s
iDrive will see significant enhancements for model year 2014. Not only will more models
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experience in the areas of navigation, Advanced Real Time Traffic Information, connectivity,
entertainment, online access and voice commands. One example is the ability to engage
automatic time setting. When active, the time will automatically be adjusted for Daylight
Saving or Standard time as well as changes in time zone while traveling.
BMW Navigation – Touchpad, Point-of-Interest voice search and enhanced
route tailoring among highlights
The latest BMW navigation system, which is optional on the new BMW 4 Series Coupe,
has received many enhancements.
Before setting out, the prescribed route can be tailored to avoid certain areas, for example,
if the user anticipates heavy traffic or knows of construction on that route. The system will
recalculate the route to avoid the selected area. Multiple areas to avoid can be selected for
a given route and the size of coverage is fully adjustable.
The online Google search function has been enhanced for customers who subscribe to
BMW Online. Users can now search for points-of-interest (POI) via voice. Once the user
has spoken their POI, the navigation system can then guide the driver to their desired
Advanced Real Time Traffic Information was significantly enhanced for iDrive 4.2 to provide
a clearer view of traffic congestion using green, yellow and red indicators along the route to
indicate the degree to which roads are clear or congested. The traffic incident view has
been enhanced again to provide more precise indications in red of the specific location of
When equipped with the BMW navigation system, the new 4 Series Coupe will include the
new iDrive controller with Touchpad. The touchpad is integrated into the top of the
controller and does not require a separate location. Phone numbers, contact names and
address can be written out directly on the touchpad. The user can seamlessly switch
between the touchpad and the controller while information is being entered. The touchpad
can also be used to zoom in and out on the interactive map.
High-res projection in color: the Head-Up Display.
One of the highlights of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is the latest-generation full-color
Head-Up Display. HUD projects key information onto the windshield to appear directly in the
driver’s field of view to minimize the time the driver has to look away from the road.
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limits and passing restrictions are also flashed up for the driver’s benefit, along with
navigation instructions and various warning messages. The variety of driver assistance
systems available for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe brings the amount of information that
can be shown in the Head-Up Display to a whole new level. The intensity of the projections
adapts automatically to the light conditions and follows the illumination of the cockpit dials.
The positioning of the projections on the windscreen can also be adjusted using the iDrive
Active Driving Assistant warns the driver of a possible collision with pedestrians.
A camera fitted to the rear-view mirror scans in front of the vehicle and uses image
processing to detect any people or vehicles within its field of vision. When it recognizes a
risk of collision with the vehicle in front, the system produces an audible warning and a visual
signal appears in the instrument cluster or the optional Head-Up Display (if specified) to alert
the driver. Should a collision be unavoidable, automatic moderate hazard braking is
actuated. During urban journeys in sufficient light conditions, if the system detects a
potential collision with a pedestrian, it warns the driver and, if necessary, triggers automatic
hazard braking. In both cases – in addition to the warnings – the vehicle’s brakes are
automatically primed for emergency braking and the activation thresholds of the Brake
Assist system are lowered. The Lane Departure Warning system is also a part of the Driving
A system of many talents: Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
The latest development stage of the familiar Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
(ACC Stop & Go) uses a front-mounted camera on the rear-view mirror in addition to the
full-range radar sensors to provide an enhanced interpretation of the traffic situation ahead.
When driving in slow-moving traffic or traffic jams, the driver is able to safely move along
with the flow of traffic and let the vehicle’s automatic systems handle the tasks of stopping,
pulling away again and approaching junctions where there are already vehicles waiting
ahead. Combining radar and video data in this way improves detection of other vehicles and
reduces the system’s reaction time. If a vehicle ahead brakes very sharply in free-flowing
traffic, requiring the driver to take action, he or she is prompted to do so by a two-stage
warning. Active Cruise Control with automatic distance control is now available at speeds
between 20 and 130 mph (30 km/h and 210 km/h). The intelligent cruise control function
remains active at speeds above 130 mph (210 km/h).
Using sensors and camera monitoring: Active Blind Spot Detection and Lane
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Among the convenience and safety-enhancing assistance systems on offer are Active Blind
Sport Detection and Lane Departure Warning, with the latter available as part of the Active
Driving Assistant option. These systems use radar sensors and camera monitoring to alert
drivers to potential collision risks when changing lanes or if they veer out of lane
unintentionally. It also issues a warning when driving too close to the vehicle ahead.
LED High Beam Assistant with intelligent control.
The BMW 4 Series Coupe is available with the option of full-LED headlights, which provide
a further safety boost when driving at night. The optional High Beam Assistant in
conjunction with full-LED headlights ensures that the driver can enjoy optimal visibility at all
times without having to switch manually between high and low beam. The High Beam
Assistant adapts to the traffic situation by switching to low beam on one or both sides.
Superb overview not just when parking: Surround View, Side View, Top View and
In addition to the rear view camera and Park Distance Control, customers are also able to
get the Surround View function with Side View and Top View, which provides a bird’s-eye
view of the BMW 4 Series Coupe and the area around it. It enables the driver to carry out
precise maneuvers in tight spaces. If the car is moving at a speed under 12 mph (20 km/h),
the Side View function can additionally be activated to allow the driver to keep an eye on
cross-traffic. Another convenience system is the Parking Assistant system, which is able to
maneuver the car into parking spaces parallel to the direction of travel. All the driver has to
do is operate the accelerator and brake pedal while the Parking Assistant takes care of the
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is a technical tour-de-force which is, at its heart a true BMW
Sport Coupe. The 2014 428i Coupe and 435i Coupe will arrive in US showroom late this
BMW Group in America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. RollsRoyce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the
United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for
the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the RollsRoyce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a
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BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global
manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports
Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is
represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 118 MINI passenger car dealers,
and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales
headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:
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journalists on-line at www.bmwusanews.com and www.press.bmwna.com.
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