Now we can officially say goodbye to the BMW 3 Series coupe, well partially. BMW has officially released all the details for the 2014 4 Series coupe, which is essentially still a 3 Series with a different name.
Now we can officially say goodbye to the BMW 3 Series coupe, well partially. BMW has officially released all the details for the 2014 4 Series coupe, which is essentially still a 3 Series with a different name. The switch to the 4 Series name for the coupe also brings it in line with the larger BMW 6 Series Coupe.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe will be offered as both a 428i with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and as a 435i with the twin-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 rear- wheel drive or with all-wheel drive. The 2014 BMW 428i Coupe starts at $41,425, and the 2014 BMW 435i Coupe will have a starting price of $46,925. The 2014 428i xDrive Coupe and 435i xDrive will start from $43,425 and 48,925 respectively.
The 435i Coupe packs 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, which is enough to accelerate from 0-60 mph 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 155 mph top speed, when equipped with performance tires.
The four-cylinder engine of the new BMW 428i Coupe generates 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, which allows the 428i to sprint from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph when equipped with summer performance tires.
Even though the 4 Series shares most of its components with the 3 Series, the 4 Series has a lower center of gravity thanks to a revised suspension. The M Sport suspension that is part of the Sport Line and M Sport trims adds a firmer spring/shock absorber set-up and stiffer anti-roll bars, and its kinematics/ elastokinematics (bushings and bearings) have also been tweaked. The M Sport suspension also includes 18-inch or optional (435i only) 19- inch light-alloy wheels.
The 2014 BMW 428i Coupe and 435i Coupe will arrive in US showroom late this summer.