When seeing the 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe for the first time, the phrase "sporty elegance" comes to mind.
The vehicle is a smaller version of the BMW Series-6.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: $40,500|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.8 gals (60 L)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 182.6 in. (463.8 cm)||Wheel Base: 110.6 in. (281 cm)|
|Height: 54.2 in. (137.7 cm)||Width: 71.9 in. (182.5 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4385 lbs (1989 kg)||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: 2.0 L Inline 4 Turbo||Compression Ratio: 10: 1|
|Horsepower: 241 HP||Max RPM: 5000 RPM|
|Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1250-4800 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds||Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)|
Engine & Performance
In the United States, the 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe offers 2 engine choices, the 428i and 435i. The former is a 2.0L, turbocharged 4 cylinder generating 240 horsepower. The latter, a 3.0 Liter inline 6 is twin turbocharged and capable of 300 horsepower.
The 428i is paired with a the basic 8 speed automatic transmission, while the 435i is mated to either the same 8 speed auto or a 6 speed manual transmission. The 435i can go from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds with a top speed of 155.
Both engines are available with BMW's "xDrive" all wheel drive option.
The BMW 4-Series Coupe is wider and longer than the Series 3. It sits lower to the ground. The double kidney grille remains, along with the twin circular headlight configuration.
A large air intake in the front apron is coupled with the air breathers located behind the front fenders which are both sharp and functional. The side profile of the 4-Series is similar to that of the Series 6. In fact, they are almost identical.
Around back you will see the signature BMW L-shaped taillights and a newly designed rear spoiler. There are some minor exterior differences based on whether you purchase the Sport, Luxury or M Sport package.
The interior of the 2014 4-Series Coupe is ergonomically designed for the driver. All of the controls are placed within easy access.
For a coupe this size, the rear seating is also designed well with a bench seat essentially molded into 2 separate seats. Each has their own head restraints and arm rests.
The rear seats can also be manipulated by a ratio of 40:20:40 to allow added cargo space without eliminating the entire seating area. As with the exterior, there are small changes to the inside that go with specific package options.