Bavarian Motor Works has unveiled the 2015 Series 4 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. You will be able to see it when it makes its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.
The series 4 replaces the Series 3 when it comes to midsize coupes and convertibles. The Series 3 will come in sedans only. The 2015 4-Series Gran Coupe is a shortened 4 door version of the sedan. An apt description would be smooth and silky on a sporty platform.
|Vehicle Type: Gran Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.6 gals (60 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 26 city / 45 hwy|
|Length: 182.6 in. (463.8 cm)||Wheel Base: 110.6 in. (281 cm)|
|Height: 54.9 in. (138.9 cm)||Width: 71.8 in. (182.5 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 3428 lbs (1555 kg)||Maximum Seating: 2+2 people|
|Engine: 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC||Compression Ratio: 11: 1|
|Horsepower: 184 HP||Max RPM: 5000-6250 RPM|
|Torque: 200 lb-ft @1250-4500 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Steptronic|
|0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds||Maximum Speed: 147 mph (236 km/h)|
Engine & Performance
The 4-Series Gran Coupe 428i comes with a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, Twin Turbo, 240 horsepower engine, while the 435i has a 3.0 liter, inline 6 cylinder generating to 300 horsepower.
Both versions come with an 8 speed Steptronic transmission that comes in manual or automatic mode.
The BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe strongly resembles the 2 door coupe with the rear shortened to accommodate the extra 2 doors.
The faÃ§ade has the traditional kidney grille and round headlamp clusters. Dual LED headlights are optional.
Air flow will not be an issue with the 2 large intakes in front with vertical air channels on both corners.
The profile view is where you notice a difference from the 2 door coupe. Although the slightly sloped roofline is almost unnoticeable as is the "hidden" gloss black B-pillar.
The horizontal tail lights are present on each corner of the rear end, once again closely paralleling the 2 door version.
A larger cabin awaits you, allowing for comfortable 4+1 seating. The instrument panel is round and encased in a black dashboard. A free standing flat screen iDrive monitor is an added attraction.
The rear seats fold down when hauling extra cargo. When in the upright position, 2 rear cup holders are available.
It should be available in a showroom near you by the summer of 2014 with a MSRP of around $41,000 for the 428i model. It will also be available as a 435i Gran Coupe and the 428i xDrive Gran Coupe which will feature intelligent all wheel drive.
Two of Its major competitors would appear to be the Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class which both can be had at a lower cost.