2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe sends message to Audi and Mercedes
The launch of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe marks the arrival of the latest generation of BMW’s sporty premium mid-size Coupe but more importantly, it sends a message to Audi and Mercedes. It says BMW is advancing their global image as the leader in the premium luxury performance segment. The new 4 Series Coupe sends a strong message that they are not about to give up the top spot in the premium luxury performance segment easily. Both Audi and Mercedes have made it clear they want to be number one, but it will be a tough fight for them to get there. The champ has just rolled out a new coupe that says a lot about the German automaker from Munich.
BMW is not sitting on their proverbial laurels with the 3 Series Coupe. The proportions of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe differ significantly from those of the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe. The 2014 4 Series has a longer wheelbase, wider track and lower ride height than the previous-generation BMW 3 Series Coupe. BMW has created a whole new era with the 4 Series Coupe that says they are not resting on past success.
One of the sportiest series-produced cars in the BMW range
The 4 Series Coupe has a lower suspension that 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 will be one of the sportiest series-produced cars in the BMW range. The way to stay on top is to keep the pedal to the metal in style and performance. It’s hard to improve on their award-winning engines and the new BMW 4 Series Coupe will be offered as both a 428i, featuring BMW’s award-winning TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and as a 435i with the multi-award winning Twin Power Turbo 3.0-liter inline six.
Award winning engines will produce the power
The 3.0-liter BMW engine features an aluminum crankcase and develops 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. of torque. The multi-award winning six-cylinder engine allows the new BMW 435i Coupe to sprint from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox, and only five seconds with the 8-speed automatic. The 435i has an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed, when equipped with performance tires.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine features BMW’s engine technology package, that includes High Precision Direct Injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger, Double-VANOS variable camshaft control and Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology. The 2.0-liter offers high performance potential combined with low fuel consumption and emissions.The new BMW 428i Coupe generates 240 hp and peak torque of 255 lb-ft. The 428i will launch 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.
Both engines will come mated to a standard eight-speed sport automatic or six-speed manual gearbox. Both will also be offered with a choice of rear-wheel drive or with optional xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. Customers can choose the Sport or Luxury Lines as alternatives to standard specification. The high-performance M Sport will be able for ultra-performance enthusiasts.
New design and performance elements
New elements of the BMW 4 Series Coupe over the outgoing 3 Series Coupe are the Air Breathers, which are positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches to reduce drag. BMW engineers made sure the new BMW 4 Series Coupe will be defined by its sporty driving dynamics and aesthetics. It will also feature a new sophisticated chassis technology, with near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution, fine-tuning in the wind tunnel, and lightweight construction all contribute to meet that goal.
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 with both prices including 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 in US showrooms late this summer. Audi and Mercedes will have a tough time catching their German rival BMW.
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