2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe officially debuts, priced from $41,425

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Looks like a natural progression from the sedan. I'm also happy that BMW is continuing to offer manuals in most iterations of the 3/4 series :cool:

Well, that didn't take long. Less than two hours after the first images of the 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe leaked onto the Internet, we've been given the go-ahead to publish the whole kit and caboodle. And while we won't say we told you so, it looks as though the car's official details are standing true to our earlier predictions.

In other words, BMW will offer the 4 Series in 428i and 435i models, both of which can be had with xDrive all-wheel drive. Just like in the 3 Series, the 428i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, good for 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, and the 435i gets BMW's turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six making 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. In three of the four models, both a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission are available; the 428i xDrive can only be had with the auto 'box. The 428i (with rear-wheel drive, we assume) can hit 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds (though BMW doesn't specify with which transmission), and the 435i will do that same sprint in 5.3 seconds with the manual and five seconds flat with the eight-speed auto.

We've already dissected the 4 Series' visuals, but the numbers show just how different it is from the 3 Series sedan. The 4 Coupe is one-tenth of an inch longer overall, while riding on the same 110.6-inch wheelbase, is 0.6 inches wider, and has a roofline that's a full 2.7 inches closer to the ground. It looks sleek, incorporating BMW's new design language from the 3 Series with an overall profile that's similar to the larger 6 Series coupe.

BMW will offer the 4 Series Coupe in three different trim lines ? Luxury, Sport and M Sport. Much like the 3 Series range, the Luxury line focuses more on overall amenities and upscale appearance, while the Sport and M Sport models are meant to offer the most driver-focused set of equipment with slightly more aggression outside. 18- and 19-inch wheels are available on all models, and M Sport models get a whole raft of equipment including better suspension tuning and upgraded brakes to make the whole package more exciting on the road. The cabin doesn't look all that different from the 3 Series, incorporating the same suite of technological goodies and creature comforts, and is offered in a variety of hues.

The new 4 Series goes on sale later this summer, and BMW has already confirmed that pricing will start at $41,425 (*including destination) for the 428i Coupe ? an increase of $1,650 versus a 328i sedan. From there, the 428i xDrive rolls in at $46,925, the 435i starts at $43,425, and the range-topping 435i xDrive will set you back $48,925. Have a look through our huge gallery above to see the new 4 Series from all angles, and scroll down for BMW's lengthy press release with all the nitty-gritty details.
Press Release: Here

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Damn, the only beef I have with it is that the tail lights are too tall. If they were more sleek, it'd be REALLY good looking.

And of course expect prices over here to start with a higher number AND with a ? next to them...
 

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The exhausts are pretty disappointing after the concept's integrated tips



The ones on the 428 are even worse than the 435 picture above.
 

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German Prices:
420i: 35750 EUR
428i: 41100 EUR
435i: 47800 EUR.

420d: 39200 EUR
430d: 49300 EUR (8-Speed stock)
435d: 54300 EUR (8-Speed stock)

8-Speed Automatic adds 2150 EUR (all models except 30d and 35d), xDrive add 2500 EUR (available 20i/d and 35i/d).
 

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Ahh, so you can get a 420 model. Nice. :p
 
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Yeah later this year.

420i: 2 liter i4 turbo 184hp
428i: 2 liter i4 turbo 245hp
435i: 3 liter i6 turbo 306hp

420d: 2 liter i4 turbo 184hp
430d: 3 liter i6 turbo 250hp
435d: 3 liter i6 twinturbo 313hp
 

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It looks to me like a squished X6. Not sure if that's an indictment of the 4, or a compliment to the X6.
 

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Looks really boring after the concept. The exterior isn't much or any better than the previous generation.
 
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The exhausts are pretty disappointing after the concept's integrated tips
That's true actually, the definitely could've made them more special/unique to the coupe.

German Prices:
420i: 35750 EUR
428i: 41100 EUR
435i: 47800 EUR.

420d: 39200 EUR
430d: 49300 EUR (8-Speed stock)
435d: 54300 EUR (8-Speed stock)

8-Speed Automatic adds 2150 EUR (all models except 30d and 35d), xDrive add 2500 EUR (available 20i/d and 35i/d).
I'd like to get my hands on that 435d :drool:
 

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And it's still a gigantic hunk of Fucking Evil, made worse by clearly being yet another attempt to shove a car into a market segment that may or may not exist.

This car and its drivers are therefore declared as Shoot On Sight.
 

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Really disappointing if I'm honest. Clearly a lot has been lost during the transition from concept to this. I can't exactly put my finger on it, it just seems to represent all that I dislike about the current BMW styling direction (1 series being the exception, I quite like those).
Bring back Chris Bangle.
 

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Especially with the toned down exterior it is really, really hard to see the point of dropping the 3 series coupe and cabriolet for this. It is just a facelift for the 2 door 3series ... why go through all that trouble and work of launching a new product line when it is soooo f******* close to the current model? Has it done that much good for Audi to have the 5series be the non-boring A4s?
 

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And it's still a gigantic hunk of Fucking Evil, made worse by clearly being yet another attempt to shove a car into a market segment that may or may not exist.

This car and its drivers are therefore declared as Shoot On Sight.
Why bother coming into a BMW thread when you (and we) know you don't like the brand?

It's like you exist just to stir up shit.
 
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