2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe Starts at $41,425


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    2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe Picture

    The base 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe starts at $41,425, including a $925 destination charge. | June 14, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe, which targets the 2014 Cadillac CTS coupe and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe, starts at $41,425, including a $925 destination charge.
  • The top-of-the-line 2014 BMW 435i xDrive starts at $48,925, including shipping.
  • All four variants of the BMW 4 Series Coupe hit the U.S. market late this summer.

WOODCLIFFE LAKE, New Jersey — The 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe, which targets the 2014 Cadillac CTS coupe and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe, starts at $41,425, including a $925 destination charge.

The top-of-the-line 2014 BMW 435i xDrive starts at $48,925, including shipping. All four variants of the BMW 4 Series Coupe hit the U.S. market late this summer.

The pricing strategy for the BMW 4 Series Coupe slots it in between the carryover 2014 Cadillac CTS coupe and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.

The 2014 Cadillac CTS coupe starts at $38,905, including an $895 destination charge, according to David Caldwell, a Cadillac spokesman. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 coupe starts at $52,025, including a $905 destination charge.

BMW's announcement on the 4 Series Coupe did not include the vehicle's EPA fuel-economy estimates. David J. Buchko, a BMW spokesman, told Edmunds that consumers should expect the car to be close to the BMW 3 Series sedan lineup in terms of fuel-economy numbers. The EPA lists the 2013 BMW 328i with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission at 23 miles per gallon in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway.

BMW took pains to explain the nomenclature of the 4 Series, which effectively replaces the previous 3-Series Coupe.

"The '4' in its title headlines this new product line for the coupe and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but that any way you look at it, the new 4 Series Coupe represents something more than its BMW 3 Series cousins – 3+1, if you will," the company said in a statement. "At the same time, as a true BMW coupe, the new nomenclature brings the new BMW 4 Series Coupe in line with the larger 6 Series and 8 Series Coupes.

The new BMW coupe is offered as a 428i and a 435i, reflecting powertrain choices that mimic those offered in the 3 Series lineup.

The 428i gets the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 240 horsepower. The 435i gets the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that churns out 300 horsepower. Both are equipped with a standard eight-speed sport automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission.

BMW says the BMW 435i Coupe sprints from zero-60 mph in 5.3 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission and in 5 seconds with the eight-speed automatic. It has a top speed of 155 mph when equipped with performance tires.

BMW says both coupe models will be offered with a choice of rear-wheel drive or optional xDrive all-wheel drive.

The 4 Series Coupe is larger in width and wheelbase than the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe. At about 20 inches, the 4 Series Coupe has the lowest center of gravity of any car in the current BMW lineup, the automaker notes. New elements of the BMW 4 Series Coupe are the "air breathers," which are positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches to reduce drag.

An M Sport aerodynamic package spices up the car with a front apron with large air intakes, a rear bumper with diffuser, side skirts and high-gloss Shadow Line trim. Other details include 18-inch light-alloy wheels in M design.

In the cabin, customers can specify Sport or Luxury Lines as alternatives to the standard trim; M Sport is another alternative.

Edmunds says: The 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe makes the luxury coupe market in the U.S. a lot more interesting.

Comments

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    "2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe Starts at $41,425" I nominate this for Edmunds' top joke of the month.

  • dfelix70 dfelix70 Posts:

    Wow, how disappointing. All the spy shots, the concept and the disguised test cars looked promising. Just like they did with the X5 they managed to make the coupe less attractive. The front-end is not aggressive, nor is it elegant. And rear quarter is homely as any Toyota. What a let down.

  • seppoboy seppoboy Posts:

    Competing with the Cadillac CST coupe and Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe? How about the forthcoming ATS coupe, the C-Class coupe, and the Audi A5, I think those are more directly comparable to the 4 series. Possibly even the Infiniti G coupe, but A5 and C-Class certainly, CTS and E-Class are both larger and aimed somewhat at a different customer than the old 3-series coupes tended to attract

  • Love the car but the new naming scheme is stupid. Not sure 435i will ever grow on me...

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    I'm still disappointed with the growth spurt BMW is putting the 3/4 series through. Two generations ago this was the size of the 5 and 6. Making the cars bigger satisfies the people who complained about tight back seats (Hello? Don't buy a compact!) but adding size and weight moves the cars away from the 3 series' original character as highly tossable small cars.

  • fortstring fortstring Posts:

    The front end is better executed than the sedan (er, 3 series..), and the price is right if you consider that the direct competitor is most likely the Audi A5 (even the same different naming scheme); so, the cost is comparable, taking that into account. Compared to the Swedes' and Japanese (sedan) stablemates, of course it's a little overpriced, but the 4 series will probably do well among the Audi A5 buying crowd, that are into that kind of image anyway. Not personally my cup of tea, but there probably exists a market for it.

  • brickyards brickyards Posts:

    I'm disappointed in the 4 series. I think it's going to be all about the 2 series.

  • upshift11 upshift11 Posts:

    Back end looks like the 5 which looks like the back end of the 7; handsome, neat, and well integrated. As for the front, the bottom lip looks like that guy on the rocket sled receiving wind blast! It just doesn't look good at all -very disappointing! The interior looks well executed though. So, it may come down to the sweet inline 6 for some buyers vs. the sleek and sexy exterior of the Audi A5. And yet, the next iteration of the C-class could very well steal the show for those who don't need a stick. It could be interesting to see how this plays out.

  • "At the same time, as a true BMW coupe, the new nomenclature brings the new BMW 4 Series Coupe in line with the larger 6 Series and 8 Series Coupes." Was it just me, or did anyone else find the most interesting part of this story an 8 Series coupe?! Did i miss a story about a coupe 7 seires? an 8M Gran Coupe would really be something...

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    Over 40 bills for a car that looks like a Hyundai, only less reliable. I'm sure it drives nice though.

  • zoomzoomn zoomzoomn Posts:

    I agree with dfelix in that it is a shame that the car is not nearly as aggressive as the early pics teased. That said, it is as expected from an evolutionary standpoint. The one thing that I really don't like is that scoop trim on the front fenders. Looks tacked on...like something from Pep Boys. :(

  • joefrompa joefrompa Posts:

    Regarding this car's size and handling, let me disclose I DD an e39 m5. I had read all the reviews on the f30 in terms of steering letdown, body roll, etc. etc. I recently drove an f30 328xi automatic for 175 miles over 24 hours. Let me say that if you haven't driven the f30, you are missing out on something special. The 328xi is perhaps the least sporty model. It doesn't have a sport suspension. It has the most parasitic drivetrain loss. It has the worst power to weight ratio. And I'll be darned but it blew me away. First off, the f30 chassis is one of the stiffest sedan chassis you'll ever drive. It embodies the "bank vault" german's have been famous for....and becuase of this, they tuned the struts and springs a bit more softly. You get a bit more movement than previous generations but a whole lot of composure. No jarring, exceptional ride quality while still being very connected. Second, that despite not having the sport suspension comments about this car's steering being "lesser" are bunk. The steering is great for daily driving and even 7-8/10ths driving. Maybe at 9-10/10ths does this car's steering fall short of the BMW 3-series standard. Maybe. The 2.0 turbo engine is a gem for a daily driver. Economical, powerful everywhere by DD standards, and makes ok noises. It's a 4-cyl. It's 240 hp. It's not a rocket ship nor does it sound like a v8. The auto trans is also better suited for the 2.0 turbo - the more gears, and shorter gearing, helps keep the engine in a great place all the time. And it's a super responsive engine. The only thing a little dissapointing is that some parts of the interior of the f30 are cheap. Door pockets are too flimsy. The dash is "OK". It's padded and soft touch but the color of it is not that appealing. After reading all the reviews of this 3-series and then actually driving one for 175 miles through all situations, I can't help but feel it's been put down far more than it deserves. Spectacular car. Can't wait to drive the coupe, but the sedan would be my choice.

  • justaske96 justaske96 Posts:

    ...all that hype and it looks like part of the front bumper fell off. yyyyyyyawn. "another one bites the dust" comes to mind. and the exhaust pipes on the rear bumper(with or without m-sport) just look puny. ok, im done.

  • dino001 dino001 Posts:

    4-series targets C-class coupe, not E-class.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Usually my slight-OCD-ness would love the consistent naming strategy, but 428 and 435 just look weird. The 3 series has among the best brand equity in the automotive world. I just don't think its worth throwing it away.

  • melohor melohor Posts:

    yes, disappointed. it's still a 3 series coupe, no match comparing to Audi A5,S5 and MB E coupe. to me, it looks cheap without those chrome. i'm sorry, if they want to set it apart from the 3 series, change the front and rear to be different like Audi did with the A4 and A5.

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