destined to replace the 3 Series Coupe, the 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe is set to roll into the UK market this October starting at £31,575 and late summer in the US starting at $41,125. let’s just say that the 4 is a more matured version of the 3, or kind of like the coming of age for the 3 and will be offered at launch, three models (two for Stateside) with a confusing number of trims and options that would probably keep you occupied for days pondering over “which one should i get?” according to BMW UK, it will be available in five trim levels (three for the US market) – SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport with option to go either six-speed manual or eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox and a choice of rear-wheel drive or xDrive, Beemer’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
as far as we can tell, entry level model for the UK market is the diesel-powered 420d, while sitting at the top of the food chain (that is until the M comes along) would be the 435i which will be powered by a straight-six force-inducted item offering 306 horses (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque and depending on the choice of transmission, century sprint can be as quick as 5.1 seconds which finally maxes out at a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). physically, the 4 Series coupe has a longer overall length and wheelbase, a wider track and a lower roofline (thanks to the lower suspension) over the outgoing 3 Series coupe.
other exterior features include the a large lower air intake, optional Adaptive LED headlamps, stretched L-shaped LED taillights, and all models with the exception of the SE, will have 18-inch light alloy wheels and Sport seats as standard. on the inside, expect to find 6.5″ iDrive control display, a black-panel display, a Sport multifunction leather steering wheel, automatic seatbelt feeders up front, plus a host of other features (parking sensors, digital radio, leather seats et cetera) that promised to make the outgoing 3 Series Coupe look kind of under equipped.