BMW 4 Series Coupe Review
BMW is known worldwide for producing high performance cars equipped with the most advanced features and unprecedented technology, BMW 4 series, the 2 door coupe, is yet another sensational innovation by the elite Bavarian auto manufacturers BMW AG. The car is also available in a 2 door retractable hard-top cabriolet version and a 4 door Gran Coupe version. BMW 4 series was first introduced in 2013 and ever since then the car has been gaining tremendous appreciation worldwide, much credits for which goes to its sleek aesthetics, high-performance engines, sumptuous interiors and advanced safety and comfort features.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
BMW 4 series is available in a 2 door coupe, 2 door convertible and 4 door Gran Coupe versions and these versions are further available in three lines namely Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport Line which enables the customer to select their individual options and packages. The variant under the BMW 4 series coupe- BMW 435i Coupe offers a high power blend with superior fuel economy. The engines get hold of BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and high precision injection while the diesel engines are equipped with Common Rail direct injection system. The base variant equipped with the 3.0-litre petrol engine can deliver a maximum power of 225 kW between 5800 to 6000 rpm alongwith a peak torque of 400 Nm between 1200 to 5000 rpm. In terms of fuel economy, the most laudable engine is BMW 418D which can give a mileage of 21.7 kmpl. The variant can clock a top speed of 250 km/hr which can attain the same mark in mere 5.4 seconds.
BMW 4 series has got enchanting looks all over the exteriors. The car gives a unique hunch at first sight. It blends perfect proportions with a contemporary, powerful look and a sportingly elegant exterior that embodies dynamism even when standing still. The detailed contours of the elongated bonnet along with the elegantly crafted double kidney grille in high gloss black gives the car the aura of classical yet innovative aestheticism. The car comes employed with alloy wheels of rim size 17 inch, 18 inch and 19 inch available in many alluring designs. The dimensions of all the versions range from 4638 mm x 1825 mm x 1377-1389 mm(L x W x H) and the wheelbase of the car measures 2810 mm which makes provisions for ample of legroom and cabin space inside.
The German automakers have designed the interiors very suavely. The high quality ergonomics is accentuated by the lightweight body hugging seats fabricated with fine leather that turn agile driving into the purest of experiences. All the controls inside the car have been positioned ergonomically which gives you swift and intuitive access to all the features. The car has been equipped with plenty of high quality infotainment and audio features, the most notable of them being the advanced iDrive Touch Controller which consists of an 8.8-inch LCD color display that serves as an interface for navigation, communication and audio controls with 20 GB memory space. Besides that several storage compartments have been provided alongwith the appreciable boot space which measures 480-litres.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
BMW 4 series is possibly one of the most easy to handle cars you will ever get to drive. Unlike the conventional power steering which uses a hydraulic system, BMW steering uses an electric motor which not only provides a superior handling but also results in a lower fuel consumption. The adaptive M suspension deployed in BMW 4 series offers optimum handling with even more flexibility while electronically dampers adjust to the terrain. The chassis of the car has been fabricated from ultra high strength multiphase steel which results in a light weigh body and also prevents the transfer of force to the passengers' body in case of a collision.
BMW 4 series in layman terms is a machine that blends high power and performance with everlasting comfort and advanced infotainment features. However when it comes to maximum power delivered, the car is inferior to its rival Mercedes Benz C Class.