Last week we attended the international media launch of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe. Held in the beautiful Cascais, Portugal, the glamorous event gave us an exclusive look at BMW’s first 4 Series models. While all the journalists had a chance to drive the 435i model, other 4 Series variants were in display.
Just like the F30 3 Series, the 4 Series Coupe will be offered with pre-defined “Lines” of options, in this case, Modern (in Europe), Luxury, Sport and M Package.
First one that stood out was the BMW 428i xDrive in the Modern Line. The price for the BMW 428i Coupe starts at $46,000. The BMW 428i Coupe is powered by a 2.0 liter inline-four which makes 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. From 0 to 60 mph the 428i Coupe is expected to run in 5.6 seconds.
Next we took a closer look at the entry-level 420d powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 184 HP @ 4000 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque @ 1750–2750 RPM (380Nm). The fuel consumption is rated at 50 mpg or 4.7 L/100Km. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100km/h) comes in 7.5 seconds.
The top of the line model, 435i, was the highlight of the event. Here are the vital stats:
Engine: 2,979cc 6-cyl turbo
Transmission: 6-speed manual/8-speed auto, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 306@5,800rpm
Torque (lb ft): 295@1,200-5,000rpm
0-62mph: 5.4sec (auto 5.1sec)
Top speed: 155mph (limited)
Weight: 1,585kg (auto 1,600kg, both EU)
CO2: 185g/km (auto 169g/km)
Here is an exclusive photo gallery from various areas surrounding Cascais and Lisbon.