This week, BMWBLOG had the unique opportunity to test drive the new BMW 435i Coupe. The first BMW 4 Series to emerge under the new nomenclature has been put through paces at the Estoril Race Track in Portugal and around the curvy and fun roads surrounding the beautiful Cascais, a city-resort just 30 kilometers outside of Lisbon.
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Our review is coming up, but in the mean time we wanted to give you an early look at what the car looks like on race track, and not only. But a small teaser is in order as well. The 435i is by far the most exciting car in the BMW family at the moment, excluding M cars or M Performance Automobiles. The engineers have spent a considerable amount of time to fine tune the chassis, suspensions and steering. It is a beast on the track (can’t even imagine how the M4 would be like) and also a fine daily driver eager to please when needed.
The BMW DNA is deeply embedded into the 435i Coupe and it shows from the moment you step inside the vehicle and you’re welcomed by the driver-oriented cockpit (at a six degree angle), and the sportiness of the trim and leather. The driving experience is pure BMW and no one will mistake the Ultimate Driving Machine for the JOY campaign when it comes to the new BMW 435i Coupe.
But more on this shortly, for now enjoy and share the extensive photo gallery.
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)