On this episode of Ignition Carlos Lago of MotorTrend goes to Portugal to test the new BMW 435i.

Held in the beautiful Cascais, Portugal, the international media launch gave us also 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. Our test drive reviews can be found here and here.

Under the hood of the BMW 435i is the award-winning 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 306 horsepower.

bmw-435i-test-drive-68Full specs on the BMW 435i and the video review:

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)