Fifth Gear team tests the BMW 435i coupe (Season 23 Episode 17).
Watch the M235i accelerating against the 435i. Both are powered by the BMW N55 inline 6 turbo engine, but the M235i features 326hp versus the 435i’s 306hp. Watch the results inside.
We are no big fans of the changeover from the 3-series to the 4-series moniker, but at least BMW is making the transition as easy as possible. The proven concept remains unchanged, and the styling is so evolutionary that a casual observer might find it difficult to tell the difference.
The 4-series Convertible grows slightly in almost every dimension: At 182.6 inches, it is 0.7 inches longer than its predecessor; at 71.9 inches, it is 1.7 inches wider; and its wheelbase grows by 1.9 to … CONTINUED
BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine’s coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader since its launch in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has now collected nearly 20 of Automobile Magazine’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business. The BMW 4 Series Coupe is now also recognized as an All-Star in its inaugural year.
In referring to this year’s All-Star award, the editors at … CONTINUED
Photo shoot of a BMW 435i by Velos Designwerks. The vehicle includes the following:
- Velos Designwerks S1 signature series forged wheels
- Gloss Black Kidney Grill
- Gloss Black Emblem
- Color Matched Reflector
- Lowered on KW V2 coilovers
- Stoptech big brakes 380mm 6 piston front | 355mm 4 piston rear.
- Tires Pireli Pzero 285/25/20 Rear | 255/30/20 Front.
BMW NA has released the full M Performance Parts list and retail pricing for the 4 Series.
Click inside to download full PDF.
Great set of animated images which compare the looks of the BMW M3 and M4 against their 3 and 4 series M Sport counterparts.
Some real life side-by-side looks at the BMW 2 series, 3 series and 4 series all in M Sport guise and in Estoril Blue II.
For our readers and owners who want to know every minute detail of the 3 and 4 series, here’s a list of the various suppliers for the sedan and coupe’s parts.
The 3 Series is assembled among BMW’s Munich (Germany), Leipzig (Germany), Regensburg (Germany) and Rosslyn (South Africa) plants.
The 4 Series is produced in the Munich, Regensburg and Dingolfing plants in Germany.
At a press conference at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced yesterday.
The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
World Car of the Year
From an initial entry list of twenty-four new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of … CONTINUED
Live pics of the Alpina B4 Convertible from its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
THE NEW BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO
The foundation that Burkard Bovensiepen laid in the 1960s in the form of a performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has since developed into a permanent fixture in the luxury sports car segment.
What were then the first technologically advanced products marketed by ALPINA, namely four-cylinder petrol engines with Weber dual carburettors, are now in modern form high-tech automobiles. Equipped from the outset with the best possible genes by BMW, they represent the ultimate in performance, comfort, driving culture and efficiency.
The new BMW … CONTINUED
Check out this beautiful Estoril Blue BMW 4 Series 428i with M Performance Parts.
2014 428i M sport Estoril Blue II:
M Performance 405M 20″ wheel set
M Sports brake
M Performance exhaust (for 28i)
M Performance carbon splitter
M Performance carbon spoiler
M Performance carbon mirror cap
AC schnitzer power kit (294HP)
AFE momentum PRO5R intake
M Performance side decal (upcoming)
M Performance rear diffuser (back order)
One of our 435i xDrive owners has detailed his experience from some recent quarter mile runs:
I had been looking for some official 1/4 mile times on the car and I just haven’t seen anything reliable. I went today to see what the car would do with me driving it.
Car has 3100 miles and is an 8 speed auto. I had never used or tried launch control so I only got it to work on my last of 4 runs. It was my best time … CONTINUED
CAR Magazine reviews the BMW 435i coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400. Check out the comparison review inside.
The other day I was at the BMW Welt and was kind of shocked to see the new 4er vert on display. Not only that, but there was a lot of interest in how the top folded up and down. I made two videos.
The car that was on display was a 428i Luxury. Enjoy the pics!
Technical specs and diagrams for the BMW 4 Series, M3 and M4 LED headlights.
Here’s a great writeup of a recent 435i M Sport delivery via the BMW Performance Center Delivery (PCD) experience, complete with photos and videos.