BMW 4-series Gran Coupe: A beautiful niche
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
May 22, 2014
BMW’s R&D board member Herbert Diess is ecstatic. “It is even more elegant than the coupe,” he says of the 4 Series Gran Coupe (Official Thread) on the roof terrace of the Grand Hotel Domine, just across from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Exterior chief designer Karim Habib agrees. The latest addition to the F3x architecture was conceived before he returned to BMW after his relatively brief stint at Mercedes-Benz, but … CONTINUED
Fifth Gear team tests the BMW 435i coupe (Season 23 Episode 17).
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
CAR Magazine reviews the BMW 435i coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400. Check out the comparison review inside.
Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the 435i M Sport in the The Sunday Times certainly starts off rather dour.
All is not lost however, as Clarkson goes on to say that the 4 Series is proof that less can be more, with a final verdict of of 4 out of 5 stars.
Auto Bild stacks the 435i Coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400 coupes.
Video review and summary translation inside.
Finalist: BMW 4 Series
By: Frank Markus
We Like: Baby 6 Series style, buttoned-down suspenders, smoother start/stop.
We Don’t Like: Filene’s Basement frills at Prada prices, clunky connectivity.
“It’s a two-door 3 Series, a variant with a very light refresh,” declared Evans during Saturday morning’s welcome walk-around by way of questioning the 4 Series’ legitimacy as a contender. But by Sunday night, the 428i and 435i had proven themselves to be much more. Theodore proclaimed the 4 “the first BMW I’d consider buying in a long time,” … CONTINUED
Watch these reviews of the 435i M Sport and 420d by XCAR and Autoexpress.
What Car? drives the BMW 4 Series Coupe and shares their video review.
A BIMMERPOST was the lucky winner of a contest to drive the BMW 4 Series on the track and road, hosted by BMW and Autoweek. He brings back his experience with us:
Day 1 and Background
Hello all! As I promised everyone I am doing my full write up on the 4 Series Drive that I had with Autoweek and BMW. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life.. and I am still coming down from the great time I … CONTINUED
Auto Express UK shares their first drive review of the 435i M Sport, which left them with favorable impressions.
On this episode of Ignition Carlos Lago goes to Portugal to test the new BMW 435i. The replacement for the 3 Series coupe, the 4 Series is wider and much lower than the sedan – in fact, it has the lowest center of gravity of any BMW currently on sale. BMW claims it’s substantiated the controversial name change by differentiating the 4′s styling and driving dynamics from the 3. They find out if that’s the case, and more, with a drive through the beautiful seaside … CONTINUED
Chris Harris reviews the F32 435i on the track and road… and abides by BMW’s no drifting rule at the Estoril track (or does he??)
Many BMW fans have been waiting for the F32 4 Series Coupe [full official details] to arrive. And arrive it has. We have recently driven the 435i Sport Line in Portugal – Lisbon and at the Estoril Track. It was a joy.
What I Loved?
The cliché holds true for 4 Series as it does with many BMWs – the styling looks so much better in real life than in 2D photos on a computer screen. As for the package? Besides all the standard qualities that make … CONTINUED
Chris Harris reviews the 2014 BMW F32 4 Series Coupe (435i).
See what he has to say inside.
More first drive reviews of the 435i coupe are in, from Top Gear, Autocar and Car Enthusiast.
Edmunds shares their first drive impressions of the F32 435i coupe, most notably giving the electric power steering high marks.
Check out their review.