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,” citing its smoother, better-balanced handling and greatly improved interior relative to the 3 Series. Lieberman lauded upgrades to the 3′s “bouncy suspension and paint-shaker start/stop system.” And of the widened, lowered bodywork, design guru Gale said, “If I had to … CONTINUED
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 had!
Note: I am not a profesional writer by any means, and I am bad at attaching pics. I also am a recent BMW enthusiast. I have owned my E92 since March of 2009, so I only have 4 years of … 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 roads in Portugal and a lapping session at the iconic former F1 circuit, Estoril.
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??)