BMW NA has issued a recall for certain 4-cylinder powered 20i and 28i models for potential brake power assist problems. Here is the recall information from the NHTSA.
The affected models/years are as follows:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-627 (14V627000)
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,988
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports … CONTINUED
Japanese tuner 3D Design puts its own touches on the 4 Series Gran coupe with an exterior carbon fiber kit including front splitter lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and roof spoiler, as well as its own exhaust system.
AC Schnitzer shows us its take on the 4 Series Gran Coupe — dubbed the ACS4 Gran Coupe.
On the performance side, the ACS4 gets power bumps for the following models:
428i – 294hp (+94 hp over factory)
435i – 350hp (+50 hp)
420i – 245hp (+61 hp)
420d – 218hp (+34 hp)
430d – 309hp (+51 hp)
435d – 360hp (+47 hp)
The gasoline engines are all available with an intercooler. Suspension upgrade includes 1) a sports suspension which lowers the front by 10-25mm and the … CONTINUED
The 435i Gran Coupe looking beautiful in some M Performance gear.
Dinan has just announced new applications for the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner, with the goal of having the majority of the BMW lineup covered by year’s end.
Their latest releases are the DINANTRONICS for the F32/F33/F36 435i and the wastegate compatible versions for the F30 335i and the F10 535i. These applications join the growing list of vehicles already in the DINANTRONICS compatible stable that include the F22 M235i, F30 335i, F07/10 550i, F06/12/13 650i, F01/02 750i, F10 M5 (STD & Competition Package), and the F06/12/13 … CONTINUED
BBMW of North America will introduce a new campaign, BMW Innovations, which will highlight how the range of BMW vehicles share several key technology features with the visionary BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid high-performance vehicle. The BMW i8, with the “i” standing for innovation, exhibits futuristic design and groundbreaking technology built upon BMW’s storied history.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Following in the lead of the BMW i8, which epitomizes innovation, we are elevating the technology across our entire range of … CONTINUED
Here are some highlights of the changes for the 2015 BMW models lineup.
New features as of 7/14 vehicle production:
The memory button for the electric seat settings is now marked with “SET” instead of “M.”
All models except Z4 Roadster:
When equipped with Navigation, an advanced version of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI; option 6AM) provides a new function. Additional route suggestions are offered, highlighted by a “globe” icon in the NAV screen. This is especially helpful when traveling in heavy traffic situations such as rush … CONTINUED
Here’s a good look at the BMW Individual Gold Brown merino leather interior with Piano Black trim.
Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.
All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:
Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).
4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.
Congratulations to our very first 4 Series Gran Coupe owner! Site member tomegun just took home his Alpine White 428i Gran Coupe in Las Vegas.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has begun arriving at US dealers. Check out some of the first pics.
To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:
Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.
After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).
This data will be considered for the future development of BMW’s suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.
The U.S. pricing and ordering guides for the 2015 4 Series models have been released. Pricing has been raised $100 on all 4 Series coupe models. Convertible models retain the same pricing as 2014 models.
Production of the U.S. 2015 model year 4 Series coupe and convertibles begin in July 2014. Gran coupe models began production in March, except the 435i xDrive Gran Coupe which begins production in July 2014 (see schedule).
Just a quick photo update to our official 4-Series Gran Coupe Thread to add in a slew of new photos of the 4GC in stunning Estoril Blue adorned with the M Sport Package.
Exclusive style meets sporty and elegant aesthetics. The BMW Individual product range for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.
May 25, 2014
• BMW Individual colors: Citrine Black metallic, Tansanite Blue metallic, Pyrite Brown metallic and Moonstone metallic.
• Extended BMW Individual leather trim Merino fine-grain available in: Golden Brown, Cashmere Beige, Nutmeg, Opal White and Black.
• Leather-clad BMW Individual dashboard underlines the high-class, stylish appearance.
• BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White metallic, Frozen Grey metallic, Frozen Bronze metallic and Frozen Cashmere Silver metallic.
• BMW Individual interior trim: … CONTINUED
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
The build your own online configurator for the 4 Series Gran Coupe has also now hit the BMWUSA.com website.