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.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member mntbiker for being our first member to take Performance Center Delivery for a 4 Series coupe. Here is his delivery journal:
I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Performance Center in SC and a day of driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. My wife and I drove down to Greenville, SC on Thursday evening for our Friday delivery date. We dropped off a rental car at the airport and the hotel picked us up in a nice 750Li. We then had a fantastic dinner at the hotel and went to bed early. On Friday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and took a shuttle to the Performance Center.
The day started early at 8AM and we … CONTINUED
With the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) making its world debut this week at the LA Auto Show, BMW is now unabashedly driving fully uncovered test vehicles in public on multiple continents.
The 435i Convertible M Sport in Estoril Blue (exclusive M Sport color) was recently spotted in Germany while the 435i Sport Line Convertible in Melbourne Red was making its rounds in Malibu, California. Thanks to Dackelone and CPWINCH for the photos.
Production on the 4 Series Convertible begins this month and will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014. The 428i Convertible is priced in the U.S. beginning at $49,675 and 435i model at $55,825 (not including destination & handling for both).
For full details on the 4 Series Convertible, see our … CONTINUED
In the final week before this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show, where the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will be on display, BMW of North America has announced the partnerships and programs comprising its 360º Electric portfolio. Available in early 2014, 360º Electric is a portfolio of consumer-oriented offerings designed to overcome commonly perceived barriers to purchasing an electric vehicle.
360º Electric encompasses products for home and public charging, assistance services, and flexible mobility. Moreover, BMW has partnered with experts in the field of electric mobility to provide its customers the best solutions available on the market so as to optimize their overall EV driving experience. Therefore, not only will 360º Electric allow for a convenient and easy transition to electric driving, but it … CONTINUED
Some great pics of the Alpina D3 F30 Biturbo at the Synter Harold Wood BMW dealership.
This one is special. It’s not every day that you see two unique M3’s such as these side-by-side.
The first E92 M3 features a color combination that is breathtaking in its own right: BMW Individual Monte Carlo Blue over a Rust Brown Extended leather interior, coupled with one of the most impressive mod lists to date. This beauty receives the full Mode Carbon treatment, our GT4 Motorsport Splitter & Side Skirts in matte carbon finish. Under the bonnet is a serious weapon, the ESS VT3 775 with an ESS Tune making some godly noise through the Meisterchaft exhaust. No expense was spared in the stance and handling departments either, with the yellow Brembo BBK glaring through the 19” BBS fi’s in “ghost silver” finish, dropped … CONTINUED
The BMW i3 will be available in Germany and selected European markets from the 16 November. The first customers from Germany collected their cars from the BMW Welt in Munich a day earlier. The keys were formally presented by Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW and Roland Krüger, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, in a special ceremony. The head of the Bavarian State Chancellor’s Office and State Minister for Federal Affairs and Special Tasks, Christine Haderthauer, and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Oliver Bäte, were also among the first BMW i customers.
“Today marks a milestone in the history of the BMW Group, as … CONTINUED
Three M3 friends journey to the famed Tail of the Dragon, all the way from New York. Here is their journal:
M3Poster’s studentloan, nstanovic and ringmeister made the trip from New York to North Carolina to what has to be one of the best roads in America, US129 aka “Tail of the Dragon”. 313 corners in 11 miles has been on my mind for years and finally over the weekend we took our M3′s to challenge the myth of this road. We weren’t disappointed!
We meet at Vince Lombardi Service Station New Jersey Friday morning and made a 780+ drive to Robbinsville North Carolina, home of The Dragon. We had cool temps and bright sun most of the weekend, perfect for power and comfort. Every … CONTINUED
428i owner picking up his new car found it parked next to a M235i Coupe.
Auto Bild stacks the 435i Coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400 coupes.
Video review and summary translation inside.