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 finalists, the top three contenders for the overall 2014 World Car of the Year title have been revealed (in alphabetical order by manufacturer):
BMW 4 Series
Live pics of the Alpina B4 Convertible from its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) [Official Thread] has made its world public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in 435i M Sport form.
The 435i Gran Coupe starts in the U.S. at $46,725 ($925 destination & handling included) and will arrive at dealers in the early Summer. A 435i xDrive model will become available later in 2014.
North Americans will have a chance to see the 4 Series Gran Coupe for the first time at the upcoming NY International Auto Show next month.
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)
CAR Magazine reviews the BMW 435i coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400. Check out the comparison review inside.
BMW previews some 4 Series Gran Coupe BMW Individual options.
- Moonstone Metallic paint
- 19″ V-spoke 626 wheels
- Fine-wood trim Ash Grain White
- Fine-grain Nutmeg merino leather with contrast piping and filigree stitching
Individual colors are named: Citrine, Pyrite Brown, Tanzanite, Brilliant White, and Frozen Cashmere Silver. Interior colors are Merino, Golden Brown, Opal White, Cashmere Beige and plain black.
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.
The 360 online visualizer for the 4 Series Gran Coupe is now online.
Preview your very own 4 Series Gran Coupe!