As part of a long running campaign led by the Associated of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT), a special concept car is released every year by tuners to highlight the need to be safe and serious when doing car tuning. This initiative is supported by both the Police and the German Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. The aim of the campaign is to fight against illegal and counterfeit tuning products. A campaign for which AC Schnitzer has been on the forefront, churning out new TUNE IT! SAFE! vehicles every year and even publically destroying a whole slew of seized counterfit AC Schnitzer replica wheels.
This years car is a specially modified 428i Coupe, with AC Schnitzer responsible for most of the work.
The car … CONTINUED
Ahead of the 2013 Motorshow Essen, AC Schnitzer has released images and details on their complete program for the new BMW 4-Series Coupe.
The famed Aachen based tuner has given the 4-Series a complete workup, similar to previous offerings for the F30 3-Series.
Starting under the hood, AC Schnitzer performance software upgrades raise power levels as follow: 420i (to 245 hp), 428i (to 294 hp), 435i (to 360 hp), 420d (to 218 hp), 430d (to 309 hp) and 435d (to 360 hp).
We’ve previously already reported on the 4-series with AC Schnitzer wheels, which include Type VIII BiColor rims in black or silver, Type VIII forged alloys and forged racing rims in BiColor, Type IV rims in silver or BiColor black, and Type VI rims in BiColor … CONTINUED
Alpina has just debuted its newest model – the Alpina B4 Biturbo Coupe at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Japan is Alpina’s third largest market.
The B4 features the same powertrain as the Alpina B3 Biturbo, a twin turbo 3.0L inline 6 producing 410 HP and 443 LB-FT. The Alpina B4 Coupe covers 0-62 MPH in 4.2 seconds and runs up to 197 MPH. An 8 speed automatic transmission is standard.
Cosmetically and other performance upgrades include a front bumper lip, trunk spoiler, quad exhaust and Alpina wheels (with non run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sports) and adaptive suspension.
So far this year Alpina has sold 1,400 cars across the globe.
Have a look at some official photos and the B4 at the Tokyo show.
The 2014 BMW 435i Gran Coupe Order Guide has just been released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of dealer demo launch cars. As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.
Expect the 4 Series Gran Coupe to hit showrooms by late Spring – early Summer of 2014. If you haven’t seen what the 4 Series Gran Coupe will look like, have a look at our past photos, renderings and news.
2014 435i GRAN COUPE ORDER GUIDE
300 – Alpine White
668 – Jet Black
416 – Carbon Black Metallic
475 – Black Sapphire Metallic
481 – Kalahari Beige Metallic
A75 – Melbourne Red Metallic
A83 – Glacier Silver Metallic
A96 – Mineral White Metallic
B38 – Mineral Blue Metallic
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Have a close-up look at the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) exterior and interior.
The 2014 U.S. models start at $49,675 (428i) and $55,825 (435i) and will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014, after making its world debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show next month.
For all official info on the 4 Series Convertible, see our Official Thread.
We take a look at the just revealed F33 4 Series Convertible [Official Thread] against the E93 3 Series Convertible which it replaces.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member Kyokio for taking delivery of his “Superman Combo” Estoril Blue II and Coral Red interior 435i Coupe!
Check out some pics inside.
Here’s the first sound clip for the 4 Series M Performance Parts exhaust system.