BMW 4 Series Coupe Review
Veteran car maker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) surely knows to schism the rivals with the addition of the all new Coupe to the 4 series nameplate, giving a latitude to own something exclusive and expedient. BMW 4 Series Coupe is a well crafted piece of euphoria created by the peerless sedan maker. The 4 series coupe is distanced away from the 3 series saloon by improved road presence and dynamics to redefine the sports coupe segment. One can buy the traditional rear wheel layout of the Coupe or four wheel xDrive along with the opulent trim level M sport. Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC) the official importer and distributor of BMW cars in Philippines entered in 2014 charismatically with the launch of BMW 4 series Coupe.
Engine, mileage & variants
BMW Philippines open heartedly presented the all new 4 Series coupe in equally desirable 13 engine variants. With the eyes on road and the hands on wheel the Coupe is powered up and fired forward by its 3 petrol and 4 diesel engines of 2.0 litre and 3.0 litre capacity. The power thrown out by the engines in the 4 Series coupe ranges from 184 hp at 5000-6250 rpm to 313 hp at 4400 rpm with torque ranging from 270 Nm at 1250-2000 rpm to 630 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm. The kingpin among the 7 is the BMW 435d xDrive TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine rushing 313hp at 4400 rpm to the veins of the vehilce catapulting it with an acceleration of 0-100kmph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph. The refined Common Rail direct injection with steptronic 8 speed automatic transmission and a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry proffers an excellent fuel economy of 4.3 L/100km.
The all new BMW 4 Series Coupe represents the aggressiveness of a sports vehicle with the elegance of a sedan keeping extant the stardom of the Bavarian Automaker. The glossy finished exterior elements with a dynamic arc of the low roofline links the long classy bonnet of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé giving it a wide and herculean rear. The 4 Series Coupe's athletic silhouette is bastioned by the muscular stance being converted into powerful elegance featuring the strong taut lines. The protruding glaze focusing the roads are augmented by the optional xenon LED headlights with full LED technology melting in the iconic BMW kidney shaped chrome encircled grilles. The finesse does not stalls here, as the frameless windows, the automated tailgate and the air breathers beneath the glittering OVRM's added with the spectacular 19-inch Multi spoke alloys falls in. The credit of this dynamism and athletic appearance goes to the well judged dimensions of the new coupe measuring 4638mm x 1825mm x 1377mm (L x W x H) having a wheelbase measuring 2810mm.
The brawny pedigree of aesthetics for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe continues inside the cabin with its distinctive design and exhilarating dynamism. The coupe features a generous impression on the insides with the B column extending to rear compartment giving it an unity feeling. With its leather upholstered seats, and ergonomically placed central console, the BMW 4 Series Coupe proffers an unmatched workmanship giving it an instant sense for centre of attraction. The notable Harmon Kardon Music system along with the heated seats and automatic climate control redefines luxury in its own terms. BMW being meticulous placed all controls around the driver for intuitive access and the instrument cluster in direct driver's vision. The vehicle swaggers a 4+1 seating capacity with judicious boot space of 1300 litres provided in 40:20:40 split.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
BMW 4 Series Coupe is an unperturbed moving machine with copious amount of safety features. The 4 Series Coupe features an BMW's indigenous Adaptive Suspension system which adapts to the car according to the road and driving conditions. The Coupe features a unique Driving Assistant combining two camera-based smart computer which observes Lane Departure Warning and Vehicle Approach Warning. The vehicle vibrates the steering when driver stray outside the lane at speeds above around 70 kmph. The BMW features abundant other safety features to buttress the safety inside the car as the Active Protection which comprises active safety during critical situations for example the seat belts are tightened above a certain speed and the open windows are automatically closed, it makes the vehicle stationary after an accident. Assistant also monitors the driver’s steering behavior and responds accordingly to proffer safe rides on every turn.
BMW 4 Series Coupe can be summarized in the preceded text as a luxurious sports coupe with dynamic exteriors and nonpareil safety features. The Coupe provides a decent number of engine variants to choose from along with optional interior types for added practicality. However, the BMW 4 Series Coupe lags behind a bit because of its noisy diesel motors and being a little overpriced.