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2014 BMW 4 Series (continued)


2014 BMW 4 Series

The all-new 2014 BMW 4 Series is a clear physical and spiritual successor to the 3 Series coupe, and is poised to become an outstanding choice in its class. correspondent Laura Burstein filed this report after her test drive of the BMW 4 Series near Seattle.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:BMW 428i ($40,500); 428i xDrive ($42,500); 435i ($46,000); 435 xDrive ($48,000)
Engines:turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4; turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6
Transmissions:6-speed manual; 8-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):dual front airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags, full-cabin head protection airbags, tire-pressure monitor, traction control, anti-lock brakes, Dynamic Stability Control and post-impact system to unlock doors, switch on hazard and interior lighting and disable fuel pump
Safety equipment (optional):all-wheel drive, park distance control, side/top view cameras, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian warning, collision mitigation
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Munich, Germany

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):BMW 428i coupe ($40,500)
Standard equipment:automatic climate control, SensaTec vinyl upholstery, eight-way power front seats with driver memory, pushbutton start, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with controls, cruise control, onboard computer, Bluetooth, BMW's iDrive interface with 6.5-inch display screen, audio system with CD player, HD radio and USB port, universal garage door opener, split folding rear seat, power moonroof, foglamps, rain-sensing automatic wipers, automatic stop/start, xenon adaptive headlights with auto-leveling, power folding exterior mirrors with automatic dimming, 17-inch alloy wheels, run-flat all-season tires
Options as tested (MSRP):Sparkling Brown metallic paint ($550); Sport line ($2,100): Sport seats, unique interior trim with contrast stitching, high-gloss black kidney grille bars and exhaust pipe tips, M sport suspension, unique 18-inch alloy double-spoke wheels; Cold Weather Package ($700): heated steering wheel, heated front seats, retractable headlight washers; Driver Assistance Package ($950): rearview camera, park distance control; Dynamic Handling Package ($1,000): Adaptive M suspension, variable sport steering; Premium Package ($2,200): leather upholstery, keyless access, lumbar support and satellite radio with one year subscription
Destination charge:($925)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $50,925
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):241 @ 5000-6500
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):258 @ 1250-4800
Transmission:8-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:23/35 mpg
Wheelbase:110.6 in.
Length/width/height:182.6/71.9/54.2 in.
Track, f/r:60.8/62.8 in.
Turning circle:37.1 ft.
Seating capacity:4
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.8/na/42.2 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.1/na/33.7 in.
Cargo volume:15.7 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, double-pivot lower control arms, coil springs, twin-tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Suspension, r:independent five-link, coil springs, twin-tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Ground clearance:5.1 in.
Curb weight:3470 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:ventilated disc/ventilated disc with ABS, Cornering Brake Control
Fuel capacity:15.8 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of August 30, 2013.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-831-1117 -

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