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Exclusivity; athletic handling; comfort; convertible availability; technology features
The BMW 4-Series is an all-new model for 2014, available as a 2-door coupe or convertible. The cars replace the 3-Series coupe and convertible models. The 4-Series is offered as both the 428i, with a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder, and as the 435i, with a 300-hp turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine. Both engines can be paired with either a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, or a no-cost optional 6-speed manual. BMW claims the 435i coupe will do 0?60 mph in just 5 seconds when equipped with the automatic, while the 428i coupe hits the mark in 5.7 seconds. Both trims come with rear-wheel drive but can be equipped with BMW's capable xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The 428i coupe is priced from $41,425, while the 435i starts at $46,925. MSRP for the 428i convertible is stated at $49,675, while the 435i convertible starts at $55,825.