|BMW Malaysia has brought forth the variant that would fill the gap between its popular 3 Series, compact sedan, and 5 Series, large sedan. The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe is available in two variations; the 428i and 435i with M Sport package.|
The rear-wheel drive, 50:50 weight distribution BMW 4 Series Coupe is deemed as an impetus variant in the premium sports coupé segment. A glance at the new BMW mid-sized entails a longer, lower and wider exterior motif. The Coupe’s general impression is a cross between the current 3 Series and the 6 Series, which is BMW’s much larger Coupe. With a silhouette that closely resembles the previous generation’s 3 Series Coupé, the 4 Series Coupé is visibly sportier with a length of 4,638mm (increased by 26mm), width of 1,825mm (up 43mm), height of 1,362mm (down 16mm), and a wheelbase of 2,810mm (hiked up 50mm). Front and rear tracks have been extended to create a more aggressive stance and wider appeal to the rear; the front by 45mm and rear by 80mm.
New BMW 4 Series has all the hallmarks of a Coupe
All the familiar BMW Coupe elements are in tact such as; the short overhangs, long bonnet, a swooping roofline, frameless doors and a compact rear. Kidney grille with black mesh bottom grille, LED headlights with DRL (Daytime running lights) up top and sculpted foglight panels fill up the Coupe’s attractive front fascia. New elements of the new 4 Series also include; the Air Breathers, positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches; L-shaped tail and rearlights that extend from the shoulder line; Hofmeister kink at the bottom of the C-pillar; and standard B-pillar in high-gloss black.
The BMW 428i adorns the Sport Line trim which comprises 18” Double-spoke wheels with M Sport suspension and black high-gloss mirror caps, while the 435i on M Sport package houses 19” BMW M wheels, adaptive M suspension, electrical glass roof and a comfort access system.
Interior-wise, the new BMW 4 Series has the expected layout of a Coupe variant – a larger front cabin and usually compact rear cabin. Check out the circular black panel instruments, iDrive (Touch Controller) system with a free-standing flat screen monitor, color HUD (heads-up display) on the 435i, contoured ‘individual’ seats with integrated headrests at the back, electric seatbelt handover, and electric tailgate switch. The theme inside the 428i consists of the Individual Anthracite and Leather Dakota headliner upholstery, high-gloss Black with Coral Red matt trimmings and leather-wrapped steering. The 435i gets Aluminium Hexagon with highlight trim finishers in Estoril Blue matt and an M Sport leather steering. Though the boot of the new 4 Series Coupe looked compact, the load capacity is quite substantial at 445 liters.
BMW ConnectedDrive and Apps ensure effective in-car connectivity for all your USB and Bluetooth devices. For entertainment purposes, the 428i is instilled a 9-speaker HiFi system and the 435i takes on a 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound system.
The new Coupes are powered by the 2.0-liter (428i) and 3.0-liter (435i) Twinturbo engines, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Output and torque figures read 180 kW (245 hp)/350 Nm and 225 kW (306 hp)/400 Nm, respectively. Fuel efficiency and emissions based on EU test cycle are 6.4l per 100 kilometers/ 149 grams per km for the 428i and 7.4l per 100 km/ 172 gkm for the 435i.
Driving assistance systems that compliment the BMW EfficientDynamics are; the standard paddle shifters, Route-Ahead Assistant that works with the Navigation System Professional, ECO Pro mode with Driving Experience Control and Sailing function, and the electromechanical steering with Servotronic function. An M Sport suspension with stiffer spring is standard on the 435i, as does M Sport brakes; and these M Sport components are available as options for the 428i.
BMW 4 Series Coupe colors, prices and availability
The BMW 428i is offered in these colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Melbourne Red, Mineral Grey, Glacier Silver, and Estoril Blue for the M Sport version. On the other hand only three colors are valid for the 435i: Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Estoril Blue. The 428i goes for RM 358,800.00, while the 435i M Sport is RM 525,800.00, not including insurance. An optional M Sport package retails for RM 30,000.00.