The All-New BMW 4 Series Coupe
The latest chapter in the story of famous BMW Coupes.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ June 14, 2014 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT... The
all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe marks the beginning of a new era for coupes
at BMW. Launched as the latest generation of BMW's sporty mid-size
Coupe, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe embodies the very essence of
dynamics and aesthetic appeal in the premium segment. The
"4" in its title headlines this new product line for the
Coupe and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but that any way
you look at it, the new 4 Series Coupe represents something more than
its BMW 3 Series cousins 3+1, if you will. At the same time, as a
true BMW Coupe, the new nomenclature brings the new BMW 4 Series Coupe
in line with the larger 6 Series and 8 Series Coupes.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe will be offered as both a 428i, featuring
BMW's award- winning TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and as a
435i with the multi-award winning Twin Power Turbo 3.0-liter inline
six. Both will be available with a standard 8-speed sport automatic or
six-speed manual transmission. Both will also be offered with a choice
of rear- wheel drive or with optional xDrive, BMW's intelligent
all-wheel drive system. The 2014 BMW 428i Coupe will have a base MSRP
of $41,425, and the 2014 BMW 435i Coupe will have a starting price of
$46,925. Both prices include destination and handling. The 2014 428i
xDrive Coupe and 435i xDrive will start from $43,425 and 48,925
respectively, again inclusive of destination and handling. All four
variants of the BMW 4 Series Coupe will arrive in US showrooms late
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is visibly larger in width and wheelbase
than the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe, and its stretched silhouette
sits considerably lower to the road. This, together with its
BMW-typical short overhangs, long hood and set-back passenger
compartment with flowing roofline, give the BMW 4 Series Coupe a
visual balance. The car's striking front end with its characteristic
BMW design features, such as the double- kidney grille, four round
headlights and a large air intake in the front apron is keen to
display its family ties with the BMW 3 Series. New elements of the BMW
4 Series Coupe are the Air Breathers, which are positioned rearwards
of the front wheel arches to reduce drag. The Coupe's muscular wheel
arches and wide track give an aggressive stance, with its prominent
Individual equipment lines for the interior and exterior.
The interior of the BMW 4 Series Coupe presents a combination of
sporty allure and exclusivity. All the controls central to driving are
arranged ergonomically around the driver ensuring comfortable access
to all functions. In the rear compartment, contoured seats continue
the sporty theme of the BMW 4 Series Coupe. Recessed head restraints
and broad, continuously molded side supports give the rear bench the
appearance of two individual seats. High-grade material combinations
and finish quality accentuate the premium feel of the new BMW 4 Series
Coupe. Customers can choose the Sport or Luxury Lines as alternatives
to standard specification. M Sport is another alternative. All three
allow visible individualization of the car's exterior and interior
Sharp driving dynamics befitting The Ultimate driving MachineTM
The defining characteristics of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe are its
driving dynamics and aesthetics. As always, BMW engineers have placed
special focus on steering accuracy, precision, linear control
response, and agility to fortify the new BMW 4 Series Coupe as the
latest shape of The Ultimate Driving Machine. Sophisticated chassis
technology, near- perfect 50:50 weight distribution, fine-tuning in
the wind tunnel, and lightweight construction all contribute to meet
The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe has a longer wheelbase, wider track and
lower ride height than the previous-generation BMW 3 Series Coupe. Its
lower suspension brings the car's center of gravity down to below 20
inches (500 mm), giving it the lowest center of gravity of any car in
the current BMW line-up. As a result, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is
inherently one of the sportiest series-produced cars in the BMW
BMW EfficientDynamics A holistic philosophy.
In addition to its sporty driving dynamics, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe
offers outstanding fuel efficiency. This is a result of the BMW
EfficientDynamics development strategy, which can be found in almost
every aspect of the new model. The car's lightweight construction and
aerodynamic features headlined by the groundbreaking Air Curtains
and Air Breathers also help to maximize efficiency. At its core, the
new BMW 4 Series Coupe has been engineered for performance excellence,
while other features including Auto Start-Stop and on-demand operation
of ancillary units help lower fuel consumption and emissions as well.
Use of ECO PRO mode gives the potential to cut fuel use by as much as
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe uses a combination of driver assistance
systems and mobility services (available as standard or optional under
the BMW ConnectedDrive banner) to increase safety, comfort and
infotainment usage ease and convenience. Among the highlights are a
new generation of BMW Navigation System, which offers extra
capability, sharper graphics and 3D elements for the map display, the
full-color BMW Head-Up Display; Driving Assistant Plus, which warns
the driver of a potential collision with a pedestrian, the
intelligent; glare-free LED High Beam Assistant and the latest
iteration of BMW Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go. As far as
infotainment is concerned, efficient interface technology enables the
integration of smartphones and numerous Bluetooth office functions.
The latter also offers the driver the option of a dictation function
with full speech recognition. Each feature has been carefully
integrated to minimize the chances for driver distraction while the
vehicle is in motion.
Design: Timeless aesthetics blend with individuality and sporty
The launch of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe marks the arrival of the
latest generation of BMW's sporty premium mid-size Coupe. The BMW
Concept 4 Series Coupe, which celebrated its world premiere at the
NAIAS 2013 in Detroit, previewed the development of BMW's design
language which can now be seen in the production model. Its styling
promises a commanding presence on the road, stand-out dynamic ability
and unbeatable driving pleasure. The "4" in its title
spearheads this new era for the BMW Coupes and emphasizes its even
sharper sporty dynamics and increased presence that place the new BMW
4 Series Coupe a step beyond the already-legendary BMW 3 Series
Athletic elegance, impeccable proportions.
The proportions of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe differ significantly
from those of the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe. Although only an inch
(26 mm) has been added to the car's length (182.6 in / 4,638 mm), a
2-inch (50-mm) longer wheelbase (110.6 in /
2,810 mm) and a roofline
that now runs 0.6 inches (16 mm) lower than before (53.6 in / 1,362
mm) enhance the stretched coupe's profile. These dimensions combined
with the BMW 4 Series Coupe's characteristically short overhangs, long
hood, set-back passenger compartment and flowing roofline to produce a
visually balanced silhouette. The athletic appearance of the
BMW 4 Series Coupe is particularly emphasized by its 1.7inch (43-mm)
increase in the width (71.9 in / 1,825 mm). Notably, the rear wheel
arches mark the car's broadest point, giving a more aggressive stance.
As a result, 1.8-inch-(45-mm) wider front track (110.6 in /
and full 3.1 inches (80 mm) of extra width at the rear axle (62.7 in /
1,593 mm) promise even at a standstill further improvements in
sporty characteristics for which BMW is known.
Eye-catching front end with prominently sporty contours.
Signature BMW front-end design features, such as the double-kidney
grille and four round headlights, undoubtedly identify the 4 Series
Coupe as a BMW. It is unmistakably the 3 Series' sibling, although the
differences are apparent. The optional eye-catching full-LED
headlights, with their hexagonal design, and the slightly
forward-slanting BMW kidney grille form a single unit and strengthen
the athletic presence of the BMW 4 Series Coupe on the road. Below the
headlight line, the BMW 4 Series Coupe features a large air intake in
the front apron. On the far left and right-hand edges of the air
intakes are the additional small vertical apertures for the Air
Curtains. These vents improve the airflow around the outside of the
front wheels and help cut fuel consumption at higher speeds.
Flowing lines shape the elegantly sporty silhouette.
Its precise lines define the outline of the BMW 4 Series Coupe. The
subtly sloping roofline creates a smooth transition into the rear, and
accentuates the sporty profile of the flanks. The side window with
frameless glass and the signature slim-line BMW Hofmeister kink at the
trailing edge of the C-pillar create a dynamic visual tension. Below
the windows, the double swage line made up of two character lines
running alongside each other familiar from the BMW 3 Series along
with the door sill line strengthen the body's wedge shape. The small,
shrinking shadow below the swage line above the rear wheel flows
directly into the flared rear wing, emphasizing the car's potential
and hallmark BMW rear-wheel drive.
Located just rearwards of the BMW 4 Series Coupe's front wheels are
Air Breathers designed to reduce drag around the wheel arches. The Air
Breathers and Air Curtains underline the sporty character of the car's
design and provide evidence of the aerodynamics devised by BMW as part
of its BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy.
Prominently flared wheel arches project signature sporty character.
The sporty character of the BMW 4 Series Coupe extends into the design
of the rear. The horizontal lines and stretched tail lights positioned
at the outer edges of the rear draw attention to the flared wheel
arches and wide track. The sloping rear window has a lowering effect
on the car's tail and gives the body an even more aggressive look, and
also shows off the car's shoulders. The L-shaped taillights of the BMW
4 Series Coupe flow into the car's overall design. They continue the
path of the swage line from the flanks, creating a link to the rear
The interior of the BMW 4 Series Coupe incorporates sporty styling and
pure quality together. In the front of the cabin, an approach known as
layering i.e. the utilization of space through the structuring of
lines and surfaces into layers gives the cabin a driver orientation
without excluding the front passenger. All the controls central to
driving are arranged ergonomically around the driver providing ready
access to all functions. Automatic seat belt valets, a Sport steering
wheel, circular instruments in black-panel look and the free-standing,
flat-screen iDrive monitor give a sense of functional elegance. The
iDrive Controller properly located for easy reach on the center
console and the armrest between the front seats give the cabin
usability and comfort.
The dynamic horizontal lines of the instrument panel extend into the
optional two-tone door and side panel trim, wrapping around the driver
and front passenger. In the rear compartment, contoured seats bring
the sportiness of the 4 Series Coupe to all passengers. Recessed head
restraints and continuously molded side supports give the rear bench
the appearance of two separate seats.
The backrest of the BMW 4 Series Coupe's rear seat can be folded down
in 40:20:40 segments. Folding down the center segment creates a large
through-loading gap, which can accommodate several pairs of skis or
snowboards while still allowing space for four people on board. A BMW
ski or snowboard bag is available from the BMW Accessories catalogue.
The trunk can also be opened remotely using the optional Smart Opener
as part of the Comfort Access feature; a short movement of the foot
under the center of the rear bumper is all it takes to raise the
Sport and Luxury Lines as well as M Sport available for
High-class material combinations, exclusive colors and opportunities
for personalization define the premium feel inside the new BMW 4
Series Coupe. As well as the basic trim level, whose material and
color concept accentuates the car's classic character; customers have
a choice of two BMW Lines as well as the popular M Sport to add
individual touches to the car's exterior and interior. The Sport Line
and Luxury Line embody different takes on the car's character,
adapting the design and color scheme for the kidney grille and air
intakes, exterior mirror caps, Air Breathers, trim strips in the front
and rear apron, door sill strips and range of wheel rims to set the
car apart externally from the basic trim level.
Sport Line: The Sport Line adds extra depth to the BMW 4 Series Coupe
with a selection of exterior body features in high-gloss black. A
sport suspension is included for rear-wheel drive models, setting an
exciting tone for the driving experience. The standard high-gloss
black B-pillars and black wrap-around window strip give the car an
even sportier look, along with nine molded high-gloss black kidney
grille slats in a chrome-colored surround. The three black air intakes
in the front apron and the likewise black Air Breathers draw the eye
to the car's aerodynamic features. 18-inch or optional 19-inch
light-alloy wheels (435i only) in twin-spoke design provide a more
performance-oriented look. From the rear, the BMW 4 Series Coupe with
Sport Line can be identified by the black trim strip level with the
rear apron and the black exhaust tips. Inside the car, black and red
accents, such as the red trim rings in the inner circle of the
instrument dials and red stitching on the sport steering wheel,
provide a pronounced contrast. An anthracite-colored headliner is also
included to reduce sun glare during dynamic driving. The available
Coral Red interior includes Coral Red leather sport seats, red door
panel trim and a red lower section for the instrument panel.
Luxury Line: High-gloss chrome touches give the exterior of the BMW 4
Series Coupe a particularly elegant and exclusive appeal. 11 kidney
grille slats with chromed fronts and matte black sides, two high-gloss
double bridges in the front apron's outer air intakes and chromed Air
Breathers all offer elegant touches. The chrome window surround is
another visual highlight, with special 18-inch or optional 19-inch
light-alloy wheels (435i only) available. The BMW 4 Series Coupe
Luxury Line is recognized from the rear by a high-gloss chrome strip
in the rear apron and the chrome exhaust tips. The interior also
stands out with various chrome elements, such as the surround for the
audio and air conditioning system. High-gloss wood strips, leather
seats with stitching and a choice of two upholstery variants in four
colors highlight the possibilities in the Luxury Line. Exclusively
available for the BMW 4 Series, Ash Grain anthracite fine wood trim
surfaces and a Pearl Gloss Chrome metal inlay round off the Luxury
M Sport: Customers wishing to endow their new BMW 4 Series Coupe with
as much traditional Driving Machine character as possible may opt for
M Sport. It includes an M aerodynamic package including numerous body
components (front apron with large air intakes, rear bumper with
diffuser, side skirts) and high-gloss Shadow Line trim. The exterior
paint shade Estoril Blue Metallic is available only with M Sport on
the 4 Series Coupe. M Sport is further distinguished by 18-inch or
optional 19-inch light-alloy wheels (435i only) in M design. Inside,
features such as M door sill finishers, an M leather steering wheel
and an M driver's footrest complete the atmosphere. Technical features
of this package include M Sport suspension (rear-wheel drive models
only) and M Sport Brakes (also a stand-alone option on all 435i Coupes
and an optional upgrade on 428i Coupe when M Sport is chosen) which
includes calipers painted in blue finish.
Hallmark BMW set-up makes the difference.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe benefits from BMW's customary approach of
splitting steering and drive forces between the front and rear axles,
which is the ideal platform for balanced driving characteristics,
directional stability and agile handling. It also has a 50:50 weight
distribution, which sets it apart from its competitors. Taking into
account its low center of gravity, unique chassis set-up and
lightweight construction, the 4 Series Coupe is an exceptionally
dynamic overall package which will satisfy every type of driver.
A rigorous focus on sports performance.
The chassis construction of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is based on
that of the latest BMW 3 Series Sedan, although its springs and
damping, axle kinematics and elastokinematics have all been tailored
precisely to the engaging character of the new Coupe. The chassis
engineers have managed to make further improvements to the agility and
accuracy offered by the chassis, thanks to modification and
fine-tuning of variables such as the camber angle, the track and the
roll center. Particular attention was paid to strengthening the front
section of the car help to further enhance steering precision and
Double-pivot strut-type front suspension with anti-roll bar.
The front suspension of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe combines maximum
stiffness with minimum weight. Aluminum torque struts, wishbones and
swivel bearings bring a reduction in unsprung weight. At the same
time, the engineers optimized the kinematics of the double-pivot
suspension for agility and precision. Adjusting the position of the
control arms in the swivel bearings from their arrangement on the
latest BMW 3 Series Sedan gives the car a .7-inch (19-mm) lower roll
center, which has a positive effect on driving performance.
An additional strut between the front axle subframe and body sill
creates a stiffer overall connection between the front wheels and the
car's main structure, so the transverse forces generated on entry into
corners are transferred to the car more directly. The BMW 4 Series
Coupe responds more directly to the driver's steering commands and
displays more sporty characteristics and greater agility. And that
means it carves through corners with ease and precision.
Five-link rear suspension enhances the car's engaging character.
The rear axle of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is a key component in its
driving characteristics, but that does not mean comfort has been
overlooked. This construction is based on the five-link concept, and
its elastokinematics have been tuned specially for this sports coupe.
In addition, extra-wide mounts and supports on the wheel carriers for
track and camber, slightly repositioned pivot points, stiff control
arms and suspension subframes, and the use of thrust arms to connect
the suspension with the body all provide an excellent basis for an
extremely sporty and dynamically exceptional overall set-up. The
result is precise and assured wheel location, directional stability in
any driving situation. Aerodynamic features around the rear suspension
also contribute to driving precision.
Servotronic steering standard, Variable Sport steering optional.
A standard feature of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is the Servotronic
system which provides speed-sensitive power assistance. The system's
precise programming results in sharper steering feel, feedback,
precision, accuracy and immediate response. The new BMW 4 Series Coupe
can also be equipped with Variable Sport steering as part of the
optional Dynamic Handling Package. This provides a somewhat
"quicker" on-center steering ratio which then varies
depending on the amount of steering "lock" (angle) applied
by the driver. The result is even more-lively steering during the
"turn-in" phase of cornering, and excellent stability
mid-corner and on corner exit.
Powerful standard braking systems with lightweight construction.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe comes equipped with powerful swing-caliper
or fixed-caliper brakes and large, inner-vented brake discs. The
calipers on the front brakes are made of aluminum. As well as low
unsprung weight, the brakes also stand out with their high heat
tolerance, excellent wet braking performance, ease of use and
excellent feel. A brake pad wear indicator and the Brake Drying
function are standard on all models.
Intelligent lightweight construction concept and aerodynamic
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe's lightweight construction makes a
contribution to the car's performance qualities. The use of high- and
ultra-high-strength multi-phase steels maximizes the body's strength,
without driving up the weight. Components which are central to
rigidity are made from micro-alloyed steels. The body's front end is
60 percent more rigid than that of the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe and
so has benefits beyond agility and steering precision alone. Most
impressively, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe tips the scales at up to 99
lb (45 kg) less than its predecessor, depending on the engine and
equipment specified, despite having grown significantly in terms of
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe highlights its aerodynamic qualities with a
Cd (drag coefficient) of 0.28. Changes to the front apron and the rear
of the car have gotten the coupe aerodynamic lift qualities that match
the figures of the current BMW M3 Coupe. Another factor here is the
design of the underbody: the aerodynamically-optimized structure
incorporates smooth panels extending to the sides, under the engine
compartment shield and around the front section of the exhaust tunnel.
Together, they seal the underbody to the wind.
Air Curtains and Air Breathers.
The aerodynamic fine-tuning process is incorporated in every area of
the body. The BMW Air Curtains in the front apron reduce turbulence
and therefore drag around the front wheels. The wheel arches and the
air deflectors in front of them were also designed with aerodynamics
in mind. The new Air Breathers positioned rearwards of the front wheel
arches divert some of the air flowing through the wheel arches,
thereby reducing air resistance.
M Sport suspension, adaptive suspension and M Sport brakes.
The M Sport suspension included is part of the Sport Line and M Sport.
It works with a firmer spring/shock absorber set-up and stiffer
anti-roll bars, and its kinematics/ elastokinematics (bushings and
bearings) have also been tweaked to suit the new BMW 4 Series Coupe.
The M Sport suspension also includes 18-inch or optional (435i only)
19- inch light-alloy wheels. Alternatively, customers can select a
lowered (non-xDrive models) Adaptive suspension, included in the
Dynamic Handling Package, which adjusts the electronic damper mapping
to each road surface and driving situation. The driver can also use
the Driving Experience Control switch to vary the basic suspension
settings between comfort and sport, according to personal preference.
For performance-minded customers, BMW offers the M Sport Brakes. The
aluminum fixed calipers (four-piston at the front, two- piston at the
rear) and large discs combine low weight with short stopping
Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO mode: extra-sporty or
efficient driving modes at the touch of a button.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe also offers drivers the ability to change
between sporty, eco or comfort settings, depending on mood or
preference. Using the Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO
mode on the center console, drivers can select between ECO PRO,
COMFORT, SPORT or SPORT+ (most models). Each of these selections will
activate different settings for the powertrain and suspension
In SPORT mode, throttle response is improved and the steering becomes
more direct. If the automatic transmission is fitted, the gearshift
points are also altered for sportier driving. Depending on the car's
specification, different settings can be selected for the powertrain
and chassis components. In SPORT+ mode, the Dynamic Stability Control
thresholds are raised and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is activated.
The electronic limited-slip function for the rear differential can
then provide better acceleration out of corners or sharp bends.
Powerful engines maximize dynamic performance.
Owning a coupe reflects a driver's passion for elegant lines,
performance driving and high- class dynamics. The state-of-the-art
powertrain technology under the skin of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe
ensures it delivers an engaging driving experience that satisfies even
the most demanding expectations.
Longitudinally front-mounted, inline engines powering the rear wheels
continue BMW's tradition in creating a drive concept that delivers
great driving pleasure. Both engines available for the new BMW 4
Series Coupe use BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which combines sporty
performance characteristics with improved efficiency. Available from
launch are an inline six-cylinder engine for the BMW 435i Coupe and a
four-cylinder unit for the BMW 428i Coupe. These award-winning engines
not only supply the BMW 4 Series Coupe with outstanding acceleration
and elasticity, they also keep the cars weight down to improve driving
dynamics and lower fuel consumption.
The elite athlete: award-winning inline six-cylinder engine.
The new BMW 435i Coupe gives full value to performance-minded drivers
thanks to a refined high-revving inline-six engine with instant power
delivery and great fuel efficiency. Equipped with High Precision
Direct Injection and Valvetronic fully variable valve control, the
3.0-liter engine with aluminum crankcase develops maximum output of
300 hp between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm. Peak torque of 300 lb-ft is
generated at 1,200 rpm and remains on tap up to 5,000 rpm.
The multi-award winning six-cylinder engine allows the new BMW 435i
Coupe to accelerate from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds with the 6-speed
manual transmission, and only 5 seconds with the 8-speed automatic, on
the way to an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed,
when equipped with performance tires.
Low weight, high performance: the four-cylinder for the BMW 428i
Smooth power delivery, available torque, high revs and low weight
define the 2.0-liter four- cylinder turbocharged engine. BMW's engine
technology package including High Precision Direct Injection,
twin-scroll turbocharging, Double-VANOS variable camshaft control and
Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology offers high performance
potential combined with low fuel consumption and emissions.
The cutting-edge four-cylinder engine of the new BMW 428i Coupe
generates maximum output of 240 hp at 5,000 6,500 rpm and peak
torque of 255 lb-ft, which the driver can access between 1,250 and
4,800 rpm. This allows the 428i to sprint from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds
and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph),
when equipped with summer performance tires. The engine gives a smooth
power delivery from the moment it spins above idle to the upper
regions of its engine speed range along an almost linear curve.
Optional 6-speed manual transmission.
The no-cost optional 6-speed manual transmission features easy gear
changes, precise shift travel and optimum gear spacing for the new BMW
4 Series Coupe (not available for 428i xDrive). For spirited drivers,
the interface where the power from the engine is relayed to the
drivetrain is critical to maximizing the car's performance. The manual
transmission uses its high shift quality to allow for powerful sprints
and rapid, short bursts of speed, and also helps to reduce fuel
8-speed Sport automatic transmission.
The high-performance 8-speed automatic transmission with its extra
gears, quick gear changes and delightful shift comfort is perfectly
matched to the character of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe. With only
small changes in rpm between gear ratios, the ideal gear is on hand in
virtually any situation out on the road. Many technical features and
internal efficiencies ensure powerful acceleration and short bursts of
speed are possible with no additional fuel consumption over the manual
transmission. The 8-speed automatic's intelligent control technology
enables quick shift and reaction times and direct downshift
capability. Drivers may also shift gears using paddles on the steering
wheel. Drivers can choose between Normal and Sport transmission modes
using the gear shift lever or the Driving Experience Control switch.
BMW xDrive: intelligent all-wheel drive available as an option.
As an alternative to rear-wheel drive, the BMW 435i Coupe and BMW 428i
Coupe can also be specified with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel
drive. As well as sharing all the traditional virtues of
all-wheel-drive systems such as increased traction, safety and the
optimum transfer of engine power to the road BMW xDrive can also
reduce oversteer or understeer that may occur in cornering situations.
In the process, it enhances agility and precision, e.g. when turning
into corners or when accelerating strongly out of them.
Auto Start Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe comes with the Auto Start Stop function.
Another standard feature is Brake Energy Regeneration, which ensures
that as far as possible power for the vehicle's electrical system
is generated during braking and coasting. ECO PRO mode is effective in
helping the BMW 4 Series Coupe driver maintain an efficient and
economical driving style. As well as tweaking the accelerator's
responses and the engine management system, ECO PRO also benefits from
intelligent energy and climate management. The system gives the driver
tips and ideas relevant to the driving situation at hand on how to
reduce fuel consumption even further through adjustments in personal
driving style. Average fuel consumption can be cut by up to 20 percent
in ECO PRO mode, with a corresponding boost to the car's range on a
tank of fuel.
On-demand operation of ancillary units saves energy.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe's ancillary components also play a role in
the car's intelligent energy management. Examples include the
on-demand coolant pump, the map-controlled oil pump and the Electric
Power Steering system, which only consumes electricity when steering
assistance is actually required. The special air conditioning
compressor works on the same principle. As soon as the driver switches
the air conditioning off, the belt drive to the compressor is
disconnected to minimize power drain.
Intelligent lightweight design reduces fuel consumption and CO2
The use of lightweight materials makes a significant contribution to
efficiency and agility, and helps to give BMW cars their impressive
dynamic capability. Weight savings can be found in every area of the
development process. As well as the use of plastics and cutting- edge
composite materials, the increased deployment of aluminum components
in the engine and chassis construction has also reduced the weight of
the corresponding assemblies. The results are impressive: although the
new BMW 4 Series Coupe has grown in terms of dimensions, it's between
44 lb (20 kg) and 99 lb (45 kg) lighter than its predecessor.
BMW Assist: Standard with 10 years of eCall with enhanced Automatic
Collision Notification and BMW Teleservice.
BMW Assist will be standard on the new 4 Series Coupe. It will include
10 years of eCall emergency calling and enhanced Automatic Collision
Notification as well as BMW Teleservice. BMW Assist eCall includes
enhanced Automatic Collision Notification, which includes the
groundbreaking Urgency Algorithm, developed in cooperation with the
William Lehman Injury Research Center in Miami. In addition to the
vehicle's exact position and direction of travel, details of the
vehicle model and all the data gathered by the sensors in the car are
relayed to the call center as well. This information provides
indications as to the nature and severity of the collision, while the
deployment of the car's restraint systems gives an idea of the number
of people injured and allows frontal, rear, side or even multiple
collisions to be identified and differentiated. The Urgency Algorithm
transmits the likelihood of severe injury. On the basis of all
accident-related data, the call center decides which and how many
emergency services are required at the accident site (e.g. doctor,
paramedic, fire brigade, helicopter). The data also enables the first
responders to alert the appropriate medical care for those involved in
the accident before they have even arrived at the scene. The call
center will also stay in contact with the vehicle's occupants until
the emergency services arrive, speaking to them in their native
language where possible. As well as automatic activation, the system
also allows the driver or front passenger to trigger the emergency
call manually in order to help other road users in distress by
alerting the call center.
TeleService tells the driver if and when maintenance is required.
Fixed service intervals become a thing of the past, because the
intelligent maintenance system, Condition Based Service, constantly
monitors your vehicle's service needs. When necessary, the vehicle
communicates service-relevant data to the nearest BMW Service Center
by making an Automatic BMW TeleService Call.
BMW iDrive: The BMW 4 Series Coupe gets the latest version
BMW's groundbreaking user interface has undergone constant improvement
and development since its inception in 2002. On the heels of its most
recent update, BMW's iDrive will see significant enhancements for
model year 2014. Not only will more models receive the latest iDrive
4.2, but the system gets enhancements that improve the user experience
in the areas of navigation, Advanced Real Time Traffic Information,
connectivity, entertainment, online access and voice commands. One
example is the ability to engage automatic time setting. When active,
the time will automatically be adjusted for Daylight Saving or
Standard time as well as changes in time zone while traveling.
BMW Navigation Touchpad, Point-of-Interest voice search and enhanced
route tailoring among highlights
The latest BMW navigation system, which is optional on the new BMW 4
Series Coupe, has received many enhancements.
Before setting out, the prescribed route can be tailored to avoid
certain areas, for example, if the user anticipates heavy traffic or
knows of construction on that route. The system will recalculate the
route to avoid the selected area. Multiple areas to avoid can be
selected for a given route and the size of coverage is fully
The online Google search function has been enhanced for customers who
subscribe to BMW Online. Users can now search for points-of-interest
(POI) via voice. Once the user has spoken their POI, the navigation
system can then guide the driver to their desired destination.
Advanced Real Time Traffic Information was significantly enhanced for
iDrive 4.2 to provide a clearer view of traffic congestion using
green, yellow and red indicators along the route to indicate the
degree to which roads are clear or congested. The traffic incident
view has been enhanced again to provide more precise indications in
red of the specific location of stopped traffic.
When equipped with the BMW navigation system, the new 4 Series Coupe
will include the new iDrive controller with Touchpad. The touchpad is
integrated into the top of the controller and does not require a
separate location. Phone numbers, contact names and address can be
written out directly on the touchpad. The user can seamlessly switch
between the touchpad and the controller while information is being
entered. The touchpad can also be used to zoom in and out on the
High-res projection in color: the Head-Up Display.
One of the highlights of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is the
latest-generation full-color Head-Up Display. HUD projects key
information onto the windshield to appear directly in the driver's
field of view to minimize the time the driver has to look away from
the road. Depending on the vehicle specification, not only is the
current speed displayed, but speed limits and passing restrictions are
also flashed up for the driver's benefit, along with navigation
instructions and various warning messages. The variety of driver
assistance systems available for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe brings the
amount of information that can be shown in the Head-Up Display to a
whole new level. The intensity of the projections adapts automatically
to the light conditions and follows the illumination of the cockpit
dials. The positioning of the projections on the windscreen can also
be adjusted using the iDrive Controller.
Active Driving Assistant warns the driver of a possible collision with
A camera fitted to the rear-view mirror scans in front of the vehicle
and uses image processing to detect any people or vehicles within its
field of vision. When it recognizes a risk of collision with the
vehicle in front, the system produces an audible warning and a visual
signal appears in the instrument cluster or the optional Head-Up
Display (if specified) to alert the driver. Should a collision be
unavoidable, automatic moderate hazard braking is actuated. During
urban journeys in sufficient light conditions, if the system detects a
potential collision with a pedestrian, it warns the driver and, if
necessary, triggers automatic hazard braking. In both cases in
addition to the warnings the vehicle's brakes are automatically
primed for emergency braking and the activation thresholds of the
Brake Assist system are lowered. The Lane Departure Warning system is
also a part of the Driving Assistant option.
A system of many talents: Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
The latest development stage of the familiar Active Cruise Control
with Stop & Go function (ACC Stop & Go) uses a front-mounted
camera on the rear-view mirror in addition to the full-range radar
sensors to provide an enhanced interpretation of the traffic situation
ahead. When driving in slow-moving traffic or traffic jams, the driver
is able to safely move along with the flow of traffic and let the
vehicle's automatic systems handle the tasks of stopping, pulling away
again and approaching junctions where there are already vehicles
waiting ahead. Combining radar and video data in this way improves
detection of other vehicles and reduces the system's reaction time. If
a vehicle ahead brakes very sharply in free-flowing traffic, requiring
the driver to take action, he or she is prompted to do so by a
two-stage warning. Active Cruise Control with automatic distance
control is now available at speeds between 20 and 130 mph (30 km/h and
210 km/h). The intelligent cruise control function remains active at
speeds above 130 mph (210 km/h).
Using sensors and camera monitoring: Active Blind Spot Detection and
Lane Departure Warning systems.
Among the convenience and safety-enhancing assistance systems on offer
are Active Blind Sport Detection and Lane Departure Warning, with the
latter available as part of the Active Driving Assistant option. These
systems use radar sensors and camera monitoring to alert drivers to
potential collision risks when changing lanes or if they veer out of
lane unintentionally. It also issues a warning when driving too close
to the vehicle ahead.
LED High Beam Assistant with intelligent control.
The BMW 4 Series Coupe is available with the option of full-LED
headlights, which provide a further safety boost when driving at
night. The optional High Beam Assistant in conjunction with full-LED
headlights ensures that the driver can enjoy optimal visibility at all
times without having to switch manually between high and low beam. The
High Beam Assistant adapts to the traffic situation by switching to
low beam on one or both sides.
Superb overview not just when parking: Surround View, Side View, Top
View and Parking Assistant.
In addition to the rear view camera and Park Distance Control,
customers are also able to get the Surround View function with Side
View and Top View, which provides a bird's-eye view of the BMW 4
Series Coupe and the area around it. It enables the driver to carry
out precise maneuvers in tight spaces. If the car is moving at a speed
under 12 mph (20 km/h), the Side View function can additionally be
activated to allow the driver to keep an eye on cross-traffic. Another
convenience system is the Parking Assistant system, which is able to
maneuver the car into parking spaces parallel to the direction of
travel. All the driver has to do is operate the accelerator and brake
pedal while the Parking Assistant takes care of the steering.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is a technical tour-de-force which is, at
its heart a true BMW Sport Coupe. The 2014 428i Coupe and 435i Coupe
will arrive in US showroom late this summer.
BMW Group in America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls- Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in
2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
the Rolls- Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic
design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon
Valley and various other operations throughout the country.
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's
global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant
for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity
Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S.
through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 118 MINI passenger car
dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp.,
the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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