Taking the place of the BMW 3 Series coupe, the newly unveiled BMW 2014 4 Series coupe is bigger and lighter than its predecessor. The vehicle is one inch longer, 1.7 inches wider and 0.6 inches lower than the outgoing model, riding on a 2-inch longer wheelbase and weighing up to 99 pounds less than the 3 Series coupe. It’s offered in 428i and 435i models, the former powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder good for 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, while the latter features BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six producing 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Both cars are electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph, available with the choice of rear-wheel drive or BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive. Additionally, both will come in a standard 8-speed sport automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox.
The 4 Series Coupe is introduced in three different trim lines — Luxury, Sport and M Sport. Luxury offers a refined appearance and a host of passenger amenities, while the Sport model offers a sport package with gloss black accents, and the M Sport package has an aerodynamic body kit, shadow-line trim and 18-inch M-style wheels. (The M Sport is further distinguished by an exclusive paint shade called Estoril Blue Metallic.) The new BMW 4 Series is scheduled to hit showrooms this summer, with pricing starting at $41,425 for the 428i Coupe.