In cars with the optional adaptive suspension, which our test car had, it also tightens the car's suspension and the electronic traction control enters a less restricted dynamic mode. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. Yet compared to the related 3 Series, you're paying more almost four grand when new for plenty of identical hardware, two fewer doors and less practicality than the sedan. The specs back up this visual impression: The 4 Series is about 2 inches lower to the ground than the sedan, and its wheels are pushed farther outward for improved handling stability and grip. We found our car through cargurus. Interior Design and Special Features The 4 Series might be new, but the cabin is all 3 Series, with a classy design and premium materials. The adaptive suspension adjusts damper firmness on the fly and does a great job at preventing the choppiness that comes with many sport suspensions.
Luxury Line adds different alloy wheels, a choice of alternative wood trims with metal inlays and a choice of leather seating. Compare the 2013 328i coupe to the 428i. An added bonus are the paddle shifters, which are super precise and fast considering they're controlling an automatic transmission that isn't of the dual-clutch variety. Rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission are also available. The nee G37 still offers plenty of strong performance and value, while the and S5 are still visually stunning and the is polished and refined in the way you expect a Mercedes to be.
The 428i xDrive rolls through corners with a heft that I don't recall from the 328i M Sport sedan with rear-wheel drive and a fixed-firmness suspension that we tested during our Sport Sedan Challenge. Opting for the Driver Assistance Plus package gets you those features plus blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system and speed limit info. Two 4-Series trim levels are offered, covering both the coupe and convertible: the 428i and the 435i. There are two trim levels: 428i and 435i. The lag is less noticeable once you're at speed, where the eight-speed automatic transmission consistently picks the right gear when it's time to pass or merge. Its four-cylinder delivers remarkably quick acceleration, and an engaging engine and exhaust note that will have you winding up through the gears, fuel economy be damned.
Starting things off are three optional equipment lines -- Luxury, Sport and M Sport -- which include different wheel designs up to 19 inches , color schemes and trim and upholstery types. My recollection is that the 328i rear-wheel-drive sedan with the fixed M Sport suspension was a lot livelier than this particular 428i with all-wheel drive and the M adaptive suspension. The 4-Series expertly blends a sporty, spirited driving dynamic with visual appeal, high-quality materials and precise craftsmanship to offer an exclusive feel at an inviting point of entry. The coupe is trim, sleek and muscular where it needs to be. One gripe, however, is the noticeable acceleration lag when having to move quickly from a stop. The Sport and M Sport also include summer performance tires and sport front seats, while the M Sport further adds a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive suspension dampers and a sport steering wheel.
A visit to the options list will provide parking sensors front and rear , a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system and an automated parking system. The traditionalist's choice in terms of transmissions will always be the manual, but the eight-speed auto works exceptionally well in both the normal driving mode or under the driver's control via the paddle shifters. The 428i model uses a turbocharged 2. In fact, you'll get nearly identical performance as the 435i for thousands of dollars less. The car rides a little lower, the front and rear tracks are a bit wider, the suspension is firmer and the steering has more heft and precision to it.
Variations of the 4 Series include the coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe. You'll pay the price for those awesome aggressive looks and sloping rear roofline with less headroom in back, plus the backseat has less legroom and is narrower. The Technology package adds a higher-resolution 8. Finally, M Line offers an aerodynamic kit, M steering wheel, sport seats, added exterior color choices and high-performance M suspension. Both engines can be paired with either a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, or a no-cost. Finally, the Dynamic Handling package enhances the car's performance with adaptive suspension dampers and variable-ratio sport steering.
For 2014, the coupe is wider and longer than the old car, it rides lower, and its sleek profile is stretched over a set-back cabin for that racy look. Naturally, a wealth of option packages is available to help you customize your 4 Series. Variations of the 4 Series include the coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe. Driven through a turn with the Sport mode selected, the 4 Series is marvelously balanced for a luxury sport coupe and easily instills driver confidence. The 435i xDrive checks in at with the auto and. They sent their mechanic to us again, 1.
Should you want the real thing, of course, there's the top-spec 435i model and its 300-hp, turbocharged 3. Jon and Steve were also awesome and gave us a fair deal on our trade. With the guidebook, the 435i will go from -60 miles per hour in 5. Lindsay was so helpful- she sent additional photos, made sure the car was serviced and detailed, ready for us when we were able to come look at it we live 1. In fact, our testing revealed that the 428i with the lightning-quick automatic transmission was quicker from zero to 60 mph than the more powerful 435i with the six-speed manual.