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2014 BMW 435i Coupe

Coupe in a Class of Its Own

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 BMW 435i Coupe
In short: A luxurious midsize sports coupe.

2014 BMW 435i Coupe Review

BMW introduces the 4 Series in grand tradition with the coupe 6 and 8 series. But effectively this model replaces the 3 Series coupe which is abandoned at this time by the Bavarian manufacturer. The BMW 435i looks great and sporty in M trim. We enjoy the solid feel and precise ride. And what’s not to like about a twin-turbocharged inline-6 cylinder motor developing 300 horsepower … certainly plenty enough to get you in trouble with the authorities. Despite it’s sport-oriented demeanor, you can get a somewhat comfortable ride and cruise with efficiency due to the energy conscious equipment. Rear space is somewhat limited for adult and trunk space acceptable albeit challenging to access but the rear seat fold for longer items.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile full maintenance program; 12-year rust perforation limited warranty; 4-year/unlimited-mile BMW roadside assistance program

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Base Price: $46,000 / As Tested: $60,625

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 with direct injection
Horsepower: 300 hp @ 5,800-6,000 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 1,300-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters

Curb weight: 3,61 lbs
Wheelbase: 110.6 in
Length/Width/Height: 182.6 / 71.9 / 54.2 in
Turning circle: 37.1 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; brake energy regeneration system
Suspension: double-pivot front; five-link rear

Traction: dynamic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 130 mph

EPA City: 22 mpg
EPA Highway: 32 mpg
Combined MPG: 25 mpg

Seating Capacity: 4
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; front side airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags


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Photography: AlphaMedia

Make: BMW, Vehicle Type: Coupe

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