2014 BMW 428i

2014 BMW 428i

If there were ever an ultimate restyle, revamp or refresh to a car, the all-new 4 Series pretty much defines it. There weren't any changes made to BMW's 3 Series Coupe last season, so it's not a total surprise that the German automaker serves up its fourth generation 3 Series Coupe and names it the all-new 4 Series Coupe. But keep in mind, this is just one theory. The company writes that the 4 Series "doesn't just mark the start of a new cycle, it represents the zenith of a development curve." Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) outfits this new model with an uber-fresh design, adding length to the wheelbase and a sleeker roofline, while the lower and wider stance growls, "What 3 Series?" Coupled with short overhangs and aluminum accents on the air intakes, door handles and exterior mirrors, this rock star is shod with unique 20-in. light-alloy wheels, complete with a three-dimensional multi-spoke design.

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BMW equips the new rear-wheel-drive 428i with its 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-turbo. This block is not only lightweight, it incorporates the German automaker's award-winning high-precision direct-injection, Valvetronic and double-Vanos technologies. Delivering 260 lb.-ft. of torque via an eight-speed automatic transmission, this setup gives drivers a more efficient shifting sequence and improved fuel economy. It also includes adaptive transmission control with Sport and Manual shift modes as well as steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

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Safety on this all-new BMW includes driver and passenger front airbags with advanced technology: These devices are designed with dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, while the front-passenger seat sensors help prevent unnecessary airbag deployment. The 4 Series also comes with a 10-year subscription to BMW's Assist eCall, which includes an SOS button and automatic collision notification.

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But inside is really the tastiest part of this slick machine: Outfitted with a two-tone black and Schiaparelli brown leather trim with contrast stitching, the cabin on the 428i is fit for royalty. Of course we care that the leather is tanned with an environmentally friendly process, but we're even more excited about the embossed badges subtly sprinkled throughout. But the unique details don't stop there: BMW has a 20-year-old program that allows car buyers to design custom versions of their vehicle. Entitled BMW Individual, this division is responsible for outfitting the 428i with hand-braided leather accents on the seats. This chic braiding also makes up the cup holders, located in the center console, and hugs the edges of the floor mats as well. Continuing inside, a natural chestnut trim is married to the 4's two-toned leather, firmly cementing the luxury level of this coupe's interior. Plus, the dashboard's controls are grouped ergonomically--which keeps every bit of the drive comfortable. But this little racer doesn't just look good; some of the spiciest details are also functional. In order to optimize aerodynamics, the 428i Coupe's front grille is closed off and the areas between the grill slats are crafted in such a way that keeps fuel consumption at a minimum. Other technology systems straight out of BMW's EfficientDynamics department include a rear-end Air Breather that works together with the front's Air Curtain, ensuring a superior reduction in drag around the coupe's wheels. Speaking of the rear, this sweet ride receives L-shaped rear lights that each hover above a massive exhaust tailpipe. Like most BMW's, the bundles offered include the M Sport, the Luxury Line, the Sport Line, the Cold Weather Package and more. According to BMW, the incoming 2014 4 Series Coupe is "a sign of greater exclusivity and presence." We couldn't agree more.
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