BMW 4 Series (F32)

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4 Series (F32)
BMW 4Series Coupe 02.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2013-present
Model years 2014–present
Assembly Germany
Designer Christopher Weil
Body and chassis
Class Compact executive car
Body style 2-door coupé
2-door convertible
Related BMW F30
Dimensions
Wheelbase Coupe: 2,810 mm (110.6 in)
Length Coupe: 4,641 mm (182.7 in)
Width Coupe: 1,826 mm (71.9 in)
Height Coupe: 1,362 mm (53.6 in)
Chronology
Predecessor BMW 3 Series E92

The BMW F32 series is the first generation of the BMW 4 Series range of compact executive cars. It is the successor to the E92 model of the 3 Series range.

BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé (2013)[edit]

BMW 420d
BMW 428i Coupe Front
Rear
BMW 428i Cabriolet

The vehicle's wheelbase (2,810 mm) is 50 millimetres longer than that of the existing 3 Series Coupe, while 45 mm has been added to the front track (1,545 mm) and 80 mm to the rear track (1,593 mm). The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is 44 mm broader than its predecessor, its roof line is 16 mm lower (1,362 mm) and it is also longer (4,641 mm). Other features include hexagonal full-LED in twin circular design, double swage line below the side windows (from BMW 3 Series), Air Breather behind the front wheels, 20-inch light-alloy wheels in three-dimensional multi-spoke design, L-shaped rear lights, two-tone Black and Schiaparelli Brown interior trim, light contrast stitching on leather upholstery, leather-covered cup holders, inline 6 cylinder engine, interior Natural Chestnut fine wood trim strip. Car is valued at over $154,000. The base model starts at ≈ $44,900.00.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 North American International Auto Show.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

Coupe (2013-present)[edit]

The design was based on BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé.

The vehicles were set to be unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[3]

Early models include 428i (245PS), 435i (306PS), 420d.[4] 420i, 420i xDrive, 420d xDrive, 430d, 435d xDrive were added in November 2013.[5]

US models went on sale in Summer 2013 as 2014 model year vehicle. Early models include 428i (244PS), 435i (304PS), 428i xDrive (244PS), 435i xDrive (304PS). The 4 Series Coupe and its three competitors are the A5 Coupe, Q60 Coupe and the CTS Coupe.

BMW Concept M4 Coupé (2013)[edit]

It is a version of BMW 4 Series Coupe with Aurum Dust body colour, CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) front splitter, the roof, rear diffuser underline; twin round LED headlamps, M gills with Air Breather, Air Curtain within the front apron, exclusive bicoloured 20-inch 5-filigree double spoke M light alloys, M Carbon ceramic brakes, large shaded areas beneath the spoiler, flared wheel arches, two pairs of carbon fibre tailpipes. The concept was fitted with a 3.0 twin-turbocharged Inline 6 engine, placing out 430 hp and over 500N.m of torque.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,[6][7] followed by Tokyo Motor Show 2013.[8]

Convertible (F33, 2013-present)[edit]

This new convertible is set to replace the BMW E93 3 Series Convertible. The new BMW 4 Series Convertible is visibly larger in width, track and wheelbase than the BMW E93 3 Series Convertible.

The vehicle was unveiled in Tokyo Motor Show 2013,[9] followed by LA Auto Show 2013.[10]

Early models include 428i (245PS), 435i (306PS), 420d, with 428i xDrive available in spring of 2014.[11]

US models were set to arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014 as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models include 428i (244PS), 428i xDrive (244PS), 435i (304PS). The 4 Series Convertible and its three competitors are the Audi A5 Cabriolet, Q60 Convertible and the E-Class Cabriolet.

BMW M4 Coupé (F82, 2014-present)[edit]

The design is based on BMW Concept M4 Coupé, with twin turbo six-cylinder in-line engine rated 430 PS (316 kW; 424 hp) and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft), air intakes at the front end, exposed carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components, rear diffuser, six-speed manual gearbox standard with throttle blip on downshifts (optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with DriveLogic), Active M Differential, aluminium stiffening plate, CFRP front strut brace, additional bolted joints between the axle subframe and the body sills, five-link rear axle in forged aluminium, electromechanical steering with 3 modes (COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+), CFRP roof, CFRP propeller shaft, CFRP strut brace in the engine compartment.[12][13]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 North American International Auto Show,[14] followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.[15]

The M4 Coupe and its five competitors are the RS5 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 911 Carrera S Coupe, RC Coupe and the CLA45 AMG.

BMW M4 DTM (2014-)[edit]

It is a race car version of BMW M4 Coupé for DTM tournament, with carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with integrated tank and steel roll cage, carbon-fibre crash elements on sides, carbon fibre crash elements on front and rear, 4,000 cc (240 cu in) V8 natually-aspirated P66 engine with 2x28.0 mm air restrictors rated 487 PS (358 kW; 480 hp) and approx. 500 N·m (369 lb·ft), Bosch MS 5.1 engine control unit, central display, sequential 6-speed sports gearbox operated via pneumatic shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel with 4-plate ZF carbon-fibre clutch, adjustable multi-disc limited-slip differential, double wishbone axle with pushrods and adjustable shock absorbers with six settings, H&R coil springs, hydraulic dual-circuit braking system (monoblock light-alloy brake callipers, inner ventilated brake discs at front and rear, brake-force distribution adjustable by driver, electromagnetic starting valve), 18x12-inch front and 18x13-inch rear forged aluminium rims, Hankook 300-680-18 front and 320-710-18 rear tyres.[16]

The vehicle was unveiled in official ITR tests in Budapest.[17][18]

BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car (2014-)[edit]

It is a version of BMW M4 Coupé with BMW M Performance titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers, BMW M Performance side skirts, BMW M Performance black front grille, BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps, BMW M Performance aerodynamic kit front (carbon front splitter and blade), BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor, BMW M Performance carbon rear spoiler, RECARO racing seats with Schroth harnesses(belts), roll bar, bonnet with motorsport lock, LED lights at roof and front apron, main electricity switch at bonnet, disassembly rear seat, fuel pump system, BMW M decal, fire extinguisher, Alcantara M Performance steering wheel with race display, area around the lever made of carbon and Alcantara, handbrake in carbon and alcantara, M Performance foot mats.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 MotoGP Qatar race.[19][20]

BMW M4 Convertible (2014-)[edit]

It is a version of BMW 4 Series Convertible with twin turbo six-cylinder in-line engine rated 431 PS (317 kW; 425 hp) and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft), carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller shaft, precision strut in the engine compartment; Active M Differential (electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential), electromechanical steering system with integrated Servotronic function and 3 steering assistance levels (COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+), BMW M compound brakes, front apron, Air Curtains, M gills with integrated Air Breathers, three-part folding metal hardtop with noise-absorbing headliner, optional wind deflector, optional neck warmer, power dome on the bonnet, forged 18-inch BMW M light-alloy double-spoke wheels (9Jx18 front and 10Jx18 rear) with mixed tyres (255mm front and 275mm rear) or optional forged 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in either Ferric Grey or Black (9Jx19 front and 10Jx19 rear) with mixed tyres (255mm front and 275mm rear), exterior mirrors in twin-stalk style, flared front and rear wheel arches, 2 high-gloss polished slanting twin exhaust tailpipes, M-specific circular instruments with white graphics, M double-spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim and colour contrast stitching and M logo, M gearshift lever, M door sill finishers, an M driver's footrest, electrically adjustable leather front sports seats with recessed head restraints and integral belt guides, illuminated BMW M logo integrated into the head restraints, metallic or matt BMW Individual paint finishes options, a choice of 4 Merino leather upholstery colours (9 extra for BMW Individual range), six-speed manual gearbox or optional seven-speed M DCT Double Clutch Transmission, optional BMW ConnectedDrive (new generation Navigation system Professional, Driving Assistant Plus, LED High Beam Assistant, Active Protection with Attention Assistant), optional Head-Up Display comes with additional, M-specific functions such as a gear display, rev counter and Optimum Shift Indicator.[21]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show,[22] followed by 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.[23]

Gran Coupé (F36, 2014-present)[edit]

Also joining the convertible and the coupe is the Gran Coupe. Like the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, it's a coupe that has 4 doors, also known as a liftback. However, unlike the 6-er Gran Coupe, the pillar, according to spy shots, is like the 3-Series GT, consisting 4 pillars - A-Pillar, B-Pillar, C-Pillar and D-Pillar, also similar to the Audi A7 and the Audi A5 sportback. Although similar pillar layout as the 3-Series GT, it is sleeker, like its coupe brother (F32).

The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014,[24] followed by 2014 New York International Auto Show,[25] 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.[26]

Early models included 420i (184PS), 428i (245PS), 428i xDrive (245PS), 435i (306PS), 418d (143PS), 420d (184PS), 420d xDrive (184PS).[27]

4-Series Gran Coupé 
4-Series Gran Coupé 

BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car (2014-)[edit]

It is a version of BMW M4 Coupé for the DTM tournament. It included BMW M Performance titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers, BMW M Performance side skirts, BMW M Performance front grille (black), BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps, BMW M Performance aerodynamic kit front (carbon splitter and blade), BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor, BMW M Performance carbon rear spoiler, RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts, roll bar, bonnet with "motorsport lock", LED lights on the roof, LED lights on the front apron.[28]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 DTM tournament.[29][30]

Equipment[edit]

BMW M Performance Parts for BMW 4 Series vehicles would become available in 2014, including M Performance Power Kit available for the BMW 420d, BMW 430d, BMW 435i. BMW 4 Series Coupé with BMW M Performance Parts was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[31] The M Performance Parts include exhaust parts, power upgrades, bodykit, limited slip differential, Fabric M Performance interior on the dash, F1 - inspired steering wheel with F1 - Style gearshift indicator wrapped in leather and Alcantara, carbon fibre details (gear knob, trims, etc) and many other M Performance parts.

Specifications[edit]

Body styles[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Coupe Convertible Gran Coupé
420i 2013- ? 2014-
420i xDrive 2013- ? ?
428i (244PS) 2013- 2014- ?
428i (245PS) 2013- 2013- 2014-
428i xDrive (244PS) 2013- ? ?
428i xDrive (245PS) 2013- 2014- 2014-
435i (304PS) 2013- 2014- ?
435i (306PS) 2013- 2013- 2014-
435i xDrive (304PS) 2013- ? ?
435i xDrive (306PS) 2013- ? ?
M4 (431PS) 2014- 2014- ?
Diesel engines
Model Coupe Convertible Gran Coupé
418d ? ? 2014-
420d 2013- 2013- 2014-
420d xDrive 2013- ? 2014-
425d 2014- ? ?
430d 2013- ? ?
430d xDrive 2014- ? ?
435d xDrive 2013- ? ?

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[32]
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
420i 2013- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000-6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250-4500
420i xDrive 2013- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000-6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250-4500
428i (244PS) 2013- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 244 PS (179 kW; 241 hp)@5000-6000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-4800
428i (245PS) 2013- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000-6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-4800
428i xDrive (244PS) 2013- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 244 PS (179 kW; 241 hp)@5000-6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-4800
428i xDrive (245PS) 2013- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000-6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-4800
435i US (304PS) 2013- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)@5800-6000, 407 N·m (300 lb·ft)@1300-5000
435i (306PS) 2013- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800-6000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1200-5000
435i (306PS Gran Coupé) 2014- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800-6000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1200-5000
435i xDrive US (304PS) 2013- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)@5800-6000, 407 N·m (300 lb·ft)@1300-5000
435i xDrive (306PS) 2013- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800-6000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1200-5000
M4 (431PS) 2014- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin turbo (S55B30[33]) 431 PS (317 kW; 425 hp)@5500-7300, 550 N·m (406 lb·ft)@1850-5500
Diesel egines[34]
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
418d 2014- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp)@4000, 320 N·m (236 lb·ft)@1750-2500
420d 2013- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@4000, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@1750-2750
420d xDrive 2013- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@4000, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@1750-2750
425d 2014- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4000, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1500
430d 2013- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@4000, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@2000-3000
430d xDrive 2014- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@4000, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@1500-3000
435d xDrive 2013- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 twin turbo (N57D30) 313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp)@4400, 630 N·m (465 lb·ft)@1500-2500

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
420i 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
420i xDrive 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
428i (244PS) 2013- coupe: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic

convertible: 8-speed automatic

428i (245PS) 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
Gran Coupé: 6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic
428i xDrive (244PS) 2013- coupe: 8-speed automatic
428i xDrive (245PS) 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
Gran Coupé: 6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic
435i (304PS) 2013- coupe: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic

convertible: 8-speed automatic

435i (306PS) 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
Gran Coupé: 6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic
435i xDrive (304PS) 2013- coupe: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
435i xDrive (306PS) 2013- 8-speed automatic
435i xDrive (306PS) 2013- 8-speed automatic
M4 (431PS) 2014- 6-speed manual, 7-speed M DCT
Diesel egines[35]
Model Years Types
418d 2014- gran coupe: 6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic
420d 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
Gran Coupé: 6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic
420d xDrive 2013- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
425d 2014- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
430d 2013- 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
430d xDrive 2014- 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
435d xDrive 2013- 8-speed automatic with Steptronic

428i xDrive (244PS) Coupe with 6-speed manual transmission is not available in USA markets.

428i xDrive (245PS) Coupe with 6-speed manual transmission is not available in global market.

435i xDrive (306PS) Coupe with 6-speed manual transmission is not available in global market.

428i, 435i (304PS) Convertible with 6-speed manual transmission are not available in USA market.

Performance[edit]

Figures in brackets are for automatic/M-DCT transmission.

Petrol engines[36]
Model Years Acceleration 0–100 km/h (seconds)
Coupé convertible Gran Coupé
420i 2013- 7.3 [7.3]
420i xDrive 2013- 7.4 [7.5]
428i (244PS) 2013- ?
428i (245PS) 2013- 5.9 [5.8]
428i xDrive (244PS) 2013- ?
428i xDrive (245PS) 2013- 5.6 [5.8]
435i (304PS) 2013- ?
435i (306PS) 2013- 5.4 [5.1]
435i xDrive (304PS) 2013- ?
435i xDrive (306PS) 2013- 5.2 [4.9]
M4 (431PS) 2014- 4.3 [4.1] (RON 98 fuel)[37] 4.6 [4.4] ?
Diesel egines[38]
Model Years Acceleration 0–100 km/h (seconds)
Coupé convertible Gran Coupé
418d 2014- ? ? 9.2 [9.1]
420d 2013- 7.5 [7.3]
420d xDrive 2013- 7.5 [7.3]
425d 2014- 6.7 [6.5]
430d 2013- [5.5]
430d xDrive 2014- [5.2]
435d xDrive 2013- [4.7]

Motorsport[edit]

BMW M4 DTM entered 2014 German Touring Car Masters season.[39][40]

Production[edit]

Production of 2014 model year 4 Series Coupé (excluding M4) took place in Munich, Germany, between July 2013 and June 2014. Production of 2014 model year 4 Series Convertible took place in Regensburg, Germany, between November 2013 and July 2014.[41]

Marketing[edit]

As part of the BMW 4 Series Coupé launch, a TV spot was produced by Hollywood director Samuel Bayer. A print campaign featuring Uwe Düttmann’s photographs resembling high-speed-driving shots, but a closer look reveals that the motion blur of the surroundings is simulated by ropes, was produced. The campaign was presented online and through social media channels in Germany, where online banner ads and animations will develop the idea of the print campaign and TV spot, and also work with the effect of a dynamic moving car. A central landing page on www.bmw.de features information on the vehicles shown, as well as background on the TV commercial and a prize game. Visitors to BMW Germany’s Facebook page can also win a new BMW Z4 for a three-month period. In parallel, the campaign will also be presented in more detail through the brand’s YouTube channel and BMW’s own www.bmw-tv.de channel with a special on the subject of design.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BMW 4 SERIES CONCEPT COUPE TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2013 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT
  2. ^ BMW at the NAIAS Detroit 2013.
  3. ^ BMW at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).
  4. ^ The new BMW 4 Series Coupe.
  5. ^ BMW model update measures for autumn 2013.
  6. ^ BMW M4 Concept beckons the new golden child of M cars
  7. ^ BMW Concept M4 Coupe – the true essence of BMW M.
  8. ^ BMW at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
  9. ^ BMW at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
  10. ^ BMW at the LA Motor Show 2013.
  11. ^ The New BMW 4-Series Convertible
  12. ^ BMW M3 M4 Technology Days.
  13. ^ The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe.
  14. ^ BMW at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit.
  15. ^ BMW at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
  16. ^ THE CHALLENGER. The new BMW M4 DTM.
  17. ^ BMW unleashes new M4 racer on DTM
  18. ^ The new challenger makes its debut: Preparations for the start of the BMW M4 DTM’s first season enter the finishing straight.
  19. ^ BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car w/ M Performance Parts (M Performance Exhaust Clip)
  20. ^ BMW M SAFETY CARS.
  21. ^ The new BMW M4 Convertible.
  22. ^ BMW at the 114th New York International Auto Show 2014.
  23. ^ BMW at the 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.
  24. ^ BMW at the 114th New York International Auto Show 2014.
  25. ^ BMW at the 114th New York International Auto Show 2014.
  26. ^ BMW at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
  27. ^ The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.
  28. ^ BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car
  29. ^ The new BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car.
  30. ^ BMW rolls out new M4 safety car for DTM
  31. ^ Motor racing expertise included: BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW 4 Series.
  32. ^ Specifications BMW 4 Series Coupe, valid from 11/2013.
  33. ^ New BMW M3 and M4 engine secrets laid bare
  34. ^ http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/4series/coupe/2013/showroom/technical_data/index.html
  35. ^ http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/4series/coupe/2013/showroom/technical_data/index.html
  36. ^ http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/4series/coupe/2013/showroom/technical_data/index.html
  37. ^ BMW M4 Coupé: Specifications.
  38. ^ http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/4series/coupe/2013/showroom/technical_data/index.html
  39. ^ BMW confirms M4 DTM for next season
  40. ^ BMW lines up in the 2014 DTM season with the BMW M4 DTM
  41. ^ 2014 BMW 4-Series Models And Production Dates Revealed
  42. ^ New BMW campaign: “DESIGNED FOR DRIVING PLEASURE”.

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