Preview: 2014 BMW 4 Series (videos)

2014 BMW 4 Series

BMW is bringing out a replacement for their much beloved 3 Series coupe, and fans are pretty excited about an update to this quasi-sports car. The really big change is that this model will have a lower center of gravity than its predecessors, meaning it’ll have a bit more of a sports car feel to it. It’s also slightly lighter and slightly bigger than the 3 Series, so it’ll feel a bit different, but will still be a sports car.

2014 BMW 4 Series 2

The 428i and 435i are the two models BMW will introduce in this series, although a convertible is rumored to be on the way as well.  Both are available with either rear-wheel or xDrive, making four models total. xDrive is BMW’s “all-wheel drive” technology.  The 428 gets a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which works out to 240 horsepower, and the 435 gets a three-liter V6 with 300 horsepower. Electronic limiters keep the top speed of this particular car at 155 miles per hour.

2014 BMW 4 Series 3

The 428i with xDrive is automatic only, but the other three models will let you choose between automatic and manual gearshifts, and there’s no price difference between them. BMW is giving you a car with a rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission, although, no word on whether there will be a diesel option in the United States.  We do know that a diesel version will be manufactured for the European market. The trim is the usual; Luxury, Sport and M Sport.

The 4 Series will start out at $41,425.

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