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Bmw 4-series

In the model range of the Bavarian concern now there will be no third series coupe.

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It was replaced by a new model - the BMW 4-series, which took a position a step higher in the conditional hierarchy, and for this it has every reason. The official premiere of the novelty took place in June 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Compared to its predecessor, the BMW 4-series has increased in length to 4,638 mm (+26 mm), and the width is now 1,825 mm, which is 43 mm more than that of the three-coupe. The wheelbase also increased by 50 mm, the front (+45 mm) and rear gauge (+81 mm) widened. However, despite this increase in size, the total weight of the 4-series is less than 3-series by 20-40 kg, depending on the configuration. All these manipulations with proportions and centimeters led, in particular, to the fact that the center of gravity was reduced as much as possible, having achieved the best indicator among the models of the Bavarian concern. Another important point - the weight distribution turned out actually perfect, 50:50.

Externally, the fourth series coupe looks not only bigger, but more spectacular, more expensive than its predecessor. Thanks to the changed proportions, the car looks sportier and more muscular. Many horizontal lines visually make the car more squat. The body line is pronounced and begins immediately behind the front wheels, and then stretches to the very "tail" of the car. Behind the new marker lights have become larger and rounder than in the 3-series.

Inside the cabin is completely focused on the driver’s position, therefore the central panel and the console are located slightly at an angle to the driver. For Russia, the BMW 4-series comes in several trim options and the proposed equipment. The buyer can choose any package of options: M Sport, Sport Line, Modern Line and Luxury Line. Their difference is that each has its own original elements of the body, the design of wheel disks and interior decoration materials. For example, the Sport Line kit allows you to design the pillars in a glossy black color, and the Luxury kit provides for the presence of chrome elements. Options M Sport includes even more aggressive elements of aerodynamics, increased brakes and adaptive suspension sports style.

Among the obvious advantages of the new coupe, you can emphasize the volume of the cargo compartment - 445 liters. This is only 35 liters less than the sedan.

The chassis design of the BMW 4-series was borrowed from the 3-series sedan, however, the engineers made some improvements, namely: the camber angle and the position of the roll center were changed, special spring and damper settings were used, and the suspension points of the suspension arms were shifted. For the coupe there are three chassis options. The first, basic - with passive shock absorbers. The second - with electronically controlled.

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And the third, the toughest, with the so-called M Performance suspension - again with passive ones.

In Russia, the BMW 4-series is represented by modifications 420d, 428i and 435i. The transmission of torque to the rear wheels in the basic configuration is carried out through a six-speed manual gearbox. An option for all engines is a sporty eight-speed automatic gearbox, which allows you to change gears manually using the petals on the steering wheel.

The Quartet with a two-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 184 horsepower has become the most affordable in our country. Such a coupe with an 8-speed automatic transmission accelerates to a hundred in 7.3 seconds, the maximum speed is 232 km / h. Fuel consumption - 4.6 liters per 100 km in the combined cycle and only 5.4 liters per 100 km in the city. It is noteworthy that this version is the only one that is equipped with equipment for countries with cold climates. Also, this version has received a digital diesel engine management system (DDE) and protection against unintended refueling with gasoline.

The second version - all-wheel drive 428i xDrive. The 2-liter gasoline engine develops 245 hp already. The engine is supplied with a digital gasoline engine management system (DME), Valvetronic engine operation control system and Double VANOS valve timing control system. Dynamic performance of this version - 5.8 seconds to "hundreds" and standard 250 km / h maximum speed. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle - 6.7 liters per 100 km.

The most expensive version of the Quartet - 435i xDrive. This version is equipped with a 3-liter engine producing 306 hp. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 4.9 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h. The most powerful option has the largest fuel consumption - 7.6 liters per 100 km.

The all-wheel drive system xDrive also contributes to the refined behavior of the car on the road. Multi-disc clutch, which receives data on slippage and angles of rotation of wheels, lateral acceleration force, engine speed, instantaneously distributes the torque between the axles, providing additional stability.

The 4-series coupe has an impressive range of equipment already in the basic configuration. All fours received an automatic Start / Stop system, bi-xenon headlights with washers, front and rear fog lamps, heated side mirrors and washer nozzles, a rain sensor, parking proximity warning (automatic), automatic dual-zone climate control, sports leather multifunction heated steering wheel, heated front seats and a system of folding rear seats, a 6.5-inch color display and non-metallic paint. BMW 428i xDrive is characterized by the presence of adaptive cruise control, and the 435i xDrive is also equipped with electric front seats.

Optionally, the car can be equipped with fully LED headlights, a more advanced navigation system, iDrive joystick with touchpad, BMW ConnectedDrive service with concierge service and built-in sim card with automatic roaming around the world. And in Eco Pro mode, the car tells the driver the gearshift moments, based not only on the engine speed, but also on the terrain map - that is, before entering the steep hill, the electronics will not ask you to turn on the high gear.

A little later, BMW introduced the Quartet in the body of a convertible. The novelty will be on sale in the European market in March 2014.

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