BMW 4-Series Coupe

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    Mar 22, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    For those that love BMW here are some spyshots of the upcoming coupe. There will no longer be a 3-Series coupe, it will now be the 4-Series range.

    Per BMW it is going to be be a step above the 3-Series so likely no base model at least for North America.

    Possible configurations:

    428 - 4-cylinder turbo
    435 - I6 turbo
    428d - diesel (unlikely for N. America)
    M4 - High powered I6 turbo

    Bigger photos here:
    http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5993840-Production-2014-BMW-4-Series-Coupe-Spied!
    Just cut & paste I can't get a link to work icon_confused.gif

    Small RJ friendly photos:
    2014-bmw-4-series-spy-photos-news-car-an
  • rnch

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    Mar 22, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    Link for the Lazy (me) to the pics, pls icon_question.gif
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
    rnch saidLink for the Lazy (me) to the pics, pls icon_question.gif


    I can't figure out the URL method on these forums icon_sad.gif

    Just cut & paste from the original post.
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 22, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    Buy me one =P
  • isuflyboy

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    Mar 22, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    That's awesome! But I can't wait for the all new Cadillac cts to be unleashed this Tuesday march 26! Definitely getting one but I have to wait for summer until the v comes out
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    Mar 23, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/22/bmw-4-series-production-coupe-caught-on-commercial-shoot/
  • nic_m3

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    Nov 27, 2013 7:03 AM GMT
    Amazing!
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    Nov 28, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    BMW , makes amazing turbo-diesel engines !!
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    Nov 28, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    Careful what you wish for, guys. Consumer Reports shows that BMW's quality and reliability have plummeted over the last several years, making their already-astronomical maintenance costs even higher, as several family members have personally experienced - before trading the damned things in. Lovely to look at, depressing to own.icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 28, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    See more BMWs at the side of the road than any other brand.

    So glad I didn't buy a 335i or whatever their 2010 green diesel was...
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    Nov 29, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidCareful what you wish for, guys. Consumer Reports shows that BMW's quality and reliability have plummeted over the last several years, making their already-astronomical maintenance costs even higher, as several family members have personally experienced - before trading the damned things in. Lovely to look at, depressing to own.icon_sad.gif

    It always seemed to me that it started not long after the unification. Communist countries were notorious for for shoddy products.
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    Nov 29, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    BMW cars are fun to drive. But not fun to own. Most people I know, lease them. The free scheduled maintenance is nice, and makes things more reasonable on the wallet. But in the long term, I think owning any European car could be an expensive gamble.
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    Nov 29, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidCareful what you wish for, guys. Consumer Reports shows that BMW's quality and reliability have plummeted over the last several years, making their already-astronomical maintenance costs even higher, as several family members have personally experienced - before trading the damned things in. Lovely to look at, depressing to own.icon_sad.gif



    My car salesmen friends tell me "Lease German, Buy Japanese."
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    Nov 29, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    I brought a 2013 BMW X3 earlier this year worse decision I ever made.
  • rnch

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    Nov 29, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    Simpleguy saidI brought a 2013 BMW X3 earlier this year worse decision I ever made.




    Why ?
  • nic_m3

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    Nov 29, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    Wow look at all the haters who haven't even experienced the marque themselves. Let's just point out some facts
    1. $0 cost maintenance for 4 years
    2. $0 4 year warranty on entire vehicle
    3. $0 Rust protection 12 years
    4. $0 Roadside assistance 4 years on new and 6 years on certified pre-owned
    5.ALG Best Resale Value List
    6. KBB awarded BMW over ten Best Resale Value awards since they were first established in 2003.

    I am now on my 3rd BMW
    maintenance cost excluding gas and tires

    1. 1994 E36 328is 6sp mn owned 1 year $70 (1 oil change)
    2. 1999 E46 328i 5sp mn owned 1 year $90 (1 oil change and radiator flush)
    3. 2006 E46 330ci 6sp mn owned 2 years and counting
    $162 (2 oil changes, radiator flush, cabin filter, brake fluid flush)

    If you service these cars regularly and treat them with respect they will live up to the ultimate driving machine name.
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
    snwbordnick saidWow look at all the haters who haven't even experienced the marque themselves. Let's just point out some facts
    1. $0 cost maintenance for 4 years
    2. $0 4 year warranty on entire vehicle
    3. $0 Rust protection 12 years
    4. $0 Roadside assistance 4 years on new and 6 years on certified pre-owned
    5.ALG Best Resale Value List
    6. KBB awarded BMW over ten Best Resale Value awards since they were first established in 2003.

    I am now on my 3rd BMW
    maintenance cost excluding gas and tires

    1. 1994 E36 328is 6sp mn owned 1 year $70 (1 oil change)
    2. 1999 E46 328i 5sp mn owned 1 year $90 (1 oil change and radiator flush)
    3. 2006 E46 330ci 6sp mn owned 2 years and counting
    $162 (2 oil changes, radiator flush, cabin filter, brake fluid flush)

    If you service these cars regularly and treat them with respect they will live up to the ultimate driving machine name.
    You're not really saying much here, since you've only kept your cars for 1 or 2 years. I mentioned the free maintenance and the easier low cost entry point by leasing. Long term ownership is a different story. Keep your car for 10 years and report back to us. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    Looks like even the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker is at risk

    http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2014-cadillac-cts-36-vs-audi-a6-bmw-535i-mercedes-e350-comparison-test-review

    The BMW

    "Lows:
    Clomping ride, ponderous handling, wooden steering."

    The Cadillac

    "Highs:
    Shocking body control, stunningly quick steering, spectacular brakes."

    Who woulda thunk
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidLooks like even the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker is at risk

    http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2014-cadillac-cts-36-vs-audi-a6-bmw-535i-mercedes-e350-comparison-test-review

    The BMW

    "Lows:
    Clomping ride, ponderous handling, wooden steering."

    The Cadillac

    "Highs:
    Shocking body control, stunningly quick steering, spectacular brakes."

    Who woulda thunk
    I wonder why they picked the AWD model. The X Drive system isn't really known for performance. It's more for housewives that don't know how to drive in the rain/snow.
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidLooks like even the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker is at risk

    http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2014-cadillac-cts-36-vs-audi-a6-bmw-535i-mercedes-e350-comparison-test-review

    The BMW

    "Lows:
    Clomping ride, ponderous handling, wooden steering."

    The Cadillac

    "Highs:
    Shocking body control, stunningly quick steering, spectacular brakes."

    Who woulda thunk
    I wonder why they picked the AWD model. The X Drive system isn't really known for performance. It's more for housewives that don't know how to drive in the rain/snow.


    Read the article

    " Specifically, we asked for the face-lifted-for-2014, rear-drive 535i. That not being available, we accepted a four-wheel-drive 535i, powered by the 302-hp, turbocharged inline-six. Thanks to its M Sport package ($3150) and a couple of expensive convenience bundles, the 535i rang in as our priciest entrant at $67,600."

    But it did have the M Sport package FWIW

    And all were on M&S AS tires, which means no seasons.
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    And funny, speaking of tires and after about getting killed trying drive all winter on RE-11s last winter, I bought true winter tires for this year. I got Blizzak WS-60s, which are a speed rated winter tires so not quite as good as the true ice compound WS60s. But given the trends toward global cooling I thought I better have something on there better for cold weather than the RE-11s. Also I wanted to know if equipped properly, rear wheel drive with wide tires is doable back here before I get another car.

    We've had only two snows so far, which is very rare to have any snow this early and both were the wet sloppy and really slippery kind. In the second snow, accumulations were very uneven. Some places close by had only 2" and some had around 4". Braking is excellent as is cornering mostly. standing start acceleration is aided by starting in 2nd, 3rd or even 4th, but is pretty good. I won't know for sure until we have 6 or 8 inches, but so far it's pretty good.

    I'm betting that I'm better off with an ass heavy rear wheel drive on true winter tires than I would be with AWD and all seasons.
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    Nov 29, 2013 7:31 AM GMT
    Any German vehicle is high maintenance. I've had Audi and BMW. I traded the BMW to get an Audi again. Just my preference.
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    Nov 29, 2013 8:18 AM GMT
    you lost me at 4 cylinder... what is that? does it make my penis look big?
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    Nov 29, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    jbhu22 saidAny German vehicle is high maintenance.


    While that may be true of a lot of German (and other) cars, we can't generalize about any or all German cars. For instance, I've had a few Mercedes Benz models that have been trouble free, with just maintenance. I sold one to a friend several years ago (a 420SEL) and he's still got it, and is very happy with it. I've kept one that I bought used when I was 24, and never guessed it would last me so long and be such a great car (a 450SL). Original everything - with just routine maintenance.

    I think part of having good luck in choosing a car is to ask numerous people who already have that same model - - how they like it, and about their issues, concerns, gripes, etc. I did that when I bought mine and got a whole lot of good reports, so I bought the best used one I could find, and here I am still driving it - 30 years later. Not kidding!

    dc1b851e16cd311d36b0f79955009318.jpg

    But back on the topic of BMW: I saw one the other day and looked it over, liking what I saw. The model was an Alpina. I'm going to look into these further & drive one to see if I really like it.
    bmw-alpina-roadster-v8.jpg
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    Nov 29, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 said
    jbhu22 saidAny German vehicle is high maintenance.


    While that may be true of a lot of German (and other) cars, we can't generalize about any or all German cars. For instance, I've had a few Mercedes Benz models that have been trouble free, with just maintenance. I sold one to a friend several years ago (a 420SEL) and he's still got it, and is very happy with it. I've kept one that I bought used when I was 24, and never guessed it would last me so long and be such a great car (a 450SL). Original everything - with just routine maintenance.

    I think part of having good luck in choosing a car is to ask numerous people who already have that same model - - how they like it, and about their issues, concerns, gripes, etc. I did that when I bought mine and got a whole lot of good reports, so I bought the best used one I could find, and here I am still driving it - 30 years later. Not kidding!

    dc1b851e16cd311d36b0f79955009318.jpg

    But back on the topic of BMW: I saw one the other day and looked it over, liking what I saw. The model was an Alpina. I'm going to look into these further & drive one to see if I really like it.
    bmw-alpina-roadster-v8.jpg


    Wonder if alpenis is available as a license plate?

    The most obnoxious lefty I've ever known in West LA has that exact car in silver.