2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe – A Preview

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20 Oct 2013
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The 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe was one of the many concept cars unveiled in 2013. Since it is a concept from BMW, the expectations from the 4-Series Coupe were no wonder sky-high. The first thing one notices in the 4-Series Coupe is that its design is similar to the 3 Series. As it turns out, the car is indeed based on the 3 Series design so it cannot be called a groundbreaking concept. However, this doesn’t mean that the 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe doesn’t offer anything new.

The Design

As mentioned above, the design of the 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe is similar to that of the 3 Series. The main difference is that the 4 Series features a two-door four-seater design. So far only the Coupe has been unveiled, so it is quite possible that the other cars in this series feature a different design. The 3 Series has also expanded to include a wagon, sedan and now a hatchback. You can expect the same from the 4 Series as well. The convertible model has been confirmed and will be out next year.

What’s Under the Hood?

The 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe features a top of the line six-cylinder inline engine. One of the standout features of the 3 Series, the engine has been praised for its power packed performance and efficiency. The powertrain generates up to 300 horsepower and you also get up to 300lb of torque. To put it simply, there is a lot of power under the hood of the 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe. You can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of five seconds!

However, if you are one for fuel economy rather than raw power, the BMW 4 Series Coupe has a separate powertrain for you. You can opt for the four-cylinder engine. While it doesn’t deliver equally on the power front, it does allow you to save a lot of money on fuel and enjoy impressive mileage.

Fuel Economy

Talking about fuel economy, it is one aspect where the 2014 BMW Series Coupe falls behind its competitors. Unless you opt for the 4-cylinder engine, this concept car will surely cost you a fortune in fuel costs. Discouraged? Don’t be. You only need to press a button to enhance the fuel efficiency of your 4 Series Coupe. That’s right; the car comes equipped with an Eco Pro button. Press it and the car goes into the eco-friendly, fuel-conserving mode. It does reduce the power, but not significantly.

Final Verdict

You have to spend over $40k on buying the basic version of the car without the bells and whistles. This is the version that is more fuel-efficient and proves to be more cost-effective as well. BMW will surely reveal more features and specifications of the 2014 4 Series Coupe in the months to come. After that, you will have a better idea of whether or not you should consider buying this concept car. As of now, the features of this concept car place it firmly in the ‘undecided’ category.