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BMW 4 Series Coupe debuts in the Philippines

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Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted February 12, 2014 11:52

Takes over the 3 Series Coupe, 420d arrives as the first variant

After much waiting, it's finally here.

Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW cars in the Philippines, launched the all new BMW 4 Series Coupe last night at AutoAllee BMW in EDSA. The 4 Series coupe takes over the mantle of the 3 Series coupe of previous generations.

“This 2014, we usher in a new era of Joy with the launch of the BMW 4 Series Coupe.” said Maricar Parco, ACC President “With its powerful road presence and stand out dynamic ability, this coupe is one of the sportiest vehicles in the current BMW line-up, setting a new standard for the segment. Similar to its predecessor, the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe, the 4 Series Coupe gives out an abundance of sheer driving pleasure that is unmistakably BMW. ”

Compared to the previous BMW 3 Series Coupe, the BMW 4 Series Coupe has a longer wheelbase, a significantly wider track and rides on new 19” alloy wheels. BMW‘s typically short overhangs, long bonnet and roofline give the 4 Series an illusion of motion even when standing still as BMW states. A new element to this model is the Air Breather on each side of the fender, which effectively reduces drag.

The new 4 Series Coupe offers a driver centric interior, fusing 'sporting allure and exclusive elegance'. Central driving controls have been ergonomically placed on the steering wheel with a center console that is angled 7 degrees towards the driver. The seats have been contoured to provide plenty of support along with a thick three spoke steering wheel to emphasize the vehicle’s sporty nature.

For vehicle dynamics, the 4 Series Coupe (initially made available as the 420d) has various improvements in steering accuracy, precision and agility. The new 4 Series Coupe incorporates sophisticated chassis technology, 50:50 weight distribution, fine-tuning in the wind tunnel and an innovative lightweight construction concept create what BMW calls a new standard for sporting performance.

At the heart of the 4 Series Coupe is an inline four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine, with a maximum output of 184 PS and 380 Nm of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed sport automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that give the driver a pleasurable experience as expected from BMW.

2014 BMW 420d Coupe - PhP 3,990,000