BMW 4 Series Coupe Owner’s Guide

When BMW launched the 4 Series in 2014 it was a significant decision for the automaker. The new vehicles shook up one of BMW’s most popular lineups – the 3 Series. The BMW 4 Series Coupe model became the replacement for the sporty two-door coupe that had been in the 3 Series for decades.

BMW was smart to base the 4 Series Coupe on the 3 Series Sedan design. However, the engineers did make a few notable changes that improved upon the original. The 4 Series Coupe is wider, has a longer wheelbase and sits lower to the ground, giving it a more aggressive stance than the previous coupe. Through technology and exemplary design, BMW was able to make the 4 Series Coupe larger while shaving about 100 pounds off of the weight.

There’s no denying the BMW 4 Series Coupe model delivers the driving experience people are looking for when they buy a sporty two-door. We know from personal experience driving a BMW 4 Series Coupe in Austin is a whole lot of fun.

The BMW 4 Series Coupe Essentials

The goal with the 4 Series Coupe was to improve upon an extremely popular model that had been around for years. BMW was highly successful in their endeavor. The BMW 4 Series Coupe looks sleeker, has a lower center of gravity, is more agile and is more responsive than its predecessor.

The 4 Series Coupe comes in four models:

  • 430i Coupe
  • 440i Coupe
  • 430i xDrive Coupe
  • 440i xDrive Coupe

Performance and Pricing

Performance is one of the things that BMW set out to improve when they launched the 4 Series Coupe. The engines are virtually identical to the 3 Series, but the design and components make the handling even more impressive. The latest models give drivers more power and torque than before.

Performance specs for the newest BMW 4 Series Coupe include:

  • Up to 320 horsepower
  • 0-to-60 in as little as 4.6 seconds
  • Up to 330 lb-ft torque
  • Near perfect 50/50 weight distribution
  • 8 speed sport automatic transmission
  • Air curtains below the grill
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • All wheel drive (xDrive models)
  • Driving Dynamic Controls with ECO PRO, SPORT, SPORT+, or COMFORT
  • Auto start-stop
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Servotronic power steering assist
  • Variable sport steering

In this case a higher number means a slightly larger price tag. The new 430i Coupe will set you back at least $42,150, which is about $4,000 more than the 330i Sedan. Upgrade to the 440i Coupe model and you can expect to pay at least $48,500.

Interior

The cosmetics of the BMW 4 Series Coupe are relatively unchanged inside and out since the model was released in 2014. However, if you ever drove the 3 Series Coupe you’ll be happy to find the 4 Series Coupe has a little more spacious interior.

The BMW 4 Series lineup has a streamlined and clean interior design that’s well executed but not as plush as the higher end models. The brushed aluminum accents and Napa leather steering wheel help give the 4 Series Coupe an elevated look that’s notable for the price point. There’s also a sporty feel to the cockpit much like other BMW models.

Up front there’s a nice amount of legroom and uniquely sweeping dash. Despite being a coupe, there’s enough space for two passengers to ride comfortably in the back. The back seats also fold down for a little bit more cargo space when there aren’t passengers.

Tech Components

All three of the vehicles in the 4 Series are relatively basic when it comes to standard tech components. However, there are a lot of add-ons and upgrades, including the Technology Package. Some of the standout tech features include:

  • Hands-free electric trunk release
  • iDrive 5.0 infotainment system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless device charging
  • Head-Up Display (Technology Package)
  • Power folding heated mirrors
  • 10-way power front sport seats
  • Adaptive headlights with dynamic auto-leveling
  • 10-way power front seats
  • HiFi 9-speaker sound system
  • USB audio connection
  • 2-way powered glass moonroof
  • Ambiance lighting throughout
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Four 12-volt power sockets
  • Automatic climate control
  • Anti-theft alarm and audio system

Common BMW 4 Series Coupe Maintenance in Austin

Being that the 4 Series Coupe has only been available for a few years, little maintenance has been needed so far. However, many owners in Austin are beginning to bring their coupes in to German Auto Center for the first rounds of upkeep.

The most common requests for BMW 4 Series Coupe maintenance in Austin include:

  • Oil servicing
  • Oil filter change
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake fluid change
  • Rotor replacement
  • Wheel alignment

Sticking to the recommended maintenance schedule is an investment in your BMW 4 Series Coupe that will pay off in the long run. Consult with your owner’s manual to see what needs to be done when the odometer hits a certain number of miles.

BMW 4 Series Coupe Repair in Austin

BMW 4 Series Coupe owners have reported very few glitches needing repair. However, there have been a few recalls on the earlier models that have led to issues. From what we’ve seen the most common BMW 4 Series Coupe repairs in Austin include:

  • Fuel pump failure
  • Delayed response on driver side front airbag
  • Coolant leak diagnosis
  • Brake vacuum pump failure

There’s no BMW 4 Series Coupe service in Austin that our mechanics can’t handle. We’re a Bosch-authorized service center that specializes in BMW maintenance, repair and performance upgrades. Give us a call today to discuss how we can keep your ultimate driving machine in perfect condition.