BMW’s all-new 4 Series Coupé, the replacement for the 3 Series Coupé will go on sale across Ireland from the 5th October 2013. From launch there will be a choice of three engines available, with a further three to follow, there will also be a choice of rear-wheel-drive or xDrive all-wheel-drive. Customers can choose from five trim levels, SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport with the standard list of specification increased significantly over its predecessor. Just some of the standard specification includes, front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, Dakota leather upholstery, cruise control, Bluetooth, USB, Drive Performance Control, 6.5” colour screen, automatic lights and wipers and a sport multi-function steering wheel.
Prices will commence from €47,130 for the 420d SE. There will also be the 428i and 435i petrol engines available from launch. These will be followed with the introduction of the 184hp 420i, the 430d with 258hp and the 435d with an impressive 313hp. Both six-cylinder diesels come fitted with an eight-speed sport automatic transmission as standard, the 435d comes with xDrive all-wheel-drive. We would envisage the 420d to become the majority seller in Ireland, it offers 184hp and 380Nm of torque, with a combined fuel consumption of 60.1mpg and emits 124g/km of CO2 which places it in tax band B1 with an annual road tax fee of €270.