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BMW 4 SERIES COUPE 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]

Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
Stock Offer BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
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BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 430i M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG46.30
  • 0-62mph5.8 secs
  • Top Speed155 mph
  • C02140 g/km
  • BHP252
  • Torque258 lbs/f
  • P11D29%

Review

The BMW M4 Competition Coupe promises to be everything you might hope for. Fast, smart, good looking, reasonably cost-effective and well-equipped. Can a turbocharged six-cylinder engine ever offer the charisma of a screaming V8? Probably not but that seems to be the only sacrifice you'll need to make.

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BMW's M4 coupe is now only offered in this Competition form. And it's as potent as ever. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

The BMW M4 isn't a name that comes easily to a generation raised on BMW's iconic sports coupe being called an M3. We had four generations of M3, starting with the four-cylinder E30, graduating to the six-cylinder E36 and E46 models and finishing with the V8 E92 version. At its launch in Autumn 2014, the M4 wound the clock back, offering a six-cylinder engine plumbed under its sleek bonnet, though this time it sported an addition never seen on this family of M cars; a pair of turbochargers. Thus equipped, this car offered less weight, more power and better efficiency than the screaming V8 fitted to its direct M3 Coupe predecessor. More recently, an optional 'Competition Package' has been made available to slightly increase power and improve drive dynamics too. Plus in the Spring of 2017, subtle changes were made to the front end. Is the charisma there though? That was certainly an issue with recent M5 and M6 models. Yes, they were on paper better than their forebears but those predecessors undeniably felt more special. Like it or not though, efficiency is the new measure by which manufacturers compare each other, even when building super sports cars, but BMW points out more than a few reasons why the M4 still has a certain X-factor.

Driving Experience

This car's 'Competition Package' increases power from 431hp (the original M4 model's output) to 450hp. As before, the twin turbo 3.0-litre straight-six does its best work from just 1,800rpm, offering a huge advantage in real world driveability thanks to the massive 550Nm torque figure - an increase in torque of 40% over the old M3 Coupe model. There's a dual-clutch paddleshift auto transmission and the sprint to 62mph takes just 4.0 seconds. The engine is helped by a launch control mode and there's even a 'Smoky Burnout' setting you can switch to if you really want to get breathalysed. There's also an Active M Differential to help improve traction and an M Dynamic Mode in the stability control software, which allows owners a degree of slip angle without turning the safety net off completely. The steering is an electromechanical set-up featuring three modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport+. The 'Competition Package' includes Adaptive M Suspension, extensively tuned to the enhanced performance and handling. It features new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with a reconfiguration for the driving modes. The standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and DSC Dynamic Stability Control are likewise configured to match the upgraded dynamics.

Design and Build

You'd certainly know this was an M4 if you know your fast BMWs. The classic wide-arches, long bonnet, long wheelbase and short front overhang are all present and correct, as is an integrated carbon fibre tail spoiler. You also get M side gills with Air Breathers, this an aero feature that combines with Aero Curtains in the front apron to help optimise the airflow around the wheel arches and therefore improve aerodynamics. The proportioning looks really good, BMW doing some smart work at both front and rear to visually lower and widen the look of the M4. Carbon fibre for the roof, drive shaft and engine strut brace combines with the aluminium used in the front wings, the bonnet and various suspension parts to help keep weight down to 1,495kg; that's around 80kg lighter than the previous M3 coupe. Inside, recent changes include illuminated M4 emblem on the front seats, double-stitching on the instrument panel and extra chrome and electroplated detailing. As before, the M4's front seats take inspiration from the bucket seats fitted in racing cars and feature a full-size single-piece back panel. There's electric adjustment and heating as standard while the upholstery is segmented and has some lovely stitching and perforation details. The rear seats are built from a lightweight composite material and can be folded in a 60:40 split for added practicality. With the 'Competition Package', you get exclusive forged, machine-polished 20-inch M alloy wheels with exclusive multi-spoke M styling plus special lightweight M sports seats.

Market and Model

Pricing sees the M4 Competition Coupe costing around £68,000. So what does that budget buy you? Well, you'll find an interior that's successful in blending traditional M car sportiness with genuine refinement. There are a host of traditional BMW M equipment details, including M door sill finishers, an M gearshift lever, M design circular instruments with white graphics, an M leather steering wheel (with M logo, chrome trim and iconic triple-colour contrast stitching) and metallic shift paddles (for the M DCT paddleshift auto gearbox). The BMW Individual headlining is finished in Anthracite. Standard kit includes adaptive M suspension, 19-inch M light alloy wheels, front and rear park distance control, exterior-folding mirrors, 'Shadowline' exterior trim, plus a full BMW Professional Media package with upgraded Bluetooth system. Options include BMW Individual paint finishes, Merino leather and interior trim elements. A bit of fun is the free BMW M Laptimer app, which allows owners to analyse their personal driving style. Once their smartphone is hooked up to the car - via USB cable or the car's snap-in adapter - drivers can operate the BMW M Laptimer app using the iDrive Touch Controller. The app then records speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, engine revs, the gear engaged, steering angle, accelerator position and fuel consumption. The data can subsequently be analysed via graphic displays on a smartphone, including driver reaction times.

Cost of Ownership

Those who try to compare the M4's performance stats unflatteringly with those of the Nissan GT-R need to look at the flipside of the argument. For a moment, we'll ignore the fact that the Nissan is more than £20,000 more expensive, making a Mercedes-AMG A45 a closer match on price than the big GT-R. Let's look at efficiency measures. On a good day, you'll see 24mpg from the Japanese car, emitting 275g/km in the process. By comparison, an M4 with a similar twin-clutch transmission will see 28.0mpg and 217g/km. Let's try to compare eggs with eggs a little more accurately. Mercedes C63 AMG? That gets 32.8mpg and 200g/km. How about the Audi RS5? Not even close. That manages 26.9mpg and 246g/km. BMW has once again demonstrated that its engineering is superior. You know it's something special when it's £20,000 cheaper than a Porsche 911, outperforms it, gets better economy and emissions, offers more space inside and delivers more in the way of equipment. Residual values should hold up well too. This isn't a tired old platform that's being rolled out for one last hurrah. Used demand for the M4 should be extremely strong.

Summary

To the uninitiated, the M4 might not seem a very adventurous update of the formula of the old M3 coupe. It's approach in swapping out that car's screaming V8 for a more efficient inline six backed up by a couple of turbos for better efficiency might appear an exercise in playing it safe. Closer examination of the details reveals that's far from the case. Yes, BMW and everybody else have to make changes in order to lower emissions and improve economy and if that means sacrificing a measure of extremity from their engines then so be it. We'll swap that for 40% more torque and a chassis that makes the old car's seem positively antediluvian. Here is a model that's been the recipient of some wholly considered product development - a well-judged blend of focused performance design and luxury refinements. Which is why this M4 has carried on where the M3 coupe left off and continues to thrill a new generation of buyers.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with bluetooth audio streaming
Cruise control with brake function
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Auto start-stop
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Control display - 6.5" colour display screen
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
M Sport instrument cluster
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
On board computer - average speed, fuel consumption, outside temp display with acoustic warning, clock/date, service interval, odometer/trip meter
Optimum shift indicator
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Professional multimedia navigation system
Run flat indicator
Entertainment
BMW Professional radio with Single CD player + two-way six speakers + 4x25W loudspeaker system + MP3 playback capability
DAB tuner
Exterior Features
Body colour mirror caps
Low and high beam LED headlights
M designation side badges
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handles
Body colour front bumper
Body colour rear bumper
Body colour roof mouldings
Chrome kidney grille with extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slats
Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Door sill finishers with M designation
Dual exhaust tailpipes in left with chrome finisher
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility
Follow me home headlights
Front air inlet with high gloss black finish
Front and rear bumper system
Green tinted heat protection glazing
Heated windscreen washer jets
Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
High gloss black air breather
High gloss black rear bumper insert
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
High level third brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED direction indicator lenses
LED eyebrow light
LED front fog lights
LED tail lights with 3D L-shaped LED light design
M aerodynamic bodystyling
Model designation
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Shark fin antenna
Two speed adjustable intervals windscreen wipers
Visible VIN plate
Windscreen with grey shadeband
Interior Features
60/40 split folding rear seat
Dakota leather upholstery
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memory
Rear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell
3 spoke leather M sport multifunction sports steering wheel
4 grab handles
Air conditioning and radio control panel in high gloss black
Ambient lighting - switchable BMW classic orange/ cold white LED
Anthracite headlining
Automatic air conditioning with two zone control
Bottle holders integrated into front door trim storage compartments
Chrome centre console panel highlight
Driver and front passenger seat heating
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Front folding sliding armrest with storage compartment
Front head restraints
Front sports seats
Full black panel display
Glove compartment
Interior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is opened
Load lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Reach + rake manual adjustable steering column
Rear child seat isofix attachment with passenger airbag deactivation
Rear coded belt buckles
Storage compartment in rear centre console
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Two front cup holders with a sliding lid
Two Integrated rear seat headrests
Velour floor mats
Welcome lighting
Technical
M sport suspension
Aluminium front suspension
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Electronic differential lock
Five link rear suspension
Lightweight engineering
Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control
Trim
Aluminium hexagon interior trim finishers with estoril blue matt highlight
Wheels
18" M Double spoke light alloy wheels with mixed tyres - Style 400M
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Run flat tyres
Packs
Extended lighting package - 4 Series
Non Smokers pack
Safety
Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic seat belt handover for driver and front passenger
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-off
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Brake pretensioning
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front and rear ventilated brake disc
Front seatbelt force limiters
Hill start assistant
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Seat belt security check for driver
Side impact protection
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Variable torque distribution
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliser
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Remote control integrated key with blue inset
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.307
CO2 (g/km) 136
HC 0.048
Noise Level dB(A) 73
NOx 0.041
Particles 0.0003
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 171
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 176
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 171
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 167
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 173
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 167
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 228
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 232
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 228
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 172
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 177
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 172
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1998
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B48B20O0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 46.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 52.3
EC Urban (mpg) 38.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 10.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 7.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 36.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 38.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 38.7
WLTP - MPG - High 42.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 41.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Low 28.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 27.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 28.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 36.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 37.7
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 252
Coin Description i
Coin Series M Sport [Prof Media]
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 34E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 5.8
Engine Power - BHP 252
Engine Power - KW 185
Engine Power - RPM 5200
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 258
Engine Torque - MKG 35.7
Engine Torque - NM 350
Engine Torque - RPM 1450
Top Speed 155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 255/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 400M
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1377
Length 4640
Wheelbase 2810
Width 1825
Width (including mirrors) 2017
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 60
Gross Vehicle Weight 2030
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 445
Max. Loading Weight 520
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 745
Minimum Kerbweight 1510
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.3

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