Timelessness is a rare quality in the automotive world, particularly with such a depth and breadth of different vehicles across so many segments, spanning brands the world over. Creating vehicles that stand the test of time has fortunately never been a problem for BMW, and that quality for crafting enduring vehicles stands pat with the 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe.
Building on a legacy
One of the reasons for the 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe feeling like it is an instant classic is that it draws its inspiration from the legendary BMW 4 Series. More than 40 years on, the BMW 3 Series set new standards for performance and refinement, and the BMW 4 Series Coupe is the direct descendant of that legacy.
The 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe honors that birthright with a perfectly proportioned body, which helps to inform its near-perfect weight distribution* and its impeccable performance qualities. The way the BMW 4 Series Coupe looks is a result of favoring neither form nor function, but rather giving both equal presence in the final presentation.
The appearance of the BMW 4 Series Coupe is at once sleek and muscular, aerodynamic and robust. It sits low and wide, almost poised, with a confident profile that suggests momentum and movement. Bold body lines create a sense of kinesis, and Air Curtains facilitate airflow for improved performance while punctuating the 4 Series Coupe’s dynamic optics.
Even for its stunning looks, the 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe is nothing without its incredible performance provided by two capable engines. With the 2018 BMW 430i Coupe and 430i xDrive Coupe, the impressive 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder supplies 248 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. At the heart of the 2018 BMW 440i Coupe and 440i xDrive Coupe is a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder, which delivers 320 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque for even more excitement.
Carving a path forward
A great deal of the 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe’s appeal is the degree to which it is technologically advanced, giving it the sensation of being at once classic and modern. The 4 Series Coupe is offered with BMW’s latest iDrive 6.0 system, which makes simple tasks ranging from selecting and playing music to making hands-free phone calls to navigating to your destination thanks to a sharp 6.5-inch display and natural language understanding.
To help keep you further informed without having to take your eyes off of the road, available Head-Up Display provides information including your speed, the current track from your playlist and navigation guidance. Choose option 5AS within the Driving Assistant Package and you’ll see information pop up in the Head-Up Display about the speed limit, as well as warnings that help avoid collisions. Adding to connectivity capabilities is an available on-board WiFi Hotspot, which allows passengers to stream music or videos or engage with friends and share their road experience on social media.
The 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe represents the point at which the mythical and the modern converge. It is a vehicle informed by history and built upon it, instantly classic and effortlessly timeless.
*430i Coupe, 430i xDrive Coupe, 440i Coupe, 440i xDrive Coupe.
This article is presented by Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.