BMW’S 2021 4 SERIES COUPÉ LOOKS TO OVER SHADOW ITS RIVALS IN THE PREMIUM MID-SIZE SEGMENT.
Each and every time we at OHLALA get the opportunity to test drive a new BMW model, we cannot help but get excited.
This is because each and every time we have had the privilege to do so, we’ve been thoroughly impressed by what this automotive giant has had to offer. This month, we were presented with the chance to put the new BMW 4 Series 430i Coupé through its paces by the great team at Euro Motors and, needless to say, we could not accept quickly enough. As soon as the Coupé came into view, it was obvious to see the emphasis placed on dynamic power when this car was conceived.
This latest generation, sport two-seater has a robust yet streamlined design that instantly makes you want to take it out onto the road. The crisp lines of the body coupled with generously sized surfaces ensure this vehicle looks the part from every angle. At the front end, the large vertically emphasised BMW kidney grille slants forward and extends down almost to the lower edge of the front apron, reminiscent of the legendary BMW 328. At the flanks, the 19-inch, highquality, light alloy wheels give this 4 Series a powerful stance, whilst the long-extended roof and high-precision contours form a distinctive coupé silhouette.
A highlight of the side views are the sculptured rear wheel arches that emphasises the athletic shoulder line. Reinforcing the sporty look of the new 4 Series are the narrow L-shaped rear lights, shapely rear apron, diffuser insert and twin taillights.
Once inside the cockpit, we were hugely impressed with the layout and high-quality materials used in this driver-focused cabin. The premium feel of the entire interior exudes class and sophistication. From the ultra-comfy sports seats to the newly designed sports leather steering wheel, it is obvious that BMW has spared no expense when it comes to the interior design of this new coupé. The prominent centre console combined with the harmonious design of the instrument panel and door panel trim creates an all-encompassing and modern environment.
Additionally, an acoustic glass windshield has been installed as standard that ensures a far quieter and more pleasant drive for both occupants. The magnificence of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé is further enhanced by intuitive operation as well as the innovative digital services provided by the BMW operating system 7.0. This system allows for display content to be individually configured, whilst the intuitive multimodal interaction between driver and vehicle can take place via the Control Display’s touchscreen, the iDrive Controller, the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel as well as via
voice control. And if that’s not enough for you, there is also an optional BMW gesture control. We found all of these options to be novel, efficient, and user-friendly. This vehicle also supports smartphone integration through both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As much fun as it was to go over the car’s design with a fine-tooth comb, we were all waiting for the moment the ignition was engaged – and we were not disappointed.
The 430i is powered by a 258 hp, TwinPower Turbo, four-litre petrol engine that is coupled with an eight-speed steptronic transmission. This translates to a machine that can surge from 0 – 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h. We found the handling, traction control, braking, and every other aspect of this vehicle’s performance to be almost perfect in nature. We always felt in complete control of the driving experience and received our fair share of envious glances whilst out on the road. Truthfully, a smoother ride would be hard to find.
BMW has also included a wide array of safety features to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. These include Steering and Lane Control Assist with extended functions, Lane Change Assist, Emergency Stop Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Park Assist, airbags and so much more. Once again, we were highly impressed by BMW’s latest offering and we can only encourage all those searching for a premium, mid-size coupé to consider the 2021 4 Series 430i Coupé.
“This latest generation, sport two-seater has a robust yet streamlined design that instantly makes you want to take it out onto the road.”
Call Euro Motors on 1775 0750 for more information and to book an unforgettable test drive of your very own.