The seats themselves are rather comfortable and sightlines with the top up or down are terrific thanks to the three-piece metal roof having a large rear window. Options include parking sensors, a rearview camera, top- and side-view cameras, blind-spot monitoring, a lane-departure warning system, a drowsiness monitor and a frontal-collision warning system with automatic braking. Trunk is narrow and small. The 435i adds a more powerful engine, keyless ignition and entry including a foot sensor for the trunk , four-way power lumbar for the front seats, satellite radio and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Meaning, the car on the pictures on the web site and car gurus was with all options. But the bottom line is that no rival can match this 's engaging driving demeanor, and its top-notch luxury and technology features make it a uniquely well-rounded package for the money. Under the hood, last year's four- and six-cylinder engines carry over, meaning that the six-cylinder 435i lacks the stronger next-generation inline-6 found in the.
Most notably, the 428i can be outfitted with the Harman Kardon stereo, while all models can be equipped with an automated parking system parallel and perpendicular , side- and top-view cameras and adaptive cruise control. Electronics are very effective and intuitive. Top down, driving over dips, crests and broken roads never upset the chassis or body. I saw the issues with the truck and was able to throw a couple dollars at the problems and bingo, my truck is in like new condition now. In order to save fuel, both transmissions come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops.
There are some pretty enticing competitors in this price range, but they all have their weaknesses. Overall, iDrive is pretty easy to use, thanks to straightforward menus, crisp graphics and quick processing times. The strength of the six we prefer, smoother interstate power. While the certainly looks and drives the part of a luxury two-door, its sole engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder that's blown away by the 428i's overachieving four. The heads up display makes driving easier with no reason to take your eyes off the road.
The rear wheel drive has fantastic handling; car flat with no lean on curves. Finally, the available self-parking system can now handle perpendicular as well as parallel jobs. The 2016 4 Series is lower and wider than the 3 Series sedan with which it shares a platform, giving it a sleeker look that meets expectations in this style-driven segment. Voice commands are excellent both in radio, phone and navigation. If you're getting the sense that the 4 Series is a dominant force in its class, you're not wrong. Paddle shifters make it fun to drive in sharp turns, etc.
Trunk space has also increased to 13. Think of it as bridging the gap between the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E 350 Cabriolet and the sporty S5 cabriolet. The available six-speed manual transmission is bound to please traditionalists with its buttery feel through the gates, and the eight-speed automatic works exceptionally well in both full-auto mode and manual mode via the paddle shifters. The 435i has a 3. Even with over 4,000 lbs. The 4 Series comes in two-door Coupe, Convertible and, since 2015, Gran Coupe body styles. By Jan 20, 2014 Photos by Chris Blanchette True confessions of the AutoGuide staff: we were disappointed with the 4 Series coupe after a first drive.
Despite the misleading name, the 2016 4 Series Gran Coupe is a four-door sedan that's covered in a separate review. The 435i models also receive standard keyless entry and ignition, power front lumbar support, satellite radio and Harman Kardon premium audio. There are some stand-alone options, too. Each version of the 4 Series is offered in 430i and 440i variants; the first is powered by a 2. Lowering the convertible's power-folding hardtop takes about 20 seconds.
While the certainly looks and drives the part of a luxury two-door, its sole engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder that's blown away by the 428i's overachieving four. Comfort Mode drives great, Sport Mode is very high performance. The roof takes 20 seconds to lower and can operate while driving up to 11 mph. Either engine can be had in one of three trim levels — modern, luxury or sport. Can run on 89 octane if necessary. These are satisfactory but not great numbers for a luxury sport coupe on summer tires.
But the bottom line is that no rival can match this 's engaging driving demeanor, and its top-notch luxury and technology features make it a uniquely well-rounded package for the money. Better hurry the straight six turbos are being fazed out by 4 cyl models. Furthermore, the 4 Series' stability control system integrates several unusual features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the gas. When the road bends, the 4 Series is marvelously balanced, immediately instilling driver confidence with its firmly planted feel. Silky Turbo Power Powering the 4 Series convertible is a choice of turbocharged engines. Interestingly, the convertible also includes folding rear seats -- a feature rarely seen in drop tops. I checked with a few! Opting for the Driver Assistance Plus package gets you those features plus blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a side- and top-view camera system, speed limit info and a frontal-collision warning system with automatic braking.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is caught between generations, with the dated previous-generation model giving way to a dashing new version that won't be available this year. Interior Design and Special Features The 4 Series cabin is mostly borrowed from the 3 Series, featuring the same classy, understated design and premium materials. Seats are very comfortable on a long trip and have good support. The 435i models also receive standard keyless entry and ignition, power front lumbar support, satellite radio and Harman Kardon premium audio. They have some issues as any older car or truck will.