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2018 (68) BMW 4 Series 420d [190] Sport 2dr Auto [Business Media]

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Irvine)
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Auto start-stopBMW emergency call
BMW Online servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Control display - 6.5" colour display screenFront/rear park distance control (PDC)
iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttonsInstrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offOn board computer - average speed, fuel consumption, outside temp display with acoustic warning, clock/date, service interval, odometer/trip meter
Optimum shift indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Run flat indicator 

Entertainment

DAB tuner 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body colour front bumperBody colour roof mouldings
Chrome kidney grille with extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slatsDirection indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Dual, round and left exhaust tailpipes with dark chrome finisherDynamic brake lights
Electric front windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facilityFollow me home headlights
Front air inlet with high gloss black finishFront and rear bumper system
Green tinted heat protection glazingHeated windscreen washer jets
Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger sideHigh gloss black finish B pillar
High gloss black rear bumper insertHigh level third brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED direction indicator lenses
LED eyebrow lightLED front fog lights
LED tail lights with 3D L-shaped LED light designRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Shark fin antennaTwo speed adjustable intervals windscreen wipers
Visible VIN plateWindscreen with grey shadeband

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell4 grab handles
Air conditioning and radio control panel in high gloss blackAutomatic air conditioning with two zone control
Chrome centre console panel highlightDriver and front passenger seat heating
Folding front centre armrest with storage compartmentFolding storage compartment with glasses holder + coin tray
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trimFront door storage with bottle holder
Front head restraintsFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Glove compartmentIntegrated rear head restraints
Interior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is openedISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivation
Load lashing eyes in luggage compartmentReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear coded belt buckles
Storage compartment in rear centre consoleSunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in luggage compartmentTwo front cup holders with a sliding lid
Velour floor matsWelcome lighting

Packs

Extended lighting package - 4 SeriesMedia pack - Business - 4 Series

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsAirbag - 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 assistAutomatic seat belt handover for driver and front passenger
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Battery safety cut-off
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Brake pretensioningCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lightsDynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front and rear ventilated brake discFront seatbelt force limiters
Hill start assistantPyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Seat belt security check for driverSide impact protection
Twin hornsTyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Variable torque distributionWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote control integrated key with red insetStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Thatcham category 1 alarm 

Technical

Aluminium front suspensionDiesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport modeElectronic differential lock
Five link rear suspensionIncorrect fuelling protection
Lightweight engineeringSport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control

Trim

Sport instrument cluster with red highlight and chrono scale 

Wheels

Reduced rolling resistance tyresRun flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.128CO2 (g/km)124
HC+NOx0.028Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.023Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47D20O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)60.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)53.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power190Coin Descriptiond [190]
Coin SeriesSport [Bus Media]Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.2Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed144

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 397Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1377Length4640
Wheelbase2810Width1825
Width (including mirrors)2017 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)57Gross Vehicle Weight2065
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)445Max. Loading Weight525
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745Minimum Kerbweight1540
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 420d Coupe

BMW's 4 Series Coupe is most popular in its four cylinder diesel 420d guise. Jonathan Crouch drives one to find out why.

Ten Second Review

BMW's 4 Series Coupe must face newer rivals in the mid-sized sports coupe segment but it's up for the fight, especially in this usefully revised guise. The rear-driven handling dynamics are still class-leading and have been usefully improved. Plus they're now matched to extra technology and a more powerful road presence. Potentially, this is everything you'd want in a car of this kind. Especially in volume 420d diesel form.

Background

This is the sort of car BMW has always done very well, a mid-sized rear-driven performance-orientated coupe with perfect weight distribution and a purposeful demeanour. It all made plenty of sense when the Munich maker first launched this 4 Series Coupe model back in 2013 - which means that this improved facelifted version ought to be even more appealing. This 2-door 4 Series gets revised styling, an upgraded cabin, extra technology and an improved specification. Perhaps more significantly, there are dynamic changes too - a much more responsive steering system and a revamped suspension set-up that's said to enhance this car's handling capability without damaging its ride comfort. It all sounds quite promising doesn't it? Time to put this car to the test in 420d diesel guise.

Driving Experience

This 4 Series Coupe builds on a familiar basic winning Bavarian formula. Rivals have tried to copy the front engine, rear wheel drive BMW layout with its near perfect 50:50 weight distribution - but never quite managed to deliver a package with the same kind of involving finesse. This car shares many of its fundamentals with the Munich maker's 3 Series model, but has a lower ride height that comes courtesy of a wider front and rear track, hunkering the body better down into the road and lowering its centre of gravity. It helps that feedback from the tactile, pleasantly chunky three-spoke sports steering wheel is far better than you fear an electric steering system might offer - or at least it is in this revised model. Steering is one of the things that the engineers focused on most in updating this facelifted 4 Series and their efforts seem to have paid off, weight through the helm now building in a way that makes it easier to take every corner with just one fluid sweep of the wheel. The suspension has also been revised, the standard passive set-up now firmer than before. That may increase take-up this time round of the 'Adaptive M Sport Suspension' variable damping set-up we'd recommend. As with the original version of this car, a 'Drive Performance Control' system tweaks response from the throttle, the steering and the optional 8-speed auto gearbox to suit the way you want to drive. Engine-wise, most buyers choose one of the base 2.0-litre variants, either the 184bhp 420i petrol model or the 190bhp 420d diesel we're looking at here, a variant capable of 62mph from rest in 7.3s on the way to a top speed of just under 150mph.

Design and Build

This two-door 4 Series has all the predictable BMW coupe design elements we've seen so often over the years - the short overhangs, the long bonnet, the set-back passenger compartment, the shallow frameless side windows leading into the signature Hofmeister kink on each C-pillar and a flowing roofline that offers up a low, stretched silhouette. It's a true sportscar profile that's here been... re-interpreted a little. You won't really appreciate just how much unless you happen to be super-familiar with the original version of this car, but just in case you are, we'll cover off the changes, most of which are found at the front. The unbroken central air intake is the main visual update. Inside, as with obvious rivals, you're treated to one of those 'belt butlers', an electrically-extending arm that (rather slowly) hands you your belt buckle once you get in. The driving position's lower-set than it would be in the kind of more ordinary 3 Series model that shares most of its engineering with this car. And you get a re-designed leather-wrapped sports steering wheel that now feels even better to hold. Getting into the back isn't the easiest task in the world, but it's aided by electrically-operable front seats. Once you're inside, you'll find a slightly strange combination of surprisingly decent legroom but slightly compromised headroom. In the boot, you get a large but shallow 445-litre space.

Market and Model

Prices for 420d Coupe models start at around £35,600 and there are now just two trim levels, with most buyers likely to want to find the £1,350 premium necessary to graduate up from standard 'Sport'-spec to the racier-looking 'M Sport' level of trim. You'll be offered the option of xDrive 4WD if you want it - at an extra cost of £1,500. Sport automatic transmission costs around £1,700 more. As for equipment, well the base 'Sport' model comes with 18-inch Double Spoke alloy wheels, front and rear 'Park Distance Control' parking sensors, auto headlamps and wipers and full-LED technology for the headlights, the tail lamps and the front fog lamps. Inside, buyers get Dakota leather upholstery, heated front sports seats, a red-stitched leather 'Sport' multi-function steering wheel, two-zone climate control, ambient lighting, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a trip computer. As well as BMW's 'Drive Performance Control' set-up that enables you to tweak steering and throttle response to your mood. You'll want to know about infotainment too. All 4 Series models come with the usual BMW iDrive system that in standard form features a 6.5-inch colour screen, Bluetooth with audio streaming, Navigation and a decent quality six-speaker DAB stereo.

Cost of Ownership

The 4 Series may be predictably pricey to buy but it's surprisingly affordable to run. BMW's EfficientDynamics technology is standard, helping the car achieve economy and emissions levels that belie the kind of performance that's on offer. The latest car looks a very strong contender with ultra-competitive economy and emissions figures. The 420d is the frugality champion in its line-up, managing 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 119g/km. The other big ownership cost with a car of this kind lies with depreciation, something that can often be easily forgotten about in the excitement of ordering a new car. With the BMW, you're on very safe ground as this 4 Series Coupe always has a willing line of used buyers keen to snap it up on the secondhand market. This means used prices are strong, so for a 420d, you can expect a retained worth of about 45% after three years and 60,000 miles. What else? Insurance groupings? This 420d is rated at group 31 or 32. And finally? Well there's the usual three year / 60,000 mile warranty - and that's extendable at extra cost upon request.

Summary

So is this BMW 4 Series Coupe still the car in this class that does it all, the sector benchmark, the go-to choice in its segment? If you're the kind of driving enthusiast this model has traditionally appealed to, the answer's probably yes. Can it be criticised? Perhaps. Some have found it a rather overly mature proposition, but we think that these are people who would probably be better suited by BMW's smaller 2 Series two-door model. What's not up for debate is that here, BMW has built a benchmark contender in this class, especially in this 420d guise. That sounds rather clinical doesn't it, so let's allow the Munich maker's marketing men to have the last word. This car, they say, is more than just a 'love letter to performance'. Instead, it offers something deeper than that: the promise of a passionate affair.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£310
Deposit£2150
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£21,498
Credit amount£19,348
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9856
Total amount payable£26,577
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.07p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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