2015 (65) BMW 4 Series420i xDrive M Sport 2dr [Professional Media]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW emergency callBMW teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Cruise control with brake functionDoor/boot open warning
Front/rear Parking distance controlLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
Outside temperature displayRun flat indicator
Service interval indicatorStop/start button

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipeChrome kidney grille with chrome vertical slats
Daytime running lightsDoor sill finishers
Electric front windows/one touch facilityFollow me home headlights
Front fog lightsHeadlight washers
Heat insulating tinted glassHeated windscreen washer jets
High gloss shadow lineM aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationWindscreen with grey shadeband

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell3 spoke leather M multifunction sports steering wheel
4 grab handlesAnthracite headlining
Anthracite Velour floor matsDual zone climate control
Folding storage compartment with glasses holder + coin trayFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front head restraints
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentFront/rear armrests within door panels
Full black panel displayGlovebox with lid
Heated front seatsIntegrated rear head restraints
ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivationLashing eyelets in boot
Leather gearknobLeather handbrake grip
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre armrest
Storage compartment in rear centre consoleSunvisors with vanity mirrors
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Extended lights package - 4 SeriesMedia pack - Professional - 4 Series

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver seatbelt warning indicator
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDSC+
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front seatbelt force limitersFront seatbelt pretensioner
Front side airbagsHill start assist
ITS head airbags for front/rearTyre pressure monitor
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Drive away door lockingElectronic immobiliser
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

Drive Performance Control
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)163Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1997Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.1
Engine CodeN20B20U0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)40.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)49.6EC Urban (mpg)30.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power184
Coin Descriptioni xDriveCoin SeriesM Sport [Prof Media]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.4Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT199
Engine Torque - MKG28Engine Torque - NM270
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed145

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 400MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1392Length4638
Wheelbase2810Width1825
Width (including mirrors)2017 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2040
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)445Max. Loading Weight520
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1520
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
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%

** 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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Monthly payment£310.35
Deposit£2090
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£20,898
Credit amount£18,808
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9077
Total amount payable£25,754.45
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Video walkaround BMW 4 SERIES 420i xDrive M Sport 2dr [Professional Media]

Explore this vehicle in more detail with our handy video guide. We’ll talk you through its main features, show you some of the highlights of the interior and exterior and explain why it could be the right fit for you.

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