2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive  0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

The 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive is a All-wheel drive Coupe. It can accommodate up to 4 passengers. It has 2 Doors and is powered by a 3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve engine which outputs 320 hp @ 5500 rpm and is paired with 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. The 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive has cargo capacity of 445 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1751 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers Front and rear park distance control and Rear view camera. Safety features also include Driver side front airbag and Passenger side front airbag. The front suspension is Independent front suspension while the rear suspension is Independent rear suspension. The car also features a Yes It has 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 350 N.m of torque and a top speed of 251 km/h. The 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and hits quarter mile at 12.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is 11.4 L/100km in the city and 7.8 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 57,050

Name 440i xDrive
Price $ 57,050
Body Coupe
Doors 2 Doors
Engine 3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve
Power 320 hp @ 5500 rpm
Number of Seats 4 Seats
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission
Cargo Space 445.0 L
Maximum Cargo Space 445.0 L
Wheel Type 19-inch alloy wheels
Series 4
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Horsepower 320 HP
Torque 350 N.m
Top Speed 251 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5.9 s
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel Consumption (City) 11.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption (Highway) 7.8 L/100km
Gear Type auto
Weight 1,685 KG
Brand BMW
Model 4 Series
0-400m (Quarter Mile) 12.5 s
0-400m (Quarter Mile) - Speed 163.4 km/h
0-800m (Half Mile) 23.4 s
0-800m (Half Mile) - Speed 183.8 km/h
Modifications (MODS)
Modifications Cost $ 0

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BMW 4 series 2017 440i Gran Coupe Autobahn POV TOP SPEED & ACCELERATION

BMW 4 series 2017 440i Gran Coupe Autobahn POV TOP SPEED & ACCELERATION

2017 BMW 4 Series Used Price Estimates

Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
Used Condition Trade In Price Private Party Price Dealer Retail Price
Outstanding $ 32,376 $ 35,939 $ 39,686
Clean $ 31,356 $ 34,790 $ 38,391
Average $ 29,315 $ 32,493 $ 35,800
Rough $ 27,275 $ 30,195 $ 33,209

Years ago, the model name of a BMW would typically imply what size of the engine was under the hood. A 325i, for example, would have a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine, while a 740i came with a 4.0-liter V8. It was a bit of nerdy car code that was satisfying to decipher. But those days are gone, and today's BMWs use the same unrelated numeric naming as most luxury automakers. Case in point would be the 2017 BMW 4 Series, which takes last year's models — 428i and 435i — and uses a bit of marketing math to round them up to 430i and 440i, respectively.

What do you get for the numerical creep? Well, BMW has introduced in a new generation of engines to the 2017 4 Series. The basics remain the same, but both the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (430i) and turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (440i) produce a bit more power this year. For what it's worth, you also get an updated iDrive interface and the availability of wireless device charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot with this year's 4 Series.

Marketing shenanigans aside, though, you're still left with what we consider one of the top luxury sport coupes and convertibles available. Once you're behind the wheel, you understand why. The 4 Series' luxury and technology features are superb, but it's the BMW's engaging driving character, which few rivals can match, that make it such a unique and well-rounded package for the money.

You do have options for a luxury coupe or convertible, of course. The fresh look of the redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class is lustworthy, and its performance and handling should prove every bit the 4 Series equal. The Infiniti Q60 doesn't possess quite the same cachet as the BMW, but a new look, a new interior and a new V6 mean it's a serious alternative. You might also like the sharp-handling Cadillac ATS coupe or the distinctive-looking Lexus RC. Even the Ford Mustang, odd as it might sound, is one of the stronger 4 Series competitors, with comparable handling and performance and respectable refinement at a more affordable price.

Overall, though, the BMW is still a dominant force in its class. If you're looking for a luxury sport coupe or convertible, you owe yourself a test drive of the 2017 4 Series.

The 2017 BMW 4 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and front knee airbags. The coupe gets side curtain airbags, while the convertible features a rollover protection system. BMW Assist emergency communications is standard and includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance.

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 forward collision warning system with automatic braking.

Furthermore, the 4 Series' stability control system integrates several unused 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.

We haven't yet tested the new models, but last year's 428i coupe with the M Sport brakes and summer tires took 110 feet to stop from 60 mph in our instrumented testing. A 435i coupe with the same equipment needed 113 feet. These are satisfactory but not great numbers for a luxury sport coupe on summer tires.

The 2017 BMW 4 Series is available as a two-door coupe and a retractable-hardtop convertible. There are two trim levels: 430i and 440i. An xDrive suffix denotes all-wheel drive. Despite the misleading name, the 2017 4 Series Gran Coupe is a four-door sedan that we've reviewed separately.

Standard equipment for the 430i coupe includes 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights with LED accents, foglights, auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, imitation-leather (premium vinyl) upholstery, power-adjustable front sport seats (including power-adjustable side bolsters), driver-seat memory settings, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, fold-down rear seatbacks, dual-zone automatic climate control, the iDrive technology interface with a 6.5-inch display screen, BMW Assist, Bluetooth connectivity and a nine-speaker audio system with a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, HD radio and a CD player.

In place of a sunroof, the 430i convertible has a power-retractable hardtop with a wind blocker. The convertible also includes a folding rear seat, a feature rarely seen in drop-tops.

The 440i adds a more powerful engine, keyless ignition and entry, a hands-free trunk release, front seat four-way power lumbar adjustment, satellite radio and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

A number of options packages are available. The Premium package for the 430i adds leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, power lumbar adjustment, satellite radio and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

The Technology package adds an upgraded iDrive system (including navigation, voice controls, a higher-resolution 8.8-inch display screen and a touchpad-enhanced controller) along with a color head-up display, a more capable trip computer, BMW Online (provides real-time news and information to the car), BMW Apps (connectivity for select smartphone apps) and BMW Remote Services (allows select mobile devices to lock the car remotely, turns on climate control and includes a stolen vehicle recovery service).

Wireless device charging, enhanced Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and a Wi-Fi hotspot come with the Wireless Charging package. The Lighting package tacks on adaptive LED headlights and automatic high beams. A Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and (on the convertible) neck-warming air vents for the front seats.

The Driver Assistance package adds a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors, while the Driver Assistance Plus package adds blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a side- and top-view camera system, speed limit info and a forward collision warning system with automatic braking.

The Luxury package adds special wood or aluminum interior trim, different wheels and a choice of leather upholstery. The M Sport package also offers a range of trim and leather options, further adding an aero body kit and a sport-tuned suspension. The Track Handling package ups the ante with lightweight wheels, adaptive sport-tuned suspension dampers, stronger brakes and variable-ratio steering.

There are some stand-alone options, too. Most notably, the 430i can be outfitted with the Harman Kardon stereo, and all models can be equipped with an automated parking system (parallel and perpendicular), Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, side- and top-view cameras and adaptive cruise control.

The 2017 BMW 4 Series comes with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (which BMW calls xDrive). For both body styles, an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. A manual transmission is a no-cost option for rear-wheel-drive coupes and the all-wheel-drive 440i coupe. In order to save fuel, both transmissions come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops.

The 430i model employs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. EPA estimates vary a little depending on whether you get the coupe or the convertible and on which engine-transmission combo you choose. An automatic-equipped rear-wheel-drive 430i coupe is rated at 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway), which is impressive given the car's power.

The 440i has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated at 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. A 440i coupe with rear-wheel drive and the automatic transmission gets an EPA estimated 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway), with other 440i variations earning slightly less.

The 2017 BMW 4 Series' sleek exterior promises driving excitement, and the car largely delivers — at least the models with the old engines did. Last year's 428i delivered remarkably punchy and quick acceleration, along with an engaging engine and exhaust note that would have you randomly downshifting just for fun. We expect the revised engine, 8 horsepower richer, to be even better.

The 440i's engine gets an even bigger boost, up 20 horsepower and 30 lb-ft of torque, and will perhaps address our primary criticism of last year's six-cylinder model: It wasn't all that much faster or better than the four-cylinder.

Transmissions haven't changed, and the available six-speed manual transmission is bound to please traditionalists with its buttery feel through the gates. The eight-speed automatic works exceptionally well in both full-auto mode and manual mode via the paddle shifters. Either way, the refinement is hard to top. One annoyance, however, is the gruff restart nature of the automatic engine start-stop function, though it can be disabled.

When the road bends, the 4 Series is marvelously balanced, immediately instilling driver confidence with its firmly planted feel. The steering is very precise, though it lacks the detailed feedback that used to set BMW apart. Some might find the ride quality overly firm, but the Track Handling package's electronically adjustable adaptive suspension nearly erases road imperfections while further boosting the car's stability.

The 4 Series cabin is mostly borrowed from the 3 Series, featuring the same classy, understated design and premium materials. The company's traditional analog gauges provide a historical link with BMWs of previous decades, and the various trim options let you tailor the cabin to your taste.

In terms of technology, the basic 6.5-inch display screen is adequate, but you'll want to get the larger, optional screen for a true luxury-electronics interface. Overall, iDrive is pretty easy to use, thanks to straightforward menus, crisp graphics and quick processing times. This year's model also includes an upgrade to the latest iDrive software for 4 Series models with navigation. Compared to some rival systems, however, it seems like a few more twirls and clicks are sometimes required to get what you want.

A lower seating position than in the sedan helps create a distinctly sporting vibe inside the BMW 4 Series. The standard front sport seats are very supportive and comfortable, even boasting power-adjustable side bolsters, an extraordinary standard feature in this class. Less form-fitting seats can be specified with the Luxury package if desired. Rear headroom is limited by the roof line, but there's still enough space back there for average-sized adults.

Luggage space is generous by two-door standards, including the convertible. Lowering the convertible's power-folding hardtop takes about 20 seconds.

The 2017 4 Series, like its predecessors, takes the agility, acceleration and balance of the 3 Series and augments it all with a wider stance and lower center of gravity. It makes the 2-door versions of the 4 Series the perfect partner for enthusiasts who take the task of driving seriously, and they won't mind the trade-offs of increased road noise and a stiffer ride on rough pavement. On the other hand, the Gran Coupe is aimed at the grand touring crowd, with its lively and smooth road manners, plus its extra cargo capacity and rear doors. Base 430i models use BMW's new 248-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, while 440i models get an equally new 320-horsepower turbocharged 6-cylinder, powering the rear or all four wheels. With 425 horsepower, the BMW M4 can hit 60 mph in about four seconds.

2.0-LITER TURBOCHARGED 4-CYLINDER ENGINEWe said that the old base-level engine in the 4 Series was good enough that there was little reason to shell out for the 6-cylinder variant. That holds true with the new engine as well; it's more powerful, has more torque, and doesn't sacrifice fuel economy to get it.FOLDING HARDTOPThe BMW 4 Series convertible doesn't force you to choose between a classic coupe or open-top convertible, thanks to its power-operated retractable hardtop. Top up, it's a sharp coupe with the classic BMW "Hofmeister kink" at the rear window; top down you have open-air enjoyment for yourself and three passengers.

BMW 4 Series coupe and convertible models offer four seats, but only the front two are comfortable. The rear seats are tight on leg and headroom (drop-top notwithstanding), and it's not particularly easy to get back there in 2-door models. Of course the Gran Coupe's rear doors and elongated roof improve access and comfort for rear-seaters. But in all models it's the driver who's truly pampered, with a driver-focused cockpit, easy-to-reach controls and an improved iDrive infotainment system. Cargo space is fine in the coupes, but the Gran Coupe has Gran Cargo Space, too; more than 45 cubic feet with rear seats folded.

The 2017 BMW 4 Series headlights flow into the "twin-kidney" grille, emphasizing the width of the car, while the low roof gives it a sleeker profile than the 3 Series sedan. The 4 Series Gran Coupe looks similar to the svelte 6 Series Gran Coupe, but its power tailgate opens to a large cargo area. The 4 Series convertible resembles an older BMW coupe in profile -- think 3 Series from the mid-1990s -- and its hard top offers better insulation and security than fabric. M4 performance models up the aggression with larger front air intakes, power-dome hood and quad exhaust outlets.

The base-model 2017 BMW 430i Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible may look different, but all have about the same levels of standard equipment. There are power front seats, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic climate control, and on the Coupe and Gran Coupe, a moonroof; the Gran Coupe also gets a power tailgate. Standard infotainment is a 9-speaker AM/FM/CD/HD Radio system with USB audio input, Bluetooth streaming and 6.5-inch display (unfortunately, a rearview camera still costs extra). If you want more power, opt for the 440i and its stronger 6-cylinder engine; if that's not enough, the 2017 M4 features performance-oriented brakes and differential.

There's little that's not available on the 2017 4 Series. You can upgrade to a 16-speaker/600-watt harman/kardon sound system, a hands-free trunk that opens when you wave your foot under the bumper, and real leather upholstery to replace the synthetic SensaTec stuff. Most options are bundled into packages, like the Technology Package that includes navigation and dedicated apps. A Driver Assistance package adds the blind-spot monitoring and Active Driving Assistant with lane-departure warning, collision-mitigation automatic braking and pedestrian detection. M4 models can bolster their performance potential with carbon-ceramic brakes and driver-selectable Adaptive M Suspension.

2017 BMW 430i models get a new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 248 horsepower; choose the 440i model and get a new 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder with 320 horsepower. The M4 keeps the same 425-horsepower version of its 6-cylinder. Rear-drive (RWD) is standard, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available on everything except M4 models, noted by an "x" in the model name. All engines are connected to an 8-speed automatic as standard equipment, although a 6-speed manual transmission is available in 430i and 440i coupes; M4 models choose between a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Auto start/stop is standard on the 430i and 440i models; if you don't like the jarring restarts you can shut it off. Also note these premium engines require premium gasoline. 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (430i) 248 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm 253 lb-ft of torque @ 1,450-4,800 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/33 mpg (coupe, manual, RWD); 23/34 mpg (coupe, automatic, RWD); 23/34 mpg (convertible, Gran Coupe, RWD), 23/33 mpg (coupe, Gran Coupe, AWD), 22/32 mpg (convertible, AWD) 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 (440i) 320 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm 330 lb-ft of torque @ 1,380-5,000 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/29 mpg (manual coupe RWD & AWD), 21/32 mpg (automatic coupe, Grand Coupe, RWD), 21/31 mpg (coupe, Gran Coupe, AWD), 21/29 mpg (convertible, RWD), 20/30 mpg (convertible, AWD) 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 (M4) 425 horsepower @ 5,500-7,300 rpm 406 lb-ft of torque @ 1,850-5,500 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/26 mpg (manual), 17/24 mpg (automatic) Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on a base-model 2017 BMW 430i Coupe or Gran Coupe is a little less than $ 43,000, including the $ 995 destination charge. A 430i convertible is right under the $ 51,000 mark. Prices climb quickly: 6-cylinder 440i models are about $ 7,000 more across the board, and all-wheel drive will add about $ 2,000 to whatever model you choose. And that's before options, which can easily shoot the price up to nearly $ 70,000. The M4 models start at more than $ 67,000 for the coupe and more than $ 75,500 for the convertible, and top out well over $ 80,000. That's a lot, but on par with competitors like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS, Audi A5 and S5, and Lexus RC. Be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what people in your area paid for their 4 Series, and note resale value will be average, lagging the Lexus RC.

2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive Exterior Colors

Alpine White
Black Sapphire Metallic
Champagne Quartz metallic
Citrin Black Metallic
Estoril Blue Metallic
Glacier Silver Metallic
Imperial Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Melbourne Red Metallic
Midnight Blue Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Mineral White Metallic
Smoked Topaz Metallic
Sparkling Brown Metallic
Tanzanite Blue Metallic
Carbon Black Metallic
Frozen Bronze Metallic
Carbon Black Metallic

2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive Interior Colors

Coral Red
Saddle Brown
Veneto Beige
Golden Brown
Kashmir Beige
Opal White
Ivory White

2017 BMW 4 Series Engines

Engine Standard in Trim Power Torque Fuel Consumption - City Fuel Consumption - Highway 0-100 km/h Quarter Mile Half Mile
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve 440i xDrive 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.1 L/100km 7.5 L/100km 6.3 s 12.9 s 24.1 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve 440i 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 9.2 L/100km 6.2 L/100km 6.0 s 14.1 s 23.4 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve 440i xDrive 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.1 L/100km 7.5 L/100km 5.9 s 12.5 s 23.4 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 16-valve 440i xDrive 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.1 L/100km 7.5 L/100km 6.1 s 12.7 s 23.8 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve 440i xDrive 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.9 L/100km 8.1 L/100km 6.6 s 13.2 s 24.6 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve 440i 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.1 L/100km 7.8 L/100km 6.0 s 14.1 s 23.4 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve 440i xDrive 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.4 L/100km 7.8 L/100km 5.9 s 12.5 s 23.4 s
3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve 440i xDrive 320 hp @ 5500 rpm 350 N.m 11.4 L/100km 7.8 L/100km 6.1 s 12.7 s 23.8 s
2.0L I4 turbo DOHC 16-valve 430i xDrive 248 hp @ 5200 rpm 350 N.m 10.2 L/100km 7.2 L/100km 7.5 s 13.9 s 26.0 s
2.0L I4 turbo DOHC 16-valve 430i xDrive 248 hp @ 5200 rpm 350 N.m 10.2 L/100km 7.2 L/100km 7.1 s 13.6 s 25.4 s

2017 BMW 4 Series Trims

2017 BMW 4 Series Previous Generations

2017 BMW 4 Series Future Generations

BMW 4 Series Overview and History

Evolving from the F30 sedan platform, the new compact coupe from BMW is now called the 4 Series.
Contrary to some opinions, BMW does not stand for Best Motors in the World company. Sure, BMW-branded automobiles are regarded as being some of the few engineering forms close to perfection, but the letters stand for something less boisterous and more good-natured: Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Works.

The secret to their success does not lie in precise astrological predictions or mischievous and blatant employ of corporate espionage, but rather in a dedication to quality and constant pursuit of excellence. Unlike most of the auto manufacturers out there, BMW hasn't focused on a vehicle as a whole but started from its primary source of power, the engine, which has been perfected by generations of engineers over a close-to-a-century time span. The 'cardio-approach' BMW took resulted into obscenely efficient performance-happy engines that literally rocketed the company formed by Karl Friedrich Rapp in October 1913 straight to the sky.

Rapp's company, 'Rapp-Motorenwerke' - that would later become BMW - focused mainly on aircraft engines due to the large demand at the time, fueled by the imminence of Wold War I. Despite the need for aircraft engines, Rapp failed to sale his powerplants due to a reliability flaw caused by unwanted engine vibrations. However, his neighbor Gustav Otto, who was also the owner of an aircraft engine plant, enjoyed a great deal of success.

Struggles to keep 'Rapp-Motorwerke' afloat failed and, by 1916, Karl Rapp resigned under the weight of the financial difficulties that had been pressing against the factory's lungs for a few years. As in the case of other car brands, such as Bentley or Aston Martin, expected and highly predicable 'Hollywoodian' rescuers came along and fended off the threats. Austrian triumvirate formed by new company owners Franz-Josef Popp and financier Camillo Castiglioni relaunched the Motoren Werke by persuading Gustav Otto into a merger that would prove mutually beneficial. Thus, the 'Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke' or BFW was formed.

Shortly after the new entity was born, its name turned into the murmur of what would later become a shout-out for quality automobiles: BMW. By the time the 20's came with the Charleston and its afferent bizarre fashion sense, BMW had already developed a range of highly-appreciated airplane engines that had garnered tons of acclaim - especially after the 1918-improved Type IIIA engine successfully powered a biplane to the impressive height of 16,404 feet in a mere 29 minutes.

The beginning of the 20's also happily slapped BMW with its still unchanged to this day logo, mimicking the motion of a white propeller on a sky-blue background. While enjoying the heights of an appreciated and sought for brand, BMW was brutally pulled back to earthy existence once the World War was over. The Treaty of Versailles prohibited BMW from continuing its activity and the company switched to manufacturing air brakes for railway cars.

Forced by the Versailles-imposed conditions, the company found itself searching for other alternatives and soon enough came to focus on developing motorcycle engines. Over a two-year period of time (from 1920 to 1922), BMW built two motorcycle models, the Victoria and the Flink. Their success was consequently marked by the building of the first BMW factory, that would further kick the brand to new heights.

Although BMW motorcycles encountered sales problems due to defective suspension, the company still managed to hold a constant leading position in aeronautical engineering. By 1927 the company was the proud  holder of just over one third of the aviation records of those time, with an astonishing 29 out of an overall 87. Two-wheeled vehicles quickly turned into four-wheeled ones in 1928, when the Austin license-built Dixi 3/15 rolled out the factory doors.

Only one year later, BMW made the headlines once again, this time by setting a new motorcycle-speed record through their Ernst Henne ridden 750 cc bike, that reached the speed of 134.65 mph (216.75 km/h).

Swinging from breaking world records to engineering innovations, BMW hit the bull's eye once more in 1932, with the launch of their new car model, the 3/20 PS. The 782 cc 4 cylinder powered car was the first one independently produced by BMW. Shortly after the waves of acclaim generated by the new machine, the company announces its next model, the 303 saloon, that would bring a persistent trait in all future BMW engine configurations: the 6 cylinder one.

Only years after the launch of the 303 in 1933, BMW continued its world record breaking streak, at the same time with the beginning of a new chapter in its cylinder-powered existence: the development of the company's first roadster, the 328 model (1936), and a row of motor sport wins over the following two years.

As time passed by, BMW got bigger and bigger and, shortly before the Wold War II outbreak, took over some more factories in the vicinity of Berlin. More motor sport wins were to follow, with Baron Fritz Huschke von Kanstein winning the Mille Miglia race in 1940s.

Needless to mention, war necessities threw the company into military equipment production policies once more. Despite the lengthy world conflict, BMW developed some of its greatest pieces of machinery, such as the R57 Wehrmacht military motorcycle, as well as the 109-300 jet engine which was one of the first jet engines in the world to enter mass production.

After recovering from the 1944 bombings that heavily damaged their plant in Munich, BMW received permission to repair Allied army motorized equipment at their plant in Allach. Due to BMW's versatility and need for mechanized faming implements and spare parts, the first BMW bicycle was born. Soon after the genesis of the leg-powered two-wheeled vehicle, BMW received a hard blow from the US army, that had ordered the dismantling of the Munich and Allach plants.

After a 5-year absence from the Germany industry, BMW returned in style. Crossing the ocean all the way to New York, BMW debuted their first motorcycle in almost 2 decades - following their last one at the beginning of the 40's. More success awaited in the line for BMW, as their R68 motorcycle model developed in the 50's quickly became a standard-setter among international motorcycle manufacturers. Meanwhile a previous model, the  R67/2, reached the 100,000 threshold in 1953.

BMW receives further acclaims in the years to come, as it establishes itself as an engineering force to be reckoned with. The 1955 Isetta, powered by a 12/13 hp motorcycle engine, becomes a favorite among customers. The result? Over 160,000 units are sold, transforming the Isetta into a symbol of the post-war decade.

Besides coming up with newer models and bending technological improvements on their cars, BMW also held a privileged position among race winners around the world. After the development of the 507 and 600 models, BMW unleashed a shout of childish joy, grabbing an impressive win in the 1958 Austrian GP, through Ernst Hiller.

With the help of Herbert Quandt, BMW, still a share-owned company, is brought one step closer to independence. Exterior offers of selling or fusion were turned down despite the enormous profits such a transaction would have led to. The 700 model entered the production lines, together with the R69, BMW's top motorcycle line-up model.

The 60's brought a multitude of achievements with the 1500 and 1600 series, as well as a range of new sedans, the 2500, 2800, American Bavaria and the 2.5 CS and 2800 CS coupe models. BMW proved once more that it hasn't left its king-of-the-hill-of-racing spot, as Austrian racing driver Dieter Quester scored several victories in the Formula Two series (as well as a triple European touring car champion title in 1968, 1969 and 1977).

However, BMW did not stop there. After having bestowed a great deal of mechanics magic upon the world, the company resumed its entertainment through development and unveiled the 2002 Turbo model in 1973. Following the success of its earlier aircraft engine, the 2002 Turbo is one of the first ever turbos to enter mass-production.

Production lines that would become worldwide pieces of success soon came out, such as the 6 and 7 series and the recently reconstructed BMW M1 model. By the end of the 70's, BMW had dug deep into other car-improvement related fields as well, and electronics proved to be the perfect ground for growing BMW's next generation of computerized car devices. Economic fuel research then became top priority. Not only the company was quick in adapting to the fast-moving tendencies of those times, but it also became a steady and reliable supplier of armored cars for different private and public clients.

Racing never lost its fans, consequently BMW never lost enthusiasm in racing. The 80's marked (finally) BMW's involvement in Formula One racing. It was in 1983 that BMW was handed its first title in the series, with Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet becoming king of the Formula One World Racing Championship. At the same time, the 5 series entered a new enhancement stage and was gifted the 518i engine and the powerful M535i. 'M' set a new standard in power and stamina. The M5 and M3 models launched in 1985 and 1986 consequently joined the pinnacle of engineering accuracy and true power and beauty among sports cars enthusiasts.

Research started to be heavily reinforced and reached new uncharted areas through the employment of over 6,000 people. Once the Z1 one came along, the profits kept pile-up trend. Caring for the customer and staying ahead of competition was proof enough that BMW had turned into a true, mature brand. Expansion was inevitable and much like a Big Bang, BMW spreads across the world and inaugurated a new car plant in the US, namely in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The models that were in production at the time slowly received touring versions, which helped BMW cover an even larger slice of the market.

BMW would later reveal the Z8, a successor of the 507, who later made it to the movies. The world wasn't enough and so were BMW's achievements in their own vision. Since 1999, they have been constantly delivering performance vehicles or 'motorized attire' for their wealthy customers out there. Racing has remained a pleasurable and profitable hobby for the German marque, which emerged victorious in three consecutive FIA WTCC seasons from 2005 to 2007. Only recently, BMW engineers and designers paid homage to the M1 through a modern day replica of the sharp-angled 70's original. Sadly enough, the M1 will not be revived through mass production.

2017 BMW 4 Series Consumer Reviews

preplanupswing, 05/13/2017
440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
BMW has its mojo back
In Jan 2017 I replaced my bmw435i xdrive with the 440ixdrive with track package and manual trans; while the cars are very similar, the440 is big improvement; for a slight increase in price, more items are standard; seats better, interior nicer; entertainment system better ;although the is no longer hardwire controller for the i pod;but the main improvement is in PERFORMANCE;the new six is stronger smoother with better gas mileage; handling improved with quicker response more accurate steering ; more powerful brakes ;firmer but comfortable ride and that was with winter tires; the above mentioned is even better with the stock non runflat Michelain pilot summer tires;while the 435 was extremely competant, this car has a stronger driver connection and is fun to drive
monsoonquirk, 02/28/2017
430i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Great car, but could use a few improvements.
This is my second BMW convertible. My first was a 2008 328i. This new 2017 430i convertible is a very nice car with some improvements over the 2008 model but some disappointments also. First the good news. The 2 liter 4 cylinder dual turbo engine should satisfy most drivers. It has great pick up and is perfectly mated to the 8 gear auto transmission and greats 25% better fuel economy than my old 2008. The fit and finish is excellent and I feel confident this car will be just as reliable and trouble free as the 2008. The navigation is excellent, as is the voice commands. Gets it right 99% of the time. Now the bad news. After 9 years I expected a few more improvements. The standard sport seats (which I had on my previous car) give great back support but are definitely too firm on the bottom portion of the seat. The blinkers on the side view mirrors are a nice touch, but are distracting at night. The dashboard layout is very familiar, but also a bit dated. For some crazy reason BMW decided to move the cruise control from a stalk behind the steering wheel to buttons on the steering wheel and in the process remove the power button for the radio from the steering wheel. I use the radio everyday. I rarely use the cruise control. The steering is lighter, but I think a bit too light. Brakes are also a bit too soft, compared to my 2008. All in all, a very nice car that I doubt will disappoint many people. I test drove other convertibles and came back to BMW. Choices are few if you want a 4 seater convertible.
tungadalsepia, 04/12/2017
440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Sexy and powerful ... crappy run-flat tires
*** 24 months of ownership update April 2019*** I have now owned my 440xi for two years and have 30,000 miles on it. The car has been completely reliable, not a single issue that has needed attention. That is a first for any BMW that I have owned. Frankly, at this point the magic has worn off this car and the annoying things keep getting more annoying. After 12 years of BMW ownership, this is likely my last one. The entertainment system is quirky and unreliable for streaming music from my iPhone. Half the time the car won't pair wiith the phone so I loaded music files directly onto the built in hard drive, but using playlists is limited and complicated to set up. The infotainment system in my RAM 1500 is superior to the BMW system in most ways. As I complained in an earlier update, the run-flat tires are a major defect. Run-flats on our X5 are one thing, but on a car that is intended for sporty driving its just daft. The 440xi is not a bad car, but in my opinion as a long-time owner of BMWs, not a compelling value or a compelling drive ***[18 month update, October 2018] Update ... after 28k miles and a year and a half of ownership my original assessment largely holds. The good: this is the first BMW that I have owned that has been reliable and issue free. The car is a head turner and I get a lot of complements. It is fun to drive. The “could be better”: the run flat tires truly suck and take away ALOT from the performance potential of this car. Wet traction with the all seasons is poor, and dry traction and handling is mediocre at best. What’s the point of all that engineering under the hood if the crappy tires can’t anchor it to the pavement. We put a lot of miles on this car, but it is not really all that comfortable for long trips, fine as a daily commuter. Finally, the leather seats are not holding up and BMW has refused to address. The finish is cracked and pealing at the side bolsters and this is considered normal wear and tear. Right. It’s a fun car. There are a lot of fun cars available these days. ***[Original review in April 2017]*** I fell in love with the BMW F32 4 series the first time I saw one. Long sexy lines, low and wide stance, long drop hood and long sloping rear. The new inline 6 cylinder engine is a major refinement for what is probably the most successful sport sedan/coupe in automotive history. When you start the car, it gives you a heart pumping exhaust note. Not obnoxiously throaty, but simply exudes power. The 8 speed auto transmission is silky smooth as a BMW should be, easily shifts down when power is needed. Handling is tight and controlled, the low and wide stance coupled with nearly even weight balance front to rear means this car can corner almost anything. You really appreciate the extra torque when you punch it on the highway, no hesitation, just presses you into the back of the seats. Awesome. I have owned three BMWs and the technology is finally catching up. The new iDrive version is intuitive and much quicker than earlier versions. I actually use the voice commands; they are intuitive and much easier to use than in past. I particularly like the connected drive app to send destinations from my iPhone to the Nav system in the car so when I get in, my destination is ready to go. I also like that Pandora and Amazon music are fully integrated to the app so I can stream music directly through the car and dump SiriusXM once the free trial is over. The front sport seats are super comfortable and adjustable, while the back seat is not really usable for adults (short trips only). It's a 2-door coupe, I didn't buy it for the rear seats. I'm 6'-2" and very comfy in the cockpit. Ok, for the not so great - for 2017 BMW changed their included maintenance to only 3 yrs 36k miles which means three oil changes. No more wiper blades, you have to buy a $ 600 upgrade to get wiper blades in the first 36k and another boat load of cash to extend the maintenance another year. It's a real downgrade for buyers and makes BMW much less attractive to own. If you have a 36 month lease, this doesn't affect you. I have the same complaints as everyone else - run flat tires suck, are expensive to replace and harsh to ride on, the electronic steering is mushy compared to the old days although every car comes with it these days, because the suspension is taught the ride can be harsh especially on crappy Northeastern roads. It is a great car, pure joy to drive, sexy and powerful. Definitely worth considering despite the maintenance plan change.
monkbrunnich, 07/21/2017
440i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Great car
Drives great and feels the way a BMW should feel. So far my only concern is that the quality of the standard fake-leather seats does quite meet my expectations, and then the front door in the coupe version is so long that getting out when parked next to someone is often a challenge.
frostinggambler, 10/21/2019
"Stylish, fast, grips the road."
I think Gran Coupe is one of the best looking cars on the road. Two liter turbo is incredible. Responsive, pulls strongly throughout range with little to no turbo lag, and getting 30 mpg in mixed city highway driving. Feels like it’s glued to the road and corners like a dream. Car feels rock solid. Low profile Pirelli Cinturados ride a bit hard but that’s the price you pay for the security of run-flats. Lighted triangles on the inside of door mirrors for blind spot warning are great. The differences between car settings (eco, comfort, sports,+) are surprising, e.g., eco vs sports is like driving entirely different cars. Comfort is a good balance which I mostly leave it in. Hatchback is really utilitarian, especially with the power remote liftgate. 430i makes everyday driving fun, and on those occasions when you can let it go a bit more, exhilarating. What more can you ask from your car?
embargoplay, 10/15/2019
"A Brit Review"
I have had a number of BMWs and this is by far the best. It’s fast, comfortable and the hatch back makes it really practical. The fuel economy for a 3 liter twin turbo is outstanding, I am getting 28mpg round town and 34 on a long run. When you put the car in Sport 2 mode and hit the right peddle - hang on for you are in for a ride and a bit

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2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe 440i xDrive Specifications

440i xDrive Comfort and Convenience

AM/FM stereo radioAM/FM stereo radio with RDS
Air ConditionningDual-zone auto climate control
Ambient LightingAmbient lighting switchable in BMW classic light orange or line-signature LED cold white
AntennaDiversity antenna
Audio Interface (Option)Apple CarPlay
Audio MonitorIDrive system with 6.5-inch display
Auxiliary input jackYes
Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyYes
Cargo OrganizerStorage compartment package
Cellular Phone (Option)Extended smartphone connectivity with wireless charging
Communication SystemBMW TeleServices and BMW assist emergency call
Courtesy Dome LightInterior lights, front and rear, front with soft-light
Cruise ControlDynamic cruise control with brake function
Cruise Control (Option)Active cruise control with Stop & Go
Driver Vanity MirrorDriver-side illuminated vanity mirror
Front WipersSpeed sensitive wipers with rain sensor
Garage Door Opener (Option)Universal remote control
Heated Washer NozzleHeated windshield washer jets
Heated Steering WheelHeated steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel (Option)Heated steering wheel
Illuminated EntryWelcome light, front and rear, switchable in white or cold white
Intelligent Key SystemYes
Interior Air FilterCabin air filter
Internet (Option)Yes
MP3 CapabilityYes
Navigation SystemBMW on-board Navigation system
Navigation System (Option)BMW on-board navigation
Number of Speakers9 speakers
Passenger Vanity MirrorIlluminated front passenger vanity mirror
Power Door LocksCentral locking power locks
Power Outlet2 12-volt power outlets
Power WindowsPower windows with anti-trap and comfort open/close
Premium Sound SystemHiFi sound system
Premium Sound System (Option)Harman/Kardon surround sound system
Reading LightFront and rear reading lights
Rear HeatingRear-seat ventilation ducts
Rear Sunscreen (Option)Electric rear sunshade
Rear View MirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Remote Keyless EntryComfort Go keyless engine start
Remote Keyless Entry (Option)Comfort access
Single CDCD player
Sirius XM satellite radioPre-wiring for Sirius XM satellite radio
Sirius XM satellite radio (Option)Yes
Smoking Convenience (Option)Smoker's package
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt and telescopic steering wheel
Trunk/Hatch OperationAutomatic trunk release
USB ConnectorUSB audio integration

440i xDrive Dimensions

Cargo Capacity445 L
Curb Weight1751 kg
Front Headroom1011 mm
Front Legroom1073 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity60 L
Gross Vehicle Weight2145 kg
Ground Clearance145 mm
Height1392 mm
Length4638 mm
Rear Headroom917 mm
Rear Legroom857 mm
Wheelbase2810 mm
Width1826 mm

440i xDrive Exterior Details

Automatic HeadlightsYes
Automatic Headlights (Option)Active LED headlights
Bumper ColourBody-color bumpers
ExhaustBlack chrome exhaust tailpipes
Exhaust (Option)M performance exhaust
Exterior DecorationSide window frame trim in black high-gloss
Exterior Decoration (Option)High-gloss shadow line
Exterior Mirror ColourBody-color exterior mirrors, blue tinted
Exterior Mirror Colour (Option)Black mirrors caps
Exterior Mirrors Auto Dimming (Option)Auto dimming exterior mirrors
Exterior Mirrors LampSide turn signal indicators integrated in exterior mirrors
Front Fog LightsHalogen free-form foglights
GrilleFront chrome kidney grille with 7 slats in high-gloss black
Headlight TypeXenon headlights with LED corona rings
Headlights Adaptive HeadlightsAdaptative headlights and brakelights
Headlights Adaptive Headlights (Option)Adaptive headlights
Heated Exterior MirrorsHeated outside mirrors
Lower Side-Body Extension (Option)M aerodynamics package
Perimeter LightingDoor exit lights and handle-area illumination
Power Exterior MirrorsPower adjustable exterior mirrors
SunroofPower glass sunroof
TaillightsAdaptative LED brakelights with third brakelight

440i xDrive Interior Details

Driver Info CenterDriver information center
Driver Info Center (Option)Speed limit info
ECO Shift IndicatorDriving experience control with ECO PRO
Floor ConsoleMulti-purpose center console storage
Floor MatsVelour floor mats
Front Center ArmrestFront center armrest with storage
Front Seats Active HeadrestsActive front and rear headrests
Front Seats Driver Lombar (Option)Lumbar support
Front Seats Driver Power Seats8-way power driver seat
Front Seats Driver Seat MemoryDriver seat position memory
Front Seats Front Seat TypeFront sport seats
Front Seats HeatedHeated front seats
Front Seats Passenger Power Seats8-way power front passenger seat
Glove BoxLocking illuminated glovebox
Head-Up Display (Option)Yes
HeadlinerAnthracite roof Liner
Interior AccentsHigh-gloss black trim highlight
Interior Trim Doorsills"BMW Sport" aluminum door entry sills
Luxury Dashboard TrimBrushed aluminum trim
Luxury Dashboard Trim (Option)Red brown dark sycamore wood trim
Maintenance Interval ReminderMaintenance reminder system
Number of Cup Holders4 cup holders
Rear Center ArmrestRear folding centre armrest
Rear Seat Pass-ThroughThrough loading system
Seat TrimDakota leather seats
Seat Trim (Option)Extended Merino leather seats
Steering Wheel TrimMulti-function 3-spoke sport leather steering wheel
Steering Wheel Trim (Option)M leather steering wheel
Trip ComputerYes

440i xDrive Mechanical

Drive TrainAll-wheel drive
Engine Name3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve
Stability ControlYes
Start buttonYes
Traction ControlYes
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Transmission (Option)6-speed manual transmission
Transmission Paddle ShiftYes

440i xDrive Overview

Engine3.0L I6 turbo DOHC 24-valve
Fuel Consumption11.4 (Automatic City)7.8 (Automatic Highway)12.2 (Manual City)8.5 (Manual Highway)
Power320 hp @ 5500 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual transmission
WarrantiesBumper-to-Bumper80000/km, 48/Months Emissions80000/km, 48/Months Powertrain80000/km, 48/Months Roadside AssistanceUnlimited/km, 48/Months Rust-throughUnlimited/km, 144/Months

440i xDrive Safety

Anti-Lock Brakes4-wheel ABS
Anti-Theft AlarmAlarm system
Blind Spot WarningYes
Brake AssistDynamic brake control
Brake Type4-wheel disc
Driver AirbagDriver side front airbag
Driver AssistanceLane departure and collision warning
Electronic brake force distributionElectronic brake force distribution
Front Seat Beltspre-tensioner
Ignition DisableIginition disable
Knee AirbagsKnee airbags for driver and passenger
Parking Distance SensorPark assistant
Passenger AirbagPassenger side front airbag
Performance BrakesM Sport brake
Rear View CameraSurround view
Regenerative BrakingBrake energy regeneration
Roof Side CurtainAdvanced head protection system (AHPS) front and rear
Side AirbagSide thorax airbags for driver and front passenger

440i xDrive Suspension and Steering

Active Suspension (Option)Adaptive M suspension
Front Anti-Roll BarYes
Front SuspensionIndependent front suspension
Front TiresP225/40R19 run-flat tires
Power SteeringServotronic speed-sensitive power steering
Power Steering Type (Option)Variable sport steering
Rear Anti-Roll BarYes
Rear SuspensionIndependent rear suspension
Rear TiresP255/35R19 run-flat performance rear tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
Turning Circle11.3-meter turning circle diameter
Wheel Type19-inch alloy wheels
Wheel Type (Option)19-inch M double spoke alloy wheels (Style 442M)

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