The Garage – BMW 428i Coupe M Sport Line – EFTM

The Garage – BMW 428i Coupe M Sport Line

German luxury dominates the EFTM Garage this week, now we cast our eyes over one of BMW’s most attractive propositions – the 4 Series. Now a standalone variant, this executive...

German luxury dominates the EFTM Garage this week, now we cast our eyes over one of BMW’s most attractive propositions – the 4 Series. Now a standalone variant, this executive compact coupe turns heads and simply makes you feel just a little bit special.


BMW 428iMake: BMW

Model: 4 Series

Variant: 428i

Engine: 1,997cc, 4 Cylinder petrol

Transmission: 8-speed automatic including gearshift

Vital Stats: 180kW @5,000 – 6,500rpm

Torque: 350Nm @1,250 – 4,800rpm

BMW Claimed Fuel Economy: 6.4l/100km

EFTM Claimed Fuel Economy: 9.6/100km

MRRP Price: $80,500

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As-Driven options: Metallic Paint $1,840, M Sport Brakes $1,400, Glass Sunroof $2,920, M Sport Package $2000 – (19’’ M light alloy wheels, Double-spoke 442 M, ambience light, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, BMW Individual roofliner Anthracite, BMW Sports Seats, Exhaust tailpipe in high-finish Chrome, Kidney grille in Black high-gloss, wider bars, M Aerodynamics Package, M door sill finishers and M leather steering wheel)

As-Driven MRRP: $86,860

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Wow Factor: Legitimate eye candy from just about every perspective and a tad longer and wider than its predecessor the 3 Series Coupe. Even though it still shares plenty of DNA with the 3 Series sedan it now sports a more convincing and larger Grand Touring look.

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Most Impressive: Bank vault-like build quality, but with the grace and performance of a fine thoroughbred. Without doubt a BMW, yet still unique enough to standout among an increasingly crowded Bavarian lineup.

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Not So Impressive: To really look and feel the part, expensive options such as the fitted “M Sport Package” are a must. Typically with most Europeans lesser roads will rock the premium / luxury boat ride.

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Early Verdict: It has seductive appeal just sitting in the driveway, wafting down the road in one will seal the deal for most

 

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Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
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