You can always leave it up to Hamann to churn out aftermarket programs for cars that are affordable enough to own, yet still possesses that incredible look to make the power upgrades all worth the price in the end.
Such is the case with the program the German tuner built for the BMW 4 Series Coupe . At a starting price of just over $41,000, the 4er won’t burn holes on your pockets, so owning one isn’t that difficult to do. But having one in your garage is only the first part of the equation to thoroughly enjoying the spoils of the 4 Series .
That’s where Hamann comes into the picture, or to be more specific the myriad of performance kits it has developed for the sports coupe . It’s an extensive list that covers a large boat of trim levels for the 4 Series.
For the 420d/420d xDrive, power spikes from 184 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque all the way up to 216 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. Moving up to the 430d, you get the treat of seeing the standard 258 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque increase to 295 horses and 446 pound-feet. If you have the 435d xDrive, you receive the most powerful tuned 4 Series of the lot, thanks to a new output of 355 ponies and 512 pound-feet of torque.
Far be it to leave the ’i’ models alone, Hamann also gave them their own line of power boosts, led by the 420i/420i xDrive TwinPower, which now has 208 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque, up from the stock 184 ponies and 199 pound-feet of torque. Then, there’s the 428i/428i xDrive TwinPower models, both of which now get 272 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque from the stock 245 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, the 435i/435i xDrive TwinPower models come into the picture, boasting 348 ponies and 331 pound-feet of torque, which is a significant increase from the 306-horsepower and 295 pound-feet output of the standard model.
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Gallery BMW 4 Series Coupe
The BMW 4 Series debuts in the 2014 model year in the space vacated when BMW dropped the 3 Series Coupe with the 428i being the entry-level model for this new lineup. It checks in at a base price of $41,425 and features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts down 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. This will allow the small coupe to hit 60 mph in quick 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
The Sport Line package adds red-trimmed instrument dials, a red-stitched steering wheel, an Anthracite headliner and Coral Red interior with leather sport seats. On the outside, the Sport Line adds high-gloss B-pillars; a black, wrap-around window strip; molded, high-gloss black grille slats; a chrome grille surround; black air intakes on the front apron; black air breathers; light-alloy wheels; a black trim strip on the rear apron; and finishes off with black exhaust tips.