Car reviews - BMW - 4 Series - 420d
BMW's beautiful 420d coupe reminds us what the Bavarian brand does best
14 Mar 2014
BMW’S signature mid-sized coupe version of its 3 Series sedan may sport new nomenclature, but as a driving experience it is business as usual.
That is to say, the 4 Series drives beautifully, with razor-sharp handling, steering that is full of feel-and-feedback and refinement at any speed legal on our roads.
Here we drive the 420d, the sole diesel option in a range that also comprises a trio of petrols (the brutal M4 is also imminent), developed primarily for Europe where its fuel-sipping ways yield lower road taxes.
It is as frugal and punchy as most modern Germanic oil-burners, but perhaps for Australia one might be even better served with the cheaper and more responsive 420i petrol.
Either way, this first-generation 4 Series offers plenty of style and even more substance.
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Model release date: 1 October 2013 to 1 June 2016
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