BMW 430d xDrive Gran Coupe review For many, the rear wheel drive 4 Series will suffice, and most will make do with the fast but frugal 420d.
But for those wanting a versatile rocket ship with bags of style and unflappable grip, then the 430d xDrive Gran Coupe is a very impressive package. It feels genuinely quick and the kit list is generous, too.There's nothing new about the way this BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe looks. It's yet to benefit from the 3 coach outlet gulfport ms Series's visual and mechanical nips and tucks, while it gets the same well built, if a little mundane, interior.However, coach outlet coupons books underneath the familiar bodywork, BMW has fitted its legendary 3.0 litre straight six diesel engine with four wheel drive. It's the first time we've driven it in the UK, with BMW hoping its Audiquattro rivalling tech can snap up a few last minute sales before the warmer weather sets in.Initial impressions are good. This thing is quite simply a rocket ship. It'll sprint from 0 62mph in just 5.3 seconds (three tenths faster than the rear drive car), while the whopping 560Nm torque figure means pick up from 40 50mph is frankly astounding. Lose concentration even for a second and it'll have you doing illegal speeds.The extra grip is welcome in bends, too. Our car was fitted with coach factory store website winter coach outlet stores 60067 tyres, so on warmer days it felt a little disconnected, but as the temperature plummeted, the 430d came into its own. The xDrive system sends 60 per cent of its power to the rear most of the time, making it feel much like a normal BMW from behind the wheel. As road conditions get trickier, however, it can push more torque to the front to shore up grip where it's needed most. It's a really well sorted system, and at times can show an all wheel drive Audi a clean pair of heels.But realistically, those wanting superior fuel economy and lower emissions are better off looking at the even cheaper yet still brilliant 420d xDrive. It costs around 5,500 less and pushes fuel economy closer to 60mpg. Anyone craving more power should consider the 435d xDrive, which can sprint from 0 62mph as fast as a Ford Focus RS, while still returning 49.6mpg.
Standard kit is good, as you'd expect. This high spec 430d is only available in Luxury or M Sport trim, but equipment includes sat nav, DAB radio and BMW Emergency Call across the range. Our car also gets full leather upholstery and 18 inch wheels.
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