Monday, July 28, 2014
Asian Carmakers Corporation Launches BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines is keen on setting a new benchmark in design and innovation with the launch of the all-new 4 Series Gran Coupe. The first-ever four-door coupe in the premium mid-sized segment, the 4 Series Gran Coupe seamlessly blends the unmistakable look of a sports coupe with the practicality and functionality of a four door sedan.
“We are very excited to kick-off the second half of 2014 with the launch of the newest model to join the BMW family: the first-ever BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.” said Maricar Parco, ACC President “This is a testament to BMW’s commitment, as the leader in the Philippine automotive premium segment, to continuously innovate our products to provide the market with joy that is distinctly, unmistakably BMW.”
The 4 Series Gran Coupe is the latest addition to the 4 Series family and has all the hallmarks of the distinctively BMW style. The front is dominated by the double-kidney grille, dual round headlights, and the large air intake located in the front apron. Of course, the 4 Series Gran Coupe sets itself apart with its frameless doors and hatch-like trunk opening. With a length of 4,638 millimeters and a wheelbase of 2,810 millimeters, the 4 Series Gran Coupe shares the dimensions with its two-door counterpart but with a roofline that’s been extended by 112 millimeters, it imparts a sleeker silhouette. Together with the short overhangs, long hood, and a set-back passenger compartment, it gives the 4 Series Gran Coupe a commanding presence on the road. At each corner, it’s fitted with new 19-inch alloy wheels with designs that are exclusive to the 4 Series line.
Like the 4 Series Coupe before it, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is available in BMW’s new Line series. In this case, it’s the Sport and Luxury lines, each highlighting different design characteristics that suit one’s preferences.
The Sport line emphasizes the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe’s aggressive character, with high-gloss black finished exterior elements such as the front and rear bumpers, kidney grille, and air breather. 19-inch light alloy Star-Spoke wheels further highlight the line’s sporty appeal. Leather upholstered sport seats and an interior panel with coral red or high-gloss black highlight trim also gives the Sport line a more dynamic driving presence.
The Luxury line presents a more distinguished and sophisticated look with exterior elements finished in high-gloss chrome such as the front bumper, kidney grille, rear bumper, air breather and side-window frames. Further adding to the elegant ambiance of the Luxury line are the 19-inch light alloy multi-spoke wheels and leather upholstery with fine wood burled walnut interior trim finished with aluminum highlights.
The interiors are matched to the outside’s elegance by using the highest quality material combined with BMW’s meticulous attention to detail. The 4 Series Gran Coupe has a 4+1 seating configuration with a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seatback that ensures added flexibility in terms of luggage space. The trunk lid is equipped as standard with an automatic opening and closing mechanism while electrically adjustable seats with memory function provide added comfort.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe is available currently in the 420d trim. This means a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine resides under the hood. The 184 horsepower engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic that delivers a quick sprint to 100 km/h in only 7.5 seconds while still achieving up to 21 km/L. Aside from the TwinPower Turbo engine, the 420d comes standard with BMW EfficientDynamics technology, a wide range of innovations for improved fuel efficiency and performance. This technology suite includes Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop, Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO, and others.
The all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is now available at all eight BMW dealerships nationwide: Autozentrum BMW in Alabang, Prestige Cars BMW in Makati, Autohaus BMW in Quezon City, AutoAllee BMW in Eton Centris North EDSA, Premier Cars BMW in Pampanga, Autobahn BMW in Bacolod, Premium Motoren BMW in Cagayan de Oro and Autowelt BMW in Cebu with a price tag of P 4,290,000.