2014 BMW 435

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Key Specs

of the 2014 BMW 435. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Sleek coupe styling
  • Year-round practicality of retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Handling potential

The Bad

  • Expensive options
  • Manual transmission not offered on convertible

Notable Features of the 2014 BMW 435

  • Formerly known as the 3 Series coupe, convertible
  • Turbocharged four- or six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or AWD

2014 BMW 435 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The new BMW 4 Series replaces the previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible models. Power comes from a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an available turbocharged six-cylinder. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
New for 2014
Gone are the two-door 3 Series models, which have been redesigned for 2014 and now have their own model line: 4 Series. Echoing a sleek concept car of the same name, the new 4 Series' appearance is sharp with new front and rear styling accompanied by a fastback roofline for the coupe. The drivetrains and interior of the 3 Series carry over to the 4 Series coupe and convertible.
Exterior Highlights

  • Coupe's fastback roofline
  • Unique "air breathers" behind the front wheels help reduce drag
  • Available Sport, Luxury or M Sport appearance packages
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps; full-LED headlamps available
  • Fog lights
  • Power-retractable hardtop (convertible)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Moonroof (coupe)

Interior Highlights

  • Power-adjustable seats with simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Available Sport, Luxury or M Sport cabin appearance packages
  • Available heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Available power rear sunshade (coupe)
  • Available side, top and rear cameras
  • Available navigation system
  • Av...
Vehicle Overview

The new BMW 4 Series replaces the previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible models. Power comes from a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an available turbocharged six-cylinder. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
New for 2014
Gone are the two-door 3 Series models, which have been redesigned for 2014 and now have their own model line: 4 Series. Echoing a sleek concept car of the same name, the new 4 Series' appearance is sharp with new front and rear styling accompanied by a fastback roofline for the coupe. The drivetrains and interior of the 3 Series carry over to the 4 Series coupe and convertible.
Exterior Highlights

  • Coupe's fastback roofline
  • Unique "air breathers" behind the front wheels help reduce drag
  • Available Sport, Luxury or M Sport appearance packages
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps; full-LED headlamps available
  • Fog lights
  • Power-retractable hardtop (convertible)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Moonroof (coupe)

Interior Highlights

  • Power-adjustable seats with simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Available Sport, Luxury or M Sport cabin appearance packages
  • Available heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Available power rear sunshade (coupe)
  • Available side, top and rear cameras
  • Available navigation system
  • Available head-up display
  • Available BMW Apps and smartphone integration
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (428i)
  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (435i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • No-cost six-speed manual available (coupe)
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Available M Sport suspension, brakes
  • Available adaptive suspension

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Front knee airbags
  • BMW Assist emergency communication system with 10-year service subscription
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning system
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Ultimate drive

by reza from san jose on August 22, 2018

I have not drive a car in better handling and performance than this car, most certainly recommend this to anyone looking for some car which would be worth the value. Read full review

(5.0)

Such a Fun Car!!

by KCBMW from Annandale, NJ on August 22, 2018

This 435i Convertible is meant for pure fun on a beautiful sunny day! It certainly does not disappoint!! Take it to the beach and enjoy!! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 BMW 435 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 BMW 435 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by BMW
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain warranty

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 435 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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