2015 BMW 435

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Key Specs

of the 2015 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

  • Many luxury features cost extra
  • Manual transmission not offered on convertible

Notable Features of the 2015 BMW 435

  • New 435i xDrive all-wheel-drive convertible
  • Formerly known as the 3 Series coupe, convertible
  • Turbocharged four- or six-cylinder engines
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or AWD

2015 BMW 435 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The BMW 4 Series replaced the previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible models last year. Power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 428i or a turbocharged six-cylinder in the 435i. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

For 2015, BMW has added a performance-oriented M4 coupe and the 4 Series Gran Coupe, a four-door model with coupelike styling. They are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2015
An all-wheel-drive version of the 435i convertible joins the lineup.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • Coupe has fastback roofline
  • Unique "air breathers" behind the front wheels help reduce drag
  • Available Sport, Luxury and 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
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Available Sport, Luxury and M Sport cabin appearance packages
  • Available heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Available power rear sunshade (coupe)
  • Available side, top-view and backup cameras
  • Available navi...
Vehicle Overview

The BMW 4 Series replaced the previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible models last year. Power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 428i or a turbocharged six-cylinder in the 435i. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

For 2015, BMW has added a performance-oriented M4 coupe and the 4 Series Gran Coupe, a four-door model with coupelike styling. They are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2015
An all-wheel-drive version of the 435i convertible joins the lineup.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • Coupe has fastback roofline
  • Unique "air breathers" behind the front wheels help reduce drag
  • Available Sport, Luxury and 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
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Available Sport, Luxury and M Sport cabin appearance packages
  • Available heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Available power rear sunshade (coupe)
  • Available side, top-view and backup cameras
  • Available navigation system
  • Available head-up display
  • 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

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Front knee airbags
  • BMW Assist emergency communication system with 10-year subscription
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights

 


Latest 2015 435 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Good Car for a Tall Guy

by BJ from Sterling on October 18, 2018

I was skeptical of the space in this car because I?m 6?3?. However, as the driver it is very roomy and comfortable. Back seat isn?t functional for others but if you don?t plan on using it, you?re ... Read full review

(5.0)

My favorite BMW from the other 2 I?ve previously o

by Ocxbmw from Irvine,ca on October 12, 2018

Happy with all the options on the car. Red leather, M sport kit, adaptive led headlights and a manual transmission. Already familiar with Bmw cars so this is a move update to all the features I didn?t ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 BMW 435 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 BMW 435 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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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

  • View All Program Details

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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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