2018 BMW 430i Review | Track Test | Edmunds

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago runs a 2018 BMW 430i equipped with a six-speed manual transmission down the strip. The 4 Series' classical front-engine and rear-drive layout return a driving experience that has made BMWs so desirable to driving enthusiasts. This one has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder under its hood that makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. As we find out during acceleration and handling testing, the 430i may not generate the quickest numbers, but it sure feels good in the process.

Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the BMW 430i have?
A: The 2018 BMW 430i comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Q: How much does the 2018 BMW 430i cost?
A: The 2018 BMW 430i starts at $44,295, including destination. The vehicle tested in this video has a few options, including the M Sport package with an adaptive suspension, that bring the price to $52,695.

Q: How fast is the 2018 BMW 430i?
A: During testing, the 2018 BMW 430i reached 60 mph in 6.2 seconds (6.0 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, as on a drag strip) and clocked a quarter-mile time of 14.5 seconds at 96.4 mph.

Q: What are the 2018 BMW 430i's main competitors?
A: The BMW 4 Series stands apart from other luxury compact coupes as one of the few available with a manual transmission. You can also get an Audi A5 outfitted with a manual, but it only comes with all-wheel drive. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe also lines up nicely with these two.

Read our review here: https://www.edmunds.com/bmw/4-series/2018/review/

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