The Car Pro Test Drives the 2021 BMW 430i Coupe
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, the continued car shortage and when he expects it to end, as well as other auto industry news.
This week The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 BMW 430i Coupe, leading Jerry to say, "Life is pretty good when you're driving a Beemer." Reynolds said that what BMW has done with this car is take their most popular model, the 3 series Sedan, and turn it into a 2 door coupe, since the car has the same chassis, the same engine, and the same transmission.
Reynolds finds this to be a very attractive car, but says that he has gotten a very mixed reaction to the grill. The new grill is much bigger than previous versions, and this model has a black grill on the white car, which Jerry says makes it look even bigger. People seem to either love or hate it, but either way, it does serve the purpose of letting air into the engine, and he anticipates that they will change all of their models to this style of grill in the future, whether it be chrome or black. The 430i coupe has a 2 liter 4 cylinder turbo engine with 255 horses, 295 lb. ft. of torque, and can go from 0 to 60 mph in a little over 5 seconds, which Reynolds said is very respectable. The car also has a nice interior, is quite inside, has good handling and drives well, comes loaded with several features, and has a convertible option. The 2021 BMW 430i Coupe has a window sticker price of $59,200.
The Car Pro also stressed once again that the car shortage in America is still going strong, and will only get worse. Reynolds said that the used car market is still sky high right now, and warns people looking to buy new cars to be wary, as some dealerships are doing some sketchy things as they become desperate. Jerry hopes that we will begin to see some relief by the summer, but expects it will take the rest of the year for things to get back on track.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and listen to the full interview in the video above.