The 2014 BMW 4-Series Will Reportedly Start At $40,500S

Don't call it a 3-Series coupe. The 2014 BMW 4-Series is headed our way soon, and it should start at an appropriate $40,500, according to an order guide leaked to a BMW forum.

I say appropriate since it starts with a "4" just like the car. Get it? Ah, never mind.

Anyway, a guide posted on BIMMERPOST shows that a 2014 BMW 428i, packing the same 2.0-liter 240 horsepower turbo four from the 328i sedan, starts at just over $40k when it arrives on our shores. Adding xDrive all-wheel drive puts you at $42,500.

Want to upgrade to the 435i with the 300 horsepower 3.0-liter turbo six? That will put you out $46,000, and $48,000 if you want that power going to all four wheels.

There's a lot more over at the forum, including how much the various options will put you out.

It's a bit of a price increase over its sedan brother, which starts at $36,850 for the 328i and $43,150 for the 335i. What do you guys think? Is this a good price to lose two doors, or would you take the 3?

Hat tip to Taylor!