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Review: Big BMW M440i Grille-zilla still has the moves

Henry Payne, The Detroit News on

Published in Automotive News

Vehicle type: Front engine, rear- and all-wheel-drive 5-passenger compact sedan

Price: $46,595, including $995 destination fee ($70,470 M440i as tested)

Powerplant: 2.0-liter turbocharged, inline 4 cylinder; 3.0-liter turbocharged, inline 6 cylinder

Power: 255 horsepower, 294 pound-feet torque (turbo 4); 382 horsepower, 364 pound-feet torque (turbo 6)

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Performance: 0-60 mph, 3.8 seconds (Car and Driver); top speed, 157 mph

Weight: 3,977 pounds (as tested)

Fuel economy: EPA 22 city/31 highway/25 combined (M440i xDrive as tested)

 

Report card

Highs: Grille-zilla ain't so bad; handling and agility

Lows: Porky curb weight; gets pricey

Overall: 4 stars

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Henry Payne is auto critic for The Detroit News. Find him at hpayne@detroitnews.com or Twitter @HenryEPayne.

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