Overview of the BMW M4Learn about the BMW M4
The BMW M4 is a sports-like two-door coupe and convertible that packs a powerful punch. With a solid engine and a ton of fun features, this luxury model is well worth the price tag. Available since 2015, the M4 is the high-performance model of the manufacturer's BMW 4-Series.
With plenty of pluses and very few minuses, the only thing to give drivers any real pause is the substantial price. Drivers looking for high-performance, sporty vehicles with all the bells and whistles imaginable will want to take the BMW M4 for a spin.
The first release of the BMW M4 included standard safety features that focused on maintaining the car's brake performance, such as stability and traction control. All models are equipped with an SOS system that alerts authorities in the event of a crash.
The 2015 model came with optional safety features, such as blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure system. A rearview camera became standard in 2018 and optional packages include parallel-parking assistant. New models come with Active Driving Assistant, which includes pedestrian and frontal collision warning.
The BMW M4 is sporty inside and out with a polished interior that comes with plenty of standard options. Four cloth and leather seats are distributed between two rows, and front-seat passengers will find the ride roomy and comfortable, especially with 10-way power-adjustable seats and lumbar support.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel is equipped with various controls, and the dash and seats are stitched with the contrasting red and blue threads of the M mark. An expansive moonroof has been available for the coupe since the 2015 release.
Every year, the BMW M4 comes loaded with more and more standard technology. The first-release models were USB-ready and offered Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto became standard in 2019 models. In 2016, many more in-car entertainment gadgets were added to the standard lineup, such as:
- Harman/Kardon speakers
- Satellite radio
- Two subwoofers
- 600-watt stereo output for the coupe and 515 watts for the cabriole
All models are equipped with synthetic exhaust sounds to exaggerate that sportscar soundtrack.
For a two-door coupe, the BMW M4 offers a considerable amount of space in the back row. All four passengers have an ample amount of legroom, even taller adults. The length of the doors might make getting out of the car in tight parking spaces a bit difficult. The cargo area is decent but definitely doesn't offer as much volume as full-size sedans. There are a lot of storage options within the cabin, such as a centre bin and door pockets.
There's no denying that the BMW M4 was designed for speed. Its turbocharged engine can really roar on the highway, but some drivers have mentioned that the synthetic exhaust and engine noises can grow a bit tiresome. Despite its precise handling and robust engine options, the coupe and cabriolet cushion passengers from bumpy terrain.
This model is unique in that it strikes a balance between performance and comfort, unlike other sport models. A luxurious interior and supportive seats keep passengers from feeling worn out after a long trip.
Pros and cons of the BMW M4
- Luxurious sporty finishes
- Comfortable without sacrificing on performance
- Robust braking system
- Synthetic exhaust sounds may not appeal to some drivers
- Fewer engine options than competitive models
- Handling isn't always smooth
Specifications of the BMW M4Key specifications available across all trim levels
- Seats2 - 4
- Fuel typeGas
- City consumption13.7 L/100km
- Highway consumption9 L/100km
- Width1870 mm
- Length4671 - 4687 mm
- Trunk space445 L
- Cargo space445 L
Trims available with the BMW M4What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW M4 2015 - present is available in 1 trim:
M4 trim features and specs
- 2 climate zones
- Air conditioning (automatic)
- Center arm rest between front seats
- Driver seat has lumbar support
- Electric windows
- Electrically adjustable front seats
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- ISOFIX installation points
- Leather steering wheel
- Multifunction steering wheel
- Paddle shifters (optional)
- Passenger seat has lumbar support
- Power steering
- Rear seat ski hatch
- Sport seats in the front
- Tire repair kit
- Adaptive bending lights
- Alloy wheels
- Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
- Cornering lights
- Daytime running lights
- Door mirrors electrically adjustable
- High-beam assist (optional)
- LED daytime running lights
- LED headlights (optional)
- Short wheel base
- Sunroof (optional)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Brake assist system
- Collision warning system (optional)
- Dimming interior mirror
- Disc brakes
- Dusk sensor
- Electronic traction control
- Emergency call system
- Fatigue warning system (optional)
- Front-driver airbag
- Front-passenger airbag
- Knee airbag (optional)
- Lane departure warning (optional)
- Overtaking sensors (optional)
- Rain sensor
- Rear-wheel drive
- Side airbag
- Side curtain airbag
- Stability control
- Tire pressure indicator
- 360 degree camera (optional)
- Apple CarPlay (optional)
- Automatic parking (optional)
- CD player
- Cruise control
- Digital radio
- Front sensors (optional)
- Front view camera (optional)
- Head-Up display (optional)
- Hill start assist
- Keyless entry
- MP3-CD player
- Navigation system
- Power door locks
- Rear sensors (optional)
- Rear view camera (optional)
- Side sensors (optional)
- Start stop system
- Traffic sign recognition (optional)
- USB port for front passengers
- WiFi (optional)
- Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Frequently asked questions about the BMW M4
Yes. The BMW M4 comes in two body types: coupe and cabriolet (or convertible).
The BMW M4 can top out at 250 km/hour and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.
The BMW M4 coupe and cabriolet are equipped with a six-cylinder twin-power turbo engine with 425 horsepower.
The BMW M4 is offered in both manual and automatic transmission for both the coupe and cabriolet models.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MRSP) of the all-new BMW M4 starts at $79,350 for the coupe and $89,000 for the cabriolet. You can find used models for around $45,000.