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BMW 4 Series vs. BMW 5 Series

When comparing the BMW 4 Series to the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 4 Series has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. The BMW 5 Series has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and overall quality score. The BMW 4 Series and BMW 5 Series have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the BMW 4 Series versus the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 4 Series is a better car than the BMW 5 Series.

BMW 4 Series versus BMW 5 Series Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW 4 Series ranges from $27,978 to $41,998 while a used BMW 5 Series from the same model year range is priced between $30,881 to $55,735. For a new model, the BMW 4 Series's price is between $48,102 and $69,736, with the BMW 5 Series priced between $57,828 and $88,177.

BMW 4 Series versus BMW 5 Series Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 4 Series is 6.9 out of 10 while the BMW 5 Series' quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW 4 Series being ranked 24 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the BMW 5 Series being ranked 6 out of 8 Best Luxury Midsize Cars for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW 4 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the BMW 5 Series base engine makes 248 horsepower. Both the 4 Series and the 5 Series are rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 530 and 594 miles respectively. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The BMW 5 Series, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The BMW 4 Series, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2023 BMW 4 Series

2023 BMW 5 Series

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,102 - $69,736

Used Asking Price:

$27,978 - $41,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$57,828 - $88,177

Used Asking Price:

$30,881 - $55,735

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

59.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.9 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

24 / 39
24 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 29
13 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

M440i xDrive, 430i, 430i xDrive, M440i

Trim Levels

540i xDrive, 530i xDrive, M550i xDrive, 530i, 540i

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

294 foot-lbs @ 1550 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

257 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

390 / 530 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 33 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

450 / 594 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Cargo Space:

12 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

91.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

14 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3792 lbs

Width:

81.6 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

188.5 inches

Wheelbase:

112.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3783 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

195.8 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18