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BMW 4 Series vs. BMW M4

In comparing the BMW 4 Series to the BMW M4, 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 fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The BMW M4 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The BMW 4 Series and BMW M4 have the same interior volume. Based on this comparison of the BMW 4 Series versus the BMW M4, the BMW 4 Series is a better car than the BMW M4.

BMW 4 Series versus BMW M4 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW 4 Series ranges from $35,489 to $54,994 while a used BMW M4 from the same model year range is priced between $55,781 to $74,017. For a new model, the BMW 4 Series's price is between $57,857 and $78,219, with the BMW M4 priced between $92,161 and $108,333.

BMW 4 Series versus BMW M4 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 4 Series is 7.1 out of 10 while the BMW M4's quality rating is 6.9 out of 10. This results in the BMW 4 Series being ranked 12 out of 27 Best Luxury Convertibles and the BMW M4 being ranked 16 out of 27.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW 4 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the BMW M4 base engine makes 503 horsepower. The 4 Series is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 530 miles. The M4 is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 359 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$57,857 - $78,219

Used Asking Price:

$35,489 - $54,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$92,161 - $108,333

Used Asking Price:

$55,781 - $74,017

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.4 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 27
12 / 27

iSeeCars Rankings

14 / 27
16 / 27
22 / 40
25 / 40

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

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

M440i xDrive, 430i, 430i xDrive, M440i

Trim Levels

Competition xDrive

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):

0.065 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

503 hp @ 6250 rpm

Torque:

479 foot-lbs @ 2750 rpm

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

0.117 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:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

16 / 23 / 18

Range (city/hwy):

250 / 359 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:

N/A

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:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

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:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

43.9 inches

Cargo Space:

9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

84.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

43.9 inches

Cargo Space:

9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

84.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3918 lbs

Width:

81.9 inches

Height:

54.6 inches

Length:

187.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4306 lbs

Width:

81.9 inches

Height:

54.9 inches

Length:

189.1 inches

Wheelbase:

112.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

275/35R19