2015 BMW 4-Series coupe

Pros: Fantastic ride and handling balance; fine build quality; engines supply both good power and fuel economy; racetrack-ready performance in M4 models

Cons: Prices rise quickly with options; limited rear-seat space, even in Gran Coupe 4-door model; many drivers find engine stop/start feature annoying

CG Says: BMW’s 4-Series lineup expands for 2015 with the addition of high-performance M4 models, a “Gran Coupe” 4-door hatchback sedan with a rakish roofline, and an all-wheel-drive version of the 435i convertible. (BMW split out the 2-door coupe and convertible versions of the 3-series lineup for the 2014 model year and renamed them 4-Series. As such, the 4-Series shares most of its basic design with the new-generation 3-Series sedan that debuted for 2012.) The 428 models are powered by a 240-horsepower 4-cylinder; 435 models have a 300-hp 3.0-liter 6-cylinder. As with its 3-Series sedan siblings, the 4-Series’s ride and handling balance is outstanding, and its powertrains supply impressive power with surprisingly good fuel economy. Prices are steep, however… expect to pay a premium over a comparably equipped 3-Series models. The 4-Series Gran Coupe has a confusing name, but it offers sleek styling and hatchback versatility at prices that aren’t out of line with the “true” coupe models. The M4 coupe and convertible offer world-class, track-taming performance and sophistication, albeit at a stiff price premium.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door hatchback sedan
Passenger Count 4 (5 in Gran Coupe)
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 428i coupe: $40,750
AWD 428i coupe: $42,750
428i convertible: $48,750
AWD 428i convertible: $50,750
435i coupe: $46,250
AWD 435i coupe: $48,250
435i convertible: $54,900
AWD 435i convertible: $56,900
428i Gran Coupe: $40,300
AWD 428i Gran Coupe: $42,300
435i Gran Coupe: $45,800
AWD 435i Gran Coupe: $47,800
M4 coupe: $64,200
M4 convertible: $72,500

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (not available in all models)
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33-35

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (not available in all models)
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
425
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

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