2016 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: For 2016, BMW’s 4-Series coupes and convertibles get standard 18-inch wheels, alarm system, and “Sport Line” interior and exterior trim. A revamped Track Handling Package includes upgraded brakes, adaptive suspension, and variable-ratio steering. The ‘Gran Coupe” 4-door hatchback sedan shuffles some standard equipment and can also be had with the Track Handling Package. The ultra-performance M4 gets an available Competition Package that includes adaptive suspension, 20-inch wheels, lightweight seats, sport exhaust system, and a horsepower bump to 444 hp. Also new is a limited-edition, track-ready M4 GTS model with 493 horsepower. 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: $41,850
AWD 428i coupe: $43,850
428i convertible: $50,000
AWD 428i convertible: $52,000
435i coupe: $48,150
AWD 435i coupe: $50,150
435i convertible: $56,950
AWD 435i convertible: $58,950
428i Gran Coupe: $41,650
AWD 428i Gran Coupe: $43,650
435i Gran Coupe: $47,950
AWD 435i Gran Coupe: $49,950
M4 coupe: $65,700
M4 convertible: $74,200

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)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
425 (444 w/ Competition Package)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

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2016 BMW 4-Series convertible
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
2016 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
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2016 BMW M4 coupe w/ Competition Package