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Key Specs

of the 2016 BMW M4. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Powerful engine shines on the track
  • Supportive, comfortable sport seats
  • Carbon-fiber interior accents
  • Small-hub M steering wheel

The Bad

  • Modest steering feedback
  • Occasionally lurches at low speed (dual-clutch transmission)
  • Carbon-fiber roof looks odd on black cars

Notable Features of the 2016 BMW M4

  • Sedan (M3) or coupe (M4)
  • Turbocharged six-cylinder
  • Dual-clutch or traditional manual transmission with downshift rev-matching
  • Rear-wheel drive

2016 BMW M4 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The high-performance BMW M4 is available in coupe or convertible form and competes with the Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F.
What's Special

  • 425-horsepower, turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Carbon-fiber roof (coupe)
  • Reworked bumpers with larger air intakes and frontal air curtains to redirect airflow
  • Unique instrument cluster

Here's info on the regular 4 Series:
The BMW 4 Series replaced the previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible models in 2014. Power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 428i, and from a turbocharged six-cylinder in the 435i. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. BMW also offers a 4 Series Gran Coupe, a four-door model with coupelike styling.

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New for 2016
Sport Line content, 18-inch wheels and an anti-theft alarm system are now standard on the 4 Series. Sport Line elements include sport seats; high-gloss black finishes for the grille, air intakes, B-pillar and a section of the rear bumper; a black-chrome exhaust tip; a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel; and a sport instrument cluster. A new Track Handling Package features 18-inch wheels in a gray finish, uprated brakes, an adaptive suspension and variable sport steering.
Significant Standard Features

  • Power-adjustable seats
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate contr...
Vehicle Overview

The high-performance BMW M4 is available in coupe or convertible form and competes with the Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F.
What's Special

  • 425-horsepower, turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Carbon-fiber roof (coupe)
  • Reworked bumpers with larger air intakes and frontal air curtains to redirect airflow
  • Unique instrument cluster

Here's info on the regular 4 Series:
The BMW 4 Series replaced the previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible models in 2014. Power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 428i, and from a turbocharged six-cylinder in the 435i. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. BMW also offers a 4 Series Gran Coupe, a four-door model with coupelike styling.

(Skip to details on the: 4 Series Gran Coupe)
New for 2016
Sport Line content, 18-inch wheels and an anti-theft alarm system are now standard on the 4 Series. Sport Line elements include sport seats; high-gloss black finishes for the grille, air intakes, B-pillar and a section of the rear bumper; a black-chrome exhaust tip; a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel; and a sport instrument cluster. A new Track Handling Package features 18-inch wheels in a gray finish, uprated brakes, an adaptive suspension and variable sport steering.
Significant Standard Features

  • Power-adjustable seats
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Power moonroof (coupe)
  • Power-retractable hardtop (convertible)
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Side, top-view and backup cameras
  • Navigation system
  • Head-up display
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo

4 Series Gran Coupe
With the exact same length, width, wheelbase and track as the two-door coupe but featuring a bit more headroom, the 4 Series Gran Coupe sports a tall hatchback sedan profile and a full 45.9 cubic feet of total luggage space. Like the 4 Series, it's offered in 428i and 435i form.
What's Special

  • Hatchback versatility with the look of a sedan
  • 40/20/40-split rear seatbacks
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Excellent performance

by Omar D from Orlando on April 18, 2018

Awesome car. It has a lot of power but remains comfortable for daily driving. Stylish yet refined. Could use an improvement on the GUI of the iDrive but otherwise an amazing car. Read full review

(5.0)

A true monster

by Haraki on December 9, 2017

It delivers more than you would expect. Driving exotics after this (Ferrari, lambo etc) really put things into perspective. It is a car that defies physics and feels visceral in every way. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 BMW M4 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 BMW M4 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The M4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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