In addition to a few cosmetic changes, like a grille surround in high-gloss black and darker taillights, the 4 Series gains some driver-assistance features as standard -- forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and partial braking, plus lane departure warning. See the 2020 BMW 4 Series models for sale near you
The 4 Series coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe all have their specific appeals -- it just depends on what the buyer wants. While the smaller engine is punchy enough for the majority of drivers, a BMW inline-6 is special. But if it comes down to only being able to afford driver assistance features or the bigger engine, go for safety tech. Another thing to think about is the fact that a new generation of 4 Series is anticipated for 2021. Find a BMW 4 Series for sale
The 2020 BMW 4 Series is available in coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe configurations, with more equipment in versions with the bigger engine. AWD is a $2,000 option.
The entry level 430i coupe ($45,945) has 18-in alloy wheels, full LED lighting (including fog lights and ambient cabin illumination), a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, self-dimming mirrors, selectable driving modes, 10-way power-adjustable sport front seats with driver's-side memory, simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, front/rear parking sensors, forward collision mitigation with automated braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, a universal garage door opener, BMW Assist (automatic crash notification and roadside assistance), Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, an iDrive infotainment system with an 8.8-inch screen, navigation, a 9-speaker/205-watt sound system, a USB port, a CD player, an auxiliary audio input and HD radio.
The 430i Gran Coupe ($45,745) also has a powered tailgate.
The main appeal of the 440i coupe ($52,345) and 440i Gran Coupe ($52,145) is the powerful inline-6 engine, but they also have keyless entry/ignition, hands-free trunk opening, Nappa leather on the steering wheel and a Harmon Kardon 400-watt/16-speaker surround-sound system.
The 430i convertible ($54,095) and the 440i convertible ($61,145) mirror their fixed-roof equivalents for the most part, but they also feature power-retractable hard tops, wind deflectors, folding rear seats and optional neck-warming air vents (as part of the convertible's Cold Weather package).
In typical BMW fashion, the options list is lengthy and tends to get expensive. The M Sport package (for the 440i) adds special exterior trim, a body kit, sport suspension, an M steering wheel, and M badging inside and out. A Track Handling package (not applicable to convertible models) entails an adaptive M-tuned suspension, variable-ratio sport steering and special-design 18-in alloy wheels.
The Convenience package brings heated front seats, powered front lumbar support (standard in 440i models) and active blind spot detection. The Executive package adds adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, side-view/top-view cameras and a self-parking feature.
Additional options include an adaptive sport suspension, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats (in the Gran Coupe models), digital driver information display, head-up display, wireless charging and wi-fi. All models are compatible with BMW Apps, which allow an owner's smartphone to bring social media into the car.
BMW claims there is 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space in the coupe, which is good in light of the car's relatively modest dimensions. The convertible impresses at 13 cubic feet with the roof in place, but when the top is dropped and stowed away, cargo space shrinks to 7.8 cubic feet. The Gran Coupe has 17 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and this expands to 45.9 cubic feet when they're folded down.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2020 Audi A5/S5 -- Based on the A4, the A5's slinky styling is a big draw, and there's always the S5 as a 440i competitor. The Sportback variants are direct rivals of the Gran Coupe. Convertible versions only have a fabric roof, though.
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class -- Both the coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) are excellent drives, and that goes double for the 385-hp AMG C 43 variants.
Used Porsche 911 -- Believe it or not, add some options to a 4 Series and the price starts getting into previous-generation Porsche 911 territory. Known as the 997 from 2005 to 2012, used versions of the 911 are still absolutely awesome.