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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Not an inherently practical shape
  • Taller adults will want the front seat
  • Decent bootspace on offer despite sloping roof

It’s clear that if BMW 4 Series practicality is top of your priority list it’s actually the 3 Series models that you should be looking at (or at least a 4 Series Gran Coupe), the extra doors and estate-car body availability making them more suited to that task.

However, that’s not to say this coupe falls down at the first hurdle – for a start much of the interior is carried directly over so there’s a pair of cupholders and another cubby within the centre console and the door pockets are adequate in their capacity.

There’s plenty of room for passengers front and rear, while the pair of rear seats are split by yet another useful cubby – making the 4 Series Coupe a strict four-seater only.

This is wider than the previous 3 Series Coupe and you’re sat quite low, but it’s still not a particularly difficult car to park. The higher-spec models benefit from a clear and accurate bird’-eye view camera but most cars you find will have parking sensors at the rear at the very least. Automatic parking is available too.

Behind the back seats (which fold in a 60:40 split) there’s a 445-litre boot that is well shaped and allows decent access – though if load lugging is your thing the 3 Series GT or Touring models are a better bet.

Safety

We don’t think you’ll need to worry about the BMW 4 Series’ safety performance. The incredibly similar 3 Series on which it is based was awarded the full five stars by Euro NCAP, which is why you can see that crash test below.

It’s not a car short on safety kit either, with a range of systems designed specifically to limit the chance of an accident in the first place and protect those involved in the event of one. LED headlights and parking sensors are standard fit too, helping minimise the chance of a shunt.

Driving Assistant Plus uses a camera to check for vehicles and obstacles in front and behind the 4 Series, and if it detects a collision is likely it will prime the brakes and if needs be apply them without driver input.

Around town the adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go will adjust its speed and gap automatically in traffic, even bringing itself to a complete halt, so you only need to operate the steering.

Lane change and departure warnings will help you avoid any side-swiping accidents and Active Protection now offers Attentiveness Assistant which monitors the driver’s reactions and behaviour and warns them of fatigue.

WATCH: BMW 3 Series Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 4-Series Coupe (13-20).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Luxury optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint

M4 equipment

M4 standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M4 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows

M4 Champion Edition equipment

M4 Champion Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M4 Champion Edition optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint

M4 Competition equipment

M4 Competition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
M4 Competition optional equipment
None available

M4 CS equipment

M4 CS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M4 CS optional equipment
None available

M4 GTS equipment

M4 GTS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M4 GTS optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric sunroof

M4 M Heritage Edition equipment

M4 M Heritage Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
M4 M Heritage Edition optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint

Modern equipment

Modern standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Modern optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav