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2018 BMW M4

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Formerly known as the BMW M3 coupe and convertible before getting its own nomenclature as the M4, this 2-door BMW performance car has a proud history. Even as new rivals emerge, the BMW M4 is as proven as its power, and grants immediate access to a tribe of driving enthusiasts.


If you opt for an automatic transmission in your high-performance coupe or convertible, know that the BMW's 7-speed dual-clutch isn't as refined as those in its competitors. If you crave the enhanced traction of all-wheel drive, Audi's forthcoming RS5 looks to be the one to beat.

What's New For 2018

The 2018 BMW M4 carries over with only minor changes. The biggest news is the new M4 CS edition coupe, which packs even more bite with 454 horsepower and slots in the lineup above the M4 with the competition package.

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$78,195 - $78,195

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2018 BMW M4 Expert Review

The 2018 BMW M4 is the alter ego of the standard 4 Series (reviewed separately), a high-performance version of the German luxury brand's coupe and hardtop convertible. As with the 4 Series, the M4 boasts plenty of premium amenities and handsome design inside and out. But the M4's biggest appeal is its startling performance. With a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that sends 425 horsepower to the rear wheels and a chassis that's been aggressively massaged by BMW's M division, the M4 coupe and convertible boast performance and driving manners that remain benchmarks for rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C63, Cadillac ATS-V, Lexus RC F and the upcoming Audi RS5. Starting around $67,000, the M4 also packs a significantly higher price than the standard 4 Series.

Driving the 2018 BMW M4

The M4 is a ferocious counterpart to the standard 4 Series coupe and convertible. With 425 horsepower standard, the 2018 M4 coupe can hit 60 mph in under four seconds, while the M4 hardtop convertible does it in 4.2 seconds. Precise handling and excellent road feel have long been hallmarks of M cars, and that remains true. On a track it's a blast but in stop-and-go city driving it can be a bit much, especially with the idle start/stop fuel-saving function. The M4 still offers a manual transmission, and it even features a rev-matching system for more fluid shifts. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is available, too, but in our testing we found it rougher than the automatics used in rivals like the Lexus RC F and Cadillac ATS-V. The good news with the auto is BMW touts the "Smokey Burnout" function, which does exactly what you think.

Favorite Features

We like the M4 convertible for the same reason as the 4 Series convertible: It's essentially two cars in one. Top down, it is a 4-passenger open-air chariot built for speed. With hardtop in place, it's essentially an M4 coupe.

For M4 buyers with a "go big or go home" attitude, this package increases horsepower to 444, tweaks the steering ratio and adaptive suspension, and includes 20-inch forged light alloy wheels, among other distinguishing factors.

2018 BMW M4 Interior

Both the 2018 M4 coupe and convertible have seating for four, and like their more mainstream 4 Series siblings, space is tight in the rear. That likely won't matter much to buyers of the M4, as their primary concern will be behind the wheel. Here the business of serious driving is emphasized, thanks to deeply sculpted, 10-way power-adjustable seats with 4-way lumbar support. The steering wheel is well-padded, and most of the controls are intuitive. The non-gated lever for the automatic transmission can take some getting used to -- or it's just another reason to get a stick.

2018 BMW M4 Exterior

The M4 coupe and convertible look similar to those of the 4 Series, but their unique traits are easy to see if you know where to look. The hood features a power dome that you can think of as a bicep signaling this performance car's extra muscle. Around back are quad exhaust outlets. While the M4's wheelbase is nearly identical to the standard 4 Series, this beefed-up model has a wider track and overall stance. The M4 convertible has a metal roof that retracts, while the M4 coupe's fixed roof is carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, part of a weight-saving effort.

2018 BMW M4 Standard Features

The rationale for buying an M4 over a 4 Series is for its track-ready performance, and to that end every M4 coupe and convertible comes with a 425-horsepower 6-cylinder turbo engine and a bevy of performance hardware. Aside from the go-fast upgrades, other notable ingredients include leather interior with carbon-fiber and black-chrome trim, 16-speaker harman/kardon AM/FM/CD/HD Radio audio system with USB input and Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, rearview camera and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Helpful features include a hands-free trunk opening and universal garage-door opener. Also included is BMW Ultimate Care -- three years/36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.

2018 BMW M4 Options

In addition to the Competition Package is the Executive Package, which bundles features like side- and top-view camera, parking sensors, adaptive full LED headlights and head-up display. Individual options include Apple CarPlay compatibility, heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi hotspot, and power rear sunshade. Among the performance upgrades are carbon-ceramic brakes, while a standard suspension is available for enhanced comfort. Safety aids include blind-spot monitoring and active driving assistant, which has lane-keeping assist and frontal-collision and pedestrian warnings. Various shades of leather are available inside, and if you want any exterior color other than basic white, that will cost extra.

2018 BMW M4 Engine

Heart of the 2018 M4 is a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that makes a stout 425 horsepower. Opt for the Competition Package, and that output rises to 444 horsepower, while the 2018 BMW M4 CS ups the pony count to 454. A 6-speed transmission is standard and the recommended choice for the M4, while a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional. The M4 remains rear-wheel drive.

3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6
425 horsepower @ 5,500-7,300 rpm
406 lb-ft of torque @ 1,850-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 mpg (manual, coupe and convertible), 17/24 mpg (automatic, coupe), 16/22 mpg (automatic, convertible)
With Competition Package: 444 horsepower
With M4 CS model: 454 horsepower

How Much Does the 2018 BMW M4 Cost?

The 2018 BMW M4 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $67,400 for a coupe, while the M4 convertible is notably steeper at nearly $75,000. Loaded, an M4 can reach beyond $90,000. At these considerable prices, the M4 is still in line with the Mercedes-Benz C63. This high-performance German luxury coupe and convertible remain above the starting prices of the Lexus RC F and Cadillac ATS-V coupes. Another less expensive alternative is the new Infiniti Q60 Red Sport coupe. It has "only" 400 horsepower, but begins in the low-$50,000 range and can be had in rear- or all-wheel drive. Before buying, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their M4. The M4's resale value is expected to hold up pretty well, but still trail that of the Lexus RC F.

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2018 BMW M4 Consumer Reviews


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2017 BMW M4

"Best car I have ever owned"

Power, handling, style
So much power it eats tires
Power, styling, handling the M4 has it all. And it can even go topless which is most of the time in SoCal! Ordered the car as an individual build and the result exceeded my expectations. Fit and finish is flawless. From the Azurite Black paint to the Cohiba Brown leather the car exudes style. There are lots of powerful cars out there, this is one of them The 7 speed DCT in manual mode is a beast with head snapping shifts in sport+. The only downside is tire life, it's so much fun to drive hard the tires will not live a long happy life, but I'm OK with that.Read less
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2015 BMW M4

"Great Power for the money"

Fun to drive, plenty of power
The car is amazing, I have 6spd. Size is perfect! not too small, not too big! plenty of leg room in the back! which is hard to find now days as far 2 door performance cars. big trunk. gas millage is nice for 3.0L 6 cylinder twin turbo. You can add extra hp very easy! just downpipe and tune and the car will be pushing over 500hp! plenty of power for everyday use!. seats are nice, you feel connected with the car, Has buttons for suspension, steering wheel and throttle response, car is very well balanced.
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2016 BMW M4

"by far better than e92M"

its a whole different car , not comparable to prevues Ms .
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2017 BMW M4

"2017 BMW M4 CV."

Engine, Handling, Quality, Finish,Dealer support,
Very little truck space tight back seats
I traded in my 3 year old M235ix for a 2017 M4 Convertible. It is hard to describe the difference 100 hp makes, but I will try. It is wicked quick both in a straight line and around curves.The 19 inch wheels and tires grip the road like you are driving a go cart.The engine has tons of power and seems to be ready to accelerate from a stop or from 60 to 90 to pass someone on the xway.I have had the car for 4 months and have right at 4000 miles on it. The govt rates it 17-24 mpg 19 combined. After my 1200 mile break in check I have been getting 20 around town and 28 when on the highway. My actual combined driving in a 50/50 mix is just over 20 mpg og premium. The top works perfectly every time and to be honest with the neck warmers (something I would never have ordered but came standard) I have been able to drive w/ the top down all winter. I got my 1st BMW in 1980. I have all the safety options on this car from side cross traffic monitor, front accident avoidance and lane departure. They all work seamlessly.I spent 2 hours with the BMW genius when I got the car and went back 2 weeks later with a list of questions. They have a dedicated 1-800 number which I have also used several times to ask questions. The technology is massive and does take time to learn. The voice activation is remarkable, works better than any I have seen. This is s great car the best BMW I have ever owned.Read less
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2015 BMW M4

"Perfect DD"

Start up sound/options prices/need for sno tires
I bought my M4 in the middle of November and drove it all winter. Its electronic LSD makes driving in snow and ice very easy and safe-with dedicated snow tires - Blizzaks in my case. The greatest thing about his car is definitely the chassis - you can really feel the chassis like it's a second skin with the lack of bushings and taut rigidity. I have never experienced driving dynamics like the M4 at this price point. You can buy a cheaper car with a louder sounding exhaust but there is nothing that weighs the same and has the same chassis dynamics.Read less
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2018 BMW M4 Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - BMW Apps
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - BMW Apps
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - BMW Assist
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • # of Speakers - 12 speaker
  • Amp Power - 515 watts
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • Memory Radio


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 17 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 25 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 20 mpg


  • Horsepower - 425 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5500 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.53 inches
  • Torque - 406 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1850 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 4.4 seconds
  • Top Speed - 156 mph


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P255/40R18
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P275/40R18
  • Tire Type - Performance
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Automatic Leveling Headlights
  • Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Retractable Hard Top
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 4 years
  • Full Maintenance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Full Maintenance Years - 3 years


  • Axle Ratio - 3.46
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Twin Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 3.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.30 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.2
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Max Engine Speed - 5500 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 182 cubic inches
  • Amps - 69 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 4111 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.8 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.4 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.1 inches
  • Height - 54.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 33.1 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 4.7 inches
  • Overall Length - 184.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 49.8 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Turning Diameter - 40.0 feet
  • Wheel Base - 110.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.3 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1058 pounds
  • GVWR - 5071 pounds
  • Width without mirrors - 73.6 inches
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2018 BMW M4 Safety

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2018 BMW M4 Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side View Cameras
  • Top View Camera


2018 BMW M4 Rankings

425 HP
MPG Combined
20 MPG
Consumer Ratings
5.0 Rating
2018 BMW M4
425 HP

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