2017 BMW 4 Series

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in Compact coupes
2017 MODEL
$42,150 - $50,500 See Inventory Prices

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Exemplifying the likes of an impressive luxury sports car, the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe certainly leaves a mark with its racy instincts.

With a starting price of $42,000, the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe is expensively customized to provide for a driver centric interior along with roomy passenger space.

Under the hood of the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe, there are two engines options depending on the trim selection ; a 2 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 3-liter turbo charged inline 6-cylinder engine.


7.8/10
Features

 

8.6/10
Engine

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 

8.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

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2017 BMW 4 Series Features

7.8/10

The 2017 4-Series Coupe comes with new trim level names, modified engines and the features of BMW's iDrive infotainment system been enhanced. The suspension stiffness and the steering system have been tweaked.

Trim

430i

430i xDrive

440i

440i xDrive

MSRP

$42,150

$44,150

$48,500

$50,500

Key Features

2.0 turbo inline 4 2.0 turbo inline 4 3.0 turbo inline 6 3.0 turbo inline 6
Radio with Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System Same features as 430i  Same features as 430i Same features as 430i 
Music Anti-Theft AM/FM/HD Stereo CD/MP3 Player Hands-Free Bluetooth & USB Audio Connection Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets Hands-Free Bluetooth & USB Audio Connection
Permanent Locking Hubs Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only Window Grid Diversity Antenna Fully Automatic Projector Beam High-Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints      
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
 
     

The 4 Series Coupe has 4 Trims available- 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, and 440i xDrive. The xDrive variants are all-wheel-drive. As for the engine options, the 430i gets the 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines whereas the 440i has the 3-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard in all the trim levels. BMW also gives an option of 6-speed manual transmission in 3 trims except in 430ixDrive for the people who want more thrill and a more engaging drive.

We recommend

The additional power in the 440i makes it the more appetizing option amongst all the trims. Best to have it in the easy to drift rear wheel drive version over the all-wheel xDrive version.

2017 BMW 4 Series Engine

8.6/10

Engine and Transmission

The 4-Series Coupe has two different engines for its trim levels. The 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine of the 430i and 430i xDrive has a horsepower of 248 and torque of 258 pound-feet which is attained at just 1,450 rpm. As for the 440i and 440i xDrive, the 3-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine boasts 320 horsepower and generates a torque of 330 pound-feet only at 1,380 rpm.

The power derived from the engine is well handled by the 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition to being full-auto, it can also be manually handled with the help of the paddle shifters in the steering wheel. The transmission has four driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. Along with the automatic transmission, the BMW also has an option of manual transmission which functions really smooth.

Models

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TT Coupe

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

MSRP

$42,150

$43,500

$42,650

$37,595

Engine

2.0L 4 Cylinder TwinPower Turbo

2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 220HP -direct-injection

2.0L Turbo I4 

2.0L Turbo, I4, DI, DOHC, VVT

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

220 hp @ 4500 rpm

241 hp @ 5550 rpm

272 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

258 lb.-ft @ 1450 rpm

258 lb.-ft @ 1600 rpm

273 lb.-ft @ 1300 rpm

295 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm

With an identical 2-liter engine and similar 8-speed automatic transmission as the 4 Series, the ATS Coupe generates a whopping 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque making it the most powerful among its competitors. Although the BMW has the second-best horsepower, the Mercedes wins the race of torque. Last but not least, the TT Coupe has the lowest horsepower of 220 and its shares a similar torque of 258 pound-feet with the 4-Series.

Acceleration

Together with the strong engine and smooth transmission, the 4-Series offers an overall heart throbbing acceleration experience when taken to its full capacity on the highway. It takes a mere 5.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 MPH and 14.4 seconds for the quarter-mile run.

Models

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TT Coupe

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

0-60 MPH

5.5 sec

5.3 sec

6.2 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter mile

14.4 sec

13.7

14.6 sec

14.2 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.6

6.8

6.7

7.0

Quite ironically, the Audi has the best acceleration from 0 to 60 mph and even in a quarter mile among the four rivals in spite of having the least powerful engine. The Beemer is the second fastest in going from 0 to 60 mph, whereas in a quarter mile drive, it falls behind the Cadillac which is faster than a couple of milliseconds than the BMW.

Handling and Steering

The 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe has a well-distributed axle load of 50:50 ratios that ensures greater ensure stability, accurate steering response and controlled handling. Furthermore, a low center of gravity enhances the driving aspects.

The Adaptive M Suspension system can be electronically maneuvered according to driving conditions and road terrains. With the Driving Experience Control, the driver has the freedom to alter the suspension characteristics depending on any preferable driving style. The Variable sport steering has very responsive and its Servotronic feature provides an effortless wheel turning.

Braking

The 4-Series has standard 12.3-inch front brake discs and 11.8 inch rear brake discs with calipers. Although the braking figures were not available, the relatively heavy weight would translate to better than average braking figures.

Model

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TT Coupe

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

Brake Front (in.)

12.3

12.3

12.5

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

11.8

11.8

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3558

3164

3638

3571

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

105

109

115

The Audi benefiting from its light curb weight enjoys the best braking distance of 105 feet coming down from 60 to 0 mph. the Merc being is the heaviest has better braking than the lighter ATS.

2017 BMW 4 Series Fuel Economy

The engine and the transmission of the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe play a significant role in maintain an efficient fuel economy. The 430i does better than the 440i in terms of economy with the former having an extra 2 mpg on the highway and 3 mpg in the cities than the latter.

Model

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TT Coupe

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

MPG (city)

23

23

23

22

MPG (highway)

34

30

30

30

MPG (combined)

27

26

26

25

The little BMW Coupe enjoys a clearly better fuel economy than its rivals. All of them share the same economy rate in cities with just the Cadillac falling behind by 1 mpg. On highways, all three rivals maintain a 30 mpg. As for the combined rate, the Audi and the Merc share the same figure and Caddy falls behind by a single mpg.

2017 BMW 4 Series Interior

7.5/10

Seating and comfort

Unconventional for a sports car, the 4-Series Coupe accommodates the front and rear passengers in a fairly spacious fashion providing ample legroom for the passengers.

Model

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TT Coupe

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/55.3/42.2

37.1/53.6/41.1

38.8/54.8/42.0

37.6/54.1/42.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.1/51.7/33.7

33.8/47.9/28.9

35.6/51.7/32.0

35.1/51.1/33.5

All the four cars have a passenger capacity of four. The Beemer Coupe exhibits the largest headroom for front passengers and shares a fairly equal legroom with the ATS. In case of back seats, the 4-series again is the most spacious than its competitions. The TT suffers in providing enough space both for the front and rear passengers.

Infotainment

The iDrive infotainment system in the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe constitutes a pleasant user experience. Other than the standard 6.5-inch touchscreen display, there is an optional 8.8-inch navigation screen.

  • Updated navigation system
  • Bluetooth audio and phone
  • Voice command
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • USB port
  • Real-time traffic information

The software is very easy to use and it supports Apple CarPlay; Android Auto isn’t compatible though. The center console has rotary knobs as the control units. Voice commands are recognized quickly and the screen is very responsive. All the USB ports in the car provide 5 volts.

Cargo

Being a two-door sports car, BMW 4 Series has generous cargo space. The rear seats can be folded in order to increase the trunk volume.

Model

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TTCoupee

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

15.7

12.0

10.5

10.4

Leaving behind its rivals by quiet a margin, the 4-Series has the largest cargo volume among the lot. The TT has a decent space of 12 cubic feet whilst the C300 and ATS share the least spacious trunk areas.

2017 BMW 4 Series Exterior

8.6/10

Dimensions and Weight

The 4-Series Coupe has a long stance which adds to its wheelbase. The car has decent width and height that makes the cabin look bigger and airy. The 430i Coupe is not meant for off-roading as it has low ground clearance but you won’t scrape the bottom of your car on potholes or bumps.

Model

BMW 430i Coupe

Audi TT Coupe

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe

Curb weight (lbs.)

3558

3164

3638

3571

Length(in)

182.6

164.7

184.5

183.6

Width(in)

71.9

72.1

71.3

72.5

Height(in)

54.2

53.2

55.3

54.8

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

4.4

5.1

5.0

Wheelbase (in)

110.6

98.6

111.8

109.3

Track width (in) F/R

60.9/62.7

61.9/61.1

61.5/60.9

60.3/61.7

The Mercedes Benz leads in the categories of curb weight, length, wheelbase and shares a similar ground clearance with the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe. The Audi, on the other hand, is the lightest, shortest in length and height and has the least wheelbase. The Cadillac is the widest among all and also the second heaviest in the lot.

2017 BMW 4 Series Safety

The standard safety features of the 4-Series Coupe come with front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitor, adaptive headlights pivoting with the steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and self-parking feature.

  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency SOS
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

NHTSA and IIHS have not rated the car

2017 BMW 4 Series Competition

BMW 4-Series vs Audi TT Coupe

Although it’s not much of a sports car, the Audi TT Coupe’s ideal driving characteristics and everyday usability make it a passionate car. The suspensions are well tuned for a comfortable ride. It has a tremendous acceleration rate, even better than the 4-Series Coupe and also a fairly comparable fuel economy. However, in terms of interior spacing, the Audi lags behind in this aspect than the BMW.

BMW 4-Series vs Mercedes-Benz C300

The Mercedes C300 is a well-accumulated package of luxury and performance. Under its hood is a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which is supported by its 7-speed automatic transmission. The comfortable interiors, smart cornering abilities, and good braking, the Mercedes is a toughie. Although, on the contrary, in spite of having such a powerful engine, it has a terrible acceleration compared to the BMW. It falls little short regarding fuel economy and interior spacing than the BMW as well.

BMW 4-Series vs Cadillac ATS Coupe

The Cadillac ATS Coupe is known for its distinctive styling and ravishing performance. Other than the base 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a horsepower of 272, it also has another engine option in the form of a 2-liter V-6 engine with an increased horsepower of 335. The 8-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive are standard whereas the 6-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive are optional. It is the toughest competitor to the Beemer and has a much more powerful engine than it and a very close acceleration rate.

2017 BMW 4 Series Final Verdict

If you are looking for a well-balanced sports car with high performance and luxurious amenities, the 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe couldn’t fit the description more precisely. At this price tag, the Beemer is a highly recommended option for a sports car and it definitely makes a good deal.

Pros

Abundant technology and safety features

Varied model and package options

Sporty driving dynamics

Well balanced ride quality and handling

Cons

Automatic start-stop system can be interfering

Availability of manual transmission redu

Gear shifter has a rubber feel

Limited headroom for rear seats

What's New?

The 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe comes with new trim level names

Modified engines and the features of iDrive infotainment system been enhanced

The suspension stiffness and the steering system have been tweaked.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$42150

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

147 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8 in. ventilated disc brakes/12.3 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

110.6 in.

length

182.6 in.

width

71.9 in.

height

54.2 in.

curb weight

3558 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

15.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

790 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/34 mpg

highway range

537.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 BMW 4 Series in Sparkling Brown Metallic color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Smoked Topaz Metallic color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Midnight Blue color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Mineral White Metallic color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Mineral Gray Metallic color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Tanzanite Blue Metallic color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Melbourne Red Metallic color  2017 BMW 4 Series in Jet Black color
Sparkling Brown Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.8

Engine

8.6

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.6

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 BMW 4 Series 430i SULEV

430i SULEV

power
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$42,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
430i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $42,150 MSRP (23/27/34) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 BMW 4 Series 430i xDrive SULEV

430i xDrive SULEV

power
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$44,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
430i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $44,150 MSRP (23/26/33) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 BMW 4 Series 440i

440i

power
320 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$48,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
440i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $48,500 MSRP (21/25/32) 320 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 BMW 4 Series 440i xDrive

440i xDrive

power
320 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$50,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $50,500 MSRP (21/25/31) 320 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA

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