2022 BMW M4


Ranked #1 in Compact Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$71,950 - $78,800

Key Spec of 2022 BMW M4
fuel economy


fuel type

Premium Unleaded


187 hp @ 6100 rpm

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

2022 BMW M4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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John Bedrow 

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The 2022 BMW M4 Coupe is back for sale and is now available with the M4 Competiton xDrive variant. Also, the M4 Convertible returns this year and it is priced at $86,300. The 2022 M4 Coupe has a starting price of $71,800 and it climbs up to $78,800. Both variants get a 3.0L twin-turbo inline-6 engine that makes 473 hp in the base model and 503 hp in the M4 Competition trim. The latter, being the most powerful, can do 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds. 

2022 BMW M4

Inside, the M4 seats up to 4 individuals, and the cabin is treated with richer materials. As with other coupes, the rear seats are not comfortable but an intuitive and user-friendly infotainment system makes the cabin lively. The M4 also offers plenty of standard driver aids and optional features to prove to be a great sports coupe. It will compete against the likes of the Audi RS5 Coupe, the Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe, and the Lexus RC F in this segment.  

2022 BMW M4 Latest Updates

  • May' 20, 2022 : The 1,000 Units-Only 543 Hp 2023 BMW M4 CSL Is A Lighter, Crazier, And More Powerful M4 Competition Read More »
  • Sep' 27, 2021 : BMW M4 CSL Spied with a distinct version of the Controversial Grille Read More »
  • Sep' 14, 2021 : Soothing Look of the Minty Green BMW M4 Competition at 2021 IAA Read More »

ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent driving dynamics

Stiffer suspension setup

New xDrive AWD configuration for the M4 Competition model

Feature loaded interior

Exterior design is not to everyone's liking

Ample amount of interior space

Pricey options

Dramatic acceleration

Surprisingly practical

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Engine and Performace7.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy8.00
Notable Rankings

#1 in Compact Coupe

#2 in Midsize Coupe

#3 in Coupe

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Base$71,950 onwards

  • Harman Kardon surround-sound audio
  • Heated front sport seats
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights

Competition$74,700 onwards

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Gloss black exterior trim including spoiler

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW M4 in Azurite Black Metallic color
Azurite Black Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

BMW's ubiquitous sports coupe is a blast on back roads without making the day-to-day feel like a chore- Cnet

The BMW M4 is arguably one of the most celebrated BMW cars of all time. Since its inception in 2014 as the successor to the M3 coupe, the vehicle quickly gained popularity with its subtle yet confident handling and engine performance. Thanks to its swift acceleration and exciting manual gearbox, it quickly became a favorite amongst car enthusiasts. 

If you want to purchase the 2022 M4, now is the time as BMW has quoted the lease and finance prices on their website. The lease price for the 2022 M4 starts from $969 per month for a term of 36 months with $4,999 due at the time of signing. Financing is another option available at a 1.9% APR rate for a duration of 60 months. 

2022 BMW M4 Coupe Front View
2022 BMW M4 Coupe Rear View

Buying Advice

The base M4 is capable of giving you more fun than you'd expect and we recommend going for it. Don't forget to upgrade to the Parking Assistant package that costs an extra $700. This, in our opinion, is worth the price and upgrade.

2022 BMW M4 front driving view

There are several packages that add to the appeal of the new M4- Carbuzz

The BMW M4 Coupe will be available in two trims: Base and M4 Competition. The base variant starts from $71,800 while the top-end M4 Competition costs up to $78,800, without the $995 destination charge. This year, BMW adds an AWD configuration for the M4 Competition model. The M4 is now available in convertible form this year, which we have reviewed separately. 

2022 BMW M4 side view

The M4 gets all the bells and whistles as one would expect from a sports coupe. Apart from this, you also get a host of optional packages to equip more features to the stock M4. Under the M Driver's package, BMW will provide a one-day high-performance driving class and also raises the vehicle's top speed. This package costs $2,400 and is a worthy upgrade for those who want to learn professional driving. 


M4 Coupe*

M4 Competition Coupe*







Key Features

Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers

19/20-inch M alloy wheels

  10.25-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Extended Shadowline exterior trim

  16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system

Competition badging

  Dual-zone automatic climate control


  14-way power front heated seats  
  Merino leather upholstery  
  Color-adjustable ambient lighting  
  Adaptive LED headlamps  
  18/19-inch M alloy wheels  
  hands-free power liftgate  

A $1,700 Driving Assistance Professional package is only available on the M4 Competition and it adds traffic jam assist, lane-keeping assistant, evasion aid, and emergency stop assistant. BMW also offers some noteworthy individual options for the M4. Some of the well-known options are $8,150 M carbon-ceramic brakes, $3,800 M carbon bucket seats, and many more. 

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Engine and Performance

A very powerful car that's propelled fast to the next corner with a modest tail-out drift exiting- MotorTrend

Under the hood, you will see a 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine that produces 473 hp and 406 lb-ft. of torque in the base variant. The M4 Competition also gets the same engine, but it is tuned to produce 503 hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard in the base variant while the M4 Competition exclusively comes with the 8-speed ZF torque converter unit.  The M4 comes standard with an RWD configuration but now you can also opt for an AWD drivetrain in the M4 Competition. 

2022 BMW M4 engine bay

The ride quality would turn out to be stiff, courtesy of large 18-inch or 19-inch wheels with run-flat tires. But with adaptive dampers, one would be able to mitigate the stiffness to a certain extent. The configurable suspension, power, and braking help further customize the vehicle's ride quality and performance as per the driver’s needs. BMW's famed electronic steering system might come as a bit heavy for some drivers, but the feel and feedback will make it very engaging to drive especially around the corners.

2022 BMW M4 driving view

When it comes to displaying sheer power and excitement, the M4 doesn’t shy away at all. When you floor the pedal, all the 473 horses gushes out to complete the 0-60 MPH sprint in just 4.1 seconds whereas the M4 Competition is just 0.5 seconds quicker. It keeps the driver engaged and covers the quarter-mile drag in 12 seconds and tops at 180 MPH. The standard ventilated disc brakes are strong enough to bring this beast to rest in 104 feet but with the optional carbon-ceramic brakes, it does it in 98 feet only. 


2022 BMW M4

2022 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

2022 Lexus RC F







3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6

3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6

2.9L Twin-Turbo V6

5.0L V8







6-Speed Manual

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic


473 hp @ 6,250 RPM

429 hp @ 6,100 RPM

444 hp @ 5,700 RPM

472 hp @ 7,100 RPM


406 lb-ft. @ 2,650 RPM

384 lb-ft. @ 1,800 RPM

442 lb-ft. @ 1,900 RPM

395 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

0-60 MPH 4.1 sec 3.9 sec 3.6 sec 4.2 sec
Quarter Mile 12.0 sec 12.5 sec 12.0 sec 12.4 sec
Top Speed 155 MPH 130 MPH 155 MPH 168 MPH

The Audi RS 5 amazes with its breath-taking agility despite being less powerful than the M4. The least powerful Mercedes-AMG E53  is just a few milliseconds behind the RS 5 in terms of acceleration, which is really mind-blowing. On that note, the V8-powered Lexus RC F is right behind the M4 during acceleration but slows down its pace during the long run. 

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Fuel Economy

The M4's fuel economy is close to the bottom of an already somewhat thirsty class- Edmunds

The BMW M4's fuel economy is the worst in the class but it is certainly worth the sacrifice considering the performance and power that you get in return. Whether you drive the manual M4 or automatic M4 Competition, you get 16 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on a highway, and 19 MPG combined. Now that BMW's xDrive AWD system is available, the fuel economy falls down by just 1 MPG. 

2022 BMW M4 side driving view

That said, fuel economy may not be a concern for some buyers of this segment. The M4 gets a small fuel tank that measures 15.6 gallons and hence, it delivers just 296 miles of combined driving range, which is the least in the segment. Like its rivals, the M4 requires premium fuel. If you prioritize performance and fuel economy, the M4 should not be on the top of your shopping list. 


2022 BMW M4

2022 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

2022 Lexus RC F

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Among the rivals, the Mercedes-AMG E53 is the most economical in its class, thanks to EQ Boost tech. Keep in mind that it also makes the least power here. The Audi RS 5's is also better than the M4 but its range is less than other rivals. The Lexus RC F shares a similar fuel economy with the M4 but its large tank helps deliver a better driving range. 

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The leather sport seats are divinely comfortable and supportive- Autoblog

BMW offers the best they have when it comes to their M cars, and the M4’s interior won’t be any different. Clad with the Merino leather upholstery and dash finished in aluminum tetragon trim as standard, the cabin is undoubtedly splendid to look and feel. The chunky steering wheel feels premium to hold and has steering controls, optional carbon trim, and the two M1 and M2 red buttons which are programmable. The first thing that catches your attention inside the car is the wide and comfortable seats.

2022 BMW M4 dashboard

The $3,800 M carbon bucket seats are lightweight, structurally rigid, and add to the overall sporty ambiance of the interior, while the standard seats are comfortable and plush with less aggressive bolstering. The upholstery on the carbon seats is customizable and is offered in various configurations, which can be selected as per the customer's preferences. Being a coupe, it is surprisingly spacious, especially in the front, but when it comes to the rear, the coupe design eats up into the precious headroom.

2022 BMW M4 infotainment system

The infotainment system of the M4 will include a 12.3-inch instrument display and a 10.25-inch center display. The iDrive software will also have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility features. BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant system will make sure you enjoy a hands-free experience through voice recognition, and the driver's display adds to the sporty experience with its graphics and gimmicks. The sound system certainly will be the Harman Kardon premium surround sound system with 16 speakers.


2022 BMW M4

2022 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

2022 Lexus RC F

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Being a coupe, the boot space is not sacrificed. The M4 offers 12 cubic feet of class-leading trunk space. You could easily stuff in two large suitcases for a weekend trip. You also get some interior storage to keep your small important items. Note that this is a coupe so in-cabin storage is reasonable but not great. Some other cabin features are:

  • Multi-function leather steering wheel 
  • Aluminum foot pedals
  • 14-way power front heated seats
  • Color-adjustable ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ smartphone integration
  • 12.3-inch driver's display
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Wireless charging

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Except for the grille, the M4's design is pretty typical by M standards- Motor1

The first thing you will notice of the BMW M4's exterior is that massive kidney grille along with the aggressive and sharper front bumper with BMW’s adaptive LED headlights with laser lights. Apart from the grilles, the M4’s shape and lines are a sight to behold. It looks much sharper, aerodynamic, futuristic, and quirky. The bold lines, creases, and ducts certainly convey that they aid aerodynamics on the M4. At 189.1 inches, the M4 is definitely a long car. This benefits from better in-cabin space. 

2022 BMW M4 three-quarter view

Below the well-rounded wheel arches, you will find 18/19-inch M alloy wheels that look really dope. It has a ground clearance of 4.7 inches, which is decent for a sports car. Lip spoiler, 4-inch quad exhaust pipes, and the big diffuser in the rear certainly mean business. One can easily recognize the M4 silhouette from a distance, and that’s what matters! With the optional M Carbon package, BMW provides carbon fiber trims on the front air intakes, rear diffuser, exterior mirror caps, and the rear spoiler.


2022 BMW M4

2022 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

2022 Lexus RC F

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The short wheelbase of the Lexus RC F is the reason for its cramped second row. The Mercedes-AMG E53 is the bulkiest car in this competition and it has bigger proportions than the M4. The Audi RS 5's low ground clearance helps it to build speed despite it makes less power than the M4. Some other exterior features are given below:

  • LED auto high-beam headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED adaptive taillights
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Black grilles
  • Black window trim
  • 18, 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Quad exhaust chrome tips

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Despite driver engagement being its primary mission, the M4 has a roster of standard and optional driver-assistance technology- CarAndDriver

The 2022 BMW M4 hasn't been crash-tested by agencies like the NHTSA or IIHS and hence safety ratings aren't available. The M models have extensive chassis and body enhancements when it comes to rigidity as compared to the non-M cars. This gives them an edge over regular cars when it comes to stability and strength.

2022 BMW M4 rear angle view

When it comes to safety features and reliability, all modern BMWs have the best track record possible. The M4 comes loaded with a plethora of standard safety technologies that can reduce the risk of an accident. Optional packages such as Packing Assistance and Driver Assistance Professional packages add some more spice to the list. These include:

  • Emergency Stop Assistant
  • Park Distance Control
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Active Protection System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Information
  • Rearview Camera
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Active Lane Keeping Assistant
  • Traffic Jam Assistant
  • Parking Assistant Plus

2022 BMW M4 vs 2022 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

The brand rivalry continues for both these cars too, and they give each other a tough competition altogether in every area, be it power, ride quality, interior, etc. It turns out that the only significant advantage that the M4 might have over the Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe is a cheaper price tag and a slightly larger trunk. The AMG E53 coupe, on the other hand, looks way better than the M4 and offers mild-hybrid assist for the powertrain, which translates to better fuel economy and acceleration figures.

2022 Mercedes– AMG E53 Coupe

2022 BMW M4 vs 2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

When it comes to performance, the M4 seems to bring more things to the table with its standard RWD configuration and manual gearbox, which helps it go sideways at your will. But the Audi RS 5’s Quattro system helps it to achieve a quicker acceleration despite the disadvantage in power. This results in better fuel efficiency than the M4. Inside, the RS 5's rear legroom is slightly less but it has the best infotainment system to offer in the market. It is no surprise that BMW is catching on with its updated iDrive system.

2022 Audi RS5 Coupe

2022 BMW M4 vs 2022 Lexus RC F 

The Lexus RC F is the most affordable sports car here and has a bigger displacement engine compared to the M4. Except for these two things, there is hardly any comparison where the M4 hasn’t beaten the RC F. The M4 has better performance, cargo space, and overall driving dynamics. The RC F offers the least rear passenger space in the segment but its fuel economy and safety aspects are similar to the M4. That said, it is very hard to suggest RC F over a much more competent M4.

2022 Lexus RC F
Final Verdict

Except for the eccentric grilles, the 2022 BMW M4 certainly will make a great car in every sense, be it the price tag, performance, or interior gimmicks and comfort. BMW is certainly in the right direction with their M cars, and the same shows in the M4 too. The M4 will go on to offer much more excitement and sheer performance right from the base variant, which comes with a manual transmission and RWD configuration, a rare combination these days that enthusiasts truly crave for. With the addition of the ‘Competition badge, you have a car that equally thrills you on the track just like it does on the road. 

2022 BMW M4 three-quarter view


vehicle bio
base price


body style

2dr Coupe

engine type

182 cu in

horse power

187 hp @ 6100 rpm


406 lb.-ft. @ 2650 rpm


6-Speed Manual W/Overdrive


184.5 in


110.7 in


74.3 in

curb weight

3830 lbs


54.4 in

Ground Clearance

4.7 lbs

passenger volume

38.8 cu ft

cargo volume

11 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

358.80 mi

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

BMW M4 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $89,167
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$3,882$3,121$2,311$1,446$522$11,282
Taxes and Fees$5,968$418$379$347$311$7,423
Total Cost-To-Own$27,178$14,585$13,585$17,617$16,202$89,167
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