2016 BMW M4

Rating7.7

Ranked #3 in Compact Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$65,700

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Key Spec of 2016 BMW M4
fuel economy

17/20/26

fuel type

premium unleaded

horsepower

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2016 BMW M4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2016 BMW M4 is based on the 4-series and is the coupe version of the 4-door M3. The M4 is one of the best compact sports cars that can be a daily driver as well. This all-rounded performance of the M4 makes it one of the most desired sports cars in the market today. The 2016 BMW M4 is offered in a Coupe as well as a Convertible body style.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful and refined engine

Unrealistic engine sounds

Keyless entry and ignition

Excellent handling

Cramped rear seats

Satellite radio

Impressive brakes

Harman Kardon surround-sound audio

Classy interiors

Over All Rating

7.7

Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.00
Engine and Performance9.10
Fuel Economy7.10
Interior7.70
Exterior9.10
Safety6.00
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Coupe

#4 in Coupe


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Trims

Base$65,700 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Cloth/Leather Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Navigation system
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers


Colors and Styles

2016 BMW M4 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2016 M4 is priced at $66,350, which can be slightly expensive considering that there are cheaper cars that offer similar or better performance. The BMW M4 comes with a 3.0L I-6 that has been tuned for more power and torque output. The car goes up against the likes of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupe, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51 Coupe, and the 2016 Cadillac ATS V Coupe.


Features

The M4 coupe is only offered in one trim with an electronic rear differential and optional adaptive suspension. This trim is priced at $66,350. Some of the features are 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlamps, a performance exhaust system, power-folding auto-dimming heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, leather upholstery, an 8.8" touch screen with iDrive infotainment system, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. There is also a feature-oriented Executive package and a Competition Pack which slightly bumps the power output of the Turbo V-6.

Trims

M4 Coupe

MSRP

$65,700

Key Features

Adaptive sport-tuned suspension

 

Electronically controlled rear differential

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control 

 

Power front sport seats with heating and driver-seat memory settings

 

Fold-down rear seatbacks

 

16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system

 

Bluetooth

 

Keyless ignition and entry

 

Leather upholstery

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There is no other trim to choose from but the best is to go all out and equip the Competition Pack instead of the Executive pack. As a performance-oriented car, the extra power is the better option compared to interior technical bits.

Engine and Performance
9.1/10

The 2016 BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0L turbo inline-4 engine that delivers 425 hp with 406 lb-ft of torque, coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. A DCT gearbox is available as an option as well. The car comes with a rear-wheel-drive system. The manual is the preferred gearbox over the DCT.

The engine gearbox combination works brilliant and gear shifts are very precise and quick. The engine has a broad powerband which makes it an easier car to drive longer especially with the manual. The DCT gearbox is also very smooth. In terms of handling, the M4 goes along as you intend it to cruise in the city, and is ready to set the streets on fire as well. The BMW M4 zooms past the 0-60 mph mark in 3.6 seconds. The quarter-mile takes 11.8 seconds, just under 12 seconds. The car’s rated top speed stands at 156 mph.

Models

2016 BMW M4

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51 Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS V Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupe

MSRP

$65,700

$60,400

$63,660

$65,250

Engine

3.0L Inline-6

6.2L V-8

3.6L V-6

4.0L V8

Transmission

6-speed manual

7-speed manual

6-speed manual

7-speed automatic

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Horsepower (hp)

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

460 hp @ 6000 rpm

464 hp @ 5850 rpm

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm

465 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

445 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

479 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

3.6

3.7

3.8

3.9

Quarter mile (sec)

11.8

11.9

12.1

11.6

Top Speed (mph)

156

180

185

186

When compared to the rivals, the M4 is the quickest off the lot. The rivals trail by a few milliseconds. The Corvette takes 3.7 seconds, the Cadillac takes 3.8 seconds, and the Merc takes 3.9 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark. In terms of quarter-mile, the AMG C63 is the quickest, taking 0.2 seconds less than the BMW’s 11.8 seconds. The Mercedes also has the highest top speed as well.

Fuel Economy
7.1/10

The BMW M4 returns 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, with the combined efficiency at 20 mpg. The DCT M4 stands at 19 mpg combined, with a lower highway efficiency of 24 mpg. This car comes with an automatic engine start-stop as standard. The fuel capacity stands at 15.8 gallons with the combined range at 316 mpg.

Models

2016 BMW M4

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51 Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS V Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupe

MPG (city)

17

17

17

18

MPG (hwy)

26

29

23

25

MPG (combined)

20

21

19

22

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

15.8

18.5

16.0

18

Range (City/Highway) (miles)

268.6/410.8

314.5/536.5

272/304

324/450

The M4 offers the least range in these four cars. The maximum range is offered by the C63 AMG in the city at 324 miles, whereas the most highway range is offered by the Corvette at 536.5 miles. The Merc is also the most fuel-efficient car and has the best city economy. The Cadillac is the least fuel-efficient car. The Corvette has the most tank capacity.

Interior
7.7/10

The BMW M4’s interiors are similar to the standard 4-Series, with the usage of better quality material and a better fit and finish. There is a good usage of carbon fiber and aluminum for the trims. The controls inspire confidence, and it’s just the magic that this interior does. The dash has been very well laid out, with no cluttering of any sort. As expected, there’s an abundance of BMW M badging all inside the car.

The M4’s cabin is spacious, and the front sport seats are comfortable. These offer excellent bolstering as well, and the support offered is top-notch. The rear seats are even better, with great headroom and legroom for cars of the class. Visibility is not a problem in the M4: there’s an abundance of it.

Models

2016 BMW M4

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51 Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS V Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupe

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

5

Front (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

39.8/57.7/42.2

37.9/55.2/43.0

37.6/54.1/42.3

37.1/N/A/41.7

Second (head/shoulder/rear) (in.)

36.1/55.1/33.7

NA

35.1/51.1/33.5

37.1/N/A/35.2

Cargo capacity (cu.ft.)

11.0

15.0

10.4

12.6

The Corvette can seat only two people. It gets the most legroom in the front row as well. The M4 has the most headroom and shoulder room at the front. At the back, the shoulder room and the legroom are not exactly great, but they’ll suffice just fine. The AMG C63 has the best rear seating space. The Corvette has the most cargo capacity of 15 cu-ft. The BMW offers a decent cargo space of 11 cu-ft. Some interior features are:

  • Cruise control
  • Heated 10-way power front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Fold-down rear seatbacks

How intuitive is the 2016 BMW M4’s infotainment system?

The 2016 BMW M4’s infotainment system sports an 8.8-inch display screen. Standard features on this system include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, HD radio, satellite radio, USB audio input, auxiliary audio jack, BMW’s iDrive interface, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a CD player. Salient infotainment features include:

  • HD radio
  • Navigation
  • BMW iDrive
  • CD player
  • USB/Aux input
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon system
Exterior
9.1/10

The M4 coupe looks similar to the standard 4 Series, but there’s an added layer of M customization all around the car. The car’s exterior has been tastefully done. The car’s design is based on the 3 Series, which translates to a lot of similarities in that direction. At the front, there’s the split signature kidney grille of the BMW line-up sitting in between the mean-looking headlamps.

The front also gets an all-aluminum hood and front fender, with a carbon-fiber-reinforced roof that helps with weight reduction. The black-out 18-inch alloy wheels enhance the car’s sporty appearance. At the rear, the bumper has been redesigned to match the front bumper and the look is finished with the quad pipes set up for the exhaust.

Models

2016 BMW M4

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51 Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS V Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,530

3,298

3,700

3782

Length (in.)

183.9

176.9

184.7

187

Width (in.)

73.6

73.9

72.5

72.4

Height (in.)

54.4

48.8

54.5

56.5

Ground clearance (in.)

4.8

NA

NA

4.6

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

106.7

109.3

111.8

The cars are very close to each other in terms of dimensions but there are some subtle differences. The C63 is the longest among them and has the most height as well. The Corvette’s width of 73.9 inches is just 0.3 inches wider than the BMW, at 73.6 inches. The wheelbase of the Mercedes C63 at 111.8 inches is one inch more than the BMW M4’s wheelbase of 110.7 inches. Some exterior features on the BMW M4 are:

  • Adaptive headlamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport Body Kit
  • Carbon-fiber reinforced roof
  • Performance exhaust system
  • Power-folding auto-dimming heated side mirrors
Safety
6.0/10

The 2016 BMW M4 comes well-equipped in terms of safety features. The car has not been safety rated by the IIHS and the NHTSA, and nor has the standard 4 Series. Standard features on the car include anti lock brakes, traction and stability control, airbags, active front knee protection, and the BMW Assist system. This includes emergency services and remote services. Optional safety features include rear view and top-down cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and some driver assistance features. High-performance carbon-ceramic brake discs are also optional. Some standard safety features are:

  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology
  • Active Knee Protection
  • Traction control
  • Acoustic safety-belt warning
  • LATCH attachment for child-restraint safety installation
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Lane Departure Warning (opt)
  • Blindspot Monitoring system (opt)
Final Verdict

The 2016 BMW M4 is one of a kind. The BMW M4 does not let you down in terms of performance and handling, and its decent interiors are sure to deliver a comfortable and enjoyable experience while driving. The technology is pretty advanced, and works seamlessly. The car gets decent safety features, but we’d expect the optional driver assistance systems to be a part of the standard package. All in all, if you are looking for a good-looking luxurious sports compact car, the BMW M4 is a good option to go for.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$65700

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

182 cu in

horse power

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

406 lb.-ft. @ 1850 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

183.9 in

wheelbase

110.7 in

width

73.6 in

curb weight

3530 lbs

Height

54.4 in

Ground Clearance

4.8 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

11 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17/20/26 mpg

highway range

585.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.


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