2017 BMW M4

MSRP $66,200

Ranked #2 in Coupe

8.4

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2017 BMW M4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 13, 2021

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The 2017 BMW M4 Coupe starting at $66,200 tries to present its buyer with an ideal sports coupe. The 2017 M4 is powered by a twin-turbo V6 and does 0-60 mph in a shade above four seconds. The handling of an M car needs no introduction and the M4 stays true to that although the steering wheel feels slightly disconnected. The cabin of the BMW M4 shares a lot in common with the BMW 4-Series but gets the usual M car treatment to stand it apart.

2017 BMW M4

The trunk of the BMW M4 is also big enough to check the practicality quotient. To top it all the 2017 BMW M4 also manages to returns a respectable gas mileage. Thus if you are looking for a true-sleeper car then this BMW M4 could be the right choice. Still not convinced? Read our detailed BMW M4 Coupe review to find more about it.

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Pros

Punchy perfromance

Spacious boot

Accommodative interior

Adept handling

Cons

Stiff ride quality

Steering wheel feels disconnected

Optional features are expensive

What's New?

The 2017 BMW M4 Coupe gets the latest iDrive 5.0 infotainment system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$66200

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

190 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

406 lb.-ft. @ 1850 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

110.7 in.

length

184.6 in.

width

73.6 in.

height

54.4 in.

curb weight

3565 lbs.

ground clearance

4.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

11 cu ft.

towing capacity

4500 lbs.

payload capacity

860 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/26 mpg

highway range

585.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

base$66,200 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 BMW M4 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine and Performance

9.6

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

8.2

Exterior

9.2

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

Overall Rating


The 2017 BMW M4 now comes with the latest iDrive infotainment system while the rest of the things remain the same for this year. The 2017 M4 is available as a coupe and a convertible powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine, capable of quick 0-60 mph and quarter-mile timing. 

2017 BMW M4 Front

Being based on the regular 4-Series the cabin of the 2017 M4 is luxurious and comfortable. The BMW M4 is a long car and even though it is a two-door coupe the rear seats are not as cramped as seen in the rival coupes. Speaking of rivals, the 2017 BMW M4 sees stiff competition from Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63, Ford Mustang GT, and Porsche 911 Carrera.


7.3/10
Features

9.6/10
Engine and Performance

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

9.2/10
Exterior


2017 BMW M4 Features

7.3/10

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe is a performance version of the standard BMW 4-Series. The M4 is available in two body styles coupe and convertible, we will be covering the M4 Convertible in a separate review so don't forget to check it out. The 2017 M4 starts at $66,200 and gets you a more powerful engine than the 4-Series, performance upgrades in the form of suspension, differential, exhaust, and a few more. While the comfort and convenience features on the M4 are either part of the standard or the optional features list of the 4-Series.

2017 BMW M4 Angular Front

If you want to get your hands on more features the M4 offers a list of optional packages which includes the Competition package, Executive package, Lighting package, Driver Assistance Plus package, etc. The Competition package adds more power to the twin-turbo inline-6 engine, bigger wheels, interior trim upgrades, revised suspension, and exhaust setup. The Executive package gets you creature comfort features, parking sensors, rearview camera, wireless device charging, etc. The Lighting package adds automatic high-beam and adaptive LED headlights, Driver Assistance Plus package as the name suggests adds advanced driver aids. 

Trims M4 Coupe
MSRP $66,200
Key Features 425 hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 engine
  18-inch alloy wheels
  Adaptive xenon headlights
  Dual-zone automatic climate control
  Adaptive sport-tuned suspension
  Active locking differential
  8.8-inch touchscreen w/ iDrive infotainment interface 
  Harman & Kardon surround sound system
  Performance exhaust system
  Leather upholstery

We Recommend

For those looking to get their hands on the 2017 BMW M4, we would suggest getting the optional Competition, Lighting, and Driver Assistance Plus package if one needs to exploit the full potential of this M car.

2017 BMW M4 Engine and Performance

9.6/10

“The M4 drives a lot like a sports car. It accelerates with potency, turns sharply and stops quickly. There's little reason to crave more performance, though the steering doesn't communicate much road feel to the driver.”- Edmunds

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Engine and Transmission

The 2017 BMW M4 Coupe is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 engine that puts out a beefy 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission while there is an option for having a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The  M4 Coupe is available as an RWD while the xDrive AWD isn't available even as an option here. 

2017 BMW M4 Engine Bay

Adding the Competiton package to the M4 Coupe takes up the power figures to 444 hp while the torque output remains the same. Be it the standard M4 or the M4 Competiton the power from the engine is sufficient to keep you entertained and the M4 lunges forward at a slight dab to the throttle. 

Models

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

MSRP

$66,200

$89,400

$37,195

$67,000

Engine

3.0-liter twin-turbo Inline-6 3.0-liter twin-turbo Flat-6 5.0-liter V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8

Transmission

6-speed manual

7-speed manual

6-speed manual

7-speed automatic

Power

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

370 hp @ 6500 rpm

435 hp @ 6500 rpm

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm

331 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

400 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm

479 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Acceleration

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe can do 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds while the quarter-mile comes in 12.2 seconds. The 2017 M4 Competition on the other hand goes from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 12.1 seconds.

Models

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

0-60 MPH

4.1 sec

3.4 sec

4.5 sec

3.9 sec

Quarter mile

12.2 sec

11.9 sec

13.0 sec

12.1 sec

Engine

3.0-liter twin-turbo Inline-6 3.0-liter twin-turbo Flat-6 5.0-liter V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8

The least powerful yet the lightest Porsche 911 Carrerra sprints the fastest 0-60 mph and quarter-mile. It was 0.7 seconds quicker in the 0-60 mph runs and 0.3 seconds in the quarter-mile run compared to the M4 coupe.

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Ride and Handling

The BMW M cars have been well-known for their razor-sharp handling. The M4 coupe is no different here, it offers a stupendous grip to instill confidence in taking sharp corners or driving fast. In the hands of a seasoned driver, the M4 can show its true potential. The well-weighted steering wheel feels direct and responds well to inputs, the only place where you could be taken by surprise is when you are pushing the M4 to its limits the steering wheel feels slightly disconnected.

2017 BMW M4 Angular Rear

Otherwise, in day-to-day driving, you will hardly notice any difference. The M4 coupe comes with adaptive suspensions but the more inclination towards handling takes a beating on the ride quality. Thus the ride is stiff and the M4 doesn't feel at home over rough patches or undulations. Although this is a compromise that every M4 customer will be ready to make in return for the razor-sharp handling. 

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Braking

The 2017 BMW M4 offers a 15-inch rotor at the front and a 14.6-inches rotor at the rear. In panic braking situations the 3,565 lbs. heavy BMW M4 stops from 60-0 mph in 104 feet. Slapping in the optional carbon-ceramic brakes would further reduce the braking distance and shows minimal fade over continuous braking. 

Model

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Brake Front(in)

15.0

13.0

13.9

15.4

Brake Rear(in)

14.6

13.0

13.0

14.2

Curb Weight(lbs)

3,565

3,153 3,705 4,074

60-0 MPH (ft.)

104

145 (70-0 MPH)

106

165 (70-0 MPH)

The heavier and the one with the smaller brake setup i.e. the Mustang GT took 2 feet more than the M4 coupe to stop from 60-0 mph. While between the AMG C 63 and the 911 Carrera, the lighter Porsche managed to stop from 70-0 mph in 20 feet less compared to the Mercedes-Benz.

2017 BMW M4 Fuel Economy

7.1/10

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 17 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The BMW M4 with Competition package returns a similar gas mileage in the city but sees a drop of 2 mpg on the highway and 1 mpg combined. As usual, you get a 15.8-gallon fuel tank in the BMW M4 which is the smallest among the rivals.

Model

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

MPG (City)

17

20

15

17

MPG (Highway)

26

29

25

23

MPG (Combined)

20

23

18

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons) 15.8 16.9 16.0 17.4

Speaking of rivals, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera is the most fuel-efficient sports coupe among all and it returns 3 mpg more than the BMW M4 across all three parameters.

2017 BMW M4 Interior

8.2/10

“The M4 looks similar to the rest of the 4-Series range inside but with a sprinkling of added M-ness in the form of unique seats, materials and probably a few too many M badges.”- CarBuzz

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Seating and Comfort

The 2017 BMW M4 Coupe is a two-door four-seat coupe. The cabin of the M4 coupe shows its allegiance towards being a driver-focused cockpit. The front seats are comfortable and offer good support, going around tight corners the well-bolstered seats snugs you from all sides and keeps you from sliding off. The rear seats on the other hand are not in the same leagues as the front one. They lack both in terms of headroom and legroom, the sloping roofline and the two-door step make it really an uphill task getting into the rear seats.

2017 BMW M4 Dashboard

Moving to the other parts of the cabin as the M4 is based on the 4-Series you will see a lot of similarity in the design language although being an M car there are lots of M car design elements incorporated to make it stand apart from the regular 4-Series sedan. That said, the fit and finish level of the materials are class-leading. There are plenty of creature comfort features available as standard while a few features like heated rear seats and the steering wheel can only be had as a part of the optional Executive package.

Model

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.8/55.3/42.2

N/A

37.6/ 56.3/ 44.5

38.8/ 54.8/ 42.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

36.1/51.7/33.7

N/A

34.8/ 52.2/ 30.6

35.6/ 51.7/ 32.0

The 2017 BMW M4 is neither the longest nor has the longest wheelbase among all the coupes yet it manages to provide better legroom in both the rows compared to the rivals. Although the BMW M4 has the least width among the rivals it manages to beat the shoulder room offered in both the rows by the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 while the Ford Mustang offers the best shoulder room among all. As for the headroom, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 is 0.7-inches taller than the M4 yet the M4 offers better headroom in both the rows between the two.

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Infotainment System

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs on the BMW's latest iDrive infotainment interface. The infotainment setup is probably the best among the German cars and offers a host of apps and BMW ConnectedDrive features. As standard you get, an 18-speaker Harman & Kardon surround sound system, HD radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, navigation, etc.

2017 BMW M4 iDrive Infotainmen

Interior Features:

  • Power-adjustable front sports seats
  • Memory function for driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available wireless device charging
  • Available head-up display

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Cargo Capacity

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe offers 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The boot-lid is at average height and the boot is well shaped to accommodate a couple of full-size suitcases.

Model

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

15.7

N/A

13.5

10.5

None of the rivals can match the cargo capacity of the M4 coupe while the AMG C 63 offers the least 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space.

2017 BMW M4 Exterior

9.2/10

“A power bulge on the hood hints at the twin-turbocharged behemoth underneath, flared fenders wrap around bigger wheels, and its aero-friendly nose, side, and rear end help the M4 cut through the air.”- The Car Connection

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Dimension and Weight

The 2017 BMW M4 incorporates lots of design elements to not only make it look different from the regular 4-Series sedan but also make it stand apart from the M3 sedan. The M4 Coupe gets a long bonnet with an all-new design for the twin-kidney grille. Lower down the front intakes have got more angular looks. Moving to the sides, the 184.6-inches long M4 coupe neatly integrates the shoulder line with the side vents.

2017 BMW M4 Side View

While the chunky wheel arches have been provided to accommodate wider rubber and bigger alloy wheels. The M4 coupe comes as a two-door coupe but the 110.7-inches of wheelbase is adequate to provide a spacious cabin inside. The rear profile gets a similar BMW treatment to it with the quad exhaust pipes sticks out below the rear bumper.

Model

2017 BMW M4 Coupe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Curb weight(lbs)

3,565

3,153 3,705 4,074

Length(in)

184.6

177.1 188.3 187.0

Width(in)

73.6

71.2 75.4 73.9

Height(in)

54.4

50.9 54.4

55.1

Ground clearance(in)

4.7

N/A N/A

4.4

Wheelbase(in)

110.7

96.5 107.1

111.8

Among the rivals, the AMG C 63 is the longest, widest, and tallest coupe among all. It is 2.4-inches longer, 0.3-inches wider, and 0.7-inches taller than the M4 coupe. The AMG C 63 being the longer of the two offers a 1.1-inches extra wheelbase compared to the M4 coupe. That said, the M4 coupe gest the highest 4.7-inches of ground clearance which is 0.3-inches higher than the AMG C 63's ground clearance.

2017 BMW M4 Rear

 

Exterior features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive xenon headlights
  • Quad tailpipes
  • Power-folding and auto-dimming outside mirror
  • Available adaptive LED headlights
  • Available 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Available front and rear parking sensors

2017 BMW M4 Safety

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe is a low-volume sports coupe that hasn't been tested by either the NHTSA or the IIHS and there is hardly any chance that either of them will test it in the future. The BMW M4 packs in a host of active and passive safety features which are generally standard in the segment but the majority of the advanced safety and driver-assist features are clubbed in the Driver Assistance Plus package.

Safety Features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Eight airbags
  • Traction and stability control
  • Available blind-spot monitor
  • Available lane departure alert
  • Available automatic emergency braking

2017 BMW M4 Competition

2017 BMW M4 Coupe Vs 2017 Ford Mustang GT

The 2017 Ford Mustang GT can be had at half-price of the BMW M4 Coupe. For the cheaper price tag, the Mustang GT gets a big V8 that matches the power and torque figures of the BMW M4's twin-turbo V6. But the heavier Mustang GT loses out to the BMW M4 by a margin in both the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile runs. Powered by a V8 and being heavier the Mustang GT also returns lesser gas mileage compared to the M4. 

2017 Ford Mustang GT

Compare the cabin of both the coupes and you would see that the M4 not only has a more spacious cabin but also feel more luxurious and high-quality compared to the Mustang GT's cabin. That said, the BMW M4 is by far superior in every comparison compared to the Mustang GT and unless you are on a shoestring budget there is no reason why you should pick the Mustang GT over the more fun yet practical BMW M4 coupe.

2017 BMW M4 Coupe vs 2017 Mercedes Benz AMG C 63 Coupe

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Coupe for almost the same money offers a twin-turbo V8 which is more powerful and torquey than the twin-turbo V6 of the BMW M4 Coupe. But the heavier AMG C 63 can just get two-tenths of a second lead of the BMW M4 in the 0-60 mph run and one-tenth in the quarter-mile. The AMG C 63 was able to match the city gas mileage of the BMW M4 coupe but out on the highway, it lost to the M4 by a margin of three mpg.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Moving inside there is no dearth of high-quality material and comfortable seats inside either of the two coupes and even the cabin space is also very similar. The BMW M4 although wins the practicality points by offering better trunk space. Thus if going for the most bang for bucks deal then surely the AMG C 63 will entice you more but as a driver's delight, the BMW M4 Coupe even with the smaller V6 engine is no less worthy.

2017 BMW M4 Final Verdict

The 2017 BMW M4 coupe is a true driver's car that not only handles like a charm but can also go fast in straight lines. The BMW M4 being an M car gets all the performance upgrades in the form of adaptive suspension, better brakes, electronic differential, launch control, downshift rev-matching, and whatnot. Being a sports coupe its is very often the case that the practicality goes for a toss but yet again the BMW M4 surprises you with a spacious cabin and a generous boot.

That's not all, the BMW M4 is fast and yet it returns respectable gas mileage figures. Thus BMW has tried to incorporate every virtue it could inside the M4 and we couldn't agree more. Having said that, if you are looking for a sports coupe and don't want to shell out an extra twenty-grand for a Porsche 911 Carrera then the BMW M4 is the one to put your money in.


FAQs on the 2017 BMW M4 Coupe:

What is the top speed of the 2017 BMW M4 Coupe?

The BMW M4 Coupe has a 174 MPH electronically limited top speed.

How much horsepower does the 2017 BMW M4 put out?

The 2017 BMW M4 generates 425 hp.

What engine is under the hood of the 2017 BMW M4?

The 2017 BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine.