2018 BMW M4

Rating8.1

Ranked #4 in Compact Coupe

Write A Review
Starting MSRP 

$68,700

Check Best Price
Loading...
Key Spec of 2018 BMW M4
fuel economy

17/20/25

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (required)

horsepower

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Precise handling and responsive steering

Engine can do with more power and grunt

Redesigned front and rear styling

Good braking performance

Steering feedback feels restricted

Upgraded infotainment system

Plush interior

Access to the rear seat can be troublesome

Killer looks

2018 BMW M4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

Nathan Dyer's image
Nathan Dyer 

Senior Editor

The 2018 BMW M4 is the BMW 4-Series on steroids. The BMW M4 for the year 2018 gets an updated infotainment system, and has refreshed front and rear-end styling. The M4 is packed with some serious mechanical equipment and tools to provide the necessary experience as a compact sports coupe. The M4 is based on the M3 in some ways, but it does a lot better than the M3 in most directions. The BMW M4 packs in a luxurious interior, with advanced but simple and easy-to-use tech.

2018 BMW M4 white

The BMW M4 comes in coupe and convertible body styles, and we are covering the M4 coupe in this article. The 2018 BMW M4 coupe is powered by a turbocharged I-6 engine that outputs 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The car comes in only one trim level. This I-6 engine comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel-drive as standard and is priced at $68,700. 

2018 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 »

Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

8.00
8.00
9.10
7.10
7.70
9.10
9.00
9.00
Notable Rankings

#4 in Compact Coupe

#5 in Coupe


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$68,700 onwards

  • 16-Speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system
  • 8.8-Inch screen infotainment display
  • Adaptive sport-tuned suspension
  • Bmw'S iDrive infotainment interface
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Power front sport seats w/ heating

Loading...

Used 2018 BMW M4 For Sale

View More
2018 BMW M4
12
Price Rise, $4450
Previous Price: $5145011 Mar 2022

2018 BMW M4 Convertible

2dr Convertible (3.0L 425 hp 6cyl 7AM)

$55,900
Est. $758/mo
Good Deal
$4,938 Below market
RMV: $60,838
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Check Availability
2018 BMW M4
12
Price Drop, $1011
Previous Price: $5697816 May 2022

2018 BMW M4 Convertible

2dr Convertible (3.0L 425 hp 6cyl 7AM)

$55,967
Est. $759/mo
Good Deal
$4,850 Below market
RMV: $60,817
Conshohocken, PA
Check Availability
2018 BMW M4Home Delivery
21
Price Rise, $1500
Previous Price: $4749520 Apr 2021

2018 BMW M4 Convertible

2dr Convertible (3.0L 425 hp 6cyl 7AM)

$48,995
Est. $665/mo
Good Deal
$4,214 Below market
RMV: $53,209
Great Neck, NY
Check Availability
2019 BMW M4Home Delivery
15
Price Drop, $497
Previous Price: $5749719 Jul 2022

2019 BMW M4

2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

$57,000
Est. $773/mo
Good Deal
$4,836 Below market
RMV: $61,836
West Palm Beach, FL
Check Availability
2019 BMW M4Home Delivery
15
Price Drop, $309
Previous Price: $5950026 Jul 2022

2019 BMW M4

2dr Coupe (3.0L 425 hp 6cyl 7AM)

$59,191
Est. $803/mo
Good Deal
$4,959 Below market
RMV: $64,150
Kensington, MD
Check Availability
2018 BMW M4Home Delivery
10

2018 BMW M4

2dr Coupe (3.0L 425 hp 6cyl 7AM)

$49,900
Est. $677/mo
Good Deal
$3,879 Below market
RMV: $53,779
Rahway, NJ
Check Availability
2018 BMW M4Home Delivery
5

2018 BMW M4 Convertible

2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

$44,995
Est. $610/mo
Good Deal
$3,409 Below market
RMV: $48,404
Westbury, NY
Check Availability
2017 BMW M4Home Delivery
9
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $5299814 Apr 2022

2017 BMW M4

2dr Coupe (3.0L 425 hp 6cyl 7AM)

$51,998
Est. $705/mo
Good Deal
$3,760 Below market
RMV: $55,758
Greenville, SC
Check Availability
2019 BMW M4Home Delivery
7

2019 BMW M4

2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

$64,995
Est. $882/mo
Good Deal
$4,507 Below market
RMV: $69,502
Tucson, AZ
Check Availability

Colors and Styles

2018 BMW M4 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2018 BMW M4 is the performance-oriented version of the standard BMW 4-Series. It comes equipped with a Turbo I-6 engine, mated to a 6-speed gearbox or an optional 7-speed DCT. The M4 uses an RWD system as standard. The M4 offers a decent fuel economy as well, at 20 mpg combined. The interiors on the M4 are what one would expect from a BMW, with premium on point, and a practical and easy-to-use layout.

2018 BMW M4

The M4 charms with its looks. It offers a balanced platter of luxury, looks, and performance. There are a few cars that offer a similar kind of package like the M4, and are a serious competition to the M4. These include the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, the Audi RS-5 Coupe, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe. All three rivals offer excellent performance, handling, and control. Comparatively, the ATS-V does not match the German cars in terms of interior, but it has excellent handling and steering capabilities.


Features
8.0/10

The 2018 BMW M4 Coupe is a luxury sports compact coupe that is available in a single trim level. This trim is priced at $68,700 and comes with RWD as standard. The transmission is 6-speed manual as standard, with the DCT transmission available as an optional extra, costing $2,900. The interior is pretty, with a decent list of standard features and creature comforts. The optional packages offer a few more features and can help improve the cabin experience.

Trims M4 Coupe
MSRP $68,700
 Features Launch control
  Adaptive sport suspension
  Summer tires
  Leather upholstery
  Dual-zone automatic climate control
  Driver-seat memory settings
  Fold-down rear seatbacks

The M4 gets three optional packages and a few stand-alone options as well. The Competition Package, priced at $4,750 adds a few exterior and performance enhancements to the M4. The Executive Package is priced at $2,100 and adds some exterior features and exterior electronic features as well. The stand-alone options include a heated steering wheel, carbon-ceramic brakes, parking sensors, HUD, and a few safety assistance features.

We Recommend

The 2018 BMW M4 Coupe comes in a single trim. Among the gearboxes, the DCT has better performance, but the manual has the feel of shifts. Among the packages, the Executive package is recommended. The Competition package depends on whether more power is required. Among stand-alone options, carbon-ceramic brakes parking sensors, infotainment upgrades, and safety assistance systems are recommended.

Engine and Performance
9.1/10

"The M4 drives a lot like a sports car. It accelerates with potency, turns sharply and stops quickly." - Edmunds

2018 BMW M4 Coupe Engine and Transmission

The 2018 BMW M4 Coupe is powered by the turbocharged engine seen on the 2017 BMW M4 Coupe. This 3.0L I-6 engine outputs 425 hp @ 5500 rpm and 406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm of torque. The standard gearbox is a 6-speed manual, with the option of a 7-speed DCT. The car gets an RWD drivetrain system. As standard, the car is equipped with launch control and automatic-rev matching on downshifts. The Competition package increases the car's total power output to 444 hp @ 7000 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque @ 2350 rpm.

 2018 BMW M4 Engine

The 6-speed manual transmission is much more engaging and enriching the experience, with the benefit of the fault of human control. The DCT is otherwise; it is automated, quick with shifts, easier to use in city life, and has better performance on offer as well. The RWD with the DCT and launch control provides an enthralling experience.

Models 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
MSRP $68,700 $63,795 $69,900 $67,500
Engine Turbo 3.0L V6 Turbo 3.6L V6  Twin-turbo 2.9L V6 Twin-turbo 4.0L V8
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual 8-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic
Power 425 hp @ 5500 rpm 464 hp @ 5850 rpm 444 hp @ 5700 rpm 469 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm 445 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm 443 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm 479 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

The four cars have similar pricing. The Cadillac, like the M4, gets a manual gearbox, whereas the other two get automatic transmissions. The Mercedes has the largest engine, a V8. The most power is produced by the C63 AMG, whereas the most torque is output by the C63 as well. in terms of torque, the low-end on the Merc is the strongest. All cars have a strong mid-range.

2018 BMW M4 Acceleration

The 2018 BMW M4 RWD with the manual gearbox takes 4.1 seconds to complete 0-60 mph, and 12.4 seconds for the quarter-mile run. The top speed is rated at 155 mph. With the DCT gearbox, the car takes 4 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph, and 12.2 seconds for the quarter-mile. With the Competition Package, the car improves on the 0-60 mph time taking 3.8 seconds.  Even the quarter-mile time comes down to 12 seconds.

Models 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
0-60 mph (sec) 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.9
Quarter-mile (sec) 12.4 12.2 12 12.2
Engine 3.0L 3.6L 2.9L 4.0L

Top Speed (mph)

155 180 155 155

The RS5 is the quickest car here, taking just 3.7 seconds to reach the 0-60 mph mark. The RS5's active aerodynamics and the powerful low-end and mid-range give this car the edge against its rivals. The C63 is 0.1 seconds slower, whereas the Cadillac is 0.2 seconds behind. The M4 is the slowest taking 4.1 seconds. In the quarter-mile, there is a similar pattern as well. The Cadillac has the most top speed at 180 mph.

2018 BMW M4 Coupe Steering and Handling

The 2018 BMW M4 Coupe has excellent driving dynamics. The handling on the M4 provides great levels of grip and control. The car's handling will inspire extreme levels of confidence, and corners will seem like a piece of cake in this car. It is super stable, with the RWD system taking control of preventing any sway. 

2018 BMW M4 Competition blue color

The M4's steering is precise, and light. It is quick to turn and steer, but there is a slight lack of feedback. The adaptive sports suspension setup works well, and although there was a fear of the ride being too stiff, it is the exact opposite. The ride is quite supple, and comfort is not disturbed in any way. 

2018 BMW M4 Braking

The BMW M4's standard braking set-up is excellent. The car uses a 15-inch front brake and a 14.6-inch rear brake. Both the brakes are ventilated disc brakes. The car has a curb weight of 3530 lbs and stops from 60-0 mph in a distance of 104 feet. This is not bad at all, but the rivals have better braking performance.

2018 BMW M4 Carbon brakes

The BMW M4 also gets optional carbon-ceramic brakes that help the car stops even quicker, reducing the distance from 104 feet to 99 feet.

Model 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Brake Front (in) 15.0 14.5 14.8 15.4
Brake Rear (in) 14.6 13.3 13.0 14.2
Curb Weight (lbs) 3530 3803 3990 4074
60-0 mph (ft.) 104 101 104 103

The ATS-V has the best stopping distance at 101 feet. The C63 comes next, with a stopping distance of 103 feet. The M4 and the RS5 have the same stopping distance of 104 feet, the least. In terms of brake sizes, the largest front brake rotor is on the C63, at 15.4-inches. The M4 coupe has the largest rear brake rotor at 14.6-inches. 

Fuel Economy
7.1/10

The 2018 BMW M4 RWD with the 6-speed manual transmission returns 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The M4 with the DCT returns the same numbers, but the highway mileage is less by 1 mpg. The car has a fuel capacity of 15.9 gallons which gives it a city/highway range of 270.3 miles/397.5 miles with the RWD system and the 6-speed gearbox.

Model 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2108 Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
MPG (City) 17 16 18 17
MPG (Highway) 25 23 26 23
MPG (Combined) 20 19 21 19
Fuel Capacity (gallons) 15.9 16 15.3 17.4
Range (City/highway) (miles) 270.3/397.5 256/368 275.4/397.8 295.8/400.2

The Audi RS5 is the most efficient car, with a combined mileage of 21 mpg. The M4 is second on the list, at 20 mpg combined. The ATS-V and the C63 have the least mileage at 19 mpg. In terms of range, the C63 AMG gets the largest fuel tank despite being the heaviest car: which gives it the most range at 295 city miles and 400 highway miles. The RS5 and the M4 have a similar range. The ATS-V suffers from its least range of 256 city miles and 368 highway miles.

Interior
7.7/10

"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."- Kelley Blue Book

2018 BMW M4 Seating and Comfort

The interiors on the 2018 BMW M4 are simple and premium. It's quite roomy as well, and the exterior will fool you into believing it's a tight car on the inside. As a daily driver, the interior of this car will come as pretty easy to live with, and natural with the BMW line-up. The fit and finish on the M4 are excellent, with no places to complain about. The controls and buttons are robust, and straightforward. Material quality in the M4 is top-notch and deserving of a compact sports luxury coupe. The driving position is upright, not engulfing as some sports cars do. Where we do have a problem is with the center console, which uses too much hard plastic which stands out in this exclusive interior. The usage of warm and bright colors over cool and dark colors brings out the interior even more.

2018 BMW M4 seating

In terms of seating, the M4 is a 2-door 4-seater car. The seats use a mixed material of cloth and leather, which is smooth to touch and feels like any other BMW seating. The M4 prides on its seating- sporty but comfortable for daily driving as well. The front seats are super comfortable, with thick cushioning and good enough support and bolstering. Getting into the rear can be a job, but once you are inside, the seats have decent legroom and are comfortable for adults. Getting in and out of the front row is just like any other car, with high seats and a wide door that make it easy to get in and out. Visibility is good in the front and on the sides, but there are blind spots towards the rear. The door trims use a sun-reflective technology that helps to keep the cabin cool.

Model 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Passenger capacity 4 4 4 4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.8/55.3/42.2 37.6/54.1/42.3 39.6/55.3/41.3 38.8/54.8/42.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

36.1/51.7/33.7 35.1/51.1/33.5 36.2/50.7/32.7 35.6/51.7/32.0

All the cars seat 4 passengers. The BMW offers the most space in the front and the back. Individual proportions-wise, the ATS-V has the most legroom in the front and the RS5 has the most headroom in the rear. The BMW M4 has a long wheelbase that has helped it provide a roomy interior. The C63 boasts of a larger wheelbase, but the engine takes up some extra space. Some of the interior features on the BMW M4 are:

  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Dual-zone automatic control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power front sport seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power rear sunshade

2018 BMW M4 Infotainment

The 2018 BMW M4 gets an 8.8-inch display screen with BMW's iDrive infotainment interface as standard. This screen is large, easy to see in bright light, and responsive to inputs. The controls are very logically placed, which makes navigating through the menu simple. The interface itself is clean and has a smooth flow to it.

2018 BMW M4 dash and infotainment

Some features on this infotainment unit are: 

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless charging
  • HUD
  • HD and satellite radio
  • CD player
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation

2018 BMW M4 Cargo Capacity

The cargo capacity in the 2018 BMW M4 stands at 11 cu-ft. The cargo capacity is not much, but will carry weekend getaway luggage. The split backseat is foldable, which can help with the loading of bigger items.

Model 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Volume (ft cube) 11.0 10.4 16.4 10.5

The Cadillac ATS-V offers the least cargo capacity at 10.4 cu-ft. This is followed by the Mercedes-Benz C63 at 10.5 cu-ft. The M4 comes in second place, whereas the RS5 offers the most at 16.4 cubic feet. 

Exterior
9.1/10

"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."- Kelley Blue Book

2018 BMW M4 Coupe Dimensions and Weight

The 2018 BMW M4's exterior is similar to the 4-Series but gets a different front and rear styling. The M4's front features the signature kidney grille styling with the M badging stamped on it. The front bumper is more aggressively styled, with a mesh grille to direct cold air towards the engine for better cooling. The car's hood gets a power dome. Around the side, just behind the front wheel are slits that again function as air passageways for hot air to flow away from the engine. The roof rises from the hood curves towards the rear.

2018 BMW M4 Competition front three quarter view

At the rear, the bumper also gets a more aggressive design with a lot more lines and creases. The rear also features a quad exhaust setup, which showcases the car's sporty nature. The hood on the Coupe has a choice- it can be the traditional steel roof with a sunroof, or a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof that helps with weight savings. Coming to dimensions, the 2018 BMW M4 weighs 3530 lbs, and has a length of 184.5 inches. It's 73.6 inches wide and sits 54.4 inches tall. The car has a wheelbase of 110.7 inches which is similar to that on the 4-Series. This wheelbase has helped provide a better interior space as well.

Model 2018 BMW M4 Coupe 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Curb weight(lbs) 3530 3803 3990 4074
Length(in) 184.5 184.7 186.0 184.0
Width(in) 73.6 72.5 73.3 73.6
Height(in) 54.4 54.5 53.5 55.1
Ground clearance(in) 4.8 4.9 4.5 4.4
Wheelbase(in) 110.7 109.3 108.9 111.8
Track width(in) F/R 62.2/63.1 60.5/61.4 62.9/62.5 64.4/62.7

The four cars are quite similar to each other in terms of proportions and placed side by side, the differences are not easy to see. The RS5 is the longest car and has the tightest wheelbase of all. The C63 has the most width and is the heaviest of all, at 4074 lbs. The ATS-V sits the tallest from the ground, with a ground clearance of 4.9 inches. The wheelbase is the most on the M4 at 110.7 inches. It is also the lightest among these cars.

2018 BMW M4 Competition rear three quarter view

Some of the exterior features on the M4 are:

  • Sunroof
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 18-inch/20-inch wheels
  • Adaptive sport-tuned suspension
  • The electronically controlled rear differential
  • Quad exhaust setup
Safety
9.0/10

The 2018 BMW M4 Coupe has not been safety rated by the NHTSA and the IIHS. The standard 4-Series has not been rated, but 4-Series is based on the 3-Series which got a Top Safety Pick award by the IIHS. In terms of standard equipment, the M4 is well-equipped but offers driver assistance features as an optional feature. This is disappointing, as some regular cars also get these features as standard now.

2018 BMW M4 grey

Some safety features on the M4 Coupe are:

  • Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • Rearview camera
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active lane control.

The active safety features all together cost $2,200 which is quite expensive. 

Competition
9.0/10

2018 BMW M4 Coupe vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

The M4 and the C63 are both performance variants of their standard cars. These two cars are similar in terms of their performance, but the C63 has better performance times. The braking on the C63 is better than that on the M4 as well. Also, the M4 has better fuel economy but the C63 has a better range. Both the cars come with RWD as standard. The BMW however benefits from better driving dynamics and more control in terms of handling and steering.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

In the interior, the M4is better than the C63 in terms of layout and overall appeal. The BMW's interior feels more modern and clean. The cargo space on both these cars is similar, but the BMW's cargo is slightly larger. Both the cars have not been safety-rated. The BMW however costs $1,200 over the C63. 

2018 BMW M4 Coupe vs 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe

The 2018 Audi RS5 is a great package. It's better in most departments than the BMW M4. The RS5 is much easier to live with daily. It offers better performance, with its more powerful engine and is much quicker off the line. The Quattro system offers even better handling and steering control, and lets you play around as well. The RS5 has a better fuel economy as well but is similar to the M4 in terms of range.

2018 Audi RS5 Coupe

The interiors on the RS5 are a notch higher than those on the BMW M4. There are more standard features on offer, and the trunk can hold more luggage as well. The RS5 is the all-rounder to go for. It's better than the M4 with the Competition package as well. The M4 is affordable than the RS5 by $1,200. But the RS5 offers more value for money.

Final Verdict

The 2018 BMW M4 is a great performance coupe to live with on a daily basis. It has the performance to get your adrenaline up, the handing to engage you but it all comes with a restriction, unlike the RS5. The BMW also has a decent fuel economy, for the performance it offers. The interiors are well-finished, with good equipment and easy tech. Where we find the BMW's limitations are at enhancing the interior and performance experience that the sports luxury coupe should manage to offer. The M4 is not a bad choice, but if you have the extra money we will suggest the RS5.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$68700

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

184.5 in

wheelbase

110.7 in

width

73.6 in

curb weight

3565 lbs

Height

54.8 in

Ground Clearance

4.8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

38.8 cu ft

cargo volume

11 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17/20/25 mpg

highway range

397.50 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.


BMW M4 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$72,175
5 Year Cost To Own
$89,167
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $89,167
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$12,462$6,025$4,925$5,521$4,823$33,756
Insurance$1,828$1,892$1,958$2,027$2,098$9,803
Fuel$3,038$3,129$3,222$3,319$3,419$16,127
MaintenanceNANA$790$3,772$3,207$7,769
RepairsNANANA$1,185$1,822$3,007
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
Read more about Cost-To-Own »

Similar Cars

Latest M4 Stories/Updates