2020 BMW M4

MSRP $103,100

Ranked #8 in Compact Coupe

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2020 BMW M4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2020 BMW M4 remains on the market with no significant changes. It is available for sale at $69,100 while the M4 Convertible is priced at $77,650. It continues to get the 425-hp V8 under the hood. The M4 with the Competition package increases power to 444 hp and does the 0-60 MPH sprint in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 174 MPH. 

2020 BMW M4 three-quarter view

The M4 has a comfortable interior and uses some fancy materials to dress up the cabin. Just like any other coupes, its rear starts are unbearable for adults but it offers decent trunk volume. The M4 also adds a great deal of driver-assistance technologies. Albeit being a great coupe, the M4 still sees stiff competition with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and the Lexus RC F

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Pros

Impressive infotainment

Athletic ride and engine performance

Nimble handling

Offers a manual transmisison

Cons

Firm ride quality

Cramped rear seats

No Android Auto

What's New?

No major changes


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$103100

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

454 hp @ 6250 rpm

torque

442 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

110.7 in.

length

184.5 in.

width

79.3 in.

height

54.8 in.

curb weight

3620 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

38.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

11 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/25 mpg

highway range

395.0 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$103,100 onwards

  • 16-speaker surround-sound system
  • 8.8-inch display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Heated and power-adjustable seats
  • Navigation system

Colors and Styles

2020 BMW M4 in Black Sapphire Metallic color
Black Sapphire Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

6.5

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

Overall Rating


Once a standout among sport coupes, the M4 is showing flaws as competitors improve- Edmunds

The BMW M4 is crafted for pure performance and balanced with comfort, and tight pricing. It boasts a mean design with great interior craftsmanship. The 2-door coupe has driving dynamics suitable for any driver and the comfort in sports attire. The famous iDrive infotainment system still lacks Android Auto but that's okay for iPhone owners. The coupe doesn't miss on safety by offering an array of advanced safety equipment.

The M4 has the lowest maintenance cost in this class but on the contrary, its repair and depreciation value is soaring high. This leads to a higher ownership cost than the AMG C63, which to be correct is close to $17,000 per year. Thanks to its fuel-efficient engine, its annual fuel cost is less than the RC F but equal to the AMG C63. In terms of reliability, the M4 was not rated by J.D. Power and therefore, ratings are not available.  

2020 BMW M4 Front View front angle view
2020 BMW M4 rear angle view

6.5/10
Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 BMW M4 Features

6.5/10

The M4 is eligible for a few options packages- Autotrader

The BMW M4 is offered in a single trim in 2 different body types - coupe and convertible. In this review, you'd read about the coupe configuration. The M4 Coupe starts at $69,150, excluding a destination fee of $995. The AWD drivetrain is not available but a 6-speed manual transmission is standard. Since the M4 is a performance-centric sports car, the optional packages are more focused on performance rather than comfort and technology. 

2020 BMW M4 front view

The M4 is available with a Competition package that bumps its power by 19 hp and also adds 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with performance tires, Merino leather seats, upgraded steering, suspension, and differential settings, and extended Shadowline trim for $4,750. Also, the $2,100 Executive package adds a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist, adaptive LED headlights, and a 360-degree camera. 

Trim

M4 Coupe

MSRP

$69,150

Key Features

Dual-zone automatic climate control
  10-way power front leather seats

 

Heated front seats

 

Ambient lighting

 

8.8-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay

 

16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system

 

Wireless charging
  Active Driivng Assistant
  Head-up display
  LED headlights

We Recommend

Unless you want a more robust machine, in which case look at the Competition Package ups the power, adds more adjustments to the adaptive dampers, suspension, steering, and a few sporty appearance additions. If not, the M4 is an otherwise great package in the base model.


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2020 BMW M4 Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The ride is firm but the driver is paid back for the abuse with genuine agility on twisty roads- CarAndDriver

The BMW M4 comes standard with a 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Propelling the rear wheels of the coupe, this motor churns out 425 hp and 406 lb-ft.of torque. It is also available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for $2,900. With the optional Competition Package, the power levels increase to 444 hp. The automatic transmission provides quick shifts, however, the manual transmission is mighty as well. 

2020 BMW M4 engine bay

The M4 is a fun car to drive for its razor-sharp handling. Flexing on its famed BMW handling, the M4 takes it a step above and glides around the tarmac the way you drive it. Attuned more towards a firm ride, the coupe effortlessly balances between soft and stiff suspension, giving unparalleled performance when thrashed around the track or normal city cruising. Its light yet faultless steering is purely accurate and points exactly where intended while road feedback feel is excellent.

2020 BMW M4 driving view

Blazing quick just as you jab the throttle, the M4 is basically Lightning McQueen on the tarmac. Zipping the mighty M4 from 0-60 MPH is done in 4.2 seconds while the quarter-mile run is finished in 12 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 MPH but with the M4 Driver's package, the maximum top speed limit is 174 MPH. When stopping the 3625-pound M4, the brakes are as sturdy as the powertrain is. With the optional carbon ceramic brakes, the M4 can stop from 60 MPH in just 98 feet. 

Models

2020 BMW M4

2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe 2020 Lexus RC F

MSRP

$69,150

$69,900 $64,900

Engine

3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 5.0L V8
Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

425 hp @ 5,500 RPM

469 hp @ 5,500 RPM 472 hp @ 7,100 RPM

Torque

406 lb-ft. @ 1,850 RPM

479 lb-ft. @ 1,750 RPM 395 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM
0-60 MPH 4.1 sec 3.8 sec 4.1 sec
Quarter Mile 12.0 sec 11.9 sec 12.7 sec
Top Speed 155 MPH 155 MPH 170 MPH

The Mercedes-AMG C63 is the quickest contender in this class thanks to its responsive V8 engine. The Lexus RC F, although being powerful, loses to the M4 in the drag test. It is worth noting that the M4 is the only sports car here that comes with a standard manual transmission, a plus point for purists. 


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2020 BMW M4 Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The upside is a combination of performance and reasonable gas mileage that's pretty impressive- Carbuzz

Thrifty? The BMW M4 is anything but that. The power underneath the hood is a fuel guzzler. In the city, the M4 manages to offer 17 MPG while you're seeing 25 MPG on the highway. That equates to 20 MPG combined. What is appreciable is its fuel efficiency. Despite housing a small tank, the M4's fuel estimates stand on par with its rivals. 

2020 BMW M4 rear driving view

If you go for the optional automatic transmission, the fuel economy will be down by just 1 MPG. With a 15.8-gallon tank full of premium fuel, the M4 should have a combined cruising range of about 316 miles with manual and 300 miles for automatic. Obviously, it's less than its rivals due to its small tank but that benefits from low fuel costs. 

Models

2020 BMW M4

2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe  2020 Lexus RC F

MPG (City)

18

17

16

MPG (Highway)

25

26

24

MPG (Combined)

20

20

19

Tank Capacity (Gallon)

15.8

17.4 17.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

284/395/316 296/452/348 278/418/331

Comparing the M4's fuel economy with its rivals, it is reasonably efficient. The Lexus RC F returns 19 MPG combined despite making 47 hp more than the M4. Even the 469-hp Mercedes-AMG C 63 managed to maintain its fuel economy almost similar to the M4, which is really good. But, it delivers the best range here. 


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2020 BMW M4 Interior

7.5/10

The M4 offers more space than most two-door sports cars, including two usable rear seats- Edmunds

Like its exterior, the cabin of the BMW M4 is based on the 4 series. Of course, the cabin feels premium and boasts a great list of details but falls short of the latest German cars. Leather makes up the upholstery of the cabin with carbon fiber interior trim with black chrome highlight making up the dash. Merino leather is a $950 option. Adding the Competition package adds M stripe colors to the M sport seats. 

2020 BMW M4 dashboard

For a sports car, the seats are quite plush. The Beemer's seating in the front is relatively more comfortable with up to 10 adjustable positions and standard heated functionality. At the back,  legroom isn't sufficient making it a no-go for adults but headspace is plenty. Visibility around the cabin is really good; there isn't any unnecessary intrusive pillar or equipment in the way.

2020 BMW M4 infotainment system

Seated along the dash is an 8.8-inch iDrive infotainment system. The main drawback of this system is that only Apple CarPlay is offered. While it does take some time to get used to its controls and explore the multitude of arrays of menus, the system is otherwise intuitive and fairly straightforward. The standard navigation system gets over-the-air updates and the image clarity is crystal clear. 

Models

2020 BMW M4

2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe 

2020 Lexus RC F

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/55.3/42.2

37.0/56.5/43.0

37.9/55.2/43.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.1/51.7/33.7

35.6/51.7/32.0

35.0/46.1/27.3

Cargo Space

11.0

10.5

10.1

Inside the boot, the M4 can accommodate 11.0 cubic feet of luggage which is decent enough for its size. It can store up to two luggage bags. There's more space available thanks to the rear folding seats, but storage is still paltry. Furthermore, the M4 is complemented by decent interior storage. Some other cabin features are:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • 10-way power front leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Carbon fiber dash trim
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system
  • Wireless device charging

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2020 BMW M4 Exterior

7.0/10

While the M4’s wheelbase is nearly identical to the standard 4 Series, this beefed-up model has a wider track and overall stance- Kelly Blue Book

The overall design of the BMW M4 is based on the 4 Series. Rolling over 18-inch alloy wheels, the M4 looks stylishly sporty and elegant - something BMW beautifully blends. The mean-looking front fascia incorporates the famous kidney-grille with LED headlights flanked on either side followed by black mesh on the lower fascia. Longnose with subtle slits and the Beemer insignia make up the hood of the M4.

2020 BMW M4

Detailed parallel character lines run across the side profile, and deeply routed air intake sits near the fenders. Aerodynamically designed to assist in its performance, the 184.5-inch long sleek profile moves all the way towards the back. Clear, no-nonsense elements make up the entirety of the Beemer. The back is dominated by a plain and simple fascia with LED brake lights and dual-tailpipes on the rear left.

Models

2020 BMW M4

2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe  2020 Lexus RC F

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,625 4,109 3,902

Length (in)

184.5

187.1 185.4

Width (in)

73.6

73.9 72.6

Height (in)

54.4 55.2 54.7

Ground Clearance (in)

4.7 4.0 5.1

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

111.8 107.5

The Mercedes AMG C63 is slightly longer than the M4, which can be a problem while parking at tight spots. For a sports car, the Lexus RC F's ground clearance seems slightly more. nevertheless, it's good enough to prevent its underbelly from scrapping. Some other exterior highlights of the M4 are mentioned below:

  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED DRLs
  • Quad chrome-plated exhaust tips
  • Power-folding, auto-dimming, heated side mirrors
  • 18-inch double-spoke alloy wheels
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Black kidney grille with chrome surround
  • Rear lip spoiler

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2020 BMW M4 Safety

7.0/10

Owning a sports car doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice the latest in driver-assist aids- Carmax

With the crash test records absent by the NHTSA and IIHS, we can't judge the Beemer how safe it is. This is much common in high-performance sports cars. Considering the brand's reputation and its lineup of safe vehicles, it is good to assume that the BMW M4 is a safe vehicle thanks to its strong build quality. 

2020 BMW M4 three-quarter view

The abundance of safety equipment featured in the M4 makes a difference in how reliable BMW is in preventing and providing comfort to you knowing you're in safe hands. The M4 comes with BMW Active Driving Assistant which is a collection of some of the best driver-assist features but some of them are options. These include

  • Rearview camera
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Automatic parking assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree camera

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2020 BMW M4 Competition

6.0/10

2020 BMW M4 vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

For its price, the Mercedes-AMG C63 is downright powerful even if the M4 is equipped with the Competition package. Therefore, the AMG C63 is quicker but the M4 is a purist pick as it comes standard with a manual transmission. Both cars are spacious and trunk volumes are decent. In terms of safety, the AMG C63 offers slightly more optional driver aids than the M4. 

2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe

2020 BMW M4 vs 2020 Lexus RC F

Unlike the M4, the Lexus RC F houses a naturally aspirated engine with more power. However, the M4 will beat it nicely and smoothly when it comes to quick acceleration. On the inside, the M4's rear row feels a bit roomier but both the sport coupes offer a lavish interior. In terms of fuel efficiency, the M4 is miles ahead of the M4. Safety-wise, both of them offer the latest safety techs. 

2020 Lexus RC F

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2020 BMW M4 Final Verdict

Engineered for pure performance with a spirited driving experience, the 2020 BMW M4 is a mix of comfort and power while trying to stay practical. Cramped rear seats do seem problematic but you get a bearable 4-seater sports car unlike the others in its price range. It is also equipped with the latest safety and technological features, though Android Auto is still not available. If that's okay with you, make sure you stop by the nearest BMW dealership to add an M4 to your garage. 

2020 BMW M4 front driving view

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2020 BMW M4 FAQs

Is the BMW M4 fast?

The BMW M4 is incredibly fast. The shortest time it takes to reach 60 MPH is 3.8 seconds when equipped with the Competition package. The top speed maxes out up to 174 MPH. 

Does the BMW M4 have heated seats?

Yes, heated seats are standard in the BMW M4. 

Is the BMW M4 twin-turbocharged?

Yes, a 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine is placed under its hood. 

What is the BMW M4 Competition package?

This package bumps the M4's power to 444 hp and also adds 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with performance tires, Merino leather seats, upgraded steering, suspension, and differential settings, and extended Shadowline trim for $4,750.

Is BMW M4 good for drifting?

Yes, it is quite adept at drifting. It is also considered one of the best go-to cars for drifting. 

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