2022 BMW M4

MSRP $71,800 Est.

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2022 BMW M4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 18, 2021

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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 E92 BMW M3 coupe, the vehicle quickly gained popularity with its subtle yet confident handling and engine performance. With a 0-60 mph acceleration of just 4.1 seconds and an exciting rear-wheel-drive configuration, it quickly became a favorite amongst car enthusiasts. The 2021 BMW M4 was the second generation of M4s known as the G82. The M4 proved to be a great sports coupe with its exciting ride, swift gearbox, and the latest and best of what the company had to offer. 

The 2022 BMW M4 will be more or less a carryover model and won’t see a major change apart from the introduction of xDrive for the 2022 M4 Competition variant. Both the M4 coupe and M4 Competition will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo Inline-6 engine mated to either a manual or an automatic gearbox. The 2022 model is expected to have a price tag of around $73,500 for the base variant and would go up to $80,000 for the topmost Competition variant. It will compete against the likes of Audi RS5 CoupeMercedes-AMG E53 Coupe, and Lexus RC coupe

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Pros

Excellent driving dynamics

Feature loaded interior

Ample amount of interior space

Best in class performance from the inline-six motor

Cons

Stiffer suspension setup

Exterior design is not to everyone’s liking

What's New?

New M xDrive configuration for the M4 Competition model

Updated iDrive infotainment system

Limited production BMW M4 CSL added to the lineup


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$71800

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

406 lbs.-ft. @ 1850 rpm

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/25 mpg

highway range

395.0 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $71,800 Est. onwards

425 hp @ 5500 rpm | 3L | Inline 6 | premium unleaded (required)

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW M4 in Azurite Black Metallic color
Azurite Black Metallic

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The 2022 BMW M4 coupe is expected to be priced at around $73,800 for the base variant and start at $78,000 for the M4 Competition variant.

2022 BMW M4 Features

The 2022 BMW M4 Coupe will be available in two trims M4 Coupe and M4 Competition Coupe. The 2022 BMW M4 coupe will get a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, and the 2022 M4 Competition coupe will also get the same engine but in a higher state of tune. The M4 coupe will be RWD, while the M4 Competition will feature AWD a.k.a xDrive. The base M4 coupe is expected to start at $73,500, while the topmost M4 Competition xDrive can easily touch $80,000.

The standard features available in the BMW M4 are listed in the table below. Apart from this, you also get a host of optional packages to equip more features to the stock M4. Optional packages available include M Technology Package, M Sport Pro Package, etc. The M4 Competition trim, on the other hand, offers a Driving Assist Professional package that adds more advanced driver-assist tech. That said, the prices of any of the above packages are not available yet.

Trims

M4 Coupe*

M4 Competition Coupe*

Prices (RWD)

$73,500

$78,000

Prices (AWD)

-

$80,000

Features

Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers

19- or 20-inch M Sport Bi-color alloy wheels with run-flat tires

 

M Rear spoiler 

M branded seatbelts

 

M Sport braking system

M Sport Rear Differential

 

M Electric power steering with Servotronic

Extended Shadowline exterior trim

 

Extended Merino leather upholstery

 

*expected

The BMW M4 is already well-equipped, but you still get a few more features through optional packages. Features that come with optional packages include BMW gesture control, Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging, Head-up display, Park assistant plus, Driver recorder, etc. While the M4 Competition with its advanced driver-assist package adds Remote 3D view, event recorder, crash recorder, lateral parking aid, etc.

We recommend

The 2022 BMW M4 Competition is the more capable version of the base M4, and we recommend going for it. The M4 Competition carries a premium of $4,500 for the RWD and $6,500 for the AWD version. This isn’t much as for the given price difference you add M Sport Rear differential and better-looking alloy wheels to name a few. This, in our opinion, is worth the price and upgrade.

Release date

The 2022 M4 is expected to hit the US market by August 2021, according to BMW USA.

2022 BMW M4 Engine and Performance

When it comes to displaying sheer power and excitement, BMW M4’s 3.0-liter Twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine doesn’t shy away at all. The engine produces 473 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque in the base variant. The BMW M4 Competition also gets the same engine, but it is tuned to produce 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard in the base variant of the 2022 M4 with an optional 8-speed ZF torque converter automatic gearbox. The M4 Competition variant exclusively comes with the 8-speed ZF torque converter unit. The base M4 comes standard with an RWD configuration. For the 2022 BMW M4 Competition, now you can also opt it in xDrive or AWD configuration. 

As the 2022 M4 will be similar to the 2021 model year, the acceleration timing from 0-60 mph is expected to be 4.1 seconds and a quarter-mile timing would be 12 seconds for the base variant with RWD. BMW claims that with the xDrive being introduced, the M4 Competition will be 0.4 seconds quicker in 0-60 mph, and the quarter-mile timings will improve as well, making it one of the quickest cars in the segment. Lexus comes to a close second thanks to its 5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8 on offer. RS5 has the most torque on offer and much credit goes to its Quattro AWD tech.

Models

2022 BMW M4 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2021 Audi RS5 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC F Coupe

MSRP

$73,800

$76,250

$75,100

$65,975

Engine

3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6

3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6

2.9-liter twin-turbo V6

5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

473 hp @ 6250 rpm

429 hp @ 6100 rpm

444 hp @ 5700 rpm

472 hp @ 7100 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

406 lb-ft @ 6130 rpm

384 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

442 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm

395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

The 2022 M4 lineup would comprise BMW's M Performance parts, which include adaptive dampers, electrically controlled lightweight titanium exhaust system, and exclusive wheels. The ride quality would turn out to be stiff, courtesy of large 19-inch or 20-inch wheels with run-flat tires. But with adaptive dampers, one would be able to mitigate the stiffness to a certain extent. 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. The 2022 M4’s overall driving dynamics would undoubtedly be a notch above the 2021 BMW M4’s exceptional driving capabilities.

The configurable suspension, power, and braking help further customize the vehicle's ride quality and performance as per the driver’s needs. M4 certainly would give some tough competition to its rivals when it comes to performance and power. Except for the Lexus RC with a big 5.0-liter V8, putting out 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque, no other coupe can match the BMW M4’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six 473 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque figures. The Audi RS5 with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 is the only close competitor with 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, while the Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 has the lowest performance figures of 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.

2022 BMW M4 Fuel Economy

The 2022 BMW M4 is a carry-over model with the same engine as the 2021 BMW M4. So we expect the fuel economy figures to be in a similar ball-park and will refer to its figures to give you a fair idea. The BMW M4 will deliver 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg of fuel economy combined. With a fuel tank capacity of 15.6 gallons, you can expect 249 miles of range in the city and 358 miles of range on highways. That said, the fuel economy offered by the BMW M4 might not be the best in class, but it is certainly worth the sacrifice considering the performance and power that you get in return.

Models

2022 BMW M4 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2021 Audi RS5 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC F Coupe

MPG (City)

16

21

18

16

MPG (Highway)

23

28

25

24

MPG (Combined)

19

24

20

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.6 gallons

17.4 gallons

15.3 gallons

17.4 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

249/ 358/ 296

365/ 487/ 417

275/ 382/ 306

278/ 417/ 330

Among the rivals, the AMG E53 coupe is the most economical in its class, thanks to EQ Boost tech, and it returns 21/28/24 mpg of fuel economy in city/highway/combined, respectively. Next is the Audi RS5 coupe with a fuel economy of 18/25/20 mpg, respectively. The BMW M4 and Lexus RC F coupe share almost similar fuel economy figures of 16/24/19 mpg, respectively. That said, AMG E53 and Lexus RC F have the biggest 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity that enables them to return 417 miles and 330 miles of combined range, respectively.

2022 BMW M4 Interior

BMW offers the best they have when it comes to their M cars, and the 2022 BMW 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. There are no significant changes in the interior of the 2022 M4 compared to the 2021 M4. The only significant change in the interior will be an updated iDrive infotainment system.

The first thing that catches your attention inside the car is the wide and comfortable seats. The standard seats are draped in extended Merino leather which can be had in four color choices. The optional carbon 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.

Models

2022 BMW M4 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2021 Audi RS5 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC F Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.3 / 55.1 / 41.7

37.7 / 56.1 / 41.9

39.0 / 55.3 / 41.3

37.8 / 50.7 / 45.4

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

35.8 / 51.0 / 34.7

36.4 / 50.3 / 35.9

36.1 / 50.7 / 32.7

35.0 / 46.1 / 27.3

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

12.0.

10

11.6

10.1

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. Compared to the previous generation of the M4, the current generation of M4 on which the 2022 model year car will be based has an extended wheelbase which adds to the cabin space. However, the trunk space is generous at 12 cubic feet, which is the best in class. Only Audi RS5 with a trunk space of 11.6 cubic feet can come close to it, while the AMG E53 and Lexus RC F have an almost similar cargo capacity of 10 and 10.1 cubic feet, respectively.

The infotainment system of the 2022 BMW M4 will include a 12.3-inch instrument display and a 10.25-inch center display. The 2022 M4 is said to come with an updated iDrive 8 software. It 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 and a 464 W amplifier. Highlights of the infotainment system include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • SiriusXM with 360L and 1-year free subscription
  • Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive8
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Harman Kardon surround sound system

2022 BMW M4 Exterior

The 2022 BMW M4 has been caught testing without camouflage, and the first thing you will notice of the 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 2022 BMW M4 will be offered in two non-metallic, seven metallics, and two frozen matt colors. Of which Sao Paolo Yellow, Isle of Man Green, Brooklyn Grey, Frozen Brilliant White, and Frozen Portimao Blue are new additions to the 2022 M4’s color palette.

The bold lines, creases, and ducts certainly convey that they aid aerodynamics on the M4. 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. That said, the boot space is not sacrificed, and still, the 2022 M4 offers 12 cubic feet of class-leading trunk space.

Models

2022 BMW M4 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2021 Audi RS5 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC F Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,830 lbs

4,429 lbs

3,990 lbs

3,902 lbs

Length (inches)

189.1 in

190.6 in

185.9 in

185.4 in

Width (inches)

74.3 in

73.1 in

73.5 in

72.6 in

Height (inches)

54.9 in

56.3 in

54.0 in

54.7 in

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.8 in

N / A

4.3 in

5.1 in

Wheelbase (inches)

112.5 in

113.1 in

108.9 in

107.5 in

The dimensions of the 2022 BMW M4 are expected to be more or less the same, and the M4 coupe will be 189.1-inches long, 74.3-inch wide excluding mirror, and 81.4-inches wide including mirror, 54.9-inches tall, and have a ground clearance of 4.8-inches. BMW M4 is the lightest car and sits in between the AMG E53 and the other two in terms of dimensions. Speaking of which, the AMG E53 is 1.5-inches longer, 1.4-inches taller, and has a 0.6-inch longer wheelbase than the M4.

Next comes Audi RS5, which is around 3-inches shorter in length, 0.8-inches less in width, and 0.9-inch less in height compared to the M4. While the Lexus RC F is the most compact coupe in this comparison and is 3.5-inches shorter in length, 1.7-inches less wide, and has almost 5-inches shorter wheelbase compared to the BMW M4. Only in terms of ground clearance, the Lexus RC F is 0.3-inch higher than the M4.

2022 BMW M4 Safety

The 2021 BMW M4 hasn't been crash-tested by agencies like the NHTSA or IIHS and hence safety ratings for the 2021 or the 2022 model year M4s aren't available. But when it comes to safety features and reliability, all modern BMWs have the best track record possible. 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. Standard safety features available on the 2022 BMW M4 will include: :

  • Emergency Stop Assistant
  • Park Distance Control
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Active Protection and Active Driving Assistant
  • Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Active Lane Keeping Assistant
  • Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for limited access highways
  • Evasion Aid
  • Automatic High beam assistant

2022 BMW M4 Competition

2022 BMW M4 Coupe vs. 2021 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 AMG E53 is a cheaper price tag and a larger trunk. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 coupe, on the other hand, looks way better than the M4, has a better infotainment system, and offers hybrid assist for the powertrain, which translates to better fuel economy and acceleration figures.

2022 BMW M4 Coupe vs. 2021 Audi RS5 Coupe

When it comes to performance, the 2022 M4 seems to bring more things to the table with its standard RWD configuration, which helps it go sideways at your will. But the Audi RS5’s Quattro system helps it to achieve a quicker 0-60 mph timing than that of a standard M4 despite the disadvantage in power and weight. But RS5 is also an expensive car compared to the M4, and the price difference doesn’t justify these pros. Although Audi 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 BMW M4 Coupe vs. 2021 Lexus RC F Coupe

The Lexus RC F coupe is cheaper and has a bigger displacement engine compared to the BMW M4. Except for these two things, there is hardly any comparison where the BMW M4 hasn’t beaten the Lexus RC F. The BMW M4 has better performance, space, and overall driving dynamics. That said, it is very hard to suggest Lexus RC F over a much more competent BMW M4.

2022 BMW M4 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 2022 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. Except for those odd-looking grille, it's all positive about the car and is no doubt a car to aspire for and own.

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