The BMW 4-Series is certainly handsome, but it isn’t very exciting. The shape is classic BMW, with the kidney grille and great proportions, but it's a bit simple compared to other options in the class. Some may find it boring, but we think it will age better than some of its competitors. Inside, the design is luxurious but straight-laced, with designs that don’t necessarily inspire us but still look good. Materials are top-notch and feel luxurious.
BMW offers the 4-Series in a myriad of styles and designs, with the performance-oriented M-Sport and upscale Luxury Design styles. The standard Sport Line trim offers a little bit of both. Leatherette seats are standard, but genuine leather is available as an upgrade and there are many choices of interior trims and colors. The front seats are comfortable and can be optioned to be heavily adjustable, but the rear seats are cramped and basically unusable for adults in the coupe and convertible, while the back of the Gran Coupe is much better with the four doors. Historically, BMWs don't come loaded with standard features, but this year’s 4-Series is an improvement with a moonroof, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, automatic climate control and power adjustable front seats. There’s an extensive list of options, including a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, and more. Don’t go too wild though, because the price can climb very quickly.