2019 BMW 4 Coupe Sedan Review
Whether cruising in the swanky convertible or raising hell in the racy coupe, the two-door 4-series exemplifies the luxury sports car. Based on BMW’s venerable 3-series sedan, both body styles are available with an overachieving 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder (430i) or a dynamic 320-hp turbocharged inline-six (440i). The convertible is of the hardtop variety, which enhances interior quietness and is snug in cold-weather months. The 4-series is expensively tailored, and its driver-centric interior also has the segment’s largest back seat. A highly capable chassis seamlessly transitions between relaxed and athletic.
The 4-series received new engines and new trim terminology in 2017. For 2019, BMW stiffened the suspension, tweaked the steering, and made subtle styling updates to the front and rear ends including new headlights and taillights. The 4-series has two new, unique wheel designs plus two new exterior colors: Snapper Rocks Blue and Sunset Orange. The optional navigation system has a new interface, and the available advanced instrument-cluster display is more robust.
Trims and Options We’d Choose
Choosing the coupe or convertible can be a conundrum. We prefer the 440i coupe with the potent turbo-six—it’s $8800 less, too. It starts at $49,695; all-wheel drive adds $2000, but we’d spend that elsewhere. BMW buyers can expect additional packages and equipment to quickly balloon the bottom line. Only two exterior colors (Alpine White and Jet Black) and three “leatherette” upholstery choices are no-charge choices. Estoril Blue metallic ($550) is our paint pick, and requires the M Sport package ($2550), which includes the M sport suspension, an aerodynamic kit, 18-inch M Star-Spoke wheels, and more.