2019 BMW 4-Sequence Assessment, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Photographs
No two 2019 BMW 4-Sequence have to be the identical.
That’s as a result of on prime of three physique kinds and 4 powertrains, the coupe, convertible, or hatchback is offered in myriad configurations with facilities and options that guarantee no two automobiles ought to go away the manufacturing facility with equivalent options.
Base coupes are geared up with artificial leather-based upholstery, a moonroof, power-adjustable entrance seats, computerized local weather controls, keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, an 8.8-inch infotainment show, computerized emergency braking (that we cowl above), and Apple CarPlay compatibility for about $45,000.
That’s good tools, together with its generously sized touchscreen. The 4-Sequence additionally will get one other level for its plentiful customization choices, however we take one again for an Apple CarPlay subscription mannequin that asks house owners for more cash annually after the primary yr. We land at a 7 out of 10 for options. (Learn extra about how we fee automobiles.)
Coupes, Gran Coupes, and convertibles are geared up identically in base configuration, and their choices largely mirror one another. Coupes and Gran Coupes price largely the identical, convertibles are roughly $8,000 extra. Including all-wheel drive provides $2,000 to any physique model.
Many of the 4-Sequence choices are bundled into packages that add sporty touches, luxurious aptitude, or security gear. Few a la carte gadgets reminiscent of heated seats, premium audio, adaptive suspension, and tech add-ons can be found.
Totally loaded, a 2019 BMW 440i xDrive Convertible can price greater than $73,000 and almost overlap a extra highly effective M4.
We’d order ours extra modestly. Smile-state consumers might take into account the convertible, however its premium could delay some in flyover nation.
We’d stick with a well-equipped 430i coupe or Gran Coupe with lively security options, premium audio, and/or adaptive suspension for about $52,000.
All variations of the 4-Sequence this yr embrace navigation and an 8.8-inch infotainment show that makes use of BMW’s iDrive software program.
The native infotainment software program is highly effective, and value studying, however BMW insists on charging house owners further for Apple CarPlay compatibility after the primary yr of possession (annually prices $80).
BMW is alone in charging extra for CarPlay compatibility and we’re undecided why. We are saying skip it. The native iDrive setup is healthier suited to its controller—utilizing Apple’s touchscreen-based system with a rotary knob is irritating—and CarPlay makes use of solely two-thirds of the display screen anyway.
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