The 2018 BMW M4 is an exact representation of sporting ability and luxury. Based on the 4 series, the M4 received extensive upgrade that made it equally capable of exploring along mountain roads, hitting the racetrack or daily driving.
Basically, the 2018 BMW M4 is a high performance version of 4 Series coupe and convertible. It gets treatment from the BMW M division, including a more powerfull twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, more aggressive style, larger brakes and more sticky tires. Changes to the M badges do not detract from the Series 4 luxury. The ride is good enough to drive and fun for every day, the seats are comfortable for long trips and the interior still offers high quality material and logically placed controls. And although it’s two doors, the 2018 BMW M4 still has a spacious back seat and generous trunk.
If you want a comfortable sports car for everyday needs or you want something a bit more attractive than a luxury coupe or a convertible, then the 2018 BMW M4 is worth your choosing.
Trim, Features and Engine Specs
The 2018 BMW M4 is a high-performance two-door, four-passenger car offered as a coupe or a convertible.
Standard equipment for the 2018 BMW M4 included keyless ignition and entry, launch control, an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, automatic rev-matching on downshifts, 18-inch wheels with summer tires, an electronically controlled rear differential, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver-seat memory settings, heated power front sport seats, fold-down rear seatbacks and leather upholstery.
Inside, the M4 gets a rearview camera, navigation, an 8.8-inch display screen with BMW iDrive infotainment interface, Bluetooth, a suite of smartphone and online applications under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, satellite radio, HD radio, a CD player and a USB audio input.
Some optional packages are available for the 2018 BMW M4. The Competition package increases power rating to 444 hp plus sportier exhaust, improved settings for the adaptive suspension, 20-inch wheels, and interior trim upgrades. The Executive package adds automatic high beams, LED headlights, an automated parking system, side and top-view cameras, speed limit information and head-up display.
Stand-alone options include carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels, parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, a power rear sunshade (coupe), blind-spot monitoring, a head-up display, wireless device charging and Apple CarPlay.
For the coupe models, you have a choice of either a traditional steel roof with a sunroof or a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof. The convertible has a power-retractable hardtop with a wind blocker, extended leather upholstery and door trim incorporating sun-reflective technology. The convertible also includes front-seat neck warmers when equipped with the Executive package.
The 2018 BMW M4 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that generates 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed automated manual (M-DCT) with integrated launch control. Both transmissions feature automatic rev-matching on downshifts.
According to BMW, the 2018 M4 will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds when equipped with M-DCT. At track testing, an M4 coupe with the manual transmission sprinted to 60 in 4.4 seconds.
Also standard is the automatic engine stop-start features, which shuts off the engine to save fuel while the car is stopped. EPA estimates fuel economy for the 2018 BMW M4 coupe with the manual transmission at 20 mpg combined (17 city/25 highway), while the M-DCT rated at (20/17/24). The M4 convertible check-in (19/16/22) for the M-DCT and (20/17/25) with the manual.
Inside, you will find the 2018 BMW M4 cabin very similar to 4 Series, made with high quality materials and some silver and silver aluminum silver trim hands. As part of the BMW Motorsport division, the M logo comes in abundance. Other standard upgrades include a larger 4 Series display screen, iDrive controller with touchpad, a navigation system and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
The classical analog gauges are reminiscent of the BMW of previous decades, while optional head-up displays project digital information to the windshield at the bottom of the driver’s sight line. The standard iDrive interface is easy to use thanks to sharp graphics, easy-to-learn menus and fast processing times.
On the front, the 2018 BMW M4 feels spacious and its sport seats offer comfort and good support during an enthusiastic drive. The rear seats are also spacious, with adequate leg room and headroom for two normal adults. The trunk has a decent amount of cargo space, even in a convertible.
Release Date and Price
The 2018 BMW M4 has been available in dealerships since spring. The price will remain close to the current model, which sells for $67,195 in coupe and $75,695 as convertible. It will continue to compete with the Lexus RC F, the Cadillac ATS-V and the Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe and cabriolet.