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2019 BMW 4 Series

What’s new

  • New standard features: navigation, Apple CarPlay, parking sensors
  • Upgraded gauge cluster
  • Part of the first 4 Series generation introduced for 2014

Pros & Cons

  • Strong performance regardless of four- or six-cylinder power
  • Ride quality is quiet and comfortable
  • Biased toward comfort, but still excels at high speed on flowing roads
  • Cargo capacity is smaller than top rivals
  • Rivals offer more innovative in-car tech
  • Some interior trim pieces feel a bit cheap for the price
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MSRP Range
$44,800 - $53,200
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Which 4 Series does Edmunds recommend?

While the 440i's six-cylinder power is intoxicating, the 430i will hit the sweet spot for most buyers. Its turbo four-cylinder is a strong performer in its own right, and the money you save can go toward desirable options such as the Convenience package (heated seats, blind-spot warning) or the Driving Assistance package (forward collision warning, lane departure warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking).

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.9 / 10

BMW's reputation for making world-class sport coupes and convertibles is hard-earned. The automaker practically invented the segment decades ago with its 2002 and then the two-door 3 Series. It's led the pack ever since. Five years ago, BMW redesigned the two-door 3 Series (coupe and convertible) and rechristened it the 4 Series. Today's 2019 BMW 4 Series continues to deliver the performance, poise and refinement of its predecessor.

As such, the 4 Series can be a bit of everything to everyone. It's more civilized than a true sports car (no cramped interior or bone-jarring highway ride here) yet more sporting than a mainstream family car, the 4 Series offers a satisfying balance of comfort, capability and technology. One of our editors said it best in his test notes: "The 4 Series favors maturity over exuberance."

For 2019, the 4 Series turns a few previously optional features into standard equipment, the better to keep pace with redesigned rivals that now run fully astride with tempting offerings of their own. But while useful, these are minor details that don't give the 4 Series any particular edge. In a category BMW once so thoroughly dominated, the 4 Series is no longer an automatic pick. Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and even Chevrolet and Ford offer compelling coupes and convertibles. So, the competition has grown stronger, but that doesn't detract from the 4 Series' inherent excellence.

Notably, we picked the 2020 BMW 4 as one of Edmunds' Best Luxury Cars for this year.

2019 BMW 4 Series models

The 2019 BMW 4 Series is available as a coupe or convertible in two trims — 430i or 440i that differ mostly by engine type. The 430i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque), while the 440i uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (326 hp and 332 lb-ft). All 4 Series models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, though a six-speed manual is optional with the coupe. BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system is also offered as an option.

Standard 430i features include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, a sunroof (coupe), heated side mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, cruise control, a rearview camera, parking sensors, and emergency notification, roadside assistance and remote services, including smartphone app control over some car functions. Convertible models have a power-operated retractable hardtop with a removable wind deflector.

Inside you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front sport seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ambient cabin lighting, BMW's iDrive infotainment system with navigation and an 8.8-inch display, Apple CarPlay (one-year subscription), and a nine-speaker audio system with a CD player, HD radio and a USB input.

The 440i adds keyless entry and ignition, upgraded steering wheel leather, and a premium 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite radio. (These are offered as options on the 430i.)

Notable options include adaptive headlights, an adaptive sport suspension, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats, a surround-view camera system, and a wireless device charging pad. Additional safety features and driver aids include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the BMW 430i Coupe (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 6-speed manual transmission | RWD).


Overall7.9 / 10


If the mission statement was to create a coupe that's hard to fault, then BMW has done a solid job. Only lack of outright straight-line acceleration and nimbleness can be noted as deficits, but the breadth of the 430i's performance makes it a competent, safe and engaging driving partner.


The 430i isn't making a lot of power, so a quick getaway requires bringing engine rpm to around 3,500 rpm and quickly letting out the clutch with full throttle. With tall gearing and only 248 horsepower, getting from 0-60 mph takes 6.2 seconds. Don't expect to outrun many family sedans or SUVs.


The brake pedal feels a bit on the light side but always effectively communicates what's going on. The brakes respond with confidence in the city or on a challenging road, and during panic stops they were very consistent. We also noted good stability.


Steering weight depends on the drive mode with Comfort and Eco Pro offering the lighter weighting, while Sport and Sport+ add an appropriate amount of heft. The steering's accuracy and directness are ideal for a luxury coupe, and the thick M Sport steering wheel feels good in your hands.


This is not a sports car, but the 4 Series excels on flowing roads suited to high speeds and acquits itself well even in the Comfort setting. Sport mode firms up the dampers nicely, but Sport+ seems out of character for the car. The optional summer tires grip well enough.


It's best to know up front that this coupe prioritizes comfort and composure over outright speed and pace. The clutch travel is long but smooth, and the gear shift isn't to be rushed. Ample, smooth power is available at higher rpm, but the car can feel a bit flat at lower speeds.


A lot goes into making the 430i a great choice for covering long and interesting distances, but the way the car takes care of its passengers might be the biggest reason. The sport seats aren't that sporty, and the car isn't exceptionally quiet, but it's a nice place to be for hours at a time.

Seat comfort

Sport seats are part of this car's M Sport package, but they're far from aggressive and might be disappointing if that's what you're after. They're heated but not cooled, and the seat bottoms border on being a bit flat. The rear seats offer an astonishing amount of comfort once you get in them.

Ride comfort

BMW has this pretty well dialed and only the Sport+ setting seems out of character for the car. Comfort and Eco Pro provide excellent composure around town and at freeway speeds, while Sport mode has decent body control when driving within the car's limits. Sport+ is too firm and seems out of place.

Noise & vibration

The engine note is a bit nondescript, but it says a lot about how well road and wind noise is muted inside the cabin. Road noise can largely be chalked up to the run-flat tires. Hum from the engine is constant but not unwelcome or unpleasant at elevated speeds.

Climate control

Automatic dual-zone climate control is standard and effective thanks to the traditional high-mounted and nicely sized vents. Rear passengers have their own center-console-mounted vents, and there's plenty of airflow to go around.


The 430i was set up with driving comfort in mind, thanks to a high level of adjustability and very good pedal placement and ergonomics. Getting into the car in a tight spot is another story, and backseat passengers will need reassurance they can get in and out in the first place.

Ease of use

BMW's iDrive goes a long way toward decluttering the interior while still providing the driver with information and control of the infotainment and a multitude of vehicle settings. It takes some time to explore, but once learned it becomes second nature. Other controls are fairly straightforward.

Getting in/getting out

Since it's a coupe, the doors are long, so tight parking spots can make it tough to get in and out with grace. The extending seat-belt arm is appreciated. Getting to the back seat doesn't seem worth the effort, but there's space for adults once they make it. Still, they might need help getting out.

Driving position

As this is a true coupe, you sit low with your legs outstretched, but the generously telescoping wheel makes it easy to get comfortable. The M Sport steering wheel feels great in the hands. The shifter falls readily to hand and the iDrive is nicely isolated. It's easy to use but never in the way.


Not exactly a compact coupe, there's more than enough room all around for both driver and front passenger. Accommodating rear-seat passengers seem improbable, but two adults will have enough room in the back seats assuming the front occupants aren't too tall.


There's a lot of glass, all-around visibility is good, and none of the pillars are intrusive. Thanks to a full-size rear window, rearward visibility is fairly good but the high-resolution backup camera is still helpful. The sloped nose can make it difficult to judge the end of the hood.


No squeaks or rattles were noted, and panel gaps inside and out were uniform. There's high-quality leather on the seats and steering wheel, yet on the sides of the transmission tunnel there's coarse, hard plastic where your knee rests. It stands out in an otherwise upscale interior.


No one buys a coupe with practicality in mind, but the 430i is large enough to have a decent-size trunk. It's better at accepting longer items than larger ones, though, thanks to the split-folding rear seats and the short trunk opening. Interior storage is sparse, but there's space for the essentials.

Small-item storage

There are cupholders forward of the shifter and a small rubberized tray just in front of those that will have to hold most small items. The center console is mostly consumed by a cellphone holder, but it can fit sunglasses. The door pockets are sizable but difficult to reach while driving.

Cargo space

The trunk is fairly generous and free of obstructions. But the body styling restricts the size of the trunklid and prevents certain large objects that could otherwise fit in the trunk from squeezing through the opening. Rear seats use a versatile 40/20/40-split folding layout.

Child safety seat accommodation

LATCH anchors are clearly marked and easily accessible on the rear seats, but getting a car seat back there will definitely take some creativity. Moving the front seats forward requires two steps with separate controls for tilt and slide, so once a child seat is loaded in, it's likely to stay there.


Entry-level luxury cars can adopt the pay-to-play mentality with options and the 430i is no different, with optional navigation and Apple CarPlay. iDrive is well-sorted these days and is a thoroughly modern way to explore the technology, but Android users are out of luck.

Smartphone integration

CarPlay comes standard for 2019 but requires an ongoing subscription. Android Auto is not available. Basic USB connectivity is provided via a dash-mounted port or a second port in the center console alongside the phone holder. Bluetooth phone and audio connection is quick and easy.

Driver aids

Stability and traction control can be slackened in Sport+ or fully disabled. ABS incorporates brake fade compensation, brake drying and brake standby as well as BMW's cornering brake control (CBC) that aids in emergency braking when it happens while turning. A rearview camera is standard.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 BMW 4 Series.

5 star reviews: 33%
4 star reviews: 50%
3 star reviews: 17%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.2 stars based on 6 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • appearance
  • driving experience
  • value
  • handling & steering
  • spaciousness
  • acceleration
  • engine

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, My wife loves this car
Robert B Aiken,
440i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Her hair does not blow with the windows up and top down and the neck warmer extends the season for Drop Topping., We have leased BMW's for the last 10 years driving a 135 convertible, Series 5 Sedan, 640i Convertible, 750i and a 440i convertible. The best ride for the driver is the 750i and 640i. We truly enjoyed all of them and they meet different needs. The 440i is the most fun to drive and with the top down is the best looking. They are all good looking and fun to drive. My only complaint is how complicated BMW makes the buying process and how pricey they are. It seems that they don't know what market they are going after. The Cars service, included for the first 36,000 miles, is wonderful and takes the worry out of fixing a very expensive machine.

4 out of 5 stars, Excellent summer ride
440i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Opted for the 440i without x-drive to save weight. Great acceleration and handling. Great folding hardtop and decent trunk even with top down. One of the best looking convertibles out there.

4 out of 5 stars, Wish it had autonomous braking standard equipment
Bill H.,
430i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

I have leased 3 six cylinder turbo BMW convertibles, 2 335i and a 435i . I decided to go with 2019 430i turbo 4 this time, and I must say it’s surprisingly peppy and fun to drive. I barely notice the difference in power during everyday driving.

3 out of 5 stars, Overpriced
N H Timm,
430i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Too heavy

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Features & Specs

440i 2dr Coupe features & specs
440i 2dr Coupe
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
MPG 21 city / 32 hwy
SeatingSeats 4
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower322 hp @ 5500 rpm
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430i 2dr Coupe features & specs
430i 2dr Coupe
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MPG 24 city / 34 hwy
SeatingSeats 4
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower248 hp @ 5200 rpm
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440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
MPG 21 city / 31 hwy
SeatingSeats 4
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower322 hp @ 5500 rpm
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430i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
430i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MPG 23 city / 33 hwy
SeatingSeats 4
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower248 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite 4 Series safety features:

BMW Assist eCall
Automatically calls for help in the event of a collision and also allows passengers to call for roadside assistance with a single button.
Active Blind-Spot Detection
Warns if there is a vehicle in or approaching your blind spot with visual alerts or vibration through the steering wheel.
Forward Collision Warning
Alerts you if the system detects a possible front collision and automatically applies the brakes if you don't react in time.

BMW 4 Series vs. the competition

BMW 4 Series vs. Audi A5

Audi has long played catch-up to BMW's vaunted 3 Series and now 4 Series coupes, but no more. In the last few years, Audi's A5 has measured up and in some ways — notably tech offerings, style and driving engagement — surpassed its German rival. The A5 tends to handle with a bit more alacrity than the 4 Series, but does so at the expense of ride comfort. This is a stiff sport coupe.

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BMW 4 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

This is one of the granddaddies of rivalries, and both BMW and Mercedes have staked their claims well with similar kinds of cars. Mercedes has long taken the lead in ride comfort, safety innovation and general luxury refinement, ceding the "sport" end of the segment to BMW. But today's C-Class coupe is nearly every bit as engaging as the 4 Series, and sometimes more so.

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BMW 4 Series vs. Lexus RC 300

Lexus found an opening among its German competitors by offering tremendous sport coupe value with a minimal pricing and options structure. The base car offers loads of standard features at a lower price, for example. The RC 300 favors comfort over handling or acceleration performance. But if you like to travel in comfort and style, the RC 300 is a great pick.

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Is the BMW 4 Series a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 4 Series both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2019 4 Series gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews) You probably care about BMW 4 Series fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 4 Series gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg to 27 mpg, depending on the configuration. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW 4 Series. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 BMW 4 Series?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 BMW 4 Series:

  • New standard features: navigation, Apple CarPlay, parking sensors
  • Upgraded gauge cluster
  • Part of the first 4 Series generation introduced for 2014
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Is the BMW 4 Series reliable?
To determine whether the BMW 4 Series is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 4 Series. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 4 Series's 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 BMW 4 Series a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 BMW 4 Series is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 4 Series and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2019 4 Series gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 4 Series is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 BMW 4 Series?

The least-expensive 2019 BMW 4 Series is the 2019 BMW 4 Series 430i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,800.

Other versions include:

  • 440i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $51,200
  • 430i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $44,800
  • 440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $53,200
  • 430i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $46,800
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What are the different models of BMW 4 Series?
If you're interested in the BMW 4 Series, the next question is, which 4 Series model is right for you? 4 Series variants include 440i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 430i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and 430i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of 4 Series models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 BMW 4 Series

BMW finds itself in a rare position of playing catch-up with Mercedes-Benz and Audi in the luxury sport coupe class. Recent redesigns of the Mercedes C-Class and Audi A5 and S5 models have raised the bar, but the 2019 BMW 4 Series remains competitive, buoyed by a few improvements to this year's model.

The 4 Series is available as either a coupe or a convertible. The base 430i trim is powered by a 248-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the 440i gets a 326-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder. A standard eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels, and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system is offered on all models. A six-speed manual transmission is also available, but only on the coupe.

Standard 430i features highlights include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, selectable drive modes, BMW's Assist eCall emergency telematics, synthetic leather upholstery, BMW's iDrive infotainment system and a rearview camera. The 440i adds leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and a premium 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system with satellite radio.

The 4 Series was updated for the 2018 model, and changes for 2019 are minimal. Navigation now comes standard (previously it was optional), as do parking sensors and a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay. (Android users are out of luck.)

Notable options include adaptive headlights, an adaptive sport suspension, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats, a surround-view camera system, and a wireless device charging pad. Additional safety features and driver aids include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

In terms of price, the 2019 BMW 4 Series marches alongside the Mercedes C-Class and the Audi A5 or S5 when equipped similarly. The newer Mercedes leans a bit more to the traditional luxury side, while the Audi pushes modernity and technology to new levels. In many ways the BMW finds a pleasant middle ground and, despite its age handicap, is still worth serious consideration. When it's time to find your perfect 4 Series, let Edmunds help.

2019 BMW 4 Series Overview

The 2019 BMW 4 Series is offered in the following submodels: 4 Series Coupe, 4 Series Convertible. Available styles include 430i 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 430i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 440i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 430i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 440i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 440i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 430i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 440i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 BMW 4 Series?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 BMW 4 Series and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 4 Series 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 4 Series.

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Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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