Used 2019 BMW 4 Series Coupe
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
- 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
- New standard features: navigation, Apple CarPlay, parking sensors
- Upgraded gauge cluster
- Part of the first 4 Series generation introduced for 2014
|Overall||7.9 / 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the 4 Series models:
- 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.