2021 BMW M4

MSRP range: $71,800 - $74,700
5 out of 5 stars(1)
MSRP$82,145
Edmunds suggests you pay$82,425

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2021 BMW M4 videos

CARLOS LAGO: You've got the downshift better. MARK TAKAHASHI: No! No! SPEAKER: Three, two, one, go. MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh, boy. Hey, Carlos. CARLOS LAGO: Hi, Mark. What are you driving there? MARK TAKAHASHI: This is the Ford Mustang Mach 1. Starts around 54 grand, has a five-liters V8 that does around 480 horsepower. CARLOS LAGO: What is that? MARK TAKAHASHI: This is a BMW M4 competition, Twin Turbo, three litre straight six, 503 horsepower, and eight speed automatic. CARLOS LAGO: Come on. Throw that again. MARK TAKAHASHI: $76,000 to start. But how much is that one? CARLOS LAGO: I knew you're going to ask. So this one has all the options like the Carbon ceramic brakes, the Carbon bucket seats, the Carbon exterior package, all that stuff. So it has an As tested price of $102,000. MARK TAKAHASHI: Wow. That's like five sheets of plywood. CARLOS LAGO: What does that one cost? MARK TAKAHASHI: So this starts at 54. But it's got the tenns speed auto, Recaro car seats, handling package, and premium audio. So it brings it right at around 65 grand, which is still cheaper than that stats. CARLOS LAGO: That's pretty remarkable. The question though is, which of these two is quicker in a straight line? That's what we're going to find out in this heads-up Drag Race. You like videos like this one, let us know in the comments below. Also, tell us about the cars you'd like to see get Drag Race. Make sure to check out the links in the description and also visit edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer on your car. BMW launch control has traditionally been overly complicated and this M4 it's a lot easier. What I have to do is put it in drive first obviously. Turn off stability control, wait for that button to get depressed. Then switch the shifter into manual mode. And then put it at the harshest shift setting. At that point, once the engine's warmed up, foot hard on the brake, foot hard on the gas at which point the engine speed will start climbing. It'll tell me launch control ready after a couple of beats. And then I release the brake. We'll see how it all works in practice though. MARK TAKAHASHI: Well, Carlos needs-- I don't know-- maybe a PhD in astrophysics to figure out how to launch that thing. This one's pretty easy because there is no launch control. The launch control is me. So what do I do? I put it into Drag Strip mode. I'm going to break, talk a little bit. I've got traction control off. So it is really truly just me. My only real concern does not spin the tires right off the line, which is pretty easy with this car, and not hit the Rev Limiter. Seems pretty easy. CARLOS LAGO: I think I'm going to beat that Mustang. I hope it should be that Mustang. I have more power, and I'm lighter. SPEAKER: Drivers are you ready? Let's race in three, two, one, go. CARLOS LAGO: More a little bit speed to control the line and that Mustang is gone. No problem running away from that thing. Oh, boy, wow, this is faster. Boom! MARK TAKAHASHI: Spun the tires bad at the beginning. Oh, that was weak start. CARLOS LAGO: Mark, what happened there? MARK TAKAHASHI: Whoa, I gave it just a little bit too much throttle. CARLOS LAGO: A little bit of spin off the line, huh? MARK TAKAHASHI: I was just so excited. CARLOS LAGO: So what's interesting about this launch control is it bites really hard, waits for the tires to slip, and then gets you a little bit of stability control. And then Oh, my God, does this thing accelerate away quickly? MARK TAKAHASHI: Hey, Carlos. You wanted to know what bites really hard? The grill on that car. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, it is kind of unfortunate. At least with how quick this thing is, no one really sees the front-end. MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, I'm happy because it looks great from back here. CARLOS LAGO: I will say that Mustang looks terrific in my rear view mirror as I'm accelerating away. MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not. [LAUGHING] CARLOS LAGO: I think I'm complimenting the car. So what went right and what went wrong with your launch? MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh, I just left-footed it. I spun it all the way into third gear. CARLOS LAGO: Tires made a little more heat in them, but we might have that on the second run. MARK TAKAHASHI: Possibly, I mean, obviously, the problem exists between the steering wheel and the driver's seat. CARLOS LAGO: The manual launch control is a little not functional? MARK TAKAHASHI: I prefer to call it organic. CARLOS LAGO: Anyway, we'll try race number two. And we'll see if you can get your launch right. MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, I give myself about 50, 50 here. SPEAKER: Race in three, two, one, go. MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh, boy, CARLOS LAGO: Yep, there is that power-weight difference right there. MARK TAKAHASHI: Come on baby hook up. Whoa. Oh, he's still going. She's the same for as first. Huuh, It's spinning fast. But, yeah, that initial hop off the wall, and I know it's finished. CARLOS LAGO: That launch seemed pretty decent at first but then the M4 just found a way to advance. The M4 has really started to run away, doesn't it? MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, boy, Howdy. I got pasted back there pretty easily. CARLOS LAGO: I don't know about you, but this thing wiggled quite a bit through second gear, reminding me to keep looking forward and not over at you. MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, I got some pretty decent wheelspin in first gear, but I got a little control by second. CARLOS LAGO: Did that launch feel better than the first one? MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh, worlds different. Way, way, way better. CARLOS LAGO: Well, I think we've basically backed up our data from the test track though. But if I recall correctly that Mustang does stop shorter and have more grip on our skitpads. So it should be better handling part two. So what do you say we go for a roll race now. What do you think? Like 30 miles an hour, and as soon as we cross the start line we're both going the nail the gas pedal as far as we can. MARK TAKAHASHI: I assume that the power difference is going to be pretty obvious. CARLOS LAGO: Now, we're eliminating the launch from the process. MARK TAKAHASHI: Look at that, flying in formation. So sexy. Oh, here we go. We're going to get him. We're going to get him. And here we go. CARLOS LAGO: Oh, so you got the downshift better. MARK TAKAHASHI: Huh, of course. No! No! Come on. CARLOS LAGO: That's horsepower. That's horsepower. MARK TAKAHASHI: That was better. That was so much better. [LAUGHING] CARLOS LAGO: So you totally got the launch. You got the downshift faster than the M4. I didn't start the lowest possible gear but that must have felt good. MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh, man, I was a hero for like half a second there. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, it's crazy to see how big of a difference the horsepower is, isn't it? MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh, yeah, totally. But yes, rolling in second, and just popping in the third was super easy. CARLOS LAGO: I will say, I really like the way that Mustang sounds. So I was happy to have it next to me for as long as we have it next to me. Because it just can't be the same. MARK TAKAHASHI: I can't even hear your car. CARLOS LAGO: But you can't be a naturally aspirated V8 when it comes to just sounding good. So we'll do that one more time, and I'm actually, going to try to stick in-- were you in second gear? MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, I was rolling in second. CARLOS LAGO: But you have 10 of them so that's like-- second gear for you is like negative first for me. MARK TAKAHASHI: Fair enough. It's like full mode. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, something like that. That's how gearing works, right? MARK TAKAHASHI: Right. CARLOS LAGO: All right. So second gear, that's pretty high. We'll see. I might actually get some wheelspin, which may not help me. MARK TAKAHASHI: Here we go again. Something, something, copywrite. CARLOS LAGO: Oh, no the traction is [INAUDIBLE]. MARK TAKAHASHI: He got me. CARLOS LAGO: More than traction. MARK TAKAHASHI: This car is fast. This thing is so fast. CARLOS LAGO: Moving closer. MARK TAKAHASHI: Get the revelator in fifth. But I had already lost. CARLOS LAGO: So Mark, I think that pretty much seals it. The more powerful lighter and more expensive BMW is quicker in a straight line than the less expensive heavier, and less powerful Mustang. MARK TAKAHASHI: Why do you hate America, Carlos? CARLOS LAGO: I'm a fan of testing, but I feel like in true Edmunds Drag Race tradition, we've proved the obvious. MARK TAKAHASHI: I concur. CARLOS LAGO: But I will say I think I like that Mach 1 a little bit more. What do you think? MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, this would be the one that would be in my driveway. CARLOS LAGO: Both of these cars though have very cool wheels. MARK TAKAHASHI: I like the lacy delicateness of yours, like hmm, tasty. CARLOS LAGO: I like the brutish strong severe book of Mach 1 wheels. Anyway, it's cool to like things across both cars, right? MARK TAKAHASHI: Yeah, we're all for diversity. CARLOS LAGO: Anyway thank you guys for watching another Drag Race of ours. If you like what you saw, thanks. Leave us a comment, click Subscribe, click Like, all that fun stuff. If you got a car you're trying to sell, go to edmunds.com/sellmycar, get an instant cash offer. And we'll see you guys on the next Drag Race video. Thank you for watching.

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FAQ

Is the BMW M4 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 M4 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about BMW M4 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the M4 gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the M4 has 12.0 cubic feet of trunk space. 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 M4. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 BMW M4?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 BMW M4:

  • Redesigned for 2021
  • Incrementally better acceleration and handling
  • New performance and track analysis features
  • Part of the second 4 Series generation introduced for 2021
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Is the BMW M4 reliable?

To determine whether the BMW M4 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the M4. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the M4's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 BMW M4 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 BMW M4 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 M4 and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 M4 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 BMW M4?

The least-expensive 2021 BMW M4 is the 2021 BMW M4 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $71,800.

Other versions include:

  • 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $71,800
  • Competition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $74,700
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What are the different models of BMW M4?

If you're interested in the BMW M4, the next question is, which M4 model is right for you? M4 variants include 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), and Competition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of M4 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2021 BMW M4 Overview

The 2021 BMW M4 is offered in the following submodels: M4 Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), and Competition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). The 2021 BMW M4 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic. The 2021 BMW M4 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 BMW M4?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 BMW M4 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 M4 5.0 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 2021 M4.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 BMW M4 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 M4 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2021 BMW M4?

2021 BMW M4 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

2021 BMW M4 Competition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

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Which 2021 BMW M4s are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 BMW M4?

2021 BMW M4 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG

2021 BMW M4 Competition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG19
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase112.5 in.
Length189.1 in.
WidthN/A
Height54.8 in.
Curb Weight3830 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 BMW M4?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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