2020 BMW M4 Convertible

MSRP range: $77,650
5 out of 5 stars(2)
MSRP $87,835
Edmunds suggests you pay $82,655

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2020 BMW M4 Review

  • Sharp and responsive handling doesn't sacrifice much in comfort
  • Stout brakes and grippy tires are capable and trustworthy
  • Interior is well-finished with many standard features
  • Steering is less connected than we'd expect from this class of vehicle
  • Engine and exhaust sounds can be grating
  • Competitors offer more powerful and exciting engines
  • The BMW M4 is unchanged for 2020
  • Part of the first M4 generation introduced for 2015

The traditional magic behind BMW's vaunted M-car lineup lies in its balance of comfort and high performance. A prime example is the 2020 BMW M4. A strong six-cylinder engine, taut handling and powerful braking make the M4 a world-class convertible, but you don't need to drive it at world-class levels to enjoy it. Its comfortable seats and user-friendly tech interface make it just as good on the daily commute or long drives out of town.

Sure, you can get those same qualities from BMW's regular 4 Series convertible. But what you won't get is the M4's brash alter ego, the one that grips the tarmac with tenacity and wildly accelerates with nearly 450 horsepower under the hood. It also looks more aggressive than the regular 4 Series thanks to subtle styling enhancements such as wider fenders and a domed hood.

One minor item of note is that the 4 Series and M4 carry over unchanged for 2020, unlike the related 3 Series, which BMW redesigned for the 2019 model year. That means the M4 is getting a bit old, at least from a design and technology standpoint. You might also find that the M4's main rival, the Mercedes-AMG C 63, is more exhilarating to drive. Overall, though, the M4 continues to be a great convertible that maximizes both performance and daily livability.

Which M4 does Edmunds recommend?

The 2020 BMW M4 comes in a single trim level, so tailoring one to your style involves options. The most significant choice is between the manual transmission or the dual-clutch automatic. You'll feel more engaged with the manual. But given the M4's all-purpose role, the automatic might be the better call. If you are the kind of driver who relishes shifting gears yourself, you might consider the Competition package for its larger wheels and advanced suspension and drivetrain components.

BMW M4 models

The 2020 BMW M4 is based on the company's 4 Series and offered as a coupe or a convertible. It comes with plenty of standard features, starting with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine (425 horsepower, 406 lb-ft of torque) and either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

An adaptive sport-tuned suspension, electronic rear differential, 18-inch wheels and high-grip tires cover the performance spectrum. And interior luxuries include leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable seats, and an infotainment system highlighted by an 8.8-inch display, navigation, Apple CarPlay and a 16-speaker surround-sound system.

A few key optional packages are also available for the M4. The Competition package ups the M4's power rating to 444 horsepower and adds 20-inch wheels, revised settings for the adaptive suspension, an even sportier exhaust, and some interior trim upgrades such as M stripes on the seat belts. The Executive package offers adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, side- and top-view cameras, an automated parking system, a head-up display and speed limit information.

Other options include carbon-ceramic brakes, blind-spot monitoring and wireless device charging.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 BMW M4.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
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    2020 BMW M4 videos

    [MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: This is the 2018 BMW M4. It's got the competition package, which means it has 444 horsepower. We're going to do an acceleration run, which should be a bit of fun, considering you have that power, a rear drive car, and a six speed manual. Now, we'd like to start by doing what we call the key up run. Assume you had just turned the car on, let it warm, up and jumped on the gas, and found out what would happen. That's what testing is, after all. I have got to key up settings on. So comfort everything, from the steering, to the suspension, to the gas pedal. And I think I mentioned the stability control too. Let's go with a 2800 RPM launch. So a little bit of slip before stability control comes on. This 3 liter straight or V6, to a straight-six. Ha. You saw that. This test track we're doing the acceleration run on has a few bumps. The bumps are apparently big enough to trigger the stability control. That could be interesting. So for run number two, I'm going to put the gas pedal aggressiveness in sport. I'm going to put the dampers in the sport plus to see how they do with those bumps that we're hitting. And I'm going to put the steering in sport, because why not. I'm feeling sporty. Stability control and trash control are now completely off. We'll go with let's say a 2,300 RPM launch. And we'll come off the clutch quickly instead of sidestepping it. Very quick, very quick car. You've got to take your time with the shifter. You can't do it too quick. A little rubbery with the feel. Though, I kind of like it. It's a classical BMW feel. The rear end of this car when it gets a big bump, there's so much power going to those tires that it feels like it's almost about to lose traction. It doesn't. It stays straight and true. But I've got to say, it's surprising at how loose that rear end can feel under straight acceleration. OK. Here we go. Run number three. We're going to see if we can bump up the RPMs a little bit and get a smoother launch out of the car. There we go. Bump one. You've got to consider that where I'm hitting the bumps on the straightaway are always right at the top of the gear. So like at 7,400 RPM, 7,300 RPM, there's that bump. And that's when the engine's doing peak power, I think. It may be doing peak power a lot lower at the engine speed. A lot of power are going to those rear tires when the rear axle gets that bump. I wish it was a little bit better controlled. Run number four. Here we go. Yes. Yeah. A little bit of wheel spin right at the top. I I think I was a little too high on the engine speed right there. I've got to say, for a car with this much power going to the rear wheels, with a traditional six speed manual layout, it's not a too difficult of a car to launch. The motor rips. I've said that before, but it's worth repeating. This thing has a ton of power. It sounds really good at high RPMs and not so great at low RPMs. It's kind of hard to fault it over power delivery. I just wish the rear end was a little bit more buttoned down. So that's going to wrap up this episode of how to accelerate your BMW M4. If you like what you saw, keep watching here at YouTube/edmunds. And also visit edmunds.com for all your car shopping, research, and buying needs.

    2018 BMW M4 Competition Package Acceleration Test

    NOTE: This video is about the 2018 BMW M4, but since the 2020 BMW M4 is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $77,650
    MPG & Fuel
    17 City / 25 Hwy / 20 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.8 gal. capacity
    Seating
    4 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: rear wheel drive
    Transmission: 6-speed manual
    Engine
    Inline 6 cylinder
    Horsepower: 425 hp @ 5500 rpm
    Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    4 yr./ 50000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 184.5 in. / Height: 54.6 in.
    Overall Width with Mirrors: 79.3 in.
    Overall Width without Mirrors: 73.6 in.
    Curb Weight: 4110 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 7.9 cu.ft.

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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite M4 safety features:

    BMW Assist
    Protects car with stolen-vehicle recovery and provides collision notification services for post-accident safety. It's standard equipment.
    Side and Top View Cameras
    Gives you a 360-degree view around the car while you park so you can keep your M4 scratch-free.
    Parking Assistant
    Parks the car for you, whether the spot is parallel or perpendicular.


    BMW M4 vs. the competition

    2020 BMW M4

    2020 BMW M4

    2019 Audi RS 5

    2019 Audi RS 5

    BMW M4 vs. Audi RS 5

    Deciding between the M4 and the newer RS 5 will still likely come down to personal preference instead of any logical decision point. The RS 5 comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is great for high-performance traction as well as driving on slippery surfaces. The M4 is rear-wheel-drive only, which may be more entertaining for performance-oriented drivers. You can also get it with a manual transmission.

    Compare BMW M4 & Audi RS 5 features 

    BMW M4 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class received a recent refresh and added features but not enough to tip the scales in its favor by a significant margin. The C 63 has a power advantage and a wonderfully burly V8 engine. When it comes to overall performance, it remains a very close battle.

    Compare BMW M4 & Mercedes-Benz C-Class features 

    BMW M4 vs. Lexus RC F

    While the RC F can't match the M4's outright handling, athleticism and all-around performance craft, it does deliver on the Lexus hallmarks of comfort and luxury. It also crushes the M4 on one key metric alone: its 5.0-liter V8 engine. The M4's turbo six-cylinder is a fine mill, but it doesn't sound very good at low speeds. The Lexus V8, meanwhile, sounds throaty and well-fed at any speed, and it's delightful to step into with authority.

    Compare BMW M4 & Lexus RC F features 

    FAQ

    Is the BMW M4 a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 M4 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW M4 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the M4 gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the M4 has 7.9 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 2020 BMW M4?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW M4:

    • The BMW M4 is unchanged for 2020
    • Part of the first M4 generation introduced for 2015
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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 2020 BMW M4 a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW M4 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 M4 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW M4?

    The least-expensive 2020 BMW M4 is the 2020 BMW M4 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $77,650.

    Other versions include:

    • 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $77,650
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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 Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of M4 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 BMW M4

    2020 BMW M4 Convertible Overview

    The 2020 BMW M4 Convertible is offered in the following styles: 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). The 2020 BMW M4 Convertible comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2020 BMW M4 Convertible 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 2020 BMW M4 Convertible?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW M4 Convertible and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 M4 Convertible 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 2020 M4 Convertible.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW M4 Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 M4 Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2020 BMW M4 Convertible here.

    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.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 BMW M4 Convertible?

    2020 BMW M4 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

    The 2020 BMW M4 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $87,835. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW M4 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $5,180 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,180 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $82,655.

    The average savings for the 2020 BMW M4 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) is 5.9% below the MSRP.

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    Which 2020 BMW M4 Convertibles are available in my area?

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 BMW M4 Convertible and all available trim types: Base. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 BMW M4 Convertible include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

    What is the MPG of a 2020 BMW M4 Convertible?

    2020 BMW M4 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
    20 compined MPG,
    17 city MPG/25 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG20
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Drive Trainrear wheel drive
    Displacement3.0 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase110.7 in.
    Length184.5 in.
    WidthN/A
    Height54.6 in.
    Curb Weight4110 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2020 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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