2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe

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2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe Review: More Than Meets The Eye

So the BMW 4 Series Coupe is back again for another round of roasting. Seriously, when this car came out with that insane front grille, we thought BMW would never hear the end of it, but it seems like the dust has settled, and we can finally focus on all the things that this coupe does well. For 2022, things remain more or less the same with the exception of a few feature shuffles; the powertrain lineup is as good as ever. The spunky little 2.0-liter engine offers a great balance between power and economy, but it's the 3.0-liter, 382-horsepower inline-six in the M440i and M440i xDrive that always grabs our attention. As has been the case for years, the 4 Series is positioned as the more driver-focused option alongside more subtle competitors like the Audi A5, but is a focus on the driver enough to elevate it to the top of the class against rivals that include the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe?

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2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 4 Series Coupe?

Not much has changed for the 2022 model year lineup, especially as it arrived as an all-new model not long ago, but BMW has made some minor changes to make the 4 Series Coupe an even more attractive choice for young Wall Street business people. The sporty M440i is now available in rear-wheel-drive guise, and a few previously optional features have now become standard. Ambient lighting can now be found across the lineup, and the optional Premium package now features a head-up display, power lumbar support for the front seats, and gesture control. Live Cockpit Professional is now standard. The SensaTec upholstery now has perforation, and two new exterior paint colors join the lineup: Aventurin Red Metallic and Brooklyn Grey Metallic.

Pros and Cons

  • Potent engine options
  • Refined interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Decent trunk space
  • Excellent build quality
  • The grille is still a big conversation piece
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Muted steering feel

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2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
430i Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$45,800
430i xDrive Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$47,800
M440i Coupe
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$56,700
M440i xDrive Coupe
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$58,700
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2022 4 Series Coupe Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 187.9 in
  • Wheelbase 112.2 in
  • Height 54.6 in
  • Max Width 72.9 in
  • Front Width 62.3 in
  • Rear Width 62.7 in
  • Curb Weight 3,578.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic +$550
  • Mineral White Metallic +$550
  • Portimao Blue Metallic +$550
  • San Remo Green Metallic +$550
  • Arctic Race Blue Metallic +$550
  • Sunset Orange Metallic +$550
  • Bluestone Metallic +$550
  • Brooklyn Grey Metallic +$550
  • Aventurin Red Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Dravit Gray Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Aventurin Red Metallic +$1,500
  • Dravit Gray Metallic +$1,500
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic +$1,500
  • Alpine White
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2022 4 Series Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

BMW vehicles have traditionally been the choice of driving enthusiasts, and coupe models have always had a reputation for being fun to drive - so does the 2022 4 Series live up to this from behind the wheel? In base spec, the 4 Series Coupe has a surprisingly compliant chassis and suspension setup that doesn't exactly scream sports car, and unfortunately, the steering is nearly devoid of feeling - no matter how much you experiment with the various drive modes - which greatly detracts from driver engagement. On the plus side, the car is willing to make changes in direction without feeling flustered and offers good grip when pushed hard. The softer damping is perfect for town driving and highway cruising. The M models are the way to go for those looking for a more dynamic experience. Fitted with stiffer M suspension, the M440i and M440i xDrive are arguably more fun to drive and are more responsive to steering input. We'd still consider the 4 Series Coupe to be more of a tourer than a track-day star, though.

2022 4 Series Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    4-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.8 in
  • Front Head Room 38.0 in
  • Rear Leg Room 34.5 in
  • Rear Head Room 35.2 in

2022 4 Series Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    12 ft³

2022 4 Series Coupe Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe A Good car?

Now that the dust has settled around the 4 Series' almighty nostrils, we can start appreciating this premium German coupe for what it really is: a comfortable and elegant sports tourer that packs a powerful punch. In a class occupied by the likes of the Audi A5 Coupe and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, you're never going to get a razor-sharp driving machine; this class focuses on a comfortable yet sporty driving experience without sacrificing ride comfort, but the BMW still stands out as one of the better-driving machines. In 430i guise, it is at its best in terms of road comfort, and that 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers more than enough power for the stylish cats that will be driving these. The M440i range delivers a more visceral experience but comes equipped with more hardcore chassis bits, making it a stiffer ride. The interior is reserved but elegant and well equipped, and we're impressed with how practical this car is, especially from a cargo and rear passenger space standpoint. The styling will always be a contentious subject, but look past that, and the 2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe is an absolute banger.

2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe Comparisons

Audi A5 Coupe
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CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
BMW 4 Series Coupe255 hp25/34 mpg$47,400
Audi A5 Coupe 261 hp24/32 mpg$46,700
BMW 5 Series Sedan 523 hp17/25 mpg$56,000

2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe vs Audi A5 Coupe

The A5 Coupe is one of the 4 Series' closest competitors and starts off at a similar price. The 2022 A5 Coupe is exclusively available with AWD and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In comparison to the BMW, the Audi performs well but is more suited to cruising and lacks the sharpness of the 4 Series. The M440i and M440i xDrive are much more performance-focused, and the fact that the BMW comes with RWD cements it as the driver's choice here. Inside, the Audi offers similar levels of luxury and comfort but can't match the BMW's passenger and cargo space. We'd go for the BMW.

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2022 BMW 4 Series Coupe vs BMW 5 Series Sedan

The BMW 5 Series is possibly one of the brand's most famous models. This executive vehicle has four doors and a proper trunk, so it's a far cry from the svelte two-door style of the 4 Series but still offers style, refinement, and plenty of enjoyment behind the wheel. The 5 Series is offered with the same 2.0-liter four and 3.0-liter inline-six powertrains but makes less power in both cases (248 hp and 335 hp, respectively). The 5 Series does, however, benefit from the M550i xDrive model, which puts down a massive 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. This makes the 5 Series a much more potent performance car. Naturally, the 5 Series offers more space, more cargo room, and is the more comfortable car to live with, but it can still entertain behind the wheel. If you need the space, get the 5 Series.

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