The arrival of any new BMW M car is a reason to sit up and take notice, and the new M4 does just about everything to get you noticed. From its brash styling to its potent 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-pot producing up to 503 horsepower, this is the M division throwing everything it can at the 4 Series. The M4 comes with a six-speed manual gearbox and the M4 Competition uses an eight-speed auto, but both direct their considerable power to the rear wheels only. An M sport differential is standard and the Competition comes with steering-mounted paddle shifters.
Seating four, the M4’s cabin is packed with convenience and connectivity features like 14-way power front sport seats, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Harman Kardon sound system with 16 speakers. You also get safety tech like lane departure warning and active blind-spot detection. The Competition can be differentiated by its larger 19-/20-inch staggered alloy wheels and black mirror caps.