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  • BMW M4 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW M4 2022 front right tracking
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  • BMW M4 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW M4 2022 interior front seats detail
  • BMW M4 2022 interior detail
  • BMW M4 2022 front cornering
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  • BMW M4 2022 interior front seats
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Introduction

What Car? says...

In the movies, sequels are rarely better than the original – but with the BMW M4 Competition performance car, the opposite is true.

The previous-generation M4 took BMW a number of revisions before it delivered the performance and handling it had originally promised, stretching the phrase "good things come to those who wait" to the limit. This current version got off to a much stronger start, though.

In this review, however, we will be focusing on the ‘regular’ M4 and how it compares to its closest performance car rivals such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Audi RS5. We’ll also do a deep dive into its performance, handling, interior quality, running costs and more.

And don’t forget, even if you’re not in the market for a 180mph BMW M4, we can still save you a good few quid on your next new car if you use our free What Car? New Car Deals service. It's a good place to find the best new performance car deals.

FAQs

  • We don’t have any specific reliability data for the BMW M4 but BMW as a brand came 16th out of 32 car makers in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey. Read more here

  • The BMW M4 is a very quick performance car, especially if you opt for the four-wheel drive M xDrive version. BMW claims it will accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds and go on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Read more here

  • We'd have our BMW M4 in M xDrive configuration as it allows you to deploy the M4’s power more effectively in less favourable conditions. Standard equipment is plentiful, but we’d still option the Comfort Pack and M carbon bucket seats. Read more here

  • The BMW M4 has not been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, but it is closely related to the 3 Series saloon and that car scored five stars out of five for safety. The M4 also comes with plenty of safety features as standard. Read more here

  • The BMW M4’s infotainment system is called iDrive and it is one of the best systems on the market. We particularly love that you can operate it via a rotary controller on the centre console making it less distracting to use when you’re driving than touchscreen-only systems. Read more here

  • The BMW M4 has a boot capacity of 440 litres, which allowed us to fit in seven carry-on suitcases. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £8,895
Target Price from £74,266
Save up to £8,895
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RRP price range £81,145 - £128,225
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 28.2 - 28.8
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £5,896 / £9,380
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £11,791 / £18,759
Available colours