What used BMW M4 coupe will I get for my budget?
You might get a Cat D or very high mileage M4 for around £26,000, but we’d recommend spending between £28,000 and £30,000 for a 2014 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Spend in excess of £30,000 and you should get a good, clean 2015 car that satisfies the same criteria, while £35,000 will get you into a 2016 model.
How much does it cost to run a BMW M4 coupe?
Quite a lot. For starters, the official average fuel consumption figure is 34mpg for the better-performing automatic version, corresponding to a highish CO2 emissions output of 194g/km. Its desirability means you’re unlikely to ever pussy-foot around in this top-notch sports car, so don’t expect to match the mileage figure, and annual car tax for cars registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force are likely to be high. Those registered after that date will pay tax at the annual flat rate, currently £140 a year, but will also pay a supplementary luxury car tax for cars costing over £40,000, currently £310 a year.
Insurance is in the top group, so expect big bills there, and servicing costs will be high, too. We would recommend carrying out servicing at a franchised dealer, and also looking for same on the service history when buying the car.