The 2018 BMW M4 is the benchmark for other performance coupes and convertibles to measured, and that’s not without good reason. With its big wheels and prominent body panels, the M4 looks like an athlete, and that’s what it is. The M4 is powered by an inline-six twin-turbo engine that can launch it to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, and the suspension is one of the best-tuned setups on the market. Skilled drivers can make serious time in the 2018 BMW M4.
But good performance alone is not enough to be a benchmark status. The 2018 BMW M4 also has a high-class interior with comfortable seats, even it also offers a usable back seat, something we would not expect from a two-door car. And though the ride is firm, it’s entirely good given the level of performance the car provides. That doesn’t mean the M4 is perfect, the steering not provide as much feedback as desired, and the engine sounds could be better. However, the 2018 BMW M4 is pretty good and certainly deserves its benchmark status.
The 2018 BMW M4 is a two-door, four-passenger high-performance car that offered in coupe and convertible body styles.
The rear-wheels-drive 2018 BMW M4 is backed by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that generates 425 horsepower (444 hp with Competition package) and 406 pound-feet of torque. Two transmissions are available: a standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed automated manual (M-DCT) with integrated launch control. Both transmissions feature automatic rev-matching on downshifts.
In track testing, the 2018 BMW M4 with a manual transmission wen to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds at 116 mph. According to BMW , when equipped with M-DCT, the M4 will deliver a 0 to 60 mph time of about 4 seconds flat.
Also standard is an automatic engine stop-start system, which shuts off the engine when the car is stopped in order to save fuel, such as when at a red light. EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2018 BMW M4 coupe and convertible with the manual transmission at 20 mpg combined (17 city/26 highway). The coupe automatic stand at 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway), while the convertible at 19 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway).
The 2018 BMW M4 Coupe has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $67,400, while the convertible is notably nearly $75,000. Fully loaded M4 can reach beyond $90,000.