BMW 4-Series vs Merc C-Coupe vs Audi A5
BMW's two-door successor to the 3-Series coupe has arrived. We test it against its German competition
Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Pop the 4-Series into Sport mode (part of the £750 M Sport suspension option), and it feels instantly attentive. Whether you're making a tight turn or pushing it through a fast corner, the nose always feels in sync with your wrists. It smooths over cracks and lumps, most probably helped by the moderate 18-inch alloys on this car, and rarely loses its temper when the road bucks or ripples. Some may say the electric steering relies on artifice, but you could argue that it only amplifies the mechanical stuff going on underneath. Perhaps the only let down is the slightly gristly gearbox, which requires considered placement to avoid fluffed shifts.