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BMW 4 Series Coupe

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:BMW 4 Series Coupe



Final thoughts and pick of the range

Rivals challenge the 4 Series in individual areas, but struggle to replicate its all-rounder appeal.

The fact BMW’s recent update to the 4 was so minor, both on the outside and under the bonnet, shows how right the car was conceived from the outset, and that owners have few complaints about their spacious, keen-handling premium coupe. You’ll only spot it by the angular LED front and rear light clusters, a handful of new colours and the fact the USB port has migrated onto the dashboard inside. It’s that minor. But neither does it mess with a very complete recipe.

Is it the best car in its class? Overall, just about. It’ll be a less inviting item to own than a Mercedes C-Coupe, because it’s not as pretty or opulent inside, but the BMW is good at scoring points victories, with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment. If you buy one with an interesting engine (go on, try a 440i, you know you want to, they won’t be around forever), it’s one of the more satisfying everyday cars on sale.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

BMW 4 Series M Sport Coupe front quarter

430d M Sport 2dr Auto

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