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2019 BMW 4-Collection Evaluation, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images – EAST AUTO NEWS

2019 BMW 4-Collection Evaluation, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images


No two 2019 BMW 4-Collection have to be the identical.

That’s as a result of on high of three physique kinds and 4 powertrains, the coupe, convertible, or hatchback is accessible in myriad configurations with facilities and options that guarantee no two vehicles ought to depart the manufacturing facility with similar options.

Base coupes are geared up with artificial leather-based upholstery, a moonroof, power-adjustable entrance seats, computerized local weather controls, keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, an 8.8-inch infotainment show, computerized emergency braking (that we cowl above), and Apple CarPlay compatibility for about $45,000.

That’s good tools, together with its generously sized touchscreen. The 4-Collection additionally will get one other level for its plentiful customization choices, however we take one again for an Apple CarPlay subscription mannequin that asks homeowners for more cash annually after the primary 12 months. We land at a 7 out of 10 for options. (Learn extra about how we price vehicles.)

Coupes, Gran Coupes, and convertibles are geared up identically in base configuration, and their choices largely mirror one another. Coupes and Gran Coupes price principally the identical, convertibles are roughly $8,000 extra. Including all-wheel drive provides $2,000 to any physique type.

Many of the 4-Collection choices are bundled into packages that add sporty touches, luxurious aptitude, or security gear. Few a la carte objects similar to heated seats, premium audio, adaptive suspension, and tech add-ons can be found.

Absolutely loaded, a 2019 BMW 440i xDrive Convertible can price greater than $73,000 and almost overlap a extra highly effective M4.

We’d order ours extra modestly. Smile-state consumers may contemplate the convertible, however its premium could postpone some in flyover nation.

We’d keep on with a well-equipped 430i coupe or Gran Coupe with lively security options, premium audio, and/or adaptive suspension for about $52,000.

All variations of the 4-Collection this 12 months embrace navigation and an 8.8-inch infotainment show that makes use of BMW’s iDrive software program.

The native infotainment software program is highly effective, and value studying, however BMW insists on charging homeowners further for Apple CarPlay compatibility after the primary 12 months of possession (annually prices $80).

BMW is alone in charging extra for CarPlay compatibility and we’re undecided why. We are saying skip it. The native iDrive setup is best suited to its controller—utilizing Apple’s touchscreen-based system with a rotary knob is irritating—and CarPlay makes use of solely two-thirds of the display anyway.

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2019 BMW 4-Collection Evaluation, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images – EAST AUTO NEWS
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