10 Best Cars to Buy this Summer

2016 BMW 4-Series
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2016 BMW 4-Series

The BMW 4-Series is an excellent option for those looking to have some fun behind the wheel this summer. It’s also one of the most affordable options among luxury sports cars and luxury convertibles, as slow demand has prompted BMW to offer very generous incentives this season.

The base 240-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and available 300-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder provide lively acceleration and ample power. If power is the top priority, the available M4’s 425-horsepower turbo six-cylinder is the way to go. Its top speed is 156 mph and it accelerates from 0-60 mph in just over four seconds. On winding roads, the 4-Series boasts athletic handling and sharp steering, and the ride is smooth.

Inside, the 4-Series has plenty of top-quality materials and spacious front seats. Coupe and convertible models don’t offer much space in back, but the Gran Coupe can fit two adults comfortably. The Gran Coupe is also the way to go for excellent cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, the Gran Coupe can fit 45.9 cubic feet of gear. There’s even enough room to stow two bicycles without removing the front wheels.

For the best price on a new 4-Series near you, check out the U.S. News Best Price Program. Also be sure to take a look at this month’s BMW deals for the best finance and lease offers in your area.

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