2018 BMW 4 Series vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series: Head to Head

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4 Series vs. 3 Series: Which Is the Best Small BMW for You?

The 3 Series and 4 Series anchor BMW’s compact car offerings and provide a high level of performance and luxury. These two models used to be one, as coupe and sedan variants of the 3 Series, but BMW gave the coupe its own number for the 2014 model year.

This was in part to compete with Audi, which had separate designations for the A4 sedan and A5 coupe, but also to allow the BMW coupe to grow in its own way. Coupe buyers and sedan buyers have different needs, and this allows each vehicle to evolve in ways that better suit those needs.

We’ve compared these two models using U.S. News scoring data in the categories that luxury small car buyers care about most. Keep in mind that U.S. News scores may change as new expert reviews and data become available.

So which one is better for you, the 4 Series or the 3 Series? Read on to learn about these two popular BMW compact cars.

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