2018 BMW 4 Series vs. 2018 BMW 5 Series: Worth the Upgrade?

2018 BMW 5 Series vs 2018 BMW 4 Series
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4 Series vs. 5 Series: Which BMW Should You Buy?

The 4 Series is the largest of BMW’s three luxury small cars. The 5 Series is BMW’s only luxury midsize car. These cars will appeal to different shoppers partly due to their configurations. The 5 Series is a four-door sedan, whereas the 4 Series comes as a four-door Gran Coupe or two-door Coupe or Cabriolet (convertible).

BMW introduced the 4 Series for the 2014 model year. While it hasn't been completely redesigned since, it has received notable updates, including added configurations, new engines, an upgraded infotainment system, and a growing list of standard features. The 5 Series been a staple of BMW’s lineup for decades, and BMW completely redesigned it for the 2017 model year.

Using U.S. News scoring data, let’s see what else sets these BMWs apart in the categories that matter most to luxury car buyers. Remember that we update our scores regularly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Read through the following slides to learn which BMW luxury car comes out ahead.

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