2020 BMW 4-Series

Interior


MSRP
$44,750
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2020 BMW 4-Series Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.1

The 2020 BMW 4 Series has an upscale interior with ample cargo space and plenty of standard, user-friendly features. However, second-row space is cramped in two-door models.

  • Interior fit and finish is excellent, with the exception of hard plastic where knees rest against the center console. And there's high-quality leather on the seats and steering wheel." -- Edmunds
  • "Inside, a new sportier steering wheel rim is lined with a material that makes it easier to grip. There's fancier double stitching on the dash and new leather colors and trim offerings that are said to broaden the possibilities for personalizing the 4." -- Motor Trend (2018)
  • "As usual, the gauges are crisp and understated, with BMW's trademark red illumination casting a soothing glow at night." -- Autotrader (2016)

Seating

The BMW 4 Series coupe and convertible seat four people, and the Gran Coupe seats five. Synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front sport seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard. Options include leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel, heated front seats, four-way front-seat lumbar adjustment, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats. There are two complete LATCH car-seat connection systems on the rear outboard seats.

The 4 Series' front seats are comfortable and supportive. Coupe and convertible models have very small back seats that are too cramped for adult passengers to fit comfortably. The Gran Coupe is roomier, but headroom is still a little tight.

  • "BMW set up the 4 Series with driving comfort in mind. We like the wide range of seating adjustments and thoughtful ergonomics. … Since the 4 Series is a true coupe, you sit with legs outstretched, but a generously telescoping steering wheel makes it easy to find a comfortable driving position. Thanks to a full-size rear window and unobtrusive roof pillars, outward visibility is quite good. … The back seat is roomy enough for two adults, but getting in and out requires effort." -- Edmunds
  • In the … BMW 4 Series coupe and convertible, you’ll find comfortable seating for four, but only if two of the occupants are very small children. While the rear seats are doable for short trips, if you need to carry passengers on a regular basis, the Gran Coupe offers four doors and an elongated roof that is more conducive to the task." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "Rear accommodation is one of the few weak spots. The stylish rear roofline means taller passengers may rub their heads on the ceiling. Still, there's more people-carrying capability than in the regular 4 Series coupe." -- Autotrader (2016)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2020 4 Series include dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and a universal garage door opener. The standard 8.8-inch touch-screen infotainment system includes navigation, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, satellite radio, a nine-speaker stereo, a USB port, and Bluetooth.

The iDrive infotainment system has a bit of a learning curve but is straightforward and user-friendly overall. Knobs and switches are easy to reach, and the instrument cluster looks great and provides useful information.

Standard driver assistance features include lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Options include a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system, wireless device charging, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. There's also a long list of safety upgrades: blind spot monitoring, automatic high-beam headlights, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic parking assist, adaptive headlights, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control.

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  • "For the one lucky enough to sit behind the wheel, the 4 Series offers a fantastic view, with an informative instrument cluster, easy-to-reach controls and a vastly improved iDrive infotainment system." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • BMW's iDrive goes a long way toward decluttering the interior while still providing the driver with information and control of the infotainment and a multitude of vehicle settings. It takes some time to explore, but once learned it becomes second nature. Other controls are fairly straightforward." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "The new multifunction cluster and center touchscreen both look great and are a joy to use." -- Motor Trend (2018)

Cargo

The 4 Series has above average cargo dimensions for the class. The convertible has 13.1 cubic feet of trunk space, and the coupe has 15.7 cubic feet. Gran Coupe models have 17 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 45.9 cubic feet with the second row folded down.

  • No one buys a coupe with practicality in mind, but the 430i has a fairly sizable trunk. It's limited only by a shallow trunk opening that hinders loading larger objects. The 40/20/40-split folding rear seats help enable some cargo versatility." -- Edmunds
  • "Cargo space is fine in the coupes, but the Gran Coupe has more than 45 cubic feet with rear seats folded." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "The Gran Coupe's hatchback body makes for a wide and deep cargo area." -- Autoblog (2015)
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