The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe will be more menacing than the previous models. The M4 is prepared to get its first major update since the year 2014. The M4 coupe sits between the BMW M2 and the BMW M8 in the M line-up. The 2021 iteration will be powered by the same engine as the 2020 BMW M4 coupe i.e., 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six which pumps out 425 horsepower and 406 lb-of torque.
The 2021 BMW M4 puts up a tough fight with the likes of Mercedes AMG E53 Coupe and the Lexus RC F Coupe. The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe with small mechanical tweaks and an updated interior too. Here is our take on the 2021 BMW M4 Coupe.
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe continues the legacy of the ‘M’ division. The M4 gets a 3.0L Inline 6 Cylinder twin-turbocharged engine and packs in enough grunt to make all its competitors lag behind. The M4 is a mean drivin machine and feels nimble and agile on its feet. The M4 is currently offered with a rear-wheel-drive configuration although an All-Wheel-Drive is expected to be introduced soon.
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe trades in straight punches with the likes of Mercedes Benz AMG E53 and Lexus RCF Coupe. Read our in-depth review for the 2021 BMW M4 Coupe, to get a clear picture of how the M4 is strategically placed in the US market.
9.1/10 Engine and Performance
7.1/10 Fuel Economy
2021 BMW M4 Features
Overall when talking about BMW M4 the brand has 3 variants on offer; coupe, gran coupe and a convertible. The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe is offered in a single trim level and has a base price of $69,150. The M4 coupe gets features like Adaptive M Suspension setup and track ready cooling system.
BMW M4 Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
Track-ready cooling system
Optimized aerodynamics including Air Curtains in the front apron
M-developed electric power steering with Servotronic
Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled damper
Double-joint spring strut front axle
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe if offered in a single trim level, however, you can choose between three different packages for a little extra cash: Competition package, costs $4,750 and adds some features like extended shadow line. The Executive package costs $2,100 and has some add ons like side and top view camera. Then comes the M Driver’s Package, that will set you back $2,500 and increases the top speed of the M4. One can go with any of the packages according to their choice preference.
M Driver’s Package
New adaptive full LED lights
Increased Top Speed Limiter
New 20 inch forged wheels
Automatic high beams
Side and top view camera
The Competition package which costs an additional $4,750 offers many standard features like park assist, 20 inch forged wheels and many more
The Executive package priced at $2,100 adds new adaptive LED lights and also side and top view camera
The M Driver’s Package priced at $2,500 and is aimed for those who love speed and always into accelerating the car more.
2021 BMW M4 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty
BMW is known for making cars that are reliable and premium. However, some cars in its lineup do not offer a great value proposition like its competition. The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe follows the same trend. BMW makes the car which surely gives a tough fight to its contenders in terms of reliability and safety, however,J.D.Power has not rated the car yet.
Earlier versions of BMW M4 Coupe have always scored high in terms of after-sales experience and reliability and we expect the 2021 version to be the same. Prices of the 2021 BMW M4 Coupe in different states vary because each of the states has different sales tax structures. Also, there are destination charges and dealership discounts that alter the price. However, people from the states of Delaware, New Hampshire, Oregon, Montana and Atlanta enjoy the best prices as the sales taxes are exempted from them.
Taxes & Fees
True Cost to Own®
The true ownership cost for the BMW M4 Coupe comes out to be $103,974, over a span of 5 years and 75,000 miles. The maintenance cost of the BMW is not known to be very low, however, over a span of 5 years, the BMW M4 Coupe costs about $7,096. Considering the fact that the BMW M4 is a hunkered down, performance oriented coupe, the cost comes out to be decent.
The BMW M4 had been issued only one safety recall for its previous models where the knee airbags were not deployed. But this issue has been addressed by the brand and should not be repeated in the future giving you a worry-free driving experience. The brand also provides complimentary scheduled maintenance and repairs are infrequent and not so costly or serious.
BMW provides bumper to bumper limited and powertrain warranty that is similar to the other contenders like the Audi and the Mercedes AMG. The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe will be offered with a Limited Warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
4 years or 50,000 miles
4 years or 50,000 miles
Complimentary scheduled maintenance
3 years or 36,000 miles
The brand provides a basic warranty, which cannot compete with a brand like Jaguar, but offers a better warranty than the brands like the Audi and the Mercedes-AMG. BMW also has better complimentary scheduled maintenance.
Miles per Dollar
The miles per dollar cost of a vehicle is an estimated figure that is calculated as per the miles driven over a given span of time and the maintenance cost that went during the same period. The maintenance cost of the BMW M4 comes out to be $7,096. The miles per dollar cost for the BMW M4 therefore comes out to be around 10.56 miles per $1.
2021 BMW M4 Buying Advice
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe is a perfect mixture of features, price and most importantly performance. The car is priced adequately and opens more range for the automaker, so if one is looking for a performance coupe then they should definitely check out the BMW M4 Coupe. Since it is offered in only one trim, not much choice is made available to the buyer. However, you can further improve your vehicle by opting for the additional packages. The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe will set you back about $69,150.
The BMW M4 Coupe retains its value very well. For the first year of the M4 Coupe, it tends to lose between 6%to 10% of its value. Moreover, the maintenance cost of the M4 after being a premium car is decent, neither low nor high. Opting for the earlier model will be a good choice, as it offers a good resale value with nearly 11 years of useful life left.
2021 BMW M4 Engine and Performance
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe gets a 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Inline-6 cylinder engine, pumping out 425 horsepower at 5500rpm. Those who want more power can go for the M Driver’s package which produces 444 horsepower at 5500rpm.
The engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission but it is also expected that the 2021 model will get an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 M4 Coupe is only available in RWD drivetrain but an optional AWD is most likely to be introduced in the 2021 version.
BMW M4 Coupe
Mercedes AMG E53 Coupe
Lexus RC F Coupe
3.0-liter Twin Turbo Inline-6 gas
3.0-liter inline-6 hybrid
425 hp @ 5500 rpm
429 hp @ 6100 rpm
472 hp @ 7100 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
*2020 figures used
The Lexus RC F coupe produces the maximum power. Only the Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe gets a 9-speed automatic transmission among the competition. Thanks to its twin-turbo, M4 Coupe produces the maximum torque in this segment with 406 lb-ft at its disposal.
2021 BMW M4 Coupe Acceleration and Braking Performance
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe could cross the 60 MPH from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds thanks to its lightweight body. The M4 Coupe roars when it comes to the acceleration part, being a member of the brand’s M family. When reving the car it produces a very aggressive sound from its chrome exhausts.
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe gets 15” brake rotors in the front and 14.6 inch rotors in the rear. The M4 gets a curb weight of 3,625 lbs. The 4 gigantic brakes makes the M4 braking very efficient and effective. The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe takes about 104 ft to come to a complete halt from 60 mph.
2021 BMW M4 Coupe
2020 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe
2020 Lexus RC F Coupe
*2020 figures used
BMW and Mercedes stand together when it comes to the acceleration times but Mercedes takes the piece of cake when it comes to the braking performance. However, the braking and acceleration of the M4 is better than the Lexus.
Looking at the rivals, the Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe performs really very well whether it’s about fuel economy in the city or on highways. The M4 coupe also has decent fuel efficiency and Lexus has the poorest economy in the segment however it has a bigger fuel tank than the BMW M4 Coupe.
The 2021 BMW M4 Coupe seats will now have premium Merino leather as standard. The M4 will get sports bucket seats, air-conditioning and temperature control will be the same as the outgoing model of the 3-series.
BMW M4 Coupe*
Mercedes AMG E53 Coupe*
Lexus RC F Coupe*
First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
*2020 figures used
The trunk capacity of the M4 coupe is small as compared to its rivals and this might be the same in the 2021 model too. As all of these cars are coupe they have got a huge liftback tailgate and opens up a good amount of room for cargo.
How’s the 2021 BMW M4 Coupe Infotainment system?
The car has a slick-looking infotainment system and is expected to come with a new large touchscreen. It also offers myriad control options that allow the user to change and adjust settings and navigate menus via hand gestures, voice commands, and a large rotary controller and buttons that are present on the center console. The car is also equipped with a Harman/Kardon sound system and has wireless phone charging. It is expected that the 2021 model of the M4 will have a standard Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay capability.
2021 BMW M4 Exterior
A number of changes have been made to the 2021 BMW M4 Coupe, to make it look more aggressive and stylish. The major changes include new slimmer LED headlamps and tail lamps along with wider air intakes at the front and an updated front bumper which makes the car look more sporty and aggressive. The new grille design has been the main topic in the market about the 2021 M4.
The driving dynamics of the 2021 model will be great; the headlights of the car now will get a new FRL design. In short, the 2021 BMW M4 is redesigned from the front and the rear to give it a more elegant and stylish look.
BMW M4 Coupe
Mercedes AMG E53 Coupe
Lexus RC F Coupe
The lightest in the entire segment is the M4 coupe and it has got a bold and aggressive design. The BMW offers less ground clearance than that of its rivals but has the most width. The Mercedes Benz E53 Coupe also gets a very aggressive character and looks much performance oriented.
2021 BMW M4 Safety
The 2021 BMW M4 hasn’t been crash tested by the NHTSA nor by the IIHS, however the 2020 iteration received a 5 star rating for rollover safety. BMW surely is a reliable brand and safety is their first priority from the beginning, so it's totally okay to say that the 2021 M4 will be safer than the current outgoing version.
The two most luxurious brands in the industry, the BMW and the Mercedes compete very closely in the segment. The prices of both the cars are similar however the Mercedes E53 Coupe produces more power than the BMW M4 Coupe. In terms of performance, the Mercedes is ahead of the BMW, but BMW is better than the former in terms of space and looks.
2021 BMW M4 Coupe vs Lexus RC F Coupe
The Lexus RC F Coupe is cheaper than the BMW M4 Coupe, having an engine more powerful than the M4. The Lexus stays behind when it comes to torque figures but comes ahead when we talk about power. The fuel economy of the Lexus is not that much good when compared with the BMW. If one is more into luxurious surroundings in the interior then they should go for the Lexus.
2021 BMW M4 Final Verdict
The 2021 BMW M4 will be launched later at the end of this year and it will take the fight to the competitors in the segment. The car is equipped with all features that anybody could think of and it has a great road presence, decent performance and fuel economy figures. To sum it up, the BMW M4 Coupe is a wonderful car. However, for proper car lovers, this might not be their choice as they might find other contenders with a better package.
Pros - Launch control, aerodynamic design, high speed stability
Cons - No alcantara interior option, doesn't have rf tires,
10 /10 Overall Rating
Everything makes sense when you drive a bmw. The price point, the name hype, and the sports tag to it. Bmw is always known for the driveability of their cars and M4 helps will clear all the air on that once you hop in. It not only leaves a driver grinning on the seat when hitting the gas, it surprises with the high speed stability and no vibration on the steering wheel. On the ground level, the only issue I see with the driving is the tires(not bad) but run flat ones would have been better.
Jose A. Velez
2020 BMW M4
2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
User Overall Rating
Posted On: August 10, 2020
Pros - That it is a convertible
Cons - Handling could have been more precise, Hvac panel looks old
9 /10 Overall Rating
The German automaker seems to be stuck with the inlines which are good for power but can't be reworked for better handing precision. This is no regular car and should come with a far more better steering and tire connection which unfortunately isn't there. It however hasn't hampered my driving experience much but these basic issues are not appreciated at all. Glad they at least thought about having an optional manual transmission.
Everything makes sense when you drive a bmw. The price point, the name hype, and the sports tag to it. Bmw is always known for the driveability of their cars and M4 helps will clear all the air on that once you hop in. It not only leaves a driver grinning on the seat when hitting the gas, it surprises with the high speed stability and no vibration on the steering wheel. On the ground level, the on...
by John S. Null
User Overall Rating
The German automaker seems to be stuck with the inlines which are good for power but can't be reworked for better handing precision. This is no regular car and should come with a far more better steering and tire connection which unfortunately isn't there. It however hasn't hampered my driving experience much but these basic issues are not appreciated at all. Glad they at least thought about havin...