2014 BMW 4-Series Safety

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Safety

The NHTSA and the IIHS have left the 4-Series alone so far. With no crash-test data, there's no sense as to whether it'll perform in a mediocre way, as the 3-Series has done.

The 4-Series has nice safety features beyond the usual, like an emergency notification system for first responders when the car is in an accident. Bluetooth comes standard, but BMW makes a rearview camera optional on base models, though their stickers run more than $42,000.

No safety scores have been reported, but BMW's been hitting its Top Safety Pick marks as of late.

The rearview camera and parking sensors are options, but you may as well pay up for beautiful surround-view cameras and LED headlights. We'd buy the blind-spot monitors, too; they're bundled with forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warnings.

Other options include adaptive cruise control and automatic parking assist, which spins the steering wheel and pilots the car into a parallel parking spot.

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