Compare 2016 BMW 4-Series vs 2016 Ford Mustang

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2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $46,500 $50,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $48,340 $52,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 31 $52,895 $56,950
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i xDrive AWD 20 29 $54,735 $58,950
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 22 34 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 34 $40,840 $43,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 20 31 $44,800 $48,150
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $46,640 $50,150
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $38,820 $41,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 22 34 $40,660 $43,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $44,615 $47,950
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 30 $46,455 $49,950
M4 2-Door Conv 17 26 $68,765 $74,200
M4 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $60,945 $65,700
M4 2-Door Coupe GTS 16 23 $123,050 $133,205
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2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $33,211 $35,145
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 25 $39,591 $41,895
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 17 28 $28,607 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost 22 31 $24,490 $25,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $28,014 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT 15 25 $30,613 $32,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $34,393 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350R 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback V6 17 28 $23,299 $24,145

2016 Ford Mustang vs. 2016 BMW 4-Series: Compare Cars

The Ford Mustang and BMW 4-Series don’t appear to have much in common, at least not at first glance. They go at it from opposite ends of the enthusiast landscape: The Mustang is the quintessential pony car—an American icon by almost any definition—while the BMW 4-Series is a luxury coupe that builds on decades of finely groomed performance pedigree, and the 3-Series sport sedans.

On the other hand, they are both rear-wheel-drive coupes that have been tuned—to varying degrees, depending on the exact build—for performance capability and a satisfying driving experience, all while offering up good long-distance touring comfort and some daily-driving practicality. (They also amp up the power with M4 and Shelby editions, but it's the daily-driver cars we're comparing here.)

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,500
$33,211
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,000
$35,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$833 / month
$586 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible break away from the 3-Series sedans with a little more flamboyance. The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 30.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 44.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 80.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 43.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 64.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 107.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA T3H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T3H
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3995 3642
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 320 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA 99H
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.3 L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 310 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.54
Trans Order Code
2TB 44X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.67
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Ford Mustang
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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