Compare 2021 BMW 4-Series vs 2021 Ford Mustang

2021 BMW 4-Series
2021 Ford Mustang
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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 24 33 $49,885 $53,100
4 Series 430i Coupe 26 34 $42,910 $45,600
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 24 33 $44,770 $47,600
4 Series M440i Convertible 23 31 $60,020 $64,000
4 Series M440i xDrive Coupe 22 31 $54,905 $58,500
M4 Competition Coupe 16 23 $69,970 $74,700
M4 Coupe 16 23 $67,275 $71,800
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EcoBoost Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 27 $31,397 $32,705
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 29 $26,117 $27,205
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 27 $35,839 $37,725
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 29 $30,614 $32,225
Mustang GT Fastback 15 24 $34,471 $36,285
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 15 24 $43,496 $45,785
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 24 $38,271 $40,285
Mustang Mach 1 Fastback 14 22 $49,780 $52,400
Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback 12 18 $67,429 $70,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,885
$31,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,100
$32,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$885 / month
$545 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series has evolved into a technology powerhouse with wonderfully responsive powertrains, but the coupe lacks playfulness. The 2021 Ford Mustang flips its own blue-collar script with natural agility and searing V-8 performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.9 44.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 30.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 44.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 35.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 80.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 43.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.9 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 64.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 107.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 75.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 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)
NA 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 16
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/55WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
258 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/55WR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3918 3642
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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
294 @ 1550 350 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 99H
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.3 L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 310 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.54
Trans Order Code
2TB 44X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 1.67
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Ford Mustang
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.7 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.4
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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