2019 BMW 4-Series vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW 4-Series
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The BMW 4-Series most often competes with other German two-door coupes and convertibles from Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

We give a slight nod to the BMW for its turbo-4 and turbo-6 over the Benz (the AMG C63 is another animal altogether), but the C-Class is shaplier.

The Audi A5 has more available tech, the BMW has a little more flair.

The Cadillac ATS isn’t long for new-car lots, discounts should be plentiful.

The Lexus RC’s base turbo-4 is a letdown, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia four-door is a wild child that competes with the 4-Series Gran Coupe.

2019 BMW 4-Series2019 BMW 4-Series
#6 in Coupes
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2019 Audi A52019 Audi A5
#4 in Coupes
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2019 Cadillac ATS-V2019 Cadillac ATS
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2019 Lexus RC2019 Lexus RC
#6 in Coupes
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C432019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
#1 in Coupes
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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia2019 Alfa Romeo GiuliaGet Your Price
Quick Specs
6.4
The 2019 BMW 4-Series distills our favorite parts from the related 3-Series and packages them in a better shape.
6.8
The 2019 Audi A5 is a coupe, convertible, or Sportback with verve and impressive standard features.
6.4
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
6.4
The 2019 Lexus RC does both comfort and excitement well enough to take on the Germans.
7.0
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
6.4
The 2019 Alfa Romeo is the cognoscenti’s sports sedan, and not just because it’s Italian.
MSRP From     
$44,600$44,200N/A$41,145$41,400$38,295
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsN/ASubcompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
430i Gran Coupe2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S tronicN/ARC 300 RWDC 300 SedanRWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
54N/A455
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Hatchbackquattro CoupeN/ACoupeSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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