2020 BMW 4-Series vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW 4-Series
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The BMW 4-Series’ natural rival is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is newer with better tech.

The base engine in the C-Class isn’t as confident as the BMW’s base engine, but neither one is a bad pick.

The Audi A5 offers similar body styles to the BMW; its A5 Sportback is a stunner.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sedan, but it’s entertaining to drive and deals should be plentiful.

The Lexus RC is a coupe only, and top powertrains could be a tempting proposition compared to the pricey BMW.

The Cadillac CT4 is new for 2020, we’ll report back once we’ve driven it.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 BMW 4-Series gets the vintage formula correct with good power in a compact shape.
The 2020 Audi A5 is a stylish companion to the automaker’s staid A4, and it’s a hoot to drive.
The entry-level 2020 Cadillac CT4 sedan presents a value that is quickly eroded by a lack of features standard on other luxury makes.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia combines agility and power in a sensuous Italian package.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
430i Gran CoupePremium 2.0 TFSI quattro4-Door Sedan LuxuryC 300 SedanRWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Hatchbackquattro CabrioletSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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