2022 BMW 4-Series vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The improved 4-Series makes a strong case for itself, even up against a stacked field of rivals.

A newer challenger, the Genesis G70, might be the most fun to drive among this bunch with superb steering and a great value proposition.

The Audi A5 offers strong technology and its styling will be easier to live with.

The Mercedes C-Class is also offered as a coupe with an interior that perhaps surpasses the BMW in quality, but the two-door models have seen their final model year.

The Tesla Model 3’s instant torque delivery can also make it similarly fun to drive.

The aging Lexus RC doesn’t come with the same level of cockpit technology but offers low-slung, sporty styling.

2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe2022 BMW 4-Series
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2022 Audi A52022 Audi A5
#2 in Coupes
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2022 Lexus RC2022 Lexus RC
#16 in Coupes
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2022 Tesla Model 32022 Tesla Model 3Get Your Price2022 Genesis G702022 Genesis G70Get Your Price2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (AMG C63 S)2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Quick Specs
The 2022 BMW 4-Series pans for attention with a gaudy front end, while it brandishes brilliant powertrains and grippy, electronically augmented handling.
The 2022 Audi A5 and S5 thrill drivers with a beautiful shape and sublime-to-ferocious performance.
The 2022 Lexus RC has big V-8 ambitions of lap times, but the turbo-4s are better at cruising.
The Model 3’s combination of efficiency, range, and performance makes it a standout sport sedan. Full stop.
The 2022 Genesis G70 leads with luxury trimmings and service—and its footwork has caught up to its German rivals.
Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4ElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
430i Gran CoupePremium 40 TFSI quattroRC 300 RWDRWD2.0T RWDC 300 Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Hatchbackquattro SportbackCoupeSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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