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Used BMW M4 (2014-2020)

Another fine choice in the BMW M Car range. Discover why the M4 is a great used car below

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The BMW M4 is a relatively new performance car icon that makes up part of the high performance BMW M car range. Sold between 2014 and 2018, the F82 generation of the BMW M4 was the very first version of this performance car, sold predominantly as a Coupé (F82), along with a Convertible (F83) version too.

The M4 was born after BMW Coupé models were given their own model identification, hence the M4's twin - the F80 BMW M3 - being available exclusively as a four-door saloon.

Therefore, the M4 is essentially a Coupé and Convertible version of the BMW M3. It offers:

  • A focused driving experience
  • Incredible performance
  • Decent practicality
  • A Coupé or Cabriolet bodystyle

Find out if a BMW M4 could well be the right choice for your next used performance car below.

Engines and Driving Experience

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The BMW M4 has 425bhp, with 0 to 62mph taking just 4.1 seconds with the automatic 7-speed DCT transmission, or 4.3 seconds with the 6-speed manual.

Competition Pack versions get 444bhp and tweaked suspension along with a few more enhancements, meaning a tenth is shaved off the 0 to 62mph time, whether you go for a manual or DCT.

Limited edition M4 CS models come with special paint, further chassis tweaks, loads of carbon fibre and lightweight forged wheels. Power is up to 454bhp, with a 7-speed DCT transmission the only option. 0 to 62mph happens in just 3.9 seconds. It's worth looking out for a handful of other special edition, limited run versions of the BMW M4, which can turn up in the used car classifieds from time to time too.

As for driving experience, the BMW M4 is not a car that that forgives easily, especially in wet weather. It demands respect as all that power to the rear-wheels can be quite the handful. For keen drivers though, the rear-wheel drive is much more of an involving driving experience than what is offered in all-wheel drive alternatives, that are the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe and Audi RS5.

Practicality and Running Costs

BMW M4 CS Rear

Don't let the Coupé body and name fool you, this M car is surprisingly practical, partly due to the fact that it is based on the BMW 4 Series, and is similar to its more practical M3 sibling too.

Therefore, you get two large doors and a decent boot, able to swallow 450 litres, which is a lot more than that of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé which can only muster 355 litres. The Audi RS5 does offer a bit more at 465 litres, though.

As for running costs, M cars are far from cheap to run. Servicing is pretty substantial, but a well-looked after M car will always be sought-after, so it's well worth keeping on top of. For specialist care, we recommend using a Stratstone BMW retailer, but it's worth knowing that any Evans Halshaw retailer can carry out routine servicing too.

Tax and fuel are pricey on the F82/83 M4, with economy usually in the low 20mpg range, whilst 30mpg is possible on a motorway run. We would recommend fitting quality premium tyres for your M4 when required. Not only will safety be increased, driver feel will also be enhanced. Expect to pay just under four figures for a full-set from the likes of Michelin or Pirelli.

Interior, Technology and Safety

BMW M4 CS Interior

The interior of the F82 M4 is typical BMW, and therefore feels well-made. Dependent on version, the M4 interior gets better with the newer Competition Pack, whilst the CS enhances the vibe further thanks to more carbon fibre and fine use of Alcantara.

Technology is decent too, with everything the keen driver will need. Sat nav is standard and comes with the brilliant BMW iDrive touchscreen infotainment system that sits in the middle of the dashboard. Apps like Apple CarPlay are also available and well worth a look.

Dials are classic analogue BMW, and manage to look classy and current despite newer-generations offering fully-digital clusters.

With the M4 being a hardcore performance car, safety needs to be excellent. There is no Euro NCAP safety rating, but being almost identical to its M3 sibling which has a five-star rating, it shouldn't be cause for concern, especially with safety features including:

  • Adaptive headlights
  • Reversing 360-degree camera
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • High beam assist
  • Lane departure warning

Is the BMW M4 right for me?

The F82 BMW M4 continues the legacy of the iconic M car bloodline, and is one of the most attractive performance coupés available.

If you require more stable all-wheel drive performance car, then a Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé or Audi RS5 will better suit your needs, but if you want a car that offers a more dynamic and driver focused feel, then you you'll crave the driver focused M4 a lot more.

A BMW M2 is worth looking at if you don't need as much space, and you may feel that the more compact proportions make the M2 even more engaging to drive, especially when specified with a manual gearbox.

If you need more space however, the BMW M3 which is essentially the same car but with 4-doors and a bigger boot could be better suited to your needs.

Why purchase a used BMW M4 through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.