Compare BMW 4-Series vs. BMW 3-Series

Compare the BMW 4-Series against the BMW 3-Series. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the 4-Series stacks up against the 3-Series in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new 4-Series or 3-Series. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 BMW 3-Series
2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 BMW 3-Series
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sports Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sports Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon


MSRP $40,500 $32,750  
Invoice $37,260 $30,130
Avg. Paid $31,832 $26,246

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.3  
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.2
Performance 9.3 8.5
Interior 7.7 7.8
Cost to Own 7.7 8.0
Safety N/A 9.1
Reliability 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Good fuel economy
  • Sharp handling
  • Agile handling
  • Strong, fuel-efficient engine lineup
  • Roomy back seat
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Limited cabin storage
  • Some cheap materials in base model

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 23 City / 35 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 110.6 110.6  
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 182.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 71.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.2 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3295  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional  
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5  
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 55.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 13


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Leather Seats Optional Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 180 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 200 @ 1250
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 37.1


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.8


Active Suspension System Optional  
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Optional Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional Optional

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.