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BMW 4 Series (2nd, G22) Review Rundown

BMWPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Better fuel economy than the G22-generation 4 Series
  • Excellent head-up display
  • Nothing in particular


The second-generation BMW 4 Series Coupe (G22) departs from its predecessor in embracing clear differentiation from the BMW 3 Series on which it is based: Notably, a striking front end with prominent, vertical kidney grille is unique to the 4 Series. The powerful yet elegant shoulders and flowing roofline accentuate the vehicle's sporting credentials.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
At £1950, Comfort Plus, includes a heated steering wheel, powered bootlid, keyless entry, electric front seats, lumbar support and extended storage. Technology Plus Pack is a bit trickier to justify. Head-up display and Harman Kardon surround sound are brilliant, and definitely worth ticking.
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  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Middling fuel economy
  • Cheap to run


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
BMW claims the same 7.1sec 0-62mph sprint for the new version as it did for the old one – and the newbie’s quite a bit bigger and heavier. The car accelerates notably more keenly and cleanly, and although it still runs out of puff a little once you’re stretched it beyond 3500rpm, it feels plenty fast enough to suit most tastes and purposes. The 420d is the sort of car that would cruise at high speed, at better than 50mpg, for hours on end.
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  • Gorgeous new design
  • Excellent handling
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Not the smoothest of rides
  • No adaptive dampers


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
In range-topping M440i xDrive trim, it's deeply impressive. But it's arguably at the bottom end of the range where the 4 Series is at its best. Turn the car into a corner and the 420i rotates instantly around the driver's hips. It rides sweetly, too.
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  • Class-leading refinement
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Decent standard equipment
  • Lack of detail


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The new BMW 4 Series continues where the previous model left off. Offers a stylish, fun-to-drive coupe that is brilliantly accomplished in so many key areas. Facing a number of talented rivals, the 4 Series manages to seamlessly combine impressive performance, attractive economy and a driver-focused quality.
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  • Stylish, fun-to-drive design
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Lack of standard equipment


1. ^ BMW 4 Series Coupe 2021 long-term review. autocar. 2021-07-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ BMW 4 Series 420d M Sport Coupe 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-10-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New BMW 4 Series 2020 review. autoexpress. 2020-10-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ BMW 4 Series review. autoexpress. 2021-04-28 Retrieved 2021-04-29.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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