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2020 BMW M4 Review | CarMax

The 2020 BMW M4 is a premium sports car that can be equipped either as a coupe or a convertible. The M4 was first introduced in 2014 and the 2020 model is powered by a robust 3.0L twin-turbo straight-six engine that produces 424 horsepower in its base form. Altogether, it provides a firm, yet athletic driving experience, with seating for four.

The M4 is an elite performance vehicle designed to eat up twisty roads or perhaps spend a weekend at your local circuit. If you're a driving enthusiast, you'll love the six-speed manual transmission that is standard; there's also a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic available if that's more your style.

While we currently do not have many 2020 BMW M4s on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the BMW M4 with similar features.

Below are average prices for prior model years of the BMW M4.

  • 2015 - Average CarMax price less than $41,0001
  • 2016 - Average CarMax price less than $43,5001

Here is what you'll learn in the 2020 BMW M4 Review:

Key Specs & Features


  • The 2020 BMW M4 with the 3.0L twin-turbo six-cylinder engine and seven-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • The 2020 BMW M4 convertible has 13.1 cubic feet of trunk space.
  • 2020 BMW M3 coupes provide 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space.
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Seating Capacity:

  • The 2020 BMW M4 provides seating for up to four people.
2020 BMW M4 Review: Front Seats | CarMax
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Engine Options:

  • The sole engine option for the 2020 BMW M4 is a 3.0L twin-turbo straight six engine that produces 424 horsepower in its base form.

Tech Features:

  • All 2020 BMW M4s come standard with an 8.8-inch touchscreen that integrates with the BMW iDrive infotainment system.
  • Apple CarPlay® and SiriusXM® satellite radio are standard.
  • A 16-speaker 600-watt Harman/Kardon® audio system is standard.
  • Standard driver-assist aids include forward-collision alert and automated emergency braking with standard lane-departure warning.
  • 360-degree camera system with self-parking assist.
2020 BMW M4 Review: Dash | CarMax


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5 Reasons to Buy

1. Premium Performance Interior

All BMWs come with finely appointed and well-engineered interiors but the performance-oriented M models get a little extra attention. 2020 M4s get competition sport seats that are heavily bolstered to keep you firmly planted in your seat when you're getting in some spirited driving or visiting the track. A black cloth interior is standard but leather is optional in ten different colors, including three two-tone interior color options that range from Sonoma Beige to Silverstone and Sakhir Orange. Choices of interior trim accents such as aluminum, anthracite wood, and carbon fiber help finish off the premium approach to the M4s interior.

2. Powerful Twin-Turbo Engine

BMW M vehicles are synonymous with speed and power, and the 2020 M4 is no exception. All 2020 BMW M4s are equipped with a 3.0L straight-six engine that is force-fed by two turbochargers. Standard output for the 2020 M4 is 424 horsepower while those equipped with the optional Competition package produce 444 horsepower. The M4s engine isn't just about power figures alone; it's also equipped with a specially designed oil sump that is capable of keeping the engine properly lubricated on the race track.

2020 BMW M4 Review: Engine | CarMax

3. Unique BMW M Colors

The M4 is available with eleven different color options. BMWs look good in just about any color but if you want people to know that you're driving a sport injected M car, there are several BMW colors that are specially reserved for cars like the 2020 M4. Colors that are specific to the M4 include Sakhir Orange, Austin Yellow, Yas Marina Blue, and San Marino Blue Metallic.

4. Drop top or Coupe

The 2020 BMW M4 is available both as a traditional sport coupe with a fixed roof or as a convertible with an automatic folding soft-top. If you're more of a hardcore driving enthusiast, the coupe is lighter and the fixed roof provides more rigidity for aggressive driving. The M4 convertible has the benefit of being able to drop the top with a touch of a button to enjoy having the wind blow through your hair as you blast down a canyon road.

5. Driver-Assist Technology

Owning a sports car doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice the latest in driver-assist aids. The 2020 BMW M4 is well equipped with driver-assist aids that help you keep your pride and joy in ship shape and dialed in with the traffic patterns around you. Forward-collision alert with automatic emergency braking is standard, as is lane-departure warning. A 360-degree camera is also available on M4s equipped with the Executive package and includes a feature that will park the car for you, taking the guesswork out of those tricky parallel parking scenarios.

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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • Standard BMW M4 Features: Includes a track-ready cooling system, eighteen-inch wheels, LED headlights, fourteen-way power-adjustable M sport seats, and more.
  • Executive package: Adds side and top view cameras, head-up display, automatic park assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive full LED headlights.
  • Competition package: Unlocks twenty-inch M star-spoke forged wheels, extended shadowline trim, and increased power output to 444 horsepower.

Available Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic
  • Smoked Topaz Metallic
  • Yas Marina Blue Metallic


  • 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space for the convertible and 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space for the coupe
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Standard cloth interior with optional leather
  • BMW M sport seats are standard
  • Apple CarPlay and SiriusXM are standard

Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 BMW M4 is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the BMW M4.

  • 2015 - Average CarMax price less than $41,0001
  • 2016 - Average CarMax price less than $43,5001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 BMW M4, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2020 BMW M4

The 2020 BMW M4 was not rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 BMW M4, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.


The BMW M3 is one of the original M performance cars from BMW, hailing back to the mid-1980s. 2017 and newer M3s are powered by a 425-horsepower twin-turbo 3.0L straight-six and are available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 2017 through 2019 BMW M3s are sport sedans with four doors and seating for up to five passengers, making the M3 an excellent choice if you're looking for a high-performance driving experience but with room for friends and or family. The 2017 BMW M3 comes standard with the following features:

  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Eighteen-inch forged wheels
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Keyless entry and ignition


Another great option if you're looking for a luxury sports car is the venerable BMW M6. 2017 and up models are powered by a racy 4.4L twin-turbo V8 that churns out an impressive 560 horsepower. The 2017 and newer models are also available in a variety of configurations, depending on what you're looking for in a sports car — two or four-doors are available with seating for up to five passengers when equipped with four doors. The four-door model is referred to as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. The two-door model is also available as a convertible. Standard features on the 2017 BMW M6 include:

  • LED headlights
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Rearview camera
  • Apple CarPlay and SiriusXM radio

BMW 4-Series

The BMW 4-Series is another good option if you're looking for something high class but somewhat low key as well. 2017 through 2020 BMW 4-Series are available in three body styles—a two-door coupe, a convertible, or a four-door Gran Coupe with seating for up to five passengers. Two engine choices are available beginning with the 430i models that are equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The 440i models have a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine while both 430i and 440i models are also designated with an X benefit from all-wheel drive. All three body styles are also available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Standard features on the 2018 BMW 4-Series include:

  • Eighteen-inch double-spoke alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Power moonroof

The Bottom Line

The 2020 BMW M4 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a luxury sports car that is a heavy hitter in the key categories of power, style, and daily driveability. Looking to learn more? Check out these related articles:

1Based on prices on carmax.com in December 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
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