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BMW 3 Series vs 4 Series


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There’s nothing quite like commuting through Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, TX, in a stylish and sleek BMW sedan. Two of the most popular BMW sedans are the 2022 BMW 3 Series and 2022 BMW 4 Series, both of which offer an array of exciting features and characteristics.

In this comparison, we at BMW of Arlington go over the key similarities and differences between these models to help you make the right choice for your lifestyle. Let’s get started!

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BMW 3 Series vs. 4 Series: Design

Interior of 2022 4 SeriesOne of the biggest differences between the 3 Series and the 4 Series is in their respective designs. Both models classify as luxury small cars, but the 4 Series offers a few extra variations. The BMW 4 Series gives you four unique trim levels and body styles, including:

  • A 2-door 4 Series Coupe
  • A 4-door 4 Series Gran Coupe
  • A 2-door 4 Series Convertible
  • A 2-door 4 Series M4 Coupe and Convertible

With the BMW 3 Series, you’ll have the same spacious cabin dimensions, no matter which of its six trim levels you choose. This sporty, low-riding model is made for making an impression inside and out.

You’ll have 42 inches of front legroom and more than 35 inches in all three rear seats. Spread out and get comfortable while you weave through city and highway traffic.

BMW 3 Series vs 4 Series: Performance

Silver 2022 BMW 3 SeriesAs smaller models, both the 2022 BMW 3 Series and the 2022 BMW 4 Series offer a good balance of power and efficiency. The 3 Series offers three dynamic engines:

  • A standard 255-horsepower 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder
  • A 288-horsepower combination 2.0L TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine and electric motor
  • A 3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo engine that generates up to 503 horsepower

The 4 Series gives you two engines to choose from, including turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines similar to those offered by the 3 Series. You can also opt for a high-output M Performance engine that can also generate up to 503 horsepower.

Both models come standardly equipped with rear-wheel drivetrains that can be swapped out for an available xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

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BMW 3 Series vs. 4 Series: Technology

In terms of technology, there’s quite a bit of overlap between the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 4 Series. In either model, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • An optional 10.25-inch central information display with BMW Navigation.
  • An optional Head-up Display that projects navigation, collision warnings, and more onto the driver’s side windshield.
  • Wireless Charging and onboard Wi-Fi Hotspot for passengers to enjoy.

You’ll also get an iDrive infotainment system in every configuration of the 3 Series and 4 Series. On the 8.8-inch touchscreen display, you can access turn-by-turn navigation, your favorite smartphone apps, real-time updates about your route, and much more.

Want to learn more? Check out our BMW 3 Series reviews and BMW 4 Series reviews!

Choose Your Next BMW Today

After learning more about these two popular models, we at BMW of Arlington hope you have a better idea of which vehicle suits you best.

Get a closer look at the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 4 Series by coming by for a test drive. Drivers near Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, Texas, can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today.

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