BMW 4 Series vs BMW 3 Series

2018 BMW 4 Series Style

BMW has long been known for its sporty luxury compact cars. Two such models that are hot right now in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth are the BMW 4 Series and the BMW 3 Series. These two models sport some incredible features and powertrains, but they do differ in quite a few crucial ways.

In order to help local shoppers decide which model is the best fit for them, we at BMW of Arlington have put together this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see which model is the best fit for you!

4 Series vs 3 Series: Design & Interior Space

Both the 2018 BMW 4 Series and the 2018 BMW 3 Series offer three customizable body styles. With the 4 Series, you’ll have a coupe, a gran coupe, and a convertible to choose from, while the 3 Series offers a sedan, a sports wagon, and a gran turismo. See how all six body styles differ in space:

BMW 4 Series

BMW 3 Series

Coupe

Gran Coupe

Convertible

Sedan

Sports Wagon

Gran Turismo

Front Legroom

42.2 inches

42.2 inches

42.2 inches

42 inches

42 inches

42 inches

Rear Legroom

33.7 inches

33.7 inches

33.1 inches

35.1 inches

35 inches

39.2 inches

Number of Seats

4 seats

5 seats

4 seats

4 seats

4 seats

4 seats

Total Cargo Space

15.7 cubic feet

17 cubic feet

7.8 cubic feet

13 cubic feet

27.5/61.5 cubic feet

24.6/56.8 cubic feet

As you can see, the 4 Series is a good pick for those who need that extra fifth seat. The 3 Series, on the other hand, is the clear choice for those who always have lots of cargo since this model offers two body styles with 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

4 Series vs 3 Series: Performance Specs

The 2018 BMW 4 Series and the 2018 BMW 3 Series are standardly powered by an identical 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine. With this engine, both models achieve a respectable EPA-estimated 23 city MPG. However, the 3 Series does a little better on the highway with an EPA-estimated 35 highway MPG. You’ll still get a close EPA-estimated 34 highway MPG in the 4 Series, though.

When it comes to power, the 4 Series takes the cake with a standard power output of 248 horsepower. With the right equipment, this model can also go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.6 seconds.

4 Series vs 3 Series: Top-of-the-Line Features

2018 BMW 4 Series Interior FeaturesAs luxury BMW vehicles, the 2018 BMW 4 Series and the 2018 BMW 3 Series have a lot of features in common, starting with wireless charging pads, large BMW Navigation touchscreen displays, and smartphone app integration.

Both models also offer a Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers to connect to while you’re on the road as well as a Head-Up Display. This Head-Up Display projects important information right up onto the windshield, so you never have to look away from the road.

2018 BMW 4 Series vs BMW 3 Series: The Verdict

As you can see, both the 2018 BMW 4 Series and the 2018 BMW 3 Series offer some incredible perks. The only way to know for sure which one is the best fit for you is the get behind the wheel and experience them both for yourself.

Shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth should give us a call at BMW of Arlington today to schedule a test drive or two!