Ten Second Review
BMW M4 Lease Review - The new BMW M4 is essentially the next generation of what was the M3 Coupe. It delivers on all the areas that needed improving on with a more intelligent approach to fuel usage, an upgraded appearance, generally more tech in the dashboard and a more thoroughly thought out driving experience. With a 6 cylinder turbocharged engine there's plenty of power and the fact that you're without a V8 engine is only a minor gripe. Overall its responsive enough to satisfy all but the biggest of petrol-heads.
The M4 is the two-door coupe upgrade of the M3 saloon that lives for its performance enhanced engine and incredible driving experience. A car like this was always going to live or die by performance standards, and this one hits nirvana with a 3.0 litre twin-turbo masterpiece that will get you to 60 in under four seconds at a push.
The straight six sounds amazing under the hood, and while this is going to be expensive at the pump BMW have added both turbos to reduce carbon emissions while providing the kind of speed you expect from such a model. The ride is electronically assisted through three levels but even the highest sports+ mode will be comfortable and secure, while weight steering with plenty of feedback will make you feel like everything is down to you and the aids are completely removed, a true drivers experience.
Unlike its brethren this is a very large car, with BMW struggling to keep a 50/50 weight distribution due to the whopping engine/automatic combo, not that it really effects performance, but the styling is indicative of a top heavy car, with a classy roof made of carbon fibre that is sure to catch the eye. Inside is classic BMW, the dash is stylishly finished while the trim comes in all manner of colours, with the red leather a great option that accentuates the ergonomic seats.
The pop-up LCD screen is a must have, while the rest of the dashboard is quite minimalistic with most of the buttons going on the wheel itself. In the back this is still a genuine four seater that will manage even the larger 6 footers, and there is a 445 litre boot to call upon if needed. You also get plenty of kit as standard, with DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and the sat nav all powered by iDrive and seen through the aforementioned 8.8 inch screen.
There is also plenty of safety kit available, while it is secure with top of the line extras to ensure thieves are put off before even trying. This works as a family car for sure, but to comes into its own as a sporty cruiser, and pulls out all the stops to give you a wonderful driving experience.