2017 BMW 3 Series vs 4 Series

Drivers seeking a high-energy compact sporty vehicle can be satisfied with either of the options in this 2017 BMW 3 Series vs 4 Series comparison. Both the 3 Series and the 4 Series exemplify BMW qualify engineering, handling, and value. The one chosen depends on factors like lifestyle and driving demands. The 2017 BMW 3 Series is a compact luxury sedan or wagon that seats five passengers, while the smaller 2017 BMW 4 Series comes in coupe or convertible form. While these two models share many top features (for example, both have a the same top 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine which delivers 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque) they do offer different interior and performance advantages.

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2017 BMW 3 Series vs 2017 BMW 4 Series
$33,450 Starting MSRP $42,150
Sedan, Wagon Body Style Coupe, Convertible
2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder (180 hp) Base Engine 2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder (248 hp)
5 Passengers 4

2017 BMW 3 Series and 4 Series Technology

Technology and comfort on both the 2017 BMW 3 Series and 2017 BMW 4 Series are at the top of their game. A 6.5-inch display for the infotainment system is standard, while an 8.8-inch display is available with the Technology package. Other shared features are dual-zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. The 2017 BMW 3 Series sedan offers 13 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. That is about the same as the 2017 BMW 4 Series convertible (which has 13.1 cubic feet) and less than the 4 Series coupe, which offers 15.7 cubic feet for luggage and materials. When comparing interior space on the 2017 BMW 3 Series vs the 4 Series, the sedan offers more seating, but not as much trunk space.

Those who want the flexibility of a four-door sport sedan will be delighted by the space and comfort of the 2017 BMW 3 Series, while those seeking the feel of a coupe or convertible will flock to the 2017 BMW 4 Series. The convertible style features a power-retractable hardtop that can be dropped in 20 seconds.

For more information on the 2017 BMW 3 Series or 2017 BMW 4 Series, contact a member of The New BMW of Topeka sales team.

2017 BMW 3 Series on the road
door interior of the 2017 BMW 3 Series
rear light of the 2017 BMW 3 Series
front view of a blue 2017 BMW 3 Series