From behind the steering wheel, there’s not a whole lot to tell you this is no ordinary 4 Series – you get fantastically supportive and infinitely adjustable sports seats, plus special M Sport door sills and dials lift the cabin ambience beyond the regular coupe.
The rest is standard 4 Series fare but that’s not a complaint. It means you’ll find a well-laid out, solidly-built cabin, a dashboard that is slightly angled towards the driver and a big infotainment screen. The only criticism that could possibly be levelled at it is that it doesn’t feel purposely designed to be a sports car from the outset– merely a very nice normal car.
The M4 is based on the 4 Series, but in some places that's a little too obvious
The M4 gets BMW’s high-end Professional Multimedia system, which comes with a large and detailed 8.8-inch screen that includes a concierge service, Emergency Call and BMW Online Services. It’s also one of the easiest in the class to use, thanks to the company’s iDrive system, which means the intuitively-laid-out menus can be navigated easily on the move via a large control knob that’s located between the two front seats.