2019 BMW 4 Series Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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BMW has a long-running reputation for making some of the most elegant sports convertibles and coupes in the world. The company arguably invented the class in 2002 with the 3 Series, back when it was a coupe. Five years ago, BMW overhauled the 3 Series and redubbed it the 4 Series, and the 2019 BMW 4 Series continues to fulfill all those promises of power.
With that in mind, the 4 Series has something to appeal to all kinds of drivers. It's more sporty than your average family car, but it's civilized enough to bring the kids in tow safely. It has a great balance of features, capability, and ride comfort.
This year, BMW adds some once-optional features as standard across the trims to help the 4 Series compete with overhauled rivals. Although this helps add value to it, the 2019 BMW 4 Series doesn't entirely lead the pack, much less with an edge. Strangely, it's not an automatic choice in a segment the automaker practically created. Don't conflate that to mean it's unworthy; it merely will involve a little more homework.
What's New for 2019?
The 2019 BMW 4 Series is part of the first generation of 4 Series, which debuted in 2014. This year, the gauge cluster gets an upgrade, and now parking sensors, Apple CarPlay, and navigation come standard.
Available as either a coupe or convertible, the 2019 BMW 4 Series can seat four passengers.
Although the power of the six-cylinder in the 440i is attractive, most buyers will find everything they need with the 430i trim. It comes with a four-cylinder turbo engine that performs well in and out of the city, and you'll save enough money to pay for an optional package. The Driving Assistance package would provide low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning, while the Convenience package would provide blind-spot warnings and heated seats.
The two 2019 BMW 4 Series trims are differentiated by the engine underneath the hood.
The 430i gets a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine good for 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and the 440i gets a 3.0L six-cylinder turbo engine good for 326 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission come standard across the board, but you can get a six-speed manual on the coupe. You can also add the xDrive all-wheel-drive by BMW.
The 430i sits on 18-inch wheels, puts a sunroof on the coupe, offers selectable drive modes, automatically wipes away the rain, and adds heated side mirrors. Parking sensors and a rearview camera provide basic safety, while remote services and emergency notification provide more advanced benefits. If you get the convertible, you will get a removable wind deflector and a power-based retractable hardtop.
In the cabin, the 430i comes with 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, dual-zone auto climate control, a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, and a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes. Also, you get a nine-speaker sound system that can connect USB devices, play compact discs, and provides HD radio.
The 440i gets the features above along with better leather for the steering wheel and keyless ignition with entry. Not only that, but you also get a 16-speaker premium surround-sound system by Harman Kardon, which can play satellite radio.
Besides the features listed above, the 2019 BMW 4 Series 440i comes with premium leather upholstery, a wireless device charging pad, and adaptive headlights. For safety, you'll gain adaptive cruise control, forward collision and lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking at low speeds.
BMW succeeded in making a sporty coupe with few faults in the 2019 BMW 4 Series. The only measurable problems in the 4 Series is a lack of agility and acceleration when driving in a straight line, but the performance of the 430i is very engaging.
The lower trim doesn't have too much relative power, so you'll need to hit about 3,500 rpm and full throttle to overtake someone. With a 6.2-second travel time from zero to 60 miles per hour, it's unlikely you're going to outpace all the SUVs or family sedans on the road.
Although the 4 Series brake pedal feels a little lightweight, it does its job well and delivers feedback to the driver. They'll stop your coupe with confidence whether on the highway or in the city, and panic stops are no different. In all cases, the BMW stays stable and consistent.
The weight of the steering depends on the drive mode setting you're using. Sport and Sport+ have a more massive effort while Comfort and Eco Pro provide the least. In any case, the steering wheel itself feels great, and the BMW drives accurately and directly.
It's not really a sports car, but the 4 Series can handle the winding roads at top speeds even when driving in Comfort Mode. Swapping to Sport Mode gives you firmer dampers, but the Sport+ Mode feels somewhat foreign. Adding summer tires gives you enough grip on the road.
Remember that this is a coupe or convertible that values composure and ride comfort rather than acceleration and thrust. You won't be able to push the gear shift, but the clutch feels smooth.
430i: 24 city / 34 hwy
440i: 21 city / 32 hwy
430i xDrive: 23 city / 33 hwy
440i xDrive: 21 city / 31 hwy
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base BMW 4 Series invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All BMW 4 Series MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.