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BMW 4 Series (2020-) review

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A bold – indeed controversially bold – front grille announces the arrival of the all-new second-generation BMW 4 Series. Launched in October 2020, it’s the swoopy two-door coupé variant of the 3 Series saloon, offering not only sportier looks but a sharper chassis. How does it feel compared with rivals such as the Audi A5, Lexus RC  and Mercedes C-class Coupé? Find out in our BMW 4 Series first drive review.

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  • What is it?
  • What’s it great at?
  • What’s it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • The word that echoes throughout our analysis of BMW's reliability is ‘average’. It isn’t actually bad, but with a humdrum three stars out of five for both younger and older cars, it seems as though BMW’s reliability has fallen below its typically high standards.
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should know?
  • Which? First drive verdict
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