The driving dynamics are sharp and responsive especially in the M Sport
Ride and Handling
By coupe standards the 4 Series offers a good all-round performance. The driving dynamics are sharp and responsive especially in the M Sport and although the ride can be a little hard, that is pretty much the norm for coupes.
Road-holding was excellent and cornering at speed is achieved with ease thanks to the cars streamlined dimensions and low slung stance.
The choice of driving modes is always worth playing with and although Sport+ is great fun and increases throttle response, firms up the damping and adds weight to the steering, Comfort is probably going to be the most popular choice once the novelty wears thin.
There is a fair amount of road surface noise which came as a bit of a surprise as the 4 series certainly feels extremely well insulated, but the outside noise was apparent in both models that were tested.
Ease of Use
For such a richly-equipped car, the 4 Series is incredibly easy to operate. That is mainly due to the fact that the majority of operations are controlled via the car’s central dial called the iDrive system and information is clearly displayed on the colour screen. This saves searching for fiddly buttons and switches making it easier for the driver to concentrate on the road ahead.
All other controls are perfectly positioned in what can only be described as a very driver-focused cabin environment. Both test models also featured a head-up display as an £825 optional extra which is a first in the C Class segment.