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BMW 4 Series review - Do chassis tweaks make the 2017 4 Series a real drivers' car? - Interior and tech

The entire 4 Series range is made up of stylish, comfortable and competent models

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  • Quality cabin, elegant exterior styling, excellent drivetrains
  • Not the most exciting BMW to drive…

Interior and tech

This is one area where the 4 Series has moved the game on considerably from its predecessor. The overtly driver-angled dashboard has long since been abandoned by BMW but the 4 Series cockpit still cocoons itself round the person behind the wheel, while the iDrive interface has become a paragon of in-car infotainment control; the rotary controller works utterly intuitively when scrolling and clicking through its attendant menus displayed on the 6.5-inch colour in-dash screen. The latest software with the ‘tile’ theme display is even easier to navigate.

All 4 Series models are well-specified as standard compared to the 3 Series, as BMW deems them luxury vehicles. So even entry-level SEs benefit from all-round parking sensors, leather, cruise control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus Xenon headlights.

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Options include all the styling and tech toys you’d expect, such as larger alloy wheels, Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive LED Headlights and BMW’s Professional Media package, but worth checking out are the items incorporated in the M Performance accessories. These include upgrades like stronger brakes, mechanical limited slip differentials and even tougher suspension than that found on the M Sport cars.

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