There are few absolutes in this world, but the 2022 BMW M440i is one of them. It is absolutely a fantastic car. No ifs, ands or buts.
It has it all, does it all and makes the experience magnificent. Coming in at $56,700, the M440i feels, looks and drives like a much more expensive car. In fact, we had to look twice at the price before we believed it. This sleek coupe has a new grill that initially looks a bit off but the look grows on you.
The car just oozes elegance. The leather surfaces are supple, warm and welcoming, but unlike some luxury vehicles, this coupe does not sacrifice function over form. There are door panels with lots of space, including for a cup holder and another under the armrest for purses, wallets and small bags. To make the ride more comfortable, there is multi-zone Climate Control including micro-filter and automatic air recirculation as well as automatic dimming interior rear view mirror and driver’s side exterior mirror. While the back seats were decent size for adults, extra space is provided with a 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats.
The fun was driving this car. With a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, 24-valve 382-horsepower engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Even those who have a light foot on the gas pedal will take it up a notch and test the engine. The engine wins! The ride is smooth, precise and floats on the road like a flying carpet. Bumps, pot holes and windy roads are nothing to this vehicle. It wins every time.
This car has it all with lots of standard equipment ranging from variable sport steering, Dynamic Stability Control, M Sport Suspension, LED headlights and front and rear Head Protection System. It gets 28 miles per gallon city/highway.
To say we’re a fan is an understatement and we weren’t alone. We had several people admire the car, including a valet at a fancy hotel. He said that, while he parks upscales cars for a living, this BMW is the one he would buy. Quite a compliment and we would agree.