BMW 4 SERIES CONVERTIBLE
The drop-top 4 will cost from £36,675 when it reaches UK showrooms in March next year. With styling closely related to the 4 Series Coupe’s, the Convertible has a folding metal roof that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds while driving at speeds of up to 8mph. BMW has also introduced an “Air Collar” to keep front seat passengers’ necks toasty by blowing warm air on to them via vents in the headrest.
The same engine line-up as the Coupe will be offered with the 4 Series Convertible, so there are 428i, 435i and 420d models from launch, with more engines to follow. The 435i is the swiftest and offers 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, while the 420d will be the more popular thanks to 55.4mpg and 133g/km CO2 emissions coupled to 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds.
All 4 Series Convertibles come with leather seats, cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning, BMW’s Drive Performance Control system and a 6.5-inch colour screen.
There are five trim levels for the Convertible, comprising SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport. With the M Sport, BMW’s firmer suspension set-up is standard, but this can also be ordered on other models as an option that comes with uprated brakes too.