BMW reveals 4-Series Convertible
In this generation, a fabric top replaces the hard top.
BMW has rolled out its next-generation 4-series convertible, with a fabric top replacing the convertible hard top. Remarkably, the new top is just as easy to use and 40 percent lighter than the old hard top, and it can be electrically opened or closed within 18 seconds and up to a speed of 31 mph. Trunk space has grown by 1.2 cubic feet to 9.0 cubic feet.
Although it has the same godawful front-end styling as before, the rest of the car actually looks better than the convertible it replaces. The previous bulge in the trunk is gone and looks sleeker now.
Two engines are available at launch. The 430i and 430i xDrive are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The M440i (and xDrive) get a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six with 382 hp and 364 lb-ft of torque. Expect to see an M4 Convertible at some point in the future, with a turbo-I-6 rated at 473 and 503 horsepower, respectively.
Pricing starts at $54,095, with all-wheel-drive adding $2,000 any powertrain. The M440i starts at $64,995. Look for rear-drive 4 Series convertibles to arrive in March of 2021, with all-wheel-drive models hitting dealership a few months later.