BMW Uncovers 4 Series Convertible
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30 September 2020
Folding metal roof replaced by a fabric option
Fresh from upsetting a lot of people with their new design direction for the M3 and M4, BMW have released slightly more eyeball-friendly model: the 4 Series Convertible. It still has the oversized grille - problematic to many - but the rest of the drop top design adds the kind of glamour that will likely draw attention away from its “vertically emphasised” front end.
Longer and wider than the previous 4 Series Convertible, the latest generation also replaces the metal folding roof with a more traditional fabric option. Using a panel bow design, it features a flush rear window and a multi-later construction for improved insulation and acoustics. The fully electric roof, which opens in 18 seconds at up to speeds of 50km/h, will be available in either black or anthracite
On its international launch, the 4 Series Convertible will be available with a range of engines, including 2.0 four-cylinder petrol and diesel options. The 420i’s figures are 135 kW / 300Nm, and the 430i 190 kW / 400Nm, while the the 420d puts out 140 kW and 400Nm .For now, the range topper will be the straight-six 440i xDrive mild-hybrid, with a total output of 275kW / 500Nm, giving the drop top a 0-100km/h time of just 4,9 seconds.
Later in 2021, the range will be expanded with the addition of a mild-hybrid diesel and the 440d xDrive mild-hybrid, with an output of 253kW / 700Nm.
No word yet on when the 4 Series Convertible will land in SA.