BMW 4 Series convertible (Sport Line)
BMW 4 Series convertible (Luxury Line)
BMW 4 Series convertible (Luxury Line)
BMW 4 Series convertible
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BMW 4-Series convertible unveiled
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14th October, 2013
With the new
4-Series coupe about to
arrive in local showrooms, BMW has unveiled the new 4 Series convertible. The new design language introduced with the BMW
4 Series Coupe is evident in this second model of the series. In addition to having its own distinct design, the BMW 4
Series Convertible sets itself apart from the 3 Series models through a number of distinguishing technical features.
The new BMW 4-Series Convertible is visibly larger in width, track and wheelbase than the BMW 3 Series Convertible.
The vehicle’s balance of proportions and flowing lines stem from the typical BMW short overhangs front and rear, the
stretched bonnet and set-back passenger compartment. The striking BMW design features up front – such as the
double-kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the large air intakes in the front apron – are keen to display this
convertible’s family ties with the BMW 3 Series.
However, the dynamic convictions of the BMW 4 Series Convertible are expressed by elements such as the so-called Air
Breathers positioned rearward of the front wheel arches. Together with the Air Curtains, these elements reduce turbulence
and aerodynamic drag at the front wheels. The markedly flat design of the boot area at the rear underlines the flowing
harmony of the overall vehicle silhouette. Horizontal lines and 'muscular' wheel arches combine to accentuate the car’s
Improved roof design and construction
The design language of the new BMW 4 Series Convertible is reflected in the car’s unmistakable and elegant silhouette
with balanced proportions when the top is down, and in the sleek look of the roofline – without a 'B' column – when the
hardtop is closed. The three-piece retractable hardtop of the BMW 4 Series Convertible is distinguished by advanced
soundproofing with its “noise-absorbing” headliner, ensuring quietness and genuine passenger comfort under all weather
conditions – even in winter. The interior roof is fully lined and features lamps that add to the ambience expected of a
premium sport coupe.
When the top is down and stored in the boot, the standard load and unload assistance function pivots the folded roof
in the luggage compartment upwards to provide ample storage space and easy access. Thus even large and bulky items and
luggage can be conveniently stowed when the top is down. The low and sporty seats ensure more headroom as well as added
rear legroom in comparison to the predecessor model.
Individual equipment lines
The interior of the BMW Series 4 convertible presents a fusion of allure, elegance and exclusivity. All of the
controls are arranged ergonomically around the driver to provide optimum access to all functions. The doors are designed
so that all the lines converge towards the rear, and bright colour combinations featuring a two-tone effect for the door
and side panels contribute in combination with the hardtop cover to the “boat deck” look. This wrap-around interior
design provides for a seating ensemble that allows all passengers to share the open-sky driving experience.
The design of the seats is new and includes integrated seatbelts. The seats are electrically adjustable as standard.
If desired, the standard seats and the optional sport seats with recessed head restraints can be equipped with neck
warmers for the driver and front passenger, an optional extra available for the first time.
When the top is down, the temperature setting is automatically controlled in relation to the outdoor temperature and
the speed of the vehicle.
In addition to the standard model, three specially equipped lines and an M Sport package are also available. The Sport
Line, Modern Line and Luxury Line versions can be selected to personalise the new convertible with special interior and
exterior accents. The materials and craftsmanship underline the premium ambience of the BMW 4 Series Convertible.
In addition to the enjoyment of the open-air driving experience at the push of a button, the BMW 4 Series Convertible
also impresses with exhilarating performance and handling. BMW engineers have succeeded in making improvements in areas
such as steering accuracy, precision and agility. Sophisticated chassis technology, torque-steer-free Electric Power
Steering, 50:50 weight distribution, a programme of fine-tuning in the wind tunnel and a lightweight construction concept
enabled them to build a driving machine. The sporty look of the convertible is evident in the longer wheelbase, wider
track and standard lower suspension when compared with its predecessor model, the 3-Series convertible. Among many
factors, the low centre of gravity also accounts for the performance and handling of the BMW 4 Series Convertible.
Two petrol engines and one diesel
At the European model launch, the BMW 4 Series Convertible will be available with an in-line six-cylinder petrol
engine (BMW 435i Convertible), a four-cylinder petrol engine (BMW 428i Convertible) and a four-cylinder diesel (BMW 420d
Convertible). These engines cover the performance range from 135 kW/184 hp to 225 kW/306 hp and feature the latest BMW
TwinPower Turbo technology. These engines imbue the BMW 4 Series Convertible with competitive acceleration and
elasticity while reducing fuel consumption in compliance with the EU6 standard from the 3-Series models.
Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
The power from the engines is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. BMW also offers all
engine variants with an optional eight-speed 'Sports' automatic transmission that allows the driver to change gears
manually by using shift paddles on the steering wheel. Both transmissions are equipped as standard with the Auto Start
The driving pleasure of the BMW 4 Series Convertible is accompanied by outstanding economy. The source of this low
fuel consumption can be traced to BMW EfficientDynamics, with innovations that can be found throughout the new BMW 4
Series Convertible. In addition to the optimised fuel economy of the petrol and diesel engines, the intelligent
lightweight construction concept and the aerodynamics – including the Air Curtains and Air Breathers – also help to
maximise efficiency. Other features such as the Auto Start Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, the gear shift
indicator, on-demand operation of ancillary units and the innovative Proactive Driving Assistant all do their part to
improve fuel consumption and reduced emissions compared to the former 3-Series convertible. The ECO PRO mode can even
lead to fuel savings of 20 per cent. In conjunction with the automatic transmission, the new convertible – like the
BMW 4 Series Coupe – also features a coasting mode for the first time.
BMW was early in recognising the significance of connecting the automobile with its environment through intelligent
networking technologies and thus is able to offer unique mobility services and driver assistance systems. These
innovations are available from the Connected Drive product range as standard or optional equipment for the BMW 4 Series
Convertible and, for a limited time, some can even be ordered after the initial vehicle purchase. With these
innovations, the new BMW 4 Series Convertible is setting standards in terms of safety, convenience and infotainment.
Among the highlights are a new generation of the Navigation System Professional, the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display,
Driving Assistant Plus, which warns the driver of a potential collision with a pedestrian, the intelligent, glare-free
LED High Beam Assistant, Active Protection with Attentiveness Assistant and the latest development stage of the Active
Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
Stay tuned to Next Car for relevant local specifications, pricing and the 2014 release details.