BMW 4 Series convertible prices announced
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28th January, 2014
- Longer and wider than its predecessor
- 420d, 428i and 435i models available at launch
- Available in Australia from March
BMW Australia has announced specification and pricing for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible.
Closely following in the tracks of its recently released 4-Series Coupé, the newest open top model from BMW sets new
standards for the brand in terms of dynamics, elegance and driving pleasure.
According to Phil Horton, managing director of BMW Group Australia, the new 4 Series Convertible sets fresh heights in
“With its striking blend of performance, elegance and innovation the new BMW 4 Series Convertible instantly
appeals,” he said.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible reflects the more purposeful design as first seen on the Coupé variant. Exterior
features have been designed to highlight the vehicle’s sportiness, starting with a large wide air-intake in the front
apron which accentuates the vehicle’s increased width. The air-intake is capped at both ends by apertures for
aerodynamically motivated air-curtains which are complimented by air-breathers located just behind the front wheels.
The design language of the new BMW 4 Series Convertible is also reflected in the cars unmistakably sleek and elegant
silhouette with the convertible top up or down.
Proportionally larger in comparison to the out-going model, the new BMW 4 Series Convertible boasts an overall length
of 4,638 mm, an increase of 26 mm, and a width of 1,825 mm which has increased by 43 mm over the predecessor.
There have also been some significant changes made by the engineers at BMW to enhance the steering accuracy and
agility over the out-going model. The chassis has been significantly extended with 50 mm added to the wheel base and
substantial increases to the track width - 45 mm extra at the front and a full 81 mm wider at the rear.
Refinements have also been made to the suspension of the vehicle, including fine-tuning of the springs and damping,
axle kinematics and elastokinematics, as well as providing additional strengthening elements in the front section and
undercarriage of the car.
The three-piece retractable hardtop in the BMW 4 Series Convertible is based on the tried and tested mechanical
design from the predecessor, albeit with some enhancements that reduce noise level to improve the interior ambience.
The new, more noise absorbent headliner also includes interior lighting features to bring it more in line with the
fixed top Coupe variants.
With the push of a button the three-piece retractable hardtop opens in 20 seconds, even whilst driving at speeds of
up to 18km/h and includes an easy-loading function for convenient access to the boot.
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Powered by the latest in engine technology, the new BMW 4 Series Convertible models are all equipped with BMW
TwinPower turbo engines boasting exhilarating power and torque figures, yet still returning good fuel economy.
At the entry point to the range, the 420d Convertible is equipped with a BMW TwinPower turbo four-cylinder diesel
engine producing 135kW of power and 380 Nm of torque. The 420d accelerates to 100km/h in an exhausting 8.2 seconds. It
boasts a fuel consumption rating of 4.8 l/100km, with emissions of 127 grammes of CO2 per km.
The 428i Convertible features the TwinPower turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, developing 180 kW of power and 350 Nm
of torque. This output makes the 0-100 km/h sprint take 6.4 seconds. A 6.7 l/100 km figure is evident for the fuel rating
on the combined cycle.
At the top of the range, the capable performance of the 435i Convertible is generated by the BMW TwinPower turbo
in-line six-cylinder petrol engine which provides 225 kW and 400 Nm of torque. It can do 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds.
The fuel consumption rating and emissions ratings are 7.7 l/100km and 180 g/km of CO2 respectively.
These results are achieved in part due to the standard inclusion of the eight-speed sport automatic transmission for
all BMW 4 Series Convertible models.
Each BMW 4 Series Convertible is equipped with Auto Stop/Start, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode and on-demand
ancillaries such as electric power steering.
The equipment levels of the BMW 4 Series Convertible models are similarly impressive as they include a high level of
standard specification nearly identical to that of the equivalent BMW 4 Series Coupé models. The exceptions include a
wind deflector and heated front seats which are fitted as standard on every 4 Series Convertible model.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will be arriving in Australian showrooms from March 2014.
BMW 4 Series Convertible Australian Pricing*:
|BMW 420d Convertible
|BMW 428i Convertible
|BMW 435i Convertible
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are