BMW will launch the stylish new 4 Series Convertible in Australia early next year, with the open top variant following the new 4 Series Coupé that lands locally in November this year. It combines elegant design and dynamic prowess.
The Australian line-up of 4 Series convertibles will include the 420i, 430i and range topping M440i xDrive. Each model features engines that integrate BMW TwinPower turbo technology to provide high levels of efficiency and seamless power delivery.
The brand’s new design language has produced a striking interpretation of the low-slung silhouette established as a signature feature of premium mid-size BMW convertibles. The new model’s elegant yet commanding presence stems from larger exterior dimensions.
Alongside the car’s proportions, the front end of the new BMW 4 Series Convertible highlights its standalone character. The defining element is its large, vertically emphasised BMW kidney grille, which takes pride of place at the centre of the front end.
There is also the option of adaptive LED headlights, with BMW Laserlight, whose features include the adaptive cornering function with variable road illumination optimised for urban and freeway driving.
The roof is powered by an electric motor that enables it to open or close within 18 seconds at the push of a button, including while on the move at speeds up to 50km/h.
The driver-centric cockpit design is further enhanced by the large screen grouping formed by the instrument cluster and control display. The ergonomically optimised arrangement of the controls also reveals the character of a car built for the enjoyment of driving.
Standard features such as sports seats in the front, with automatically extending and retracting belt feeders, Vernasca leather trim, seat heating and a sports steering wheel, add to that experience.
A range of engine variants feature in the three 4 Series Convertible models including two four-cylinder engines for the 420i and 430i, delivering 135kW/300Nm and 190kW/400Nm respectively, and a six-cylinder unit for the M440i xDrive that develops 285kW/500Nm.
All three power units are matched with a fast shifting eight speed Steptronic Sport transmission that can be controlled via steering wheel mounted shift paddles.
M Sport suspension incorporates specially tuned lift-related dampers, while the M440i xDrive model features adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers.
Variable sport steering is included with the both suspension variants. The new BMW 4 Series Convertible rides as standard on 19-inch alloy wheels, while optional M Sport brakes are available with a choice of blue or red brake calipers.
The standard equipment roster for the flagship M440i xDrive includes an M Sport differential with electronically controlled, fully variable locking function in the rear differential.
This item is also available as an option for the new BMW 430i Convertible in conjunction with M Sport suspension or adaptive M suspension.
The M Sport grade, which will be standard on locally-delivered BMW 4 Series Convertible models, stands out with its large front air intakes, strikingly sculpted rear apron, M Sport suspension, and sport seats upholstered in Vernasca leather trim.
An optional wind deflector carefully directs the flow of air through the cabin. It can be easily removed, even with the roof closed, placed in the bespoke supplied bag and stowed behind the folding rear backrest.
The neck warmers integrated into the front head restraints increase the sense of comfort when driving in low outside temperatures. Three zone automatic climate control and a storage package are both included as standard on the new BMW 4 Series Convertible.
Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet, steering wheel heating and Harman Kardon Surround sound system are some features that can be specified as options.
Parking assistant including reversing assistant, driving assistant including front collision warning with brake intervention, lane change warning and lane departure warning are all now fitted as standard.
Driving Assistant Professional adds multiple features including steering and lane control assistant. A built-in SIM card with 4G LTE connectivity and standard BMW Connected Package Professional enable use of a range of digital services.
These include intelligent emergency call, real time traffic information with hazard warning, and remote and concierge services. The new 4 Series Convertible will also optionally offer the advanced remote engine start feature.
In addition to Apple CarPlay, the operating system for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible now also hosts Android Auto to broaden the vehicle’s technology offering. For further information, please contact your local BMW dealer.