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Meet the new BMW 4-Series convertible

Written by Nizam Shaikh

BMW has introduced the new BMW 4-Series Convertible in the international market. The new BMW 4-Series is expected to set new benchmarks in the premium midsize segment with an open-wind-in-the-hair experience. The brand has also announced that the worldwide launch of the 4-Series Convertible will take place in March 2021. The BMW 4-Series will come with 6 variants – 420i Convertible, 430i Convertible, M440i xDrive Convertible, 420d Convertible, 430d Convertible and the flagship model the M440d xDrive Convertible. The 430d is expected to arrive in July 2021 while the top-spec M440d xDrive will be available from November 2021. 

In terms of design, the 4-Series Convertible is based on the 4-Series Coupe design language that was unveiled a few months ago. The 4-Series Convertible comes with a low to the ground silhouette, a large imposing chrome-studded grille on the front following the new design language that keeps to the tradition but offers modern styling, as well as high cooling performance. The 4-Series comes with slim LED headlights as standard, optional BMW Laserlight. 

The 4-Series Convertible comes with a newly developed panel bow soft-top roof with the strength of retractable hard-top with a puristic appeal of a fabric hood finished in Black as standard and Anthracite Silver effect as an option. The 4-Series Convertible comes with extremely stiff body structure with reinforced side skirts, additional convertible-specific bracing and a new aluminium-shear panel in the front end enhancing the performance capabilities offering. The 4-Series also comes with a low centre of gravity optimised aerodynamics, wider tracks and a 50:50 weight distribution. 

On the inside, the 4-Series Convertible highlights features such as 10.25 inches configurable touchscreen infotainment display, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with new graphics in the Control Display, steering wheel controls, new, cloud-based navigation system with  BMW Maps as standard, wireless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, the 4-Series Convertible also comes with three-zone climate control, Vernasca leather trim and seat heating, optional 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and optional Heads-up Display. 

Powering the 4-Series convertibles are two 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines in 184 hp/300 Nm and 258 hp/400 Nm outputs. A 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with 48V mild hybrid technology that makes 374 hp/500 Nm. a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 48V mild hybrid technology that produces 190 hp/400 Nm and a two 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with 48V mild-hybrid technology in two states of tune, one that makes 286 hp/650 Nm and another that makes 340 hp/700 Nm which will be released later in July 2021 and November 2021, respectively. 

BMW has not confirmed yet if the brand plans to bring the 4-Series Convertible to the Indian market, but the brand is expected to bring the 4-Series Coupe to the Indian market in 2021.