BMW has officially introduced the all-new 4-Series Convertible. The car will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, next month.
This first-ever 4-Series Convertible consists of a three-piece retractable hardtop boasting a sound-absorbing headliner which reduces wind noise by up to 2 dB, when compared to the 3-Series Convertible.
The hard top can be removed with the push of a button upto speeds of 18 kmph. Time taken to open or close the roof, is 20 seconds. BMW has equipped the 4-Series Convertible with three-temperature neck warmers, which will allow you to enjoy your drive with the top down even in cold temperatures. With the roof up, the car has a drag coefficient of 0.28, and it increases to 0.33 when the car goes topless.
The 4-Series will be offered in the 428i guise in the United States. This model will be powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 240 bhp of max power, and 345 NM of peak torque. The car propels from 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.2 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited at 250 kmph. Also, the 435i will be on offer with a larger 3.0-liter inline-six, which produces 300 bhp and 406 NM of torque. This engine propels the car to 100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds and is also electronically limited to 250 kmph.
These engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with Normal and Sport transmission modes on offer. The 428i is also available with optional xDrive all-wheel drive system.
A 420d model equipped with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine which produces 181 bhp will be offered in Europe. This Euro-spec 4-Series will be available as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but can also be optionally ordered with the same 8 speed automatic tyranny.
BMW will offer the 4-Series Convertible in United States in Sport, Luxury and M Sport trim levels, while European model will also be offered with Modern.
The BMW 4-Series Convertible is slated to reach stores in U.S in the first quarter of 2014. The 428i is price at 49,675 USD, and the 435i at 55,825 USD.