The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible has made its world premiere ahead of an Australian arrival early next year.
Joining the 4 Series Coupe which arrives from November this year, the open-top variant will launch with three grades: the 420i, 430i and range-topping M440i xDrive.
Power will come from two four-cylinder engines for the 420i and 430i which develop 135kW/300Nm and 190kW/400Nm respectively.
The M440i xDrive will pack a 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit developing 285kW/500Nm. All engines will be mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
In Convertible guise, the 4 Series measures in at 4768mm long (+128mm), 1852mm wide (+27mm) and 1384mm high with the roof closed. It also offers a longer wheelbase at 2851mm (+41mm) compared to the Coupe as well as increased track widths by 28mm at the front and 18mm at the rear.
As with the latest Z4, BMW has reverted to a fabric roof which is said to be 40 per cent lighter than the outgoing model’s metal roof. Buyers can have the roof in either black or Anthracite Silver.
The roof can be opened and closed in 18 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 50km/h.
Standard equipment includes a Viagra-inspired kidney grille, LED headlights, 19-inch M alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, Vernasca leather trim, seat heating, integrated neck warmers in the front head restraints and three-zone automatic climate control.  
Adaptive cruise control with stop & go, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking, automatic parking, and parking sensors are also standard.
The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible is expected to arrive in Australia early next year with local specifications and pricing to be announced closer to the launch date.
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