Australian specs and pricing have been confirmed for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible range ahead of a showroom arrival in the first quarter of 2021.
Like the Coupe, the Convertible range will consist of three models: 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive with prices starting from $89,900 plus on-road costs.
As with the latest Z4, BMW has reverted to a fabric roof for the 4 Series 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.
Dimensionally, the new 4 Series Convertible measures 4768mm long, 1852mm wide and 1384mm tall with the roof up, with a 2851mm wheelbase. Luggage space is 385L with the roof up, dropping to 300L with the top down.
The entry-level 420i is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine producing 135kW and 300Nm. The 430i also uses a 2.0-litre turbo unit, however, it’s tuned to deliver 190kW and 400Nm. Both are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive.
Flagship M440i xDrive variants use a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine that develops 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic sends power to a rear-biased all-wheel drive system.
In terms of performance, the 420i can sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds, while the 430i can complete the dash in 6.2 seconds. The M440i xDrive takes 4.9 seconds to hit triple figures.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible pricing (excludes on-road costs):
420i – $89,900
430i – $107,900
M440i xDrive – $135,900
2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible equipment highlights:
M Sport Package
19-inch M alloy wheels
M Sport Suspension
Sport seats for driver and front passenger
Vernasca leather upholstery
Instrument panel in Sensatec
Seat heating for driver and front passenger
Tri-zone one automatic air conditioning
Storage compartment package
LED headlights including High Beam Assistant
LED fog lights
Electric seats, front, with memory function for the driver
Parking Assistant including Reversing Assistant
Live Cockpit Professional
Connected Package Professional
HiFi Loudspeaker System
Wireless smartphone charging
DAB+ Digital Radio
Autonomous emergency braking
Rear cross-traffic alert
Adaptive M Suspension
M Sport Brakes
Driving Assistant Professional
Parking Assistant Plus including Surround View
M440i xDrive adds
19-inch alloy wheels
Mirror caps, grille, and exhaust tips finished in Cerium Grey
M Sport Differential
Galvanic touches for controls
Harman/Kardon surround sound system
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