2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible: First Look

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Competes with: Audi A5 Cabriolet, Infiniti Q60 convertible
Looks like:
The 4 Series Coupe
Drivetrain:
a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (428i ) or a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (435i); an eight-speed automatic is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional
Hits dealerships:
First quarter of 2014

The convertible version of BMW's new compact coupe will officially debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but BMW released 4 Series convertible information and photos ahead of the official reveal. Not only will the convertible offer a power-retractable hardtop (like the 3 Series convertible it replaces), it'll also be available with all-wheel drive.

Exterior styling and powertrains mirror its 4 Series coupe sibling. Power comes from either a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (428i ) or a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (435i). An eight-speed automatic is standard, and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system is optional on the 428i; the 435i is rear-wheel drive only. A fuel-saving auto stop-start system shuts off the engine when stopped and is standard across the lineup.

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Like the coupe, the convertible will be available with Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport packages, each with specific exterior colors and interior trim. BMW says the power-retractable hardtop can be opened in 20 seconds and lowered at speeds up to 11 mph, and that the trunk offers more space than the outgoing 3 Series convertible. Top down, the 4 Series features 7.8 cubic feet of space; top up, it jumps to 13.0 cubic feet.

The 2014 BMW 4 Series will go on sale in the first quarter of 2014 with a base price of $49,675 for 428i models and $55,825 for 435i versions; both prices include a $925 destination fee. Competition from Audi (the A5 Cabriolet) starts at $44,245, including destination. The 4 Series convertible’s other rival, the G37 convertible, is being remade into the Q60 convertible; specs and pricing for this model are unavailable.

Related
2014 BMW 4 Series: First Look
2014 BMW 4 Series Up Close, Photo Gallery
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Comments 

Agent Mike

Stylish with drop dead gorgeous looks. BMW's have become the Paper Plates of the car world. Only good right after you buy them, then time to toss them. BMW has sold out reliability and craftsmanship for Market Shares.

Scotty

Hi Mike,
Are you in the business? Interesting analysis and appreciated. So, you wouldn't recommend the investment? What about a lease? What do you think about the new 428i-purchase new vs certified preowned vs lease?

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