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2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible

2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible

There is an audible whine from some BMW enthusiasts regarding how the latest 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible looks, however, in my book, the car’s suave design, low profile lines and that massive, vertical kidney grille are some of the best bits about the car.  Definitely, the new Convertible version of the new 4-Series is impressive to drive, and any of the engines are remarkably responsive and have plenty of pep.

A new BMW 4 Series Convertible is going to be the model of choice if you love getting out into the summer sunshine to enjoy pleasant wind-in-your-hair motoring while you drive along the motorway.  There are some stunning scenic drives around Australia, and doing these in the latest 4-Series Convertible will be a blast.  The new 4-Series engines burble along effortlessly while you take in the sights with the car’s top down.  Being a BMW, the Convertible boasts impressive handling, a smooth ride, impressive engines, and an open-top driving experience that’s just ideal.

2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible

There are plenty of options for exterior colour choices.  Aventurine red III, Dravit grey, Tanzanite blue, Artic race blue, Black sapphire, Brooklyn grey, Mineral white, Portimao blue, Sanremo green (like in the photos) and Alpine white, which are the standard metallic colours.  At an extra cost, you can also have the car painted in a special BMW Individual Frozen Portimao blue.

Slip inside the car’s impeccable interior, and you feel very comfortable in either of the front seats.  Rear seat space is also good; much the same as you’ll find in any of the 4-Series cars.  Having just the two doors instead of four can make climbing into the back seats a bit more of a chore, particularly if you end up taking older parents or your in-laws on a tiki tour. The cabin is really plush, refined and comfortable, enabling you to spend lengthy times behind the wheel and journeying in.  There is lots of expensive looking leather and other soft-touch materials about the cabin.  You’ll find decent storage space, and the infotainment system rocks!

You haven’t quite got as much boot space in the convertible models as you would in the Coupe or 3-Series four-door.  This is because of the special boot compartment that the roof requires to fold itself back down into when the roof has been lowered.  Where the hard-top 4-Series models get a 440-litre boot, the convertible has to make do with a smaller 385-litre boot.  However, there is still enough room in the new BMW 4-Series Convertible for four adults and a small amount of weekend luggage.  Again, travelling along a scenic route in one of these, and doing so with some of your best mates or family, is going to be a superb and memorable experience.

What’s under the hood?  A new BMW 4 Series Convertible is offered with a standard 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder motor producing 135 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque.  This model is known as the 420i.  The same engine, but uprated a bit, offers 190 kW and 400 Nm.  This one is known as the 430i.  The range-topping M440i xDrive sets the benchmark with its 285 kW power rating.  This motor is a mild-hybrid, inline six-cylinder petrol engine that boasts 500 Nm of torque and plenty of thrills.  It is capable of pulling off a sub 5 second sprint from 0-100 km/h, and it boasts the only AWD in the current line-up of 4-Series Convertibles.  This model is called the BMW M440i xDrive Convertible and it is an absolute joy to drive.  The straight-six delivers a wonderful, throaty burble when opened out, and, of course, with the top down, this is driving heaven.

The BMW M440i xDrive Convertible gets a set of adaptive dampers as standard, so you can select between a softer suspension setting for cruising about town, or a firmer set-up when you want to tackle a twisty road quickly.  All the other models don’t get the adaptive dampers as standard, but you can get them added as an option with a cost.

Some of the other options available when you buy a new BMW 4 Series Convertible are the Technology Plus Pack, which will get you things like adaptive cruise control.  The Comfort Pack includes a heated steering wheel and a wind deflector.  BMW’s new 4-Series Convertible also gets the latest infotainment upgrade with BMW’s Operating System 4.0, which comes with a built-in SIM card and 4G connectivity to offer real-time traffic information, intelligent emergency call and remote start.

That radical new vertical kidney grille and the heavily sculpted side panelling differentiate the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible from the donor BMW 3 Series Sedan.  I like the look of it.  The new 4-Series is longer, wider and taller than before.

A BMW 4 Series 420i Convertible can be had for around $100k, while $150k will get you the top of the range 440i.  Options will add to the standard buy now prices for each of the models.

The 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible is a classy drop-top car that goes up against other stylish convertibles from the Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Audi A5 stables. It’s a hoot to drive on a twisty road, can seat four adults in sufficient comfort, and makes for a rather fantastic long-distance cruiser.  Get yourself one now and enjoy Australia’s coastline like you’ve never enjoyed it before.

2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible

The 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible models include the:

  • 420i M Sport
  • 430i M Sport
  • 440i xDrive

For any more information on the new BMW 4-Series Convertible or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of BMW dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!