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2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

Imagine: wind in your hair, sun on the skin, the sound of a sports exhaust singing, all the current automotive tech at your fingertips and a handling package that’s set to thrill.  What BMW offers in the 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible is a car that fulfils all your convertible dreams.  The new 4 Series Convertible is a superb driver’s car, made all the more likable with its gorgeous looks and pleasant interior.

Too much loud mouthing has been going on over the bigger kidney grilles but the new 4 Series design looks stunning.  I love the way the BMW badge sits in its own scoop above the grille.  The very vertical 4 Series nose adds visual impact and the car looks wonderful from every angle.  It is low slung, low profile, and this matches the sports capability of the new BMW 4 Series Convertible.  The new 4 Series is also longer and wider than the outgoing model, so, with the top down, the car looks super sporty and elegant.

You’ll also notice that the headlights are slimmer, giving the front of the car a more imposing view of itself, particularly if you were to see this closing in on you from your own car’s rear-view mirror.  The head lighting is fully LED, casting a brilliant light for fast night driving escapades.  18-inch alloys are standard, while larger 19-inch rims are available – standard on M440i models.  Around the back end of the car you’ll find a very neat design, cleaner taillights, a cute boot lip, air diffusers and large exhaust outlets.

The soft-top roof is gorgeous.  It’s fully automatic, and at the touch of a button, it can open or close in just 18 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h.  Being a soft top means that the weight savings is 40% lighter than the metal convertible roof that previous models used.

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

Slip inside, and the 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible sets the benchmark for quality.  All of the materials are of the highest quality and the interior is superbly well put together and strong.  Controls for the infotainment system are found on the central console beside the swivel dial.  Then the controls for the driving models and info are on the other side of the dial, close to the driver.  Climate control switchgear makes a comeback in the form of manual buttons on the dash, just below the two centre air vents.  Yeah, I like the layout and the style.  Steering wheel controls are also standard, and these control things like the car’s cruise control and the stereo.

Above the two central air vents in the centre of the dash sits the big touchscreen which can also be controlled with the swivel dial on the centre console.  Gesture control and voice control also come in handy.  Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard features, while the standard audio package packs a decent punch.  Wireless phone connection and charging makes for easy use, and the mapping from your phone can be used for satellite navigation and maps, should you wish too.

A leather interior is standard, the seats awesome; and if you get the M-Sport versions then the M-style sports leather seats have pleated leather and look magnificent.  Electronic adjustment, heating, of the seats as well as adjustable seat extension under the thighs make the new 4 Series an extremely comfortable car.  A digital driver’s display is standard.

On the practicality front, the new BMW 4 Series Convertible offers superb cabin storage.  There is a special wireless charging space for your phone.  USB points, 12 V sockets, cup holders, door bins, a felt-lined glovebox, a rear armrest, through loading from the boot, isofix anchorage points in the back seats, USB points in the rear, climate control for the rear seat occupants (tri-zone in total) and bottle storage as well.  Back seat comfort for two is very good, as the wheelbase is longer than the outgoing model, which results in better leg room. The leather sports seats are heated in the front, and the rear seat is designed for two passengers.  Boot space comes in at 385 litres; however, remembering that the roof has to fold down into its own compartment, the space reduces to 300 litres with the soft-top folded away.

One neat feature is a seatbelt arm that moves forward and offers you the seatbelt once you close the driver’s door; after the seat belt has clicked the arm retreats.  Front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and even a 3D display of the car is standard.  Safety equipment for the 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible includes lane-keep assist with self-steering, lane-departure warning, a reversing camera and autonomous emergency braking (AEB).

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

The 420i Convertible boasts 138 kW from its 2.0-litre turbo motor.  The 430i has an upgraded 2.0-litre turbo with 192 kW.  The AWD M440i Convertibles pack the biggest grunt, thanks to the 3.0-litre straight six putting out 279 kW.  Diesels are available in the form of a RWD 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 142 kW.  An AWD 213 kW 3.0-litre turbo diesel is a pearler.  BMW M440d models are AWD and boast 254 kW from their very quick 3.0-litre powerplants.  Motorsport models have adaptive dampers and driving mode selection.  All models are mild hybrids.  M-Sports are very quick and can run through the 0-100 km/h in around 4.5 – 5.0 seconds.  Smooth gearbox operations for all models are superb, making then benchmark units.

The 420i Convertible is the cheapest model, offering a 0-100 km/h sprint in around 8 seconds.  It should also manage around 5.5 litres/100 km.  The diesel equivalent of this engine (420d) takes 7.6 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h and is markedly more frugal 3.5 litres/100 km.

The 430i Convertible takes around 6 seconds for the 0-100 km/h dash, while the 430d takes it out fractionally quicker.

At the top end of the new BMW 4 Series range are the M440i and M440d models.  The BMW M440i can go from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and will manage around 6.5 litres/100 km.

M440d models will return around 5.5 litres/100 km and take 5.1 seconds for the 0-100 km/h sprint.

Mercedes C-Class or Audi A5 Convertible alternatives might also pull on your heart strings, however the new 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible would be the one I’d want to belt up the East Coast of Australia in.

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible models include the:

  • 420i Convertible
  • 420d Convertible
  • 430i Convertible
  • 430d Convertible
  • M440i Convertible
  • M440d Convertible

For any more information on a new BMW vehicle 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!