It’s a convertible.
It was a Sunny day, so the test driver decided to lower the roof and enjoy the spring weather.
The demand for convertibles is not what it was 10-15 years ago, but BMW is confident that the new Droptop 4-Series is still a viable car. Just as the new Roadster Z4 went back to soft top, larger convertible also go to the easy mechanism. The basic transformation should affect carrying capacity roof when folded as it takes up less space in the trunk.
Photospin caught the new BMW 4-Series Cabrio on the track. Despite the camouflage, it seems that the car is presented in serial body and new headlights.
Despite the camouflage, we can notice a sporty spoiler with third brake light. Also at the rear of the visible dual trapezoidal exhaust tips, which are borrowed from the model 3-Series, particularly “charged” M340i. It’s not a coincidence, as the new convertible from BMW will be largely established on the basis of the sports saloon and will inherit the same platform CLAR.
Photospin failed to look into the saloon model, but the interior design is easy to imagine, as it will be borrowed from the BMW 3-Series.
Under the hood the base option 430i/430i xDrive will be located 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine, developing 255 HP of power and a torque of 400 Nm. It is expected that the novelty will receive a modification M440i, which will get 3.0-liter engine with a capacity of 382 HP and 500 Nm. Sedan M340i this is sufficient for acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds with rear wheel drive and in just 4.1 seconds for the xDrive version. However, the convertible 4-Series will be slightly slower due to increased weight.