BMW has confirmed Australian pricing and spec details for the new 4 Series convertible to be sold alongside the bold new coupe.
The medium-premium convertible starts from $89,900 before on-road costs and mirrors the engine line-up of the coupe with 420i, 430i and M440i powertrains. A full price list appears at the end of this article.
Obviously the new ‘G23’ 4 Series convertible mirrors the design language of the coupe, divisive grilles and all.
With the roof down that long rear deck evokes past Bavarian efforts including the E30 and E36 3 Series convertibles. The added visual length makes the convertible a more successful design than the coupe in our eyes. All with the benefit of being more practical than the Z4.
To keep the 4 Series convertible from feeling like a wet noodle, BMW has added aluminium under-body reinforcement plates, which makes the G23 4 per cent stiffer than the previous F33.
Buyers will pay for that soft-top privilege, though, the $89,900 starting price represents a whopping $19,000 premium over the $70,900 420i coupe. Specification of the convertible is at least slightly more generous than the fixed-head.
For that money buyers get a two-litre four-cylinder engine with 135kW/300Nm outputs sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic which is standard across the range.
Like the coupe, the 420i convertible is fitted with M Sport styling package as well as LED headlights and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside there are Vernasca leather-appointed electrically-adjustable seats, a three-zone climate control system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB, wireless phone charging and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display.
A comfort pack can be optioned for $2,600 which adds lumbar support, keyless entry, seat and steering wheel heating and refined air collar.
For $107,900, the 430i is equipped with the same two-litre turbocharged engine in a higher state of tune, it kicks out 190kW and 400Nm. Adding to the spec of the 420i, the 430i gets adaptive cruise and lane-trace assist, adaptive suspension, M Sport brakes and 360-degree monitor.
Options for the 420i and 430i include a $4,300 visibility package that brings ambient lighting and laser lights.
At the top of the range is the straight-six powered M440i xDrive, which teams a 285kW/500Nm ‘B58’ engine with a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system for $135,900.
Bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels, cerium grey mirror caps and other exterior highlights identify the M440i from the outside.
Inside, customisable ambient lighting, knurled control dials, lumbar support, laser lights and a harman/kardon soundsystem further bolster the range-topping spec.
The all-new BMW 4 Series convertible will go on sale in Australia by early 2021 from $89,900.
BMW 4 Series Convertible 2021: pricing in Australia
All prices are before on-road costs.
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