Based on the F30 BMW 3-Series, the new convertible, known internally as the F33, doesn’t quite look as streamlined as the coupe due to its retractable folding hardtop. Those hoping that the strangely proportioned rear of the outgoing 3-Series Convertible, which the new 4-Series model will replace, are going to be disappointed.
Two versions will be available at launch: a 428i and 435i. Further down the track a high-performance M4 Convertible should be added to the lineup.
For the 428i, 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque will be generated from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 435i, meanwhile, will receive 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque from a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six.
Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission optionally available.
Pricing will start slightly higher than the $41,125 sticker of the base 4-Series Coupe.
While you wait for the arrival of the new 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible, hit this link to view our exclusive video of a prototype at the Nürburgring.