Barely disguised prototypes
2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible leaked
for BMW’s new 4-Series Convertible have been running around Europe for the past couple of months, but now we have the first official images of the completed car. The images show the 4-Series Convertible with some of its official accessories and look to have been published on BMW’s Belgian website.
The styling of the car is pretty much as you’d expect: a 4-Series Coupe
without the roof. Unfortunately, we still don’t know what the 4-Series Convertible will look like with its roof up. That roof will be a retractable hardtop, just like the one on the outgoing 3-Series Convertible that this new model replaces.
Look for the 4-Series Convertible to make its official debut at a major international auto show in the coming months, with sales to commence early next year. Two versions will be available at launch: a 428i and 435i. Further down the track a high-performance M4 Convertible
will 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.
For more images of the car, head over to BMW Blog
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