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Β£34,300-Β£48,985

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Β£31,330-Β£44,722

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BMW 4 SERIES Sports 420d SE 2dr

This isn’t the smoothest or quietest engine in a BMW 4 Series Convertible, but it makes the most financial sense, so it’s what we’d go for.

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Β£326.81-Β£514.2/month

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Engines

440i Auto [Professional Media]
Our pick of the petrol models; if you can’t stretch to the M4, then this is the closest you will get. It has searing straight-line performance, a great exhaust note and reasonable CO2 emissions given the amount of power.
430i [Professional Media]
Considerably more punchy and flexible in-gear than the 420i. The turbocharged 430i has decent performance, but it’s a bit gruff when you accelerate and, if you drive it hard, don’t expect more than about 34mpg.
440i [Professional Media]
Our pick of the petrol models; if you can’t stretch to the M4, then this is the closest you will get. It has searing straight-line performance, a great exhaust note and reasonable CO2 emissions given the amount of power.
430i [Professional Media]
Considerably more punchy and flexible in-gear than the 420i. The turbocharged 430i has decent performance, but it’s a bit gruff when you accelerate and, if you drive it hard, don’t expect more than about 34mpg.
420d [190] [Business Media]
Likely to make up the majority of sales, the 420d diesel is surprisingly efficient and reasonably punchy. However, it is quite noisy when starting up or accelerating hard.
Our pick
420d [190] [Business Media]
Likely to make up the majority of sales, the 420d diesel is surprisingly efficient and reasonably punchy. However, it is quite noisy when starting up or accelerating hard.
435d xDrive Auto
Few people need the staggering in-gear pace of the 435d. We have yet to try it in the UK, but the combination of four-wheel drive, a slick auto gearbox and potent engine make it unfeasibly fast, in all kinds of weather.
430d Auto
This six-cylinder diesel is nearly as fast as the petrol equivalent, much more economical and fairly refined. It’s only available with an automatic gearbox, though, in either two or four-wheel drive.
420i
The entry-level petrol version is quieter than the 420d but needs to be worked quite hard, and never feels that fast. It comes with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, but we’d avoid it if possible.
435d xDrive Auto
Few people need the staggering in-gear pace of the 435d. We have yet to try it in the UK, but the combination of four-wheel drive, a slick auto gearbox and potent engine make it unfeasibly fast, in all kinds of weather.
430d Auto
This six-cylinder diesel is nearly as fast as the petrol equivalent, much more economical and fairly refined. It’s only available with an automatic gearbox, though, in either two or four-wheel drive.
420i
The entry-level petrol version is quieter than the 420d but needs to be worked quite hard, and never feels that fast. It comes with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, but we’d avoid it if possible.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

37.7-60.1 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

124-171 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

G-K

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1300 litres

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