Take a casual glance at the BMW 4 Series Convertible and you could be forgiven for thinking it was actually the fixed-roof Coupé. That’s because BMW has chosen to give the Convertible a folding metal roof rather than a cloth one, which is great for keeping more noise out on the move, but not so great for the amount of added weight you’ll need to cart about.
There’s the choice of six engines, though, as well as two different trims, a manual or automatic gearbox and two or four-wheel drive. Ultimately, BMW should have all of your needs covered.
That said, there are some tempting alternatives out there vying for your attention. The Mercedes C-Class is a similarly premium offering, and Audi has recently introduced the latest version on its open-top A5.
So, should you choose the BMW 4 Series Convertible over those rivals, and if so, which of the engines and trims should you choose? That's what we'll be looking at in this review.