What Car? says...
We love a bit of innovation, but sometimes traditional methods are best – as demonstrated by the BMW 4 Series Convertible.
After boasting throughout the life of the previous 4 Series about how amazing its folding metal roof was, BMW has now returned to a good old-fashioned fabric one.
Rival convertibles include the Audi A5 Cabriolet and Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet, plus more leftfield choices such as the Ford Mustang. Alternatively, if you don’t need four seats, there are sportier cars such as the BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type Convertible and Porsche Boxster to consider.
So, how does the 4 Series compare with the best convertibles? Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll let you know, and tell you what the performance is like, how swanky it is inside, how practical it is and how painful or otherwise the running costs are.
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|RRP price range||£47,155 - £63,610|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||6|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||35.3 - 57.6|
|Available doors options||2|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,858 / £4,634|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£5,716 / £9,268|