What Car? says...
We love a bit of innovation, but sometimes traditional methods are best – as demonstrated by the BMW 4 Series Convertible. After prattling on all through the previous model’s life about how good a folding metal roof was, BMW has moved back to a good old-fashioned fabric one.
Economy and emissions are a bigger focus than ever these days, and canvas offers a weight saving over steel that was impossible to ignore. Still, the 4 Series Convertible has grown longer and wider, so despite the new roof it’s put on a few pounds. That's partly offset by the introduction of mild-hybrid technology to most of the engines, though.
So, how does the BMW 4 Series Convertible compare with its direct competitors? Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll tell you what it’s like to drive, how swanky it is inside, how practical it is and the size of the hole it’ll leave in your bank balance.
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|RRP price range||£45,800 - £59,670|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||6|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||diesel, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||35.3 - 57.6|
|Available doors options||2|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,776 / £4,346|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£5,553 / £8,692|