BMW 4 Series Convertible review

Category: Convertible

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior infotainment
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  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 front cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 rear right cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 front cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 roof closing
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 boot open
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 front cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 rear right cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 front cornering
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 roof closing
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Prices for the BMW 4 Series Convertible start slightly above the Audi A5 Cabriolet, but that’s partly because the 4 Series is available only in relatively high-end trims. Indeed, if you’re looking at equivalently specced versions of the 4 Series, A5 and Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet, they all have very similar brochure prices.

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The 4 Series was too new to feature in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but BMW finished in 13th place (out of 30 brands), above every premium rival except Lexus.

The 4 Series received a full five-star rating after being safety tested by Euro NCAP. It did better in all areas than its closest five-star rival, the C-Class Cabriolet, which is impressive given that the 4 Series was tested under the latest and most stringent regime yet. Its high scores were partly thanks to the equipment it packs to help prevent you from having a collision, including automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-departure warning.

Buyers can also add the optional Driving Assistant Professional Pack (which comes as part of the Technology Plus Pack). That includes adaptive cruise control, a more advanced lane-keeping assistance system, a front cross-traffic alert system (this detects traffic that's about to pass in front of you when you're waiting at a T-junction) and automatic speed limit assistance.

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BMW 4 Series Convertible 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The BMW 4 Series Convertible is very accomplished indeed, with keen handling, an impressively comfortable ride (when adaptive suspension is fitted), and a classy interior. It’s even surprisingly practical, so is easy to recommend over the Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class cabriolets.

  • Sharp handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Classy interior
  • Some rivals are less expensive to buy
  • Wind deflector isn't standard
  • Rear seats fold but don't split
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