Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used BMW 4 Series sports?
First and foremost, check the roof of any BMW 4 Series Convertible opens and closes smoothly in 20 seconds or so, and that there’s no wind noise when it’s in place. Also be sure to inspect boot space when the roof is open and closed, because there’s a big difference between the two.
With most 4 Series Convertibles having covered relatively low mileages, you should expect the interior to be in excellent condition. However, the large alloy wheels of M Sport models are vulnerable to kerb damage, so inspect them carefully and ask the seller to reduce the price – by about £70 per wheel – if they need refurbishing. Large wheels also mean large and expensive tyres, so make sure there’s plenty of tread left on these too.
Other than that, there’s nothing in particular to be concerned about, although we would advise checking a car’s electronic service record (a BMW dealer should be able to access this) to ensure it has been maintained every 10,000 miles or so, and test any electronic features work as intended.
Is a used BMW 4 Series sports reliable?
The 4 Series scored well in our most recent reliability survey, finishing in a respectable mid-table position in the sports, coupe and convertible class. BMW as a brand finished in ninth place out of 31 manufacturers.
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