2021 BMW 4 Series Cabrio – Requests for a convertible are not as usual 10-15 years ago, but BMW believes that the new 4 Series Droptop is still a viable business case. Just as the new Z4 roadster has been restored to the fabric roof, the larger convertible will also throw away the metal top for a lighter, less complicated roof setting. The main transformation must pay dividends in terms of cargo capacity with a folded roof as it will take up less space in the trunk.
2021 BMW 4 Series Cabrio
Our spies have captured 4 Series Convertible in traffic by capturing a fully camouflaged prototype on a clear day. Since the spring finally arrives, the driver tests down the roof and elevates the wind deflextor for the most enjoyable experience behind the wheel. The car seems to have a full production body and the last lamp, but a thick disguise hinders.
In addition to the camo, we can see the sporty decklid spoiler with the third built-in brake light. Also behind, double trapezoid exhaust ends are similar to the new 3 series, especially the hotter M340i. That’s not a coincidence because a new convertible from BMW would be largely based on a sports sedan by inheriting the same CLAR platform.
We could not see what was happening inside the cab, but it was not a problem because the dashboard design would also essentially be taken from Sedan Series 3. We actually had a longer spy shot (attached below) than the previous batch that showed a new Convertible 4 series interior, which confirms the similarity between the two models.
Under the hood, the US spec model in its underlying form would likely have a 2.0 litre turbocharged gasoline engine that developed 255 horsepower and a torque of 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meter) on the 430D/430i xDrive. Upgrade the possible M440i version and you will be rewarded with a larger 3.0-liter inline-six with a value of 382 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm). In the M340i sedan, it is good enough to run up to 60 mph (99 kph) in 4.4 seconds for the RWD model and in just 4.1 seconds for the xDrive version. However, 4 series conversions will definitely be a little slower to do higher weights.
Equip yourself with patience as it will take time before BMW will remove the annoying camouflage by considering the 4 Series Coupe will be the first out. Droptop can follow in a year, and finally the new Gran Series 4 series.
This is our first look at the new BMW M4 Cabriolet, which will reach the UK market in 2021. It would rival the cabriolet of the Mercedes-AMG C63 and dispose of the hardtop metal folding model out for the roofing fabric, for the sake of weight reduction, packaging and efficiency.
Visually, the new M4 Convertible gets a revamped M-division, with a more aggressive front and rear bumper, wider side skirts, wide-wheel arches, larger alloys and quad-exit exhaust. Inside, we expect to find a pair of sports chairs, along with a 10.2-inch BMW iDrive infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital-gauge cluster.
Mechanically, the new M4 Cabriolet will be identical to that of the M3 Saloon which will soon be released, by sharing that 3.0-litre straight-six twin-engine-engine turbocharged gasoline engines. It will be offered in two states, with the standard version developing 480bhp and the main competition generating 510bhp. However, like all of BMW’s latest M cars, it’s possible that BMW UK will only sell the more powerful version of the competition here.
The power will be delivered to all four wheels through the latest four wheel selection system from the German company. The drivetrain will be similar to the new M5, offering the driver the option to send up to 100 percent of engine power to the rear wheels if desired.