2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible breaks cover

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on October 5, 2020

The new BMW 4 Series Convertible takes the modern route by ditching the old hardtop for a new fabric roof. 

Earlier this year in June, BMW pulled the covers off the all-new 2021 4 Series Coupé, which also marked the debut of the infamous 'XXL-sized' kidney grille. A few days back, we were also greeted by the all-new M3 and M4, and now, the 2021 4 Series line-up seems to be complete, with the arrival of the Convertible.

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible Front Quarter Motion

Over the outgoing 4 Series Convertible, the biggest change (apart from the exterior) on the 2021 model is the replacement of the old retractable hardtop with a new folding fabric soft-top, much like its competitors. The new roof panel is said to be 40% lighter than before and provides better acoustic and thermal comfort. The reduced bulk has also led to an increased boot capacity – 300 litres (80 litres more than its predecessor), with the roof down, and 385 litres (15 litres more than its predecessor), with the roof up.

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible Side View Roof Up

Of course, the engine options on the Convertible remain the same as the 4 Series Coupé, although, the former gets BMW's xDrive AWD option only on the range-topping M Sport variants. This means the 4 Series Convertible is available with three petrol derivatives (420i, 430i, and M440i xDrive) and three diesel variants (420d, 430d, and M440d xDrive).

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible Rear Quarter Motion

While the 420i (181bhp and 300Nm) and 430i (255bhp and 400Nm) are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, the M440i xDrive (369bhp and 500Nm) draws its power from a 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit. In the diesel line-up though, the 420d (188bhp and 400Nm) is the only variant powered by a 2.0-litre (1,995cc) four-cylinder motor. The remaining two variants, the 430d (282bhp and 650Nm) and the M440d xDrive (335bhp and 700Nm) come with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel motor.

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible Side View Roof Down

All its engines are available exclusively with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. However, customers can also go for the optional Steptronic Sport transmission, which is being offered with a new 'Sprint' function, which is supposed to help it achieve better, more instant acceleration. All engines, except for the 2.0-litre petrol, also come with 48V mild-hybrid assistance as standard.

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