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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: BMW 4 Series Convertible

Overall verdict
The default four-seat cabrio. Excellent engines and quality, impressive metal roof too.


Roof-up refinement, tidy handling


In light colours, the cut lines in the roof are a trifle obvious


What is it?

The car formerly known as the 3-Series Convertible. In 2013, BMW rebranded its two-door C-Class coupe rival as 4-Series, and now the similarly two-door’d convertible has followed suit. Like its predecessor, the 4-Series uses a three-piece folding hard-top instead of a simpler though less secure fabric roof. That’s bad news for weight – the 4-Series convertible tips the scale a couple of hundred kilos heavier than its equivalent coupe – but good news for raised-roof refinement, rigidity and a lighter, brighter cabin. Usual comprehensive range of engines, driving either rear or all four wheels.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
435d xDrive M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
5.2s 168g/km 44.1 313 £53,210
The cheapest
420i Sport 2dr Auto [Business Media]
8.4s 150g/km 44.1 184 £41,230
The greenest
420d [190] M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
8.1s 125g/km 54.3 190 £45,210