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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 155g/km 47.9 313 £50,945
The cheapest
420i Sport 2dr [Business Media]
8.2s 153g/km 42.8 184 £37,705
The greenest
420d [190] M Sport 2dr Auto [Professional Media]
8.0s 124g/km 60.1 190 £43,295
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