- The 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible starts at $49,675 including destination fees.
- The 300-hp 435i Convertible will start at $55,825 including destination fees.
- Both models go on sale early next year.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — BMW announced today that the new 2014 4 Series hardtop convertible will go on sale early next year starting at $49,675 including destination fees.
The top-of-the-line 435i Convertible starts at $55,825 including destination, an $800 increase over the car it replaces.
Formerly known as the 3 Series convertible, the new hardtop 4 Series Convertible will be offered as either a 428i or a 435i. Like its coupe counterpart, the 428i convertible is powered by a 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The uplevel 435i convertible uses a 300-hp inline six-cylinder.
An eight-speed automatic is the standard transmission. A six-speed manual will be optional. The 428i will be offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive; the 435i will be rear-wheel drive only.
Compared to the previous 3 Series convertibles, the 428i and 435i are longer, wider and sit lower. There is more cargo room as well, with up to 13 cubic feet of space available when the top is up, nearly a cubic foot increase over the previous model. With the top down, the space is reduced to 7.8 cubic feet.
The three-piece retractable hardtop features new insulation that reduces noise by 2 decibels when the top is up, according to BMW. Retracting the roof takes 20 seconds and can be done at speeds up to 11 mph. All models in the U.S. will come standard with a wind blocker.
Like the 4 Series coupes, the convertible will offer three trim lines: Sport, Luxury and M Sport. Each variation combines both interior and exterior design cues that are unique to the specific package including wheels, bodywork and interior materials.
Edmunds says: The transformation from 3 Series to 4 Series is almost complete, with the M4 Coupe and Convertible the last remaining pieces of the puzzle.