The new BMW 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible was spied in Germany with just months before its public debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Spotted in the Sport Line and Melbourne Red color, the BMW 4 Series Convertible prototype sports very little camouflage that barely hides the design lines. The successor to the BMW E93 3 Series Convertible comes with the first sun rays in the spring of 2014 and just like its predecessor it features a three-piece folding metal roof. The sliding roof offers limited boot space therefore we believe there won’t be an ActiveHybrid 4 Convertible. The ActiveHybrid platform is currently offered in the 3 Series Sedan.
At launch, the engine range of the 4 Series Convertible will be as following: 435i Convertible, 428i, 420d and 430d. Later, the model range will expand with the 420i and 435d xDrive variants. Of course there will be an BMW M4 convertible which follows in the footsteps of the M3 Convertible.
Some engines will be available at an additional cost with the all-wheel drive system.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible uses the F32 coupe and F30 sedan as the technical basis, but stretched and wider than the sedan. It is clear that the heavier convertible variant can not keep up with the 4 Series Coupe’s lower center of gravity and the substantially revised chassis sits higher from the ground.
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