For the first time, the BMW 4 Series family will outgrow the 3 Series. In 2020 and 2021, the new BMW 4 Series will be sold in three variants – Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe. The 3 Series lineup will only consist of the sedan and touring variants. As you’d expect, the BMW 4 Series Convertible will be based on the shape and design of the 4er coupe model.
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That particular model was previewed in a concept form at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and it’s already proven to be quite controversial. Both cars are slatted to arrive in 2020-2021 and will bring with them one of the tallest BMW kidney grille seen on any production car.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that rendering artists are using the coupe as the base for their convertible computer generated images. The last one comes from Aksyonov Nikita who put together new renderings of the BMW 4 Series Convertible, but with a twist – in a vibrant blue color.
With the large kidneys at the front, the BMW 4 Series Convertible would also differ greatly from the rest of the model range and emphasize the sporty role of the 4 Series. Of course, the customers can assume that, in addition to the appearance and the driving behavior, the new 4 Series will also be quite luxurious as well.
But even if the convertible carries the new 4 Series front, for many customers there is another significant change coming up. While the cabriolet F33 4 Series featured a metal folding roof, the G23 BMW 4 Series Convertible comes as all current cabriolet BMWs with a multi-layer fabric soft top.
The biggest advantage of this change is the space in the trunk, as well as the weight benefits from the less complex roof mechanism.
It remains to be seen how BMW will react to the mixed feedback on the design of the BMW Concept 4 and how close the series 4 models are to the design study. To our knowledge, there is no reason to believe that the front of the concept car is not a concrete view of the series.
You can also read our interview with Domagoj Dukec, BMW head of Design, on the new design changes.