Making its debut, the 2014 BMW 4-series convertible replaces the preceding 3-Series Convertible. It is slightly larger in width, track, and wheelbase than its 3-series predecessor; notable competitors in the compact executive convertible range include the Audi A5 Cabriolet and the Infiniti Q60 Convertible. The power hardtop can deploy and retract in 20 seconds, letting rays in quickly.
The 428i convertible will start at $49,675 and features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240-hp. Also available is the 435i convertible which starts at $55,825 and gets a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine pouring out 300-hp. Signature BMW packages are available for the 4-series convertibles such as the M Sport package, which allows for a higher top speed and adds details such as alloy wheels, sports seats, and other sport inspired accents. The technology package adds a heads-up display, touch-screen navigation system, and more. When the top is down, the 4-series convertible debuts optional neck-warming vents which provide a comfortable open air ride, even on cold days. Though the retracted hard-top compromises cargo space, the generally larger 4-series frame provides more space and comfort than the 3-series.