The exterior paint shade Estoril Blue Metallic is available only with M Sport on the 4 Series Convertible. A continuous piece of brightwork that encircles the cabin from one A-pillar to the other emphasizes the long, low look of the 4-series. The is number one, coupe, possibly coupe, hard top convertible. It will go up or down in about 20 seconds and can be operated on the fly at speeds up to 11 mph. The traditionalist's choice in terms of transmissions will always be the manual, but the eight-speed auto works exceptionally well in both the normal driving mode or under the driver's control via the paddle shifters. No-haggle pricing can be a deal breaker for some but the prices are fair so it didn't really bother me. One cool feature is you can hit a button with the trunk open, and it raises the entire folded top for easy access to cargo underneath.
The interior is mostly identical to that of the fixed-roof 4-series, although the seats have integrated belts, as in the , and are available with optional neck warmers. Technology Package The last and most expensive package is the Technology Package. She needs the cash to pay off the lease before she can transfer title to me. I couldn't talk right away. Just thought that would be of interest to your readers. Its inline six turbo smoothly delivers strong acceleration.
Separate buttons on the center console will blow warm air on the neck of driver and passenger. Should you want the real thing, of course, there's the top-spec 435i model and its 300-hp, turbocharged 3. What about the roof itself? Convertibles are always a tricky proposition for a keen driver - they're often best in a basic engine and suspension tune to mask the deficiencies of a car missing its roof. Nothing has changed about you, your hankering, or the places deep inside you. The 4-series employs a three-piece retractable hardtop, just as the preceding did.
Opting for the Driver Assistance Plus package gets you those features plus blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system and speed limit info. Any suggestions on how to handle? The seats are comfortable and easy to adjust, and walnut wood adorns the dash. The seats are so comfy for longer drives. Together they produce 300-horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. Not by much, but that shows just how proficient this new eight-speed is. Entertainment is courtesy of 12 speakers from Harmon Kardon and handles roof-down duties passably well. Some might find the ride quality overly firm, but opting for the driver-selectable adaptive suspension nearly erases road imperfections while further boosting the car's stability.
The new 4 Series is longer, wider and features a more aggressive stance thanks to a wider track front and rear. You can even operate the top from the key remote. The body shape matches the 4-series coupé as far as the A-pillar, but then cuts one long straight line all the way to the back, like a powerboat, albeit gaining only about 2in of length on the coupé in the process. Power goes to the rear wheels through a slick eight-speed conventional auto transmission with paddle shift and multi modes. The new coupe style is one of the best looking as well. In Sport mode it's even got a crackle on the upshift and a burble when you get off the throttle barrelling into a corner.
I made an appointment and they were ready for me when I walked in the door. This is the 3-series convertible you hankered for, by any other name. We are not responsible for typographical and other errors, including data transmissions or software errors that may appear on the site. The nee G37 still offers plenty of strong performance and value, while the and S5 are still visually stunning and the is polished and refined in the way you expect a Mercedes to be. The drivetrains and interior of the 3 Series carry over to the 4 Series coupe and convertible. The top offers nearly the same roof profile as that of the , albeit a little more than a quarter of an inch taller. The shell is reasonably stiff with clear air above your head but there's a little bit of shimmy in the steering wheel.
Robert was prompt in returning my call and got me all the info I needed about the vehicle. Choose from Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, and Sport + modes. Great car and one you will love and have fun driving. Power comes from a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an available turbocharged six-cylinder. The 428i comes with a 2. The 435i is an advanced boulevardier, with a lovely rich seam of torque for wafting around with the roof down. Silky Turbo Power Powering the 4 Series convertible is a choice of turbocharged engines.
Its low-slung, low-cabin profile is impressively sporty and highlighted by flared fenders and a character line rising from the front fender to the rear taillights. I like the car but, the closing on a car is a crap shoot. For both body styles, an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. Still, whoever bought a convertible for the ease of access to its boot? Is it value for money? It has electric power steering that I like a lot. You can treat the 435i like a sports car or a luxury cruiser, even a daily commuter car covers all bases and has a decent boot expandable with 60:40 folding rear seats.
The 428i model uses a turbocharged 2. Everywhere the car is driven, the weight can be felt despite boasting a favorable weight balance that is actual 52 percent biased to the rear. I just find this car to be too expensive for what you get. The new 4-series convertible is the latest version of the old 3-series convertible. I love the top on the 435i and how it operates, and this car looks great with the top up or top down. It's more drill sergeant than paramour but is remarkably effective. September 23, 2016 12:10pm Jerry.