2020 BMW 4 Series price, specs and release date

Russell Campbell
September 26, 2018

The 2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible has been seen testing in Germany. It gets a soft-top roof instead of the metal one fitted to the old model. Keep reading for the car’s price, specs and release date

  • BMW 4 Series caught testing
  • Specs include a metallic-look soft top roof
  • Price from around £35,000
  • Release date late 2019

The 2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible has been spotted testing near the company’s Munich headquarters. It’s an alternative to models such as the Audi A5 Cabriolet and the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet.

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible price

You can expect the 2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible to cost around £35,000 so it will cost about the same as the Audi and undercut the Mercedes by a welcome £5,000. That’ll buy you a basic model with BMW’s three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine. You’ll easily add £10,000 to that price by going for the top-of-the-range model, with a six-cylinder 3.0-litre engine. The BMW is expected to go on sale towards the end of next year.

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible styling

Unfortunately, the car spotted by our photographers is wearing more camouflage than a sniper who’s been parachuted into jungle combat.

That being said, the thing that matters – that this BMW 4 Series will get a fabric roof rather than the metal one fitted to the current model – is plain to see. With no bulky roof to make space for, that should bless the BMW 4 Series with a more toned rear end than the one that afflicts the current model.

The rest of the look can be pieced together from what we know of the new BMW 3 Series, which this car is based upon, so it’ll get a large chrome grille and pretty LED headlights.

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible interior

The same rule can be applied for the BMW 4 Series Convertible’s interior which will be almost identical to what you’ll find in the new 3 Series, so it’ll get a step up in quality, a large infotainment screen and a host of new gesture-control tech.

The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will be larger than the current model and you can expect that to translate into more rear-seat leg and headroom, which should make it feel reasonably spacious even for adults.

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible specs

The BMW 4 Series will get twin-rated dampers that will better absorb bumps while also feeling firm enough for sporty driving. Use of bonded aluminium in the car’s structure will also allow BMW to reduce the car’s weight by up to 100kg to help improve fuel economy and make it feel more agile in bends.

The range will kick off with a three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine that’ll produce around 150hp and be badged the 418i. It’ll be good for a 0-62mph time of around 9 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. From there, you’ll be able to choose from two, 2.0-litre models in the 420i and 430i, while the range will be topped off by the 440i which will get a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder motor producing around 350hp, although fuel economy is likely to be closer to 30mpg.

You’ll be able to have your BMW 4 Series Convertible with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic, and you’ll also be able to upgrade the car from rear-wheel drive to xDrive four-wheel drive.

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