In November, the Los Angeles Auto Show takes place and that’s where BMW will debut its 2014 4 Series Convertible. There have been photos leaked and plenty of spy shots to go around. To no surprise, the convertible is essentially a topless version of BMW’s new-for-2014 4 Series coupe. The convertible will be offered in the United States as both the 428i and 435i models.
The 428i Convertible will have the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. It is also available as either rear- or all-wheel drive. If the 428i doesn’t give you the power you desire, the 435i Convertible will. It will be powered with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
The 4 Series Convertible will be replacing the current 3 Series Convertible and will be using a three-piece hardtop configuration. Folding the automatic roof will take approximately 20 seconds and can be done at speeds as high as 11 mph. If you like to cruise with the top down in chilly weather, there are now three-temperature neck warmers for the front seats.
Like the 4 Series coupe, the convertible will be offered in Sport, Luxury, and M Sport trims. It should hit our showroom in the first quarter of 2014 with pricing starting at $48,750 for the rear-drive 428i Convertible and the 435i model will start at $54,900. Both prices include the $925 destination charge.