BMW 4 Series Cabrio BC-2BMW’S new 4 Series, which will enter UK showrooms in time for the March plate-change next year, will start at £36,675.Lower, wider and longer than the outgoing 3 Series Convertible, which it replaces, the two-door, four-seater has a folding metal roof which can be raised or lowered in just 20 seconds and at speeds of up to 8mph.

The optional wind deflector can now be stored behind the seats when not in use, and a new Air Collar system blows warm air around the necks of front seat occupants for open-air driving on cooler days.

The convertible, which sits alongside the 4 Series Coupe, carries a £5000 premium over its fixed-roof sibling.

BMW 4 Series Cabrio BC-1
At launch, customers will be able to choose from two petrol engines — a four-cylinder 428i with 241bhp and a straight six 435i with 302bhp — and one diesel, the 180bhp 420d, which BMW says will be capable of 55mpg. There will also be a choice of five trims, SE, Sport, Luxury, Modern and M Sport.

The entry-level will be the 420d SE, at £36,675, with the cheapest petrol at launch being the 4281 SE at £39,515. The cheapest 435i Luxury will carry a price tag of £44,970.

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