All-new drop-top spotted during development testing, this time up close and personal.
Photographers have snapped the next-generation BMW 4 Series Convertible once again, giving us a closer look at the upcoming companion to the all-new 3 Series sedan.
Unlike the current-generation model, the next 4er drop-top will sport a folding fabric roof – this is not only more traditional, but also lighter and more cost-effective, along with offering more luggage space with the roof down.
Heavy camouflage and pre-production panels still conceal some of the finer design details, though we can see the 4 Series will be an evolutionary step from the current car, with the overall proportions appearing to be the same.
We’re expecting the frontal treatment will have a close link to the related 3 Series and larger 8 Series Coupe and Convertible, while the rear should incorporate the company’s new L-shaped wrap-around tail-light signature which now features on the latest coupe models like the Z4 and 8 Series along with the new 3 Series.
No images of the interior have been snapped yet, though a cabin overhaul similar to that of the new 3 Series seems likely. Headlining the cockpit will be the new BMW OS7.0 infotainment software with a new digital instrument display, along with higher-grade materials.
Power is likely to come from a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, including a flagship M440i xDrive featuring a 275kW/500Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six and all-wheel drive. Further to the core range, a plug-in hybrid iPerformance version should also at some point.
As for timing, it’s believed the new 4 Series will be revealed either later in 2019 or early in 2020. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest
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