BMW lifts the lid on its new 4 Series

The new BMW 4 Series will be produced as a convertible.
The new BMW 4 Series will be produced as a convertible.

Just as the new BMW 4 Series coupe is launched in Australasia this week, the German company has announced it's producing a convertible version of the mid-size car.

Based on the design of the 4 Series coupe, the convertible sets itself apart from the BMW 3 Series through several distinguishing technical features.

The new BMW 4 Series convertible is visibly larger in width, track and wheelbase than the BMW 3 Series convertible. The vehicle's impeccable balance of proportions and characteristic flowing lines stem from the typical BMW short overhangs front and rear, the stretched bonnet and set-back passenger compartment. The striking BMW design features up front - such as the double-kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the large air intakes in the front apron - are keen to display this convertible's family ties with the BMW 3 Series.

The 4 Series convertible is visibly larger in width, track and wheelbase than the 3 Series version, with overhangs front and rear, the stretched bonnet and set-back passenger compartment.

At the international launch, the 4 Series will come with a four- or six-cylinder petrol engine or four-cylinder diesel powertrain, covering the performance range from 135kW to 225kW across the range.

The engines will be coupled with a six-speed manual or eight-speed Sports automatic transmission.

No word yet on when the convertible will head to New Zealand.

- NZ Herald

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