2017 BMW 4 Series Convertible review: Best of everything

Introduction

Coupe or convertible, the BMW 4 Series makes the decision that little bit easier, though being everything to everybody does mean it misses out in some areas.

Body Style: 2-door convertible Seats: 4                MRP from £38,260-£51,500

Did you know? The most expensive 4 Series Convertible is a four-wheel drive diesel model

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 7.0 / 10

Compromise, that’s what convertibles used to represent, but with the 4 Series Convertible the compromises are arguably less. Unlike its obvious Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class drop-top rivals the 4 Series’ roof is a folding hardtop. That promises to bring the best of everything, being coupe taut and secure when it’s cloudy, and roof-down glamorous when it’s not. The 4 Series Convertible is beginning to feel its age among newer rivals though, while BMW also needs to be a little bit more generous when it comes to standard equipment. We'd settle for a Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet instead, since it offers better ride comfort and more generous equipment, and the Audi A5 also has a more sumptuous and classy interior. Even so, the 4 Series runs both incredibly close - and is the only option if you want the added security of a folding hard-top. 

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Interior & Comfo...