Hard to top -the BMW 4 Series Convertible
There’s something reassuring about the approach BMW have taken with the adaptation of the 4 Series Convertible. Instead of making significant changes to the appearance of the vehicle, they have tried to actually keep the aesthetics consistent with the original coupe.
Competitors like Audi and Mercedes have opted to go for a soft material roof on the equivalent cabriolet models. With the BMW it is a lot harder to tell the difference visually between the convertible and the hard top version.
It’s hard to argue with BMW’s assumption that people are more likely to opt for the refined consistency of a hard-top convertible. People usually perceive that they usually provide better soundproofing and safety and in this case it is true.
One of the reasons that some people may be inclined to go for the Audi A5 Cabriolet or the Mercedes E-Class as alternatives is the theory that the hard top will make the BMW heavier and therefore likely to suffer significantly in terms of handling and performance.
Fortunately for those looking to invest in a BMW, this isn’t the case. Since the release of the BMW 4 Series Convertible’s specs it has become clear that all of the aforementioned cars all weigh in at around 1.8 tonnes.
Significant alterations have been made to the internal design of the BMW to ensure that even with a convertible hard-top, very little is lost in terms of drive quality.
Due to the extra time and care that BMW have taken in the creation of the BMW 4 Series Convertible (partly out of respect for the strong competition it faces), it seems that they have stolen the march on Audi and Mercedes.
The levels of interest in the convertible are already very high and that is despite the fact that the images of the vehicle have only very recently emerged.
Due to the popularity of the 4 Series Coupe and the unquestionable quality that BMW have delivered in the creation of the original version of the car, people have exceptionally high hopes for the convertible version. If the vehicle can match up to expectations upon release, it will truly stand as a triumph in modern car design.