BMW 4 Series Convertible Revealed: LA Auto Show Preview

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The BMW 4 Series convertible variant has been revealed in full, ahead of a planned debut at the LA Auto Show in a few weeks time.

The 2014 BMW 428i convertible will be priced from $49,675 (including destination) with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood with 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful 435i convertible will have a starting price of $55,825 and comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine with 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

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New elements on the 4 Series convertible include the Air Breathers, which are positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches to reduce drag. The convertible’s muscular wheel arches and wide track give an aggressive stance with its prominent horizontal lines. The three-piece retractable hardtop features advanced soundproofing thanks to a “noise-absorbing” headliner. According to the German automaker, the headliner helps reduce wind noise by up to 2 dB in comparison to its predecessor.

The top can be lowered when the vehicle is traveling at speeds of up to 11 mph and takes about 20 seconds. Standard on the U.S. model is a redesigned windblock which is now smaller, lighter and easier to use. When it is not necessary, the windblock can be stored behind the rear seat to save space, also a new feature for the 2014 4 Series convertible.

Both the 428i and 435i convertible models will be heading to North American BMW dealerships in the first quarter of 2014.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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