Next BMW 4 Series Convertible Going Soft Top Only

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The next-generation BMW 4 Series Convertible is getting rid of its hardtop roof in favor of cloth.

The current car adopted the folding hardtop back in 2007, but when the new 4 Series arrives around 2020 or 2021, the car will only be available with a soft cloth roof.

Performance is expected to be significantly enhanced in the new 4 Series and ditching the roof panels will help the car lose weight to enhance its sportiness. Expected enhancements include adjustable anti-roll bars, larger brakes, active steering and brake-based torque vectoring. Aluminum and carbon fiber wheels are also expected to be available on the new 4 Series.

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Autonomous features on the new BMW will include hands-free overtaking, remote controlled parking and semi-autonomous driving at speeds of up to 40 mph.

[Source: BimmerToday]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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