BMW 4 Series spotted on winter tests

BMW 4 Series spotted on winter tests

February 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé has recently been tested. Following him, the company sent a convertible to cover the required test kilometers with a closed fabric roof.

Although the novelty will not be in time for the upcoming spring, the BMW 4 Series Convertible is already at an advanced stage of testing. In the end, about eight months have passed since the Bavarians last tested the car. Then the big surprise was that for the first time since the E46 cabriolet, the midsize BMW again had a soft fabric roof, which naturally saves the required kilograms compared to steel.

This is not even the most important change in terms of design. Previously, the 3 Series and 4 Series open-top versions were known for their continuous lines thanks to the sophisticated folding mechanism of the metal roof. However, as with the Z4, engineers have now chosen a simpler and probably lighter soft top configuration. It seems that the roof can fold nicely and compactly because the 4 Series still has a relatively sophisticated appearance.

Unfortunately, this masked sample does not reveal too many details, as last time. It’s clear that the new 4 Series gets a huge grille, behind which, as expected, is located at least a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 156 hp.

At the top of the range is the 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, which is designed for the M4. According to preliminary information, the most productive version produces about 480 hp. power. The novelty will be available early next year in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive layouts.

Although the Cabrio 4 Series may not be the most beautiful convertible of all time, it may be the only one in its segment to be available for sale, as the Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class open-top may disappear in one or two years.