Rendered: 2014 Bmw 4-Series Cabriolet

Article by Christian A., on June 18, 2013

Last weekend we’ve witnessed the launch of the 2014 Bmw 4-Series Coupe and honestly to tell you we were impressed by the new design. Still, we still don’t know how the new Bmw 4-Series Cabrio will look like, but wonder no more as the first rendering with the new car based on the new design is here.

Thanks to PS-Garage we are able to see how the new Bmw 4-Series Cabriolet will look like. The new car is expected to debut later this year and just like the coupe it will be offered in the same versions as the coupe, which means we will see the 428i Cabriolet, the 420d Cabriolet and the 435i Cabriolet.

The Bmw 435i Cabriolet will be powered by the same 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine delivering 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque, while the 428i Cabriolet will use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine wth 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The 420d Cabriolet will use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque.

Later, Bmw will offer the 420i Cabriolet with 184 hp, the 430d Cabriolet with 259 hp and 560 Nm of torque. The most powerful diesel version will be the 435d Cabriolet with 313 hp and 630 Nm of torque.

The new BMW 4-Series Convertible signals another new beginning for the German luxury carmaker. Basically an open-top version of the BMW 4-Series Coupe, BMW 4-Series Convertible builds on the new design language that made its debut on its hard-top sibling. The level of dynamics and driving enjoyment offered by the 4-Series Convertible is not less than what the 4-Series Coupe could offer.

BMW was able to make the 4-Series Convertible different from its BMW 3-Series cousins by endowing it with distinctive visual elements, as well as by providing the 4-Series open-top with characteristic technical features. For instance, the new BMW 4-Series Convertible has a wider body and track as well as a longer wheelbase than the BMW 3-Series Convertible.

When viewed from the sides, the new BMW 4-Series Convertible features flowing lines and elegant proportions as defined by its stretched bonnet and set-back passenger cabin as well as short front and rear overhangs. Of course, the front end of the new BMW 4-Series Convertible also has some design features that allow it to be readily recognizable as part of the BMW family along with the BMW 3-Series. These BMW design features include the signature double-kidney grille flanked by twin circular headlights as well as large air intakes in the front apron.

Greatly conveying the dynamic capabilities of the BMW 4-Series Convertible are a number of elements like the so-called Air Breathers that are located rearward of the front wheel arches. Along with the Air Curtains, the Air Breathers help reduce aerodynamic drag and turbulence on the front wheels.

Meanwhile, the open-top’s muscular wheel arches combine with horizontal lines to accentuate its wide track and rear-wheel drive concept. On the other hand, the flat design of the boot area on the rear end helps emphasize the flowing harmony of the overall silhouette of the BMW 4-Series Convertible.

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