Shortly after hearing of the upcoming BMW 4 Series sedan scheduled to appear in 2013, we are now hearing of a convertible version set to launch that same year. The 4 Series Convertible will be, of course, take the place of the 3 Series convertible, which is no longer in production.
The future 4 Series Convertible will be a cheaper alternative to the high-end 6-Series Convertible and the company hopes it will appeal to the younger crowd. The model will take design elements from the 5 and 6 Series, but with more squared-off headlights and larger eyebrows. The wide kidney grille will have a 3D look to match that of the latest BMW models.
The 4 Series will be offered with the latest four- and six-cylinder engines found in the BMW lineup, including the new 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine.
Expect the new 4 Series to be revealed sometime in late 2013.
Update 02/11/2013: The folks over at 4-SeriesForums.com have uncovered an official production document for the 4-Series that includes the convertible variant. The F33 – the internal code for the 4-Series convertible – is set to enter production in November 2013 and run through June 2014. This means that we should start seeing the 4-series in dealerships in late 2013. The available models will be a 428i, which will likely come with a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter, and a 435i, which should come with a 306-horsepower, 3.0-liter.
Update 06/21/2013: Today we have created a new rendering for the upcoming 4-Series Convertible based on the recently launched coupe version.
Update 10/09/2013: The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will make its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but the first official images already surfaced online. As no surprise, the Convertible version offers no big differences when compared to the coupe version, except the convertible top. (BMW Blog)
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