MUNICH – Having followed the hard-top fad for two generations, BMW’s 4 Series Convertible is now reverting back to the soft-top format, which not only saves weight but also gives the designers more freedom to do their thing.
BMW says that the new fabric roof is 40 percent lighter than the previous hard-top, and the carmaker has also managed to make the vehicle four percent more torsionally rigid than before. Of course, the convenience factor is still there, with the roof opening or closing in 18 seconds at the push of a button, and at speeds of up to 50km/h. To keep you comfortable when the top is down, BMW has also integrated neck warmers into the front headrests, and there’s a wind deflector to keep things serene inside.
In terms of boot space, customers