We just bought a 2018 suv that has every safety feature, i. There are two trim levels: 428i and 435i. The specs back up this visual impression: The 4 Series is about 2 inches lower to the ground than the sedan, and its wheels are pushed farther outward for improved handling stability and grip. Roof Lost, Weight Gained The slick-looking 4 Series loses little in the transformation to a hard-top convertible. That's why it has earned an Edmunds in its class. To put that in perspective, our 428i tester is just 20 lbs. This is a premium car! The one in back died, right after I purchased it.
Naturally, a wealth of options is available to help you customize your 4 Series. The deflector is big, folds in half and is a bit of a handful to remove it when the top is up. Wipers Std Rain Sensing Wipers Std Accident Prevention Rear Parking Aid Opt Back-Up Camera Opt Handsfree Wireless Std Security Alarm Opt Anti-theft System Std Telematics Std Original Warranty An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. The 4 Series coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe hatchback--based on the 3 Series sedans--pack in healthy doses of style, luxury, and exclusivity. In terms of technology, the basic 6. Our car was dramatically delivered and programmed in perfect condition and we then took a 1500 mile road trip through the Outerbanks and mountains. With the top down, the included wind blocker installed and the windows up we were able to easily talk without any buffeting.
Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be. Furthermore, it fires off some very satisfying rev-matched downshifts in S mode. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. In order to save fuel, both transmissions come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops. Opting for the Driver Assistance Plus package gets you those features plus blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a side- and top-view camera system, speed limit info, frontal-collision warning and automatic braking for collision mitigation.
A Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and, for the convertible, front seat-mounted neck-warming air vents. Additionally, there are three optional equipment lines: Luxury requires Premium package , Sport and M Sport. Yet they are quite capable. When the road bends, the 4 Series is marvelously balanced for a luxury sport two-door and easily instills driver confidence. Most notably, Bluetooth audio connectivity is now standard across the model line and heated front seats may be ordered as a stand-alone option.
Update: We've now owned the car about a year and a half. It features sleek, low styling and is available in a few different body styles, including as a convertible. Now approaching four years, we are cognizant that the warranty is about to expire which means possible expensive maintenance issues. The 428 x drive 'vert is just about perfect! But compared to some rival systems, it typically requires a few more twirls and clicks to get what you want. Finally, the Dynamic Handling package furthers the 4 Series' capabilities with adaptive suspension dampers and automatic variable-ratio sport steering. Roadside Assistance: The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car. Like the 4, it comes in coupe and convertible body styles and is powered by a stout and efficient four-cylinder engine.
Finally, the offers strong performance and value. Not by much, but that shows just how proficient this new eight-speed is. Performance is brisk, but ride and comfort have been carefully balanced to provide a driving experience that is both entertaining and somewhat luxurious. Adjustable seats and bolsters allow you to quickly find your comfort zone, although I would be happier if they could sit lower in the car. Interestingly, the convertible includes folding rear seats -- a feature rarely seen in drop tops.
Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment. Should you want more, of course, there's the top-spec 435i model and its 300-hp, turbocharged 3. Those looking for something more exciting may want to opt for the 435i version that uses a 300-hp turbocharged inline six. In other words, if we don't have it, we can get it for you! With the top up, the car is fairly quiet for a convertible, though small nuances like rain-drops on the roof did sound amplified. We plan to open our beautiful 3-story, 60,000-square-foot facility in March of 2018. Our tester featured red leather upholstery.
Corrosion Warranty: This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal. However, the powertrain is hard to criticize; particularly if you like a smooth revving turbocharged engine and a fuel efficient eight-speed transmission. Still, the 4 Series -- with its excellent handling and performance, eye-catching styling and best-in-class interior room -- strikes us as the most complete and desirable luxury sport coupe and convertible available this year. Compared to the 3 Series Convertible it follows, the 4 Series features a longer wheelbase, wider track and lower ride height. It seems so many vehicles are offered with practical features, luxury accommodations and sporty handling, making them very compromised. At our test track, a 435i coupe equipped with the six-speed manual charged from zero to 60 mph in 5. A start-stop system is also standard, though it is particularly abrupt.