BMW’s smooth new droptop

BMW 4-series drop top

The BMW 4 Series was our Coupé of the Year winner for 2014 and this is the drop-top version, says John McIlroy in What Car.

It looks almost identical to the coupé models thanks to its folding hard-top (rather than fabric) roof – which folds into three pieces and can be stowed behind the rear seats. The car’s also pretty much the same inside, so you get a classy dashboard and BMW’s excellent iDrive ‘infotainment’ system.

The six-cylinder engine (in the 435i model) is also “characterful” and the automatic transmission “acquits itself well”, says McIlroy. The car doesn’t, however, feel [...]

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