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BMW 4 Series Convertible (G23) Review Rundown

BMW | Published on 28 May 2021 | Last Edited on 28 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of BMW 4 Series (G23) Convertible
  • More practical than the coupé
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive infotainment system
  • Soft roof isn't for everyone

Summary

The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible represents a departure from the previous two generations of BMW 3/4-series, both of which had a four-section hard-top. Like the G22 coupe, the new 4-series convertible wears at the front BMW's reimagined upright "double-kidney grille", which is controversial to say the least.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The second coming of the folding-top 4 Series has far more road presence - especially in range-topping M440i guise. There's a distinct whiff of 3 Series about the cabin, but that's by no means a bad thing. It has lots of premium materials, a fairly relaxed driving position and one of the slickest infotainment systems around. Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto are slickly integrated, making the most of the widescreen display. With the wind deflector fitted, there's minimal buffeting for those in front.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
BMW has bolstered its open-top range with the new 4 Series Convertible. While most buyers choose a drop-top to enjoy open-air motoring, the most significant change to this G23 generation comes when the inevitable UK weather hits. This new version has ditched the old car's folding hard-top and replaced it with a fabric item. It's still better to drive than any other four-seat cabrio on the market for similar money.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment
  • Impressive range of engines
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carwow[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Carwow have found the following[***]:
The BMW 4 Series Convertible is a four-seater, but has two doors. It has 385 litres of boot space when the roof is up, but this reduces down to 300 litres when it's folded away. There are three petrols and three diesels, some coming with mild hybrid technology. Prices start at £45 for the entry-level model and go up to £59645 for the top-spec M440d.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stunning grille
  • Lots of engines to choose from
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
BMW did a great job shaping the 430i Convertible. The soft top looks pretty close to the coupe's fixed roof when it's up, so it's still a sharp little thing. The back seat is a little tight for full-size adults, but it'll work for trips around town.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of fun to drive and drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 BMW M440i Convertible is compelling enough to make even a droptop hater like me think twice. Its folding cloth roof is a new addition that replaces the previous convertible's hardtop. Two engines are offered in the 4 Series convertible and each is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek styling
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Folding cloth roof
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ BMW 4 Series Convertible M440i 2021 UK review. Autocar. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  2. 2. ^ New BMW M440i Convertible 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-07-28. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  3. 3. ^ BMW 4 Series Convertible Review. Carwow. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ 2021 BMW 430i Convertible review: Ready for summer. Cnet. 2021-05-28. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  5. 5. ^ 2021 BMW M440i Convertible review: An engaging cruiser. Cnet. 2021-05-14. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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