2020 BMW 4-Series Convertible Gives Us Our First Topless Look

As the weather opens up, BMW’s 4-Series Convertible prototypes transition into summer mood (and mode) plopping off their tops, which this time, are of the traditional canvas style. Take a look at our latest images of the G22 codenamed BMW in the gallery that follows below.(Update 4/19/2019)

A new BMW 4-Series Convertible is in the works and it’s set to be quite a lot different than the car we’ve become familiar with.

The most significant alteration to the latest 4-Series Convertible and the outgoing model will be the new car’s inclusion of a folding soft top as opposed to a foldable hard top.

Not only is a folding soft top easier and cheaper to manufacture but it will also weigh significantly less. This is very important as the folding mechanism of the current M4 Convertible makes it roughly 505 lbs (229 kg) heavier than the coupe. This absolutely cripples its performance. In addition to all these benefits, the folding soft top will improve luggage room.

Lighter and better than ever.

BMW will allegedly premiere the new-generation 4-Series in 2020. The new 4-Series Coupe is known internally as the G23 while the 4-Series Convertible has been dubbed the G22.

The 2020 4-Series will obviously resemble the new 3-Series very closely. As a result, there will be sleek new front and rear fascias with different lights to make the vehicle look all that more impressive. According to our spy photographers, there’s a chance that a front grille inspired by that of the new Z4 could find its way onto the front of the updated 4-Series.

Unsurprisingly, the new BMW 4-Series will still be sold with a plethora of four and six-cylinder engines. For the first time, there will also be a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 4-Series offered, reportedly pitched as a hybrid alternative to the Tesla Model 3.

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    I am glad to see the return of the soft top.

  • dhamp2g

    I hate the soft top it’s the main reason I chose BMW over the competition

  • pcurve

    props for making convertible even though no one buys them.

  • tt tt

    99% of the owners of bmw 4 series owners, in fact, 99% of the M4 owners, couldn’t care less about gaining/losing a few pounds. And 99% of them drives the convertible with top up most of the time. And the hardtop shines on highways, in carwashes, in cold weahter, in a parking lot.

    The real reason why bmw does it under the name of performance, is because the soft top is significantly cheaper. And they are going to sell it at a higher price, for the added “performance”.

    • Matt

      If soft tops are chosen because of reduced cost, then why do Rolls-Royce and Bentley convertibles have soft tops? To me soft tops are more elegant and allow for more luggage space with the top down.

      • Elmediterraneo

        Soft top : cheaper to make, easier to maintain, less mechanical moving parts, lighter, compact, more luggage and back-seats space, looks more elegant and refined.
        And now the modern engineering made those soft-tops as watertight, insulating and protective as a metal roof.

        • PDXguy

          except when someone with a knife walks by and cuts a nice hole in one, like my 2 series last month. $11k to repair.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Maybe it’s not based on a genuine sportscar platform like the Z4/Supra but it will have a 4 seats and a 510 hp 6 cylinder on the M4 Competition while the Z4 M40i is stuck at 360 hp…

  • Bo Hanan

    Looking every bit as dull as its predecessors.

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