Introduced last year, the BMW 4 Series is a newer model line with a familiar concept: essentially, 2-door versions of the 3 Series. Available as a coupe, hardtop convertible or the new 4-door Gran Coupe, the 2015 4 Series sets itself apart from luxury rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C250 coupe and Audi A5 with its emphasis on handling and performance.
You'll Like The 2015 BMW 4 Series If...
If you crave the excellent handling and power of the 3 Series sedan in coupe or convertible form, look to the 2015 BMW 4 Series. The new 4-door Gran Coupe is the only 4 Series with room for five, and is able to carry cargo easier, thanks to its wide-opening liftgate.
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If a comfortable ride takes priority to sharp handling, the Mercedes-Benz C250 or Cadillac ATS coupes may better suit your taste. It should also come as no surprise that rear-seat space in the coupe and convertible is tight - which is where the 4-door Gran Coupe comes into play.
While some of its rivals have worked hard to catch up to BMW’s 5-series in performance and handling, BMW seems to have switched gears and taken a more luxury-oriented approach with its mid-size sedan. What was once a driver’s delight is now more of a boulevard cruiser—one with a posh interior, plenty of people and cargo space, and a range of efficient and strong-performing engines. When the m550i performance model was introduced for 2018, we were hopeful that the ultimate driving machine was returning to the BMW showroom, but it too suffers from a mixed bag of dynamic traits.
BMW 4 series convertible hardtop.
I haven't had any problems with my car. I went from a 3 row SUV (Hyundai Santa Fe) to this small convertible. Drive is smooth and sporty. Back seat is small but I can fit comfortably (I am 5'2"). Gas mileage is a huge improvement. The hard top makes it seem like you have 2 different cars (sedan and convertible). It is very quiet when the top is up. I would recommend the 4 series convertible for anyone that is smaller and looking for a fun car.
Great ride and stylish looks and feel.
Very reliable and great to drive. Very responsive and holds the road well. Ok on gas. It looks very sharp and gets lots of compliments. Interior is very nice and I like the leather color. The stereo is good and I like how I can switch to play my own radio station from online as I am tired of radio that just plays the same songs. Solid doors.
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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles manufactured October 22, 2014, to February 27, 2015. Due to a programming error, the driver's front air bag deployment timing may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
If the driver's front air bag deployment timing is incorrect, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with corrected software version, free of charge. The recall began May 11, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe, and 435i Gran Coupe vehicles. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices on May 28, 2015. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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