We had previously brought to you the unveiling of the all new BMW 4-Series Coupe as well as the X4. Following this, news has emerged about the launch of the cabriolet version of the 4-Series after it was spotted testing with minimal camouflage. The convertible variant may be launched in India along with the 4-Series Coupe which is expected to arrive in India by 2014.
Similar to the 4-Series Coupe, the cabriolet will be initially launched in two variants; the 428i powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 243PS power and 346Nm of torque. The 435i gets BMW's turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six making 300bhp and 407Nm of torque, while providing two options for its transmission, a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission though the 428i xDrive can only be had with the automatic variant.
Pricing for the top-down version will start slightly higher than the standard coupe. The 4-Series prices start from USD 41,425 (Rs 24 lakh) with the prices in India expected to be much higher considering that the variant will be brought in as CBUs (Completely Built Units). The same will be the fate of the 4-Series Convertible unless the German auto maker decides to locally assemble the model for the Asian markets.