Several part failures during the warranty period, including fuel pump, seat belts and turbo. And be that experience in the South of Spain or Skegness, the 4-Series Convertible performs pretty impeccably with its roof down. The 435i dials up the high-speed performance, but not dramatically so. It's a folding hard top unit, rather than the traditional fabric hood. I could purchase a 2018 new for what I paid for my 2016.
The Sport and M Sport also include M Sport suspension tuning, summer performance tires and 10-way sport front seats, while the M Sport further adds aerodynamic exterior trim and a sport steering wheel. The interior continues the Vans theme, with…. Trade-offs are increased road noise and a stiff ride on rough pavement. The coupe gets side curtain airbags, while the convertible features a rollover protection system. See your dealer for details.
Setting the level here though. You can buy this Benz as a sedan, coupe, or convertible also known as a cabriolet. You can operate it while the car is moving up to 11 miles per hour. Options include parking sensors, a rearview camera, top- and side-view cameras, blind-spot monitoring, a lane-departure warning system, a drowsiness monitor and a frontal-collision warning system with automatic braking. Less form-fitting seats can be specified with the Luxury package if desired. One cool feature is you can hit a button with the trunk open, and it raises the entire folded top for easy access to cargo underneath.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is caught between generations, with the dated previous-generation model giving way to a dashing new version that won't be available this year. If you're getting the sense that the 4 Series is a dominant force in its class, you're not wrong. It doesn't take long to understand why once you're behind the wheel. Blind spot monitoring should come in this package, but does not. I test drove the 4 cylinder. We drove the 435i convertible with the eight-speed auto and 3.
But compared to some rival systems, it typically requires a few more twirls and clicks to get what you want. Everything is tied together in a sleek and modern design with excellent build quality, fit, and finish. They will also go over the carfax with you on any of the cars you are looking to buy. Together they produce 300-horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. While the certainly looks and drives the part of a luxury two-door, its sole engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder that's blown away by the 428i's overachieving four.
It's true that that hard top does take up trunk space but, we were able to easily carry two carry-on suitcases that allowed the top to be lowered. The 4 Series is 44 lbs. The M Sport package also offers a range of trim and leather options, further adding an aero body kit and a sport-tuned suspension. That's still a fairly large screen with a very wide aspect ratio. Handling is lithe, the ride is steady, and the interior is luxuriant.
Update: We've now owned the car about a year and a half. Trading in my 335, I wasn't happy driving the 4. The back seat, for a convertible, is more spacious than most, and would actually hold two average sized adults. They're the only other players in this class making drop tops since Infiniti dropped out. Also new is a neck warming function, called Air Collar, in the headrests of the front seats.
Think of it as bridging the gap between the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E 350 Cabriolet and the sporty S5 cabriolet. The traditionalist's choice in terms of transmissions will always be the manual, but the eight-speed auto works exceptionally well in both the normal driving mode or under the driver's control via the paddle shifters. This is a premium car! For the Winter or rainy seasons, you can put the top up and keep driving with almost no comfort compromises relative to the coupe aside from a slightly smaller trunk. At our test track, a 435i coupe equipped with the six-speed manual charged from zero to 60 mph in 5. Only disappointment is that mine doesn't have the premium package, which means I don't have keyless entry like I'm used to. For both body styles, an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Convertible competition The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet and the Audi A5 Cabriolet strike me as the closest competitor to the 4 Series Convertible, but that should come as no surprise. This is a reasonably priced option, at £360, and offers three modes, although even in the highest setting, the warm breeze will be no match for chilly spring temperatures in Britain. But if you're a convertible sort of person, these are trade offs are all par for the course and a price worth paying for unlimited headroom at the touch of a button. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our. When the road bends, the 4 Series is marvelously balanced for a luxury sport two-door and easily instills driver confidence. The Technology package adds an upgraded iDrive system including navigation, voice controls, a higher-resolution 8.
They each pack in healthy doses of style, luxury, and exclusivity. Update: We're now about three years into this car and we have about 30K miles on it. Some class competitors are still slightly better cars in general. Being able to fold the roof brings an entirely new dimension to the experience of driving this car and loses very little in insulative qualities when the roof is up. However, there's a long list of optional advanced safety equipment, including adaptive headlights, automatic parking assist, side- and top-view cameras, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, pedestrian and forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, speed limit information, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control.