The BMW 4 Series Convertible is an interesting car. To truly appreciate it, you must first understand what it really is, not what it is supposed to be. What BMW might tell you, and what logic might suggest, is that the 4 Series Convertible is a sports car. This is not the case. Sure, it’s good enough and fast enough, but it’s not a sports car. It’s a relatively sporty grand tourer, just a bit smaller than most GT cars. If you look at it through that lens it’s great. But that doesn’t mean he can’t look sporty.
BMW’s M Performance Parts Catalog has a ton of I-Quick-like parts to spice up the visuals on your 4 Series Convertible. While I don’t have exact BMW sales demographics, I will take risks and say that many of the 4 Series Convertible customers are retirees with summer residences in Florida and California. So if you want to stand out from your fellow 4 Series buyers, this catalog might be a good way to do it.
I will say, however, that these M Performance Parts certainly help improve the visuals of the 4 Series Convertible. With the usual suspects from M Performance Parts; carbon fiber aero bits, carbon fiber trim (grille and mirrors), sportier black wheels, some black badges and a sportier steering wheel; it doesn’t look like a retiree GT car.
There is nothing wrong with a GT car either. I love GT cars and think the 4 Series is the best touring machine under $ 100,000. Hell, he might be the only one. So if you want a sporty, long-legged, and comfortable cruiser that you can drop the top off and enjoy the sun in on a long, thrilling journey, but you don’t want to look like someone wearing pants checkered golf course, the BMW 4 Series Convertible with some M Performance parts might be your best choice.
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