The latest BMW 4 Series has retained a place to be a benchmark setter for a segment that has somewhat been pushed to the back by overshadowing crossover utility vehicles. However, BMW has managed to keep the luxury sports coupe and convertible segment thriving from forward-thinking tech, somewhat controversial styling, and a unique driving dynamic that properly fits “The Ultimate Driving Machine” motto.
Continuing from my previous review of the new 2021 BMW M440i xDrive, I get the convertible version for a week of top-down fun even in the cooler north Florida weather. Powering the BMW M440i Convertible in the rear-wheel-drive configuration is a newer take on the 3.0-liter inline-6-cylinder engine that brings a mild hybrid setup to the table. Such a setup produces a healthy 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque with an added 11 horsepower from the 48-volt mild-hybrid system that aids throughout the wide powerband. Power in my M440i Convertible test vehicle sent through an 8-speed automatic transmission and to the rear wheels coupled with an M Sport Differential, which is a limited-slip diff that is electronically activated.
See Also: 2021 BMW M440i xDrive Review & Test Drive
The M440i Convertible feels just like its coupe sibling but has a little bit of extra weight to carry around. Although, that extra weight isn’t really felt, which is an attribute to the dynamic handling package that adds the 19-inch staggered size wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires along
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2021 BMW M440i Convertible Review & Test Drive
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Published Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 13:23:30 +0000