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BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)

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BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014) review: 25 facts and highlights

BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)
BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)

Why is BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (highway)
    4.6l/100 kmvs8.1l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (city)
    6.1l/100 kmvs12.92l/100 km
  • longer wheelbase
    2.81mvs2.69m
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    5.2l/100 kmvs9.45l/100 km
  • less CO2 emissions
    135g/kmvs196.35g/km

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General info

1.Has a diesel engine
BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)

Improvements in diesel engine technology have lead to vast gains in fuel efficiency over petrol (gasoline) cars (and even hybrids), as well as having lower carbon emissions. It is also safer as it doesn't explode as petrol can.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

3. less CO2 emissions

135g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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72g/km

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Dimensions

1.weight

1.75t

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2.height

1.38m

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3.width

2.02m

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1.21m

4. longer wheelbase

2.81m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.32m

5. shorter length

4.64m

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2.65m

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Speed

1. faster top speed

235km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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2. faster acceleration (0-100)

8s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2.5s

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (highway)

4.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

2. more cylinders

4

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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16

3. larger engine size

2l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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8l

4. larger fuel tank

57l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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100l

5. better fuel economy (city)

6.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

6. better fuel economy (combined)

5.2l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.1l/100 km

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

3.Has in-car system
BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4. more airbags

4

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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