With the 2018 BMW 430i, you can choose between three different body styles: convertible, coupe and Gran Coupe. We recently had a chance to test out the convertible version of the 430i and it was most definitely a pleasurable open-top drive.
For the 2018 model year, BMW made a few small changes. The suspension has been adjusted to be a tad bit stiffer, the front and rear have had their design revamped with new headlights and taillights and a few other minor changes. It comes in with an MSRP of $52,950.
The 2018 430i is powered by a surprisingly potent 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pushes out 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1450-4800 rpm. Mated to this engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission that gets every bit of acceleration out of the small four-cylinder engine. Acceleration of the car is rated at 6 seconds.
Inside, the 430i is driver-centric, but with plenty of room for passengers for a two-door convertible. However, the hard-top roof takes up a good chunk of space in the trunk. Additionally, that hard-top roof adds a few extra pounds to the overall curb weight of 4,037 lbs.
Joining the 2018 430i Convertible in BMW 4 Series lineup, in terms of drop-tops, is the 440i, which is just about $8,000 more. However, it adds in a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. Basically, you have to decide if the extra bit of power is worth the money when choosing the 440i. For us, the 430i was plenty and definitely worth a look for those wanting a sporty convertible.