Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Should you buy one?

BMW has delivered yet another brilliant convertible. It scores well in every possible way something roofless is measured.

The interior is well-thought out easy to use, all while being as flashy or as simple as you’d like. It’s great fun to drive, has a soft ride (especially on adaptive suspension) and it’s even practical enough for most situations.

So yes, you should buy one. But if you can’t get on with the looks, the Mercedes C-Class has an equally as nice interior, the Audi A5 is a consummate all-rounder, and the Lexus RC is built like a swiss watch factory.

What we like

Most people after a swish convertible want something that looks sporty, but isn’t unnecessarily harsh riding. The BMW delivers on this.

The interior is a great place to spend time. The weight of the controls points to everything being durable, while the placement is easy to understand too.

What we don’t like

The front nose is particularly divisive. BMW itself is acutely aware of this, which is why M Sport Pro and the M440i cars come with completely black grilles.

The 420i doesn’t feel punchy enough to warrant a BMW price tag.

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