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    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    The handling may disappoint performance buffs: For some this master of rooftop complications will be as alluring as a Franck Muller tourbillon, albeit nowhere near as expensive a play toy. With the top up, the car is fairly quiet for a convertible, though small nuances like rain-drops on the roof did sound amplified. For me, it all came together while dodging a string of thunderstorms on a 6-hour highway drive one cool July afternoon.

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    BMW i xDrive Cabriolet Road Test Review | OpenRoad Auto Group

    It targets not the hardcore driving enthusiast, but rather someone after a comfortable and laid-back convertible designed to relax the senses rather than set them on fire, and one that provides high levels of confidence, fuel-efficiency and a sense of being backed up and supported for comfy, lengthy travels. It can be operated in both directions via the keyless remote, or a switch on the centre console.

    In action, the roof treats those nearby to a display of mechanized panel, hinge and tensioning-wire gymnastics before the whole thing cleanly hides in the trunk or erects to turn your i into a hard-top coupe. The whole process looks like something out of a Transformers movie -- even if the i falls short of morphing into a giant talking robot with rocket thrusters for footwear.

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    Hammer on it, and you might mistake the frisky turbo-four for a big 6-cylinder engine. The sound is largely pleasing and deep, and the automatic shifts as quickly and precisely in both directions as a good dual-clutch setup.

    Plus, driven gently, or even moderately, the engine is beautifully isolated from the cabin in terms of escaping noise or vibration. The i Cabriolet rides, mostly, like a world-class machine. That seems largely decent for a heavy, quick, AWD-equipped convertible. The handling may disappoint performance buffs: Further, the steering, in the non SPORT driver-selectable modes, is on the vague side at highway speeds. Inside and Out of the BMW i xDrive Cabriolet The red leather seats are comfortable, draw compliments, and are even fitted with built-in vents that breathe hot air around your neck like that creepy coworker before an unwelcomed workplace massage.

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    It can even call up weather forecasts and local news, right in the central screen. What a fantastic time to be alive. For me, it all came together while dodging a string of thunderstorms on a 6-hour highway drive one cool July afternoon.

    With the nicely tuned ride, whiff of warm air around my neck, generous remaining fuel range, and some Clapton belting vigorously from the Harman Kardon stereo, life felt good. I could have driven another 10 hours. In all, drivers can strongly expect to be informed, on course, backed up, and well-supported for hours and hours of comfortable driving. Need directions, a weather forecast, a new radio station or to place a call?

    Just a few millimeters of fingertip movement on the iDrive dial handles it. That, along with the driver assist systems quietly watching your back and sides, and up ahead , and automatic, self-activating operation of the lights, wipers, climate control and more, all contribute to the effect of peaceful, set-it-and-forget-it motoring. There are convertible people. And then there are convertible people!

    2014 bmw 428i xdrive convertible

    The access to open-air driving is as important as the air they breathe. A coupe just won Despite my some would say advanced age I still get excited about cars. Like, so excited that when I left Mazda Canada's regional offi Jaguar Land Rover is no longer a brand that, if you're under the age of 60, you've only heard of.

    Over the last half-decade, JLR has shot up from near extinc To add it to your profile, you will need to sign in. Road Tests and Reviews. Be the first to review this vehicle. I want my review to be anonymous. Please login to submit your evaluation. You May Also Like. Articles By Justin Pritchard. See More Photos and Videos. Successful Operation Favourite added temporarily.

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