The fact is, old habits die hard, and some (like this tester) still find it confusing, especially when you’re trying to explain the situation to a punter at the pub, who’s talking up a keenness for a 4 Series.
And, as of, well, now, with the introduction of BMW’s LCI models, it’s either more, or less confusing, depending on how you look at it. LCI BMW speak for Life Cycle Intermediate, or mid life update, to clarify matters.
Our 420i tester, is the entry-level variant in the 4 Series open-air model range, sitting under the 430i and 440i Convertibles. Of course, if you don’t desire that wind in the hair feeling, there’s always the Coupe or the Grand Coupe versions to choose from.