How the Load/Unload Assist Feature Works on the 2014 4 Series Convertible

Trunk space has always been a problem on convertibles. The reason is plain obvious and it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out: the roof usually goes in the boot!
BMW 4 Series Convertible 1 photo
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That’s the one weak point all drop-tops have, no matter the model or make. Compared to a non-folding alternative, they will always be suffering.

With the new 4 Series Convertible, BMW wanted to do something about that. Of course, solutions were limited, especially since the German car, unlike some of its rivals, uses a hard-top to cover you up in bad weather and not a flimsy textile roof. That takes up even more space.

So, to help you out, they ‘invented’ the so-called Load/Unload Assist function that will allow you to use the limited space in the trunk to the absolute max. What this function actually does is raise the compacted roof from the trunk floor to allow you to store your stuff without having to work too hard.

The mechanism is activated using a button on the boot lid. When the roof is down, all you have to do is keep pressing the trigger and the whole ensemble will raise to allow for lesser operations. When you’re done, the same procedure takes it back to the original position. You even have a video below, showcasing the whole thing.

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