I visited my local dealer Friday and at the time I was interested in a 435i convertible. I asked the sales person when the 2017 model year build was available. He said he did not know, but that there were no changes to the 4 series planned. Not being satisfied with his answer I did some research and learned about the 440i model, which is how I will go with my purchase. I guess he was just trying to sell me a 435i immediately, while withholding the 2017 model year information. So my question to the forum gurus is - When can I order the new 440i model from my local dealer? PS – I will work with a different sales person.