New BMW M4 Convertible revealed: price, specs and release date
May 26, 2021 by
A convertible version of the latest BMW M4 has been revealed, bringing a soft-top alternative to the high-performance coupe. Read on for full details.
- BMW M4 Convertible revealed
- Drop-top version of performance coupe
- Core styling retained
- Electrically-operated soft-top roof
- Still seats four
- Standard 10.1-inch infotainment system
- 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine
- 510hp, 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds
- All-wheel-drive as standard
- Priced from £81,915
This is the new BMW M4 Convertible — a drop-top version of the high-performance coupe. It sees a switch to a soft-top roof compared with the folding hard-tops the previous versions used. It’s on sale now and costs from £81,915.
New BM4 M4 Convertible design and roof
The core styling of the standard BMW M4 Coupe is retained in Convertible guise, large kidney grilles and all – though there is the obvious change of roof.
The previous BMW M4 Convertible used a folding hard-top roof, although this new car sees a switch to a canvas soft-top. This is still electrically operated, and can be opened or closed in 18 seconds — even on the move.
The M4 Convertible does get a flatter bootlid than the coupe, but keeps a subtle ducktail spoiler at the very bacl.
New BMW M4 Convertible interior and infotainment
There’s no real change to the interior of the BMW M4 Convertible compared with the coupe — you still get loads of plush materials, carbon fibre and M-branding. It’ll even seat four too, with infinite more headroom in the back than the coupe (with the roof down, at least.)
Your M4 Convertible gets a 10.1-inch infotainment display as standard too, along with a 12.3-inch digital drivers display in place of traditional dials and gauges.
Boot space is up over the previous generation of M4 Convertible too, seeing an 80-litre rise to 300 litres with the roof down. That jumps further to 385 litres if you have the roof up.
New BMW M4 Convertible engine and performance
The BMW M4 Convertible uses the exact same engine setup as the Competition coupe, so it’s sporting a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six engine. This produces 510hp and 650Nm of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
As a result, it can do 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds before heading on to a 155mph top speed. This can be optionally raised to 174mph (in case you’re planning a few trips to the autobahn, or fancy taking your M4 Convertible on a few track day.)
Unlike the M4 coupe, you don’t have the option of a rear-wheel-drive car — although the all-wheel-drive system does have a mode that can send all the engine’s power to the rear axle.
New BMW M4 Convertible price and release date
Orders are now being taken for the BMW M4 Convertible, with prices starting from £81,915.
Production is set to start in July with deliveries then following soon after, so if you get your order in now there’s a chance your car will arrive in time for some late summer top-down drives.
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