This is the new BMW M4 convertible – and it ditches the old car’s folding metal roof in favour of a more traditional fabric hood. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming performance BMW.
Twin-turbo, 3.0-litre engine
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2020 BMW M4 Convertible price and release date
The new BMW M4 Convertible – seen here in testing with a swirly camouflage disguise – is on the way. It’ll combine scintillating performance with open-air motoring and should cost around £67,000 when it goes on sale next year.
2020 BMW M4 Convertible styling
The most notable styling feature of the new BMW M4 Convertible is the fabric roof. The old model’s folding hardtop was awkward-looking from some angles, but the new car seems to get quite a sleek roofline. You can also expect it to look neater when folded down as the fabric roof can fold away into a smaller space.
It’s hidden in these images, but expect a very prominent kidney-shaped grille flanked by quad headlamps. There’ll also be a chunky bumper with enlarged air intakes to help feed cool air to the brakes.
Talking of which, the big brakes with their M-branded calipers are nestled behind large alloy wheels. At the back, a set of quad exhausts and a rear diffuser panel finish off the performance styling cues.
2020 BMW M4 Convertible engines and performance
Those exhausts will be linked to a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine. This will be the same as the one in the BMW X3M Competition SUV, so expect a power figure in excess of 500hp, a 155mph top speed and a 0-60mph time around the four-second mark.
The new M4 convertible will be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox, or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s also possible that four-wheel drive will be an option, too.
2020 BMW M4 Convertible interior
Inside, the new M4 will get larger infotainment screens than the outgoing model’s, and come equipped with BMW’s voice-activation system – which works a bit like Google Assistant or Siri on your phone. Based on the great-quality interior of the new BMW 3 Series – on which the new M4 is based – the interior quality will take a step up, too.
M4 models will be distinguishable by their body-hugging sports seats, sporty trim pieces, sports steering wheel and a sprinkling of M badges.
Stay tuned to the carwow news pages for more on the new BMW M4 Convertible when we have it.