Set for September release this four-seat convertible is the third in a new generation of turbocharged six-cylinder powered M division models, following on from the M3 saloon and M4 coupé.
The foundation for the edition M4 was the recently launched 4-series convertible. Receiving a string of conventional styling changes, this new car includes features such as a more solidly structured front bumper containing larger cooling ducts for the engine and front brakes, a modified kidney grille, a clearly contoured bonnet, broader front fenders with integrated air breather elements to smooth airflow, refreshed exterior mirror casings and a lower rear bumper with four round chromed tailpipes.
Displaying 19-inch alloy wheels, the new M4 Convertible is both longer and wider and even has a slightly lower chassis than its forerunner. With just the push of a button, the cars three-piece metal roof opens and folds automatically in just 20 seconds to stow behind the rear passenger seats and at maximum capacity the boot boasts 370 litres with the roof in place and 220 litres when folded, a respective 20 litre and 10 litre growth on that of the M3 model.
M-specific upgrades are apparent in the interior cabin in the form of heated sports seats, an M steering wheel and a contemporary chrome trim. Buyers can also choose from additional specification such as the Professional media package, upgraded Bluetooth and USB functionality, front and rear parking sensors alongside folding mirrors.
This models powerful performance comes in the form of the turbo-charged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine.
The direct injection petrol unit produces a power improvement of 425bhp and and an enormous 406lb ft increase of torque, a notable 11bhp and 111lb ft intensification and increase on the 4.0-litre V8 engine used by that of the previous M3 Convertible.
Each M4 Convertible showcases a six-speed manual gearbox as standard managing power to the rear wheels and performance figures suggesting that the car can reach an impressive 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds in manual form, outperforming its predecessor by 0.6 seconds.
With the optional seven dual clutch auto gearbox an additional 0.2 seconds will be taken off the benchmark sprint, reducing the 0-62mph time to a mere 4.4sec and 0.7sec faster than the equally enumerated M3 convertible. The M4's maximum speed remains at 155mph, while the cars collective cycle consumption has enhanced by 7.8mpg in manual form to allow the newest M car with to deliver average CO2 emissions as low as 213g/km. With the seven-speed DCT, this number is reduced to 203g/km.
Furthermore, BMW have fine-tuned the suspension on the M4 convertible to ensure the utmost precision, maximum response and creditable fuel