BMW has finally revealed pictures of the drop-top version of the gorgeous M4 coupe, and its even more beautiful!
Like the coupe, the convertible M4 will get the 3.0 liter turbocharged straight six engine which produces 431 bhp and 406lb ft of torque. The 7 speed DCT gearbox will make the M4 do a 0-60 in 4.2 seconds while the 6 speed manual gearbox adds 0.2 seconds to that time. While top speed is electronically limited to 155 kmph, the EU compliant car manages an healthy 31 mpg(9-10 kmpl)
The three part metal roof makes the cabin about 2 dB quieter as compared to the M3 convertible and can be raised or lowered upto speeds of 8 mph or 13 kmph. It takes about 20 seconds to be deployed and gets an additional wind blocker.
BMW has also aped Mercedes` Air Scarf with what it calls the Air Collar, which is basically a fan between the top of the the backrest and the headrest which blows hot air to keep your neck warm.
BMW has been very determined in keeping the weight down and has used aluminium to make the bonnet and front wings while the propeller shaft and front strut braces are made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). This makes the shaft 40% lighter than the M3 convertible.
The car has airflow channeling at the front,to stop it from lifting at high speeds and a smooth underbody to make it more aerodynamic.
Driver assistance systems include an active differential and adaptive M suspension which gets three modes: Confort, Sport and Sport+. The car misses out on the M4 coupe versions Smokey Burnout Function. We are not making this up, this is a very real thing.
Luxury features include electrically heated seats, individual rear seats and an M steering wheel. The boot space is adequate at 370 liters with the top up but not so useable when it is down, at 220 liters.
The M quad exhausts, 19 inch wheels, “powerdome” bonnet, side gills and air breathers are some other features which the car boasts of. An optional Executive package will add satellite radio,keyless entry, heated steering wheel, head-up display, parking sensors headlamp washers and heated rear seats.
The car will be unveiled at the New York Auto Expo this month and will go on sale in the UK in September of this year. Prices start at £60,730.