BMW has unveiled the M4 Convertible before its first public showcasing during the New York Auto Show in two weeks time.
As you would expect, the model is quite similar to the M4 Coupe, the main difference being the power retractable hard top which can be lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 11 mph. The two vehicles` cabins are basically identical: both come with a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and sport seats, as well as contrast stitching, an M gearshift and M-branded sill plates.
Just like the M4 Coupe, the convertible features a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that churns out 425bhp and 406 lb-ft of torque, enabling the car to go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds with the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission and in 4.4 seconds with the standard six-speed manual. Either way, its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (or about 250 km/h).
Other notable features include an Active M Differential, M compound brakes and an M-tuned electromechanical steering system, with options such as an Adaptive M suspension (with COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes) and M carbon ceramic brakes with gold-painted calipers.
The BMW M4 Convertible will hit the market in the United States this summer, with pricing details to be announced at a later date.