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Mike Stevens | Oct, 01 2014 | 2 Comments

Like buff runners pounding the beachside pavement in Summer, BMW’s new M4 has gone topless in time for the warmer months.

The new M4 Convertible’s local launch follows its international unveiling in April, and the July arrival of its Coupe sibling.

The transition to topless touring attracts a significant premium, however, with the M4 Convertible debuting at $178,430 - compared to the coupe’s $166,900 price tag.

Both models, along with their four-door M3 stablemate, are powered by BMW’s 317kW/550Nm twin-turbo 3.0 litre inline six.

In Coupe form, that means a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds, with the Convertible falling just shy at 4.4 seconds.

Like the Coupe, the M4 Convertible is fitted as standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, and both can be had with a six-speed manual at no extra cost.

Fuel consumption in the new M4 Convertible is listed at 9.1 l/100km with the six-speed manual, and 8.7 with the auto.

As with its siblings, the M4 Convertible benefits from a number of chassis enhancements and weight reduction tricks, including the use of aluminium for the bonnet and side panels, and in a number of components beneath the skin.

Likewise, the driveshaft uses carbon fibre reinforced plastics in its one-piece construction, reducing weight and the number of rotating masses.

In all, the M4 Convertible lists a kerb weight of 1750kg - not light, but because of their additional structural support, convertibles rarely are. Still, it’s also around 60kg lighter than its predecessor, and that’s no mean feat.

As with the 4 Series Convertible, the M4 Convertible gets a three-section metal folding roof, opening in under 20 seconds at speeds up to 18km/h.

Also unique to the M4 Convertible are neck warmers integrated into the front seat backrests.

Among the M4 Convertible’s standard features are 19 inch M light alloy wheels, Active Protection, rear-view camera, surround view camera, wind deflector, iDrive Touch controller, DAB+ digital radio and speed limit device.

NOTE: Overseas model shown. Australian photos still to come.

 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

  • BMW M3 Sedan - $156,900
  • BMW M4 Coupe - $166,900
  • BMW M4 Convertible - $178,430

MORE News & Reviews: BMW M3 & M4 | 3 & 4 Series Models

 
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