I personally like the hardtop design on the BMW. It speaks for itself
when it say tough and durable. Can't wait to see these hit the road.
Another prototype for the upcoming 2015 BMW M4 convertible was spied
out testing, this time in snowy Scandinavia. With just a few patches
of camouflage obscuring the performance convertibles hood, lower
front intakes, front fenders, side skirts, side mirrors, and rear
bumper, this is our best look yet at the drop-top M4.
Most importantly, the BMW M4 convertibles power-retractable hardtop
is fully exposed. We can clearly see where the roofs joints fold, and
how the overall assembly meets the trunk, where it will likely be
stored when folded down. The rest of the BMW M4 convertible is
consistent with the M4 coupe that we saw at the 2014 Detroit auto
show, although this prototype has large blue-painted calipers attached
to its drilled brake rotors. Matte-black paint is the only other
significant distinguishing feature, creating a fine brushed-metal look
that could be just for testing, or may potentially make it to
production as an optional exterior color.
The 2015 BMW M4 convertible is expected to receive the same 425-hp
turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six as in the M4 coupe, although its
curb weight will almost certainly be greater due to the folding
hardtop assembly. The M4 coupe weighs in at a relatively spritely 3300
pounds, thanks in part to its lightweight carbon fiber roof
construction an element that will not carry over to the M4
convertible. Expect a 0-60 mph sprint time slightly higher than the M4
coupes 3.9-second figure, when equipped with the seven-speed
dual-clutch automatic transmission. A six-speed manual gearbox will
also be offered for the cars enthusiast consumer base.
BMW has yet to announce a specific release date for the M4
convertible, but it will arrive sometime after the BMW M4 coupe and M3
sedan in the early part of summer 2014. It could debut publicly as
soon as the New York auto show in April.
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