Looks like BMW is packing heavy for this year’s trip to the New York Auto Show. They are going to have two major debuts. One is the production version of the X4 sport activity thing, and the other, as it turned out, the convertible version of the new M4.
Usually, the convertible version of a high-performance model comes out a year or so after the hardtop. With the BMW M4 Convertible though, they want it to join the Coupe as soon as possible. The difference between the two, of course, comes down to the roof arrangement. They will be pretty much identical otherwise.
Sure, the convertible will be a tad heavier since its needs more strengthening in its construction to compensate for the lack of roof, but in terms of the mechanicals, BMW M4 Convertible will get the same engine, chassis, and electronics as the Coupe.
That means you will get a magnificent turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine developing 430 horsepower and over 400 lb-ft of torque, hooked up to either a manual gearbox or a DCT 7-speeder. In both cases you should be able to hit 60 from standing still in under four seconds. Meanwhile the M dynamic chassis, suspension, traction control and 18-inch wheels will sure the car remains in check all the time.