By on April 16, 2014


There was more than one high-performance convertible taking its top off at the 2014 New York Auto Show today, as the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible made its grand entrance among those attending.

The M4 boasts a retractable metal roof, perfect for deterring thieves so long as the roof is up and the thieves aren’t particularly motivated. Meanwhile, power comes from a twin-turbo 3-liter I6 driving 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque through either a single-clutch six-speed manual or optional M-DCT seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Either option brings the M4 Convertible from nil to 60 in under 4.5 seconds.

As for weight and performance, BMW used aluminium and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic throughout its construction — from the fenders and hood, to the driveshaft and front strut brace — bringing the beast down 90 pounds to 4,055 for the U.S. market.

The M4 Convertible should arrive in showrooms this summer, though no word thus far on how much it will cost to do burnouts under the sun.

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7 Comments on “New York 2014: 2015 BMW M4 Convertible Unveiled...”

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    I’m not big into convertibles, but can I assume that the spread of folding hard tops has increased sales substantially vs. their soft top predecessors? I ask because the weight penalty is obscene. I know they are better in many ways like noise suppression, but I think I’d rather have a lighter soft top if I was going topless. I still remember being transfixed by the first 3000GT Spyder I saw putting its top down.

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    Unveiled ? Errr …. not hardly . Hate to be the bearer of bad news but this thing was unveiled some 14 days ago in the UK/EU press … photos … tech .. press reveal .. the whole kit and kaboodle / shooting match

    Errr … sorry TTAC .. but y’all been bamboozeled by BMW’s press department on this one I’m afraid

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    So now the M4 is the only way to get a manual and a convertible top in the same “3”-Series. If I had the patience for endless repair bills and shop visits I might look for a used manual E93 335i.

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    Heavy and very expensive, good thing it’s 425hp, it’s going to need all of them

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    Yeesh, that front end is busy. In the lower grill/air dam area.

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    4 thousand and 55 pounds even with weight-saving measures.

    BMW have given up completely and have decided to produce baubles, all the better to get fat and rich on. Not only that it has a Japanese style grille. Boo! I bet that scares youngsters telling ghost stories at summer camp.

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      Chris FOM

      All convertibles are baubles by definition. If you’re that concerned about weight BMW will happily sell you a fixed-roof M3 or M4 that weigh hundreds of pounds less and handle far better. Simply by picking the convertible of the 3 choices you’ve already demonstrated that you have a different set of priorities. And besides, it still weighs nearly a hundred pounds less than the E93 M3, a car I don’t remember being particularly criticized for its weight.

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