New York 2014: 2015 BMW M4 Convertible Unveiled

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
new york 2014 2015 bmw m4 convertible unveiled

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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  • Davefromcalgary Davefromcalgary on Apr 16, 2014

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

  • Wmba Wmba on Apr 16, 2014

    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.

    • Chris FOM Chris FOM on Apr 17, 2014

      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.

  • Dusterdude The suppliers can ask for concessions, but I wouldn’t hold my breath . With the UAW they are ultimately bound to negotiate with them. However, with suppliers , they could always find another supplier ( which in some cases would be difficult, but not impossible)
  • AMcA Phoenix. Awful. The roads are huge and wide, with dedicated lanes for turning, always. Requires no attention to what you're doing. The roads are idiot proofed, so all the idiots drive - they have no choice, because everything is so spread out.
  • Leonard Ostrander Pet peeve: Drivers who swerve to the left to make a right turn and vice versa. They take up as much space as possible for as long as possible as though they're driving trailer trucks or school busses. It's a Kia people, not a Kenworth! Oh, and use your turn signals if you ever figure out where you're going.
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  • Alan Buy a Skoda Superb.