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1 Sep 2014

When BMW announced that the M3 coupe was to become the M4 coupe with the introduction of the latest model, the internet went into meltdown. BMW fanboys threw their toys out of the pram and they swore they’d never buy one now. Luckily for BMW, most of them drive 1.0 litre Vauxhall Corsas.

But with this new M4 Convertible, BMW will certainly silence a few nay-sayers mainly because it looks so damn good. The coupe is a tad more purposeful, sure, but this Convertible model has vents, intakes and bulges in all the right places, especially in the sinister colour scheme of the press photos. Plus there’s a folding metal hardtop meaning you get all the benefits of the coupe while being able to drop the roof.

Power is taken care of by the same powerplant as the coupe and saloon, meaning a twin turbocharged 3.0 litre straight six cylinder engine, producing 425 bhp and 406 lb/ft of torque. There is a weight penalty thanks to the roof hardware, but it still manages 0 – 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph.

There’s a standard six speed manual gearbox, with an optional seven DCT dual clutch unit available too, with power always going to the rear wheels. Rumours abound of a four wheel drive xDrive version being planned, but we’d be surprised if BMW would go down that route.

The M4 Convertible goes on sale in September and will cost £60,730.

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