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M/// fans rejoice! The M4 is back!
That’s right, one of the most popular BMWs we’ve ever had has been sorely missed, but thankfully we now have a new M4 in the competition – in fact it’s called the M4 Competition!
We’ll get to the looks later, as some of the most interesting changes actually come under the bodywork – to start with there’s a new 3.0 litre twin turbocharged straight-six engine which puts out an incredible 503bhp and 650Nm of torque – which in this Convertible goes to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Yep, this M4 is xDrive only!
All that extra power and the xDrive traction means the new M4 Competition hits 62mph in just 3.7 seconds and as always tops out at 155mph unless you buy the Drivers Package which ups it to 180mph.
So onto those looks – well that grille is the first thing you’ll notice, but just look at how aggressive the whole front end looks – we think the grille will grow on you, but imagine it coming up behind you in your rear view mirror – you’ll certainly move out of the way! But with the roof down it gives a totally different look to the back end and we think this might be the best looking M4.
The biggest change from the previous model though, is that the latest M4 Convertible has a fabric roof - gone is the heavy folding hard top of the last model - which means it actually only weighs a tiny amount more than the coupe.
Elsewhere there are seriously swollen wheel arches to accommodate the wider track, deeper side skirts and a rear diffuser housing four 100mm exhaust tips.
Inside the excellent new 4-Series is further boosted by some very tasty seats and a few more buttons for the various M/// modes and driving configuration options.
This is one seriously fast, seriously aggressive convertible that is also one of the best driver’s cars you can buy. And you could win one this week with BOTB!