BMW has revealed its most exclusive M car in the premium midsize segment with the debut of the BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive. Blending convertible style with a 510hp six-cylinder in-line engine and the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, the new arrival complements track-focused M performance with an exhilarating open-air driving experience.
With the M xDrive system delivering optimum traction, the BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive can sprint from 0-62mph in only 3.7 seconds. The M xDrive system also enhances handling, but a rear-biased setup means the classic M-style driving experience is always available.
Signature M design features and a new panel bow softtop roof create a standout appearance that is accentuated when the roof is open. The BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive provides room for four people to experience the exciting drive, with front seat occupants benefiting from the standard-fit Air Collar system. This directs warm air to the back of the neck and head, ensuring the interior is always comfortable, even when the roof’s down.
The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive follows the recent UK launch of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon and BMW M4 Competition Coupé. M xDrive versions of both models will start production in the summer, completing the M high performance sports car offering in the premium midsize segment. Production of the BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive will begin in July 2021.
The roof delivers the best of both worlds, fusing the practical benefits of a retractable hardtop with the classic style of a fabric hood. It is also around 40 per cent lighter than its predecessor’s retractable hardtop. Some of the design elements of this new BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive include flared wheel arches, M Side Gills integrated into the front side panels and prominently extended side sills that combine with the attachment parts for the front and rear aprons to form a black band around the whole of the car.
The interior of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive blends a contemporary feel with performance-focused M highlights, such as the M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, M- specific gearshift lever and red colour accents. Electrically adjustable and heated M Sport seats and Extended Merino leather trim come as standard, as does the innovative Air Collar system that enhances comfort for occupants when the roof is down by directing warm air around their necks.
The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive combines the hallmark high-revving character of engines developed by BMW M GmbH with the latest version of M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine delivers throughout the rev range, generating peak torque of 650Nm between 2,750 and 5,500rpm, while maximum output is reached at 5,510rpm and then maintained up to the 7,200rpm redline.
The engine channels its power via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and, combined with the enhanced traction offered by M xDrive, contributes to stunning acceleration times. The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive takes just 3.7 seconds to power from 0 to 62mph and only 13.1 seconds to reach 124mph from standstill. Midrange acceleration from 50-75mph takes only 2.8 seconds (in 4th gear) or 3.7 seconds (in 5th gear). Specifying the optional M Driver’s Package increases the electronically limited top speed from 155mph to 174mph.
Customers can choose from a variety of optional Packages – Comfort, M Carbon, Visibility, Technology Plus, M Pro and Ultimate. Each has been compiled to further elevate the M experience and tailor it to the customer’s preference, the individual components perfectly complementing each other. This is one we are looking forward to spending some time with!