New York 2014 Preview: BMW M4 Convertible set for its global debut

New York 2014 Preview: BMW M4 Convertible set for its global debut image

Text: / Photos: BMW Press | posted April 04, 2014 11:40

The 2015 M4 Convertible is 41kg lighter than its predecessor

The BMW M4 Coupe and the M3 Sedan will soon be joined by a new family member - the 2015 M4 Convertible. Similar to its siblings, the 2015 M4 Convertible is powered by the TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter inline-six engine. The new convertible is set to make its global debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show on April 18.

The front of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible is designed with powerful contours that give the vehicle a strong expressive look. It is equipped with a twin headlight arrangement with the optional LED technology. Situated between the headlights, the vehicle sports a black painted twin-bar kidney grille. The front apron of the convertible is designed with three air intakes to supply cool air to the engine and brakes.

The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible weighs 1,839kg, about 41kg lighter than its predecessor - the M3 Convertible. This is due to the use of aluminum for the front fenders and hood. Moreover, the chassis of the convertible is also made from lightweight aluminum.

The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

Inside, BMW says the interior of the M4 Convertible is complete with excellent ergonomics and clear driver focus. The interior is designed with traditional BMW M equipment details such as the M door sill finishers, the M driver's footrest, the M gearshift lever, an M-design circular instruments with white graphics, and an M leather steering wheel with chrome trim.

The interior of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

The front seats are infused with BMW M’s motor sport genes that draws inspiration from the bucket seats fitted in racing cars. Also, BMW says the 2015 M4 Convertible has plenty of space in the trunk even when the retractable hardtop is lowered, offering 220 liters of storage capacity.

The BMW M engine

The M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine delivers 431PS with 550Nm of torque and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed M-DCT transmission.