Pricing from $72,500 climbs a $10,000 with the quicker-to-60-mph M-DCT automatic and carbon-ceramix brakes, but besides that the M4 is absolutely perfect right out of the box.
Especially if a stick-shift and regular M Brakes will be fine! In that case, the only upgrades you need are the 19-inch black-accent wheels, upgraded audio for $875.
This leaves change to add a special M Performance exhaust and a few other goodies. The top-down audio is one of the new M4 Cabrio's highlights with the new turbo inline-six ripping to redline.
Hundreds of new real-life photos of the M4 Convertible below these color sampler animations.
2015 BMW M4 Convertible - Generations
2015 BMW M4 Convertible - COLORS
2015 BMW M4 Convertible
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The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible has arrived.
Looking amazingly athletic and aggressive from every angle, the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible just popped up in our inbox ahead of its first public outing at the New York Auto Show in just two weeks time.
First stats are remarkably impressive:
-- manual six-speed or seven-speed M-DCT transmissions, with 4.4-second and 4.2-second sprint times, respectively
-- Bigger trunk than before, new three-piece folding hardtop that drops cruising cabin noise levels by 2-decibels
-- Incredible agility and a characterful howl from its 425-horsepower turbocharged inline-six engine
-- And a delicious satin grey that pops well versus a colorful cabin leather in any light
-- Fender flares that seem even wider and more intimidating than the M4 Coupe
-- A smiling press photo pilot in nearly every photo!
All is well in BMW M Division, with even your humble scribe grinning at some of the press release enthusiasm below!
Well done, BMW! A real treat for buyers and a new quandary for people considering the M4 Coupe or M3 Sedan....
2015 BMW M4 Convertible - TECH SPECS
2015 BMW M4 Convertible - OPTIONS AND PACKAGES
2015 BMW M4 Convertible - STANDARD FEATURES
Performance and efficiency
3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo 425-hp inline six-cylinder engine. Combines two mono-scroll turbochargers with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection
Auto Start-Stop function
6-speed manual transmission
Optimized aerodynamics including Air Curtain in front apron and Air Breather behind front fenders with integrated M side gill and M4 badging
Handling, ride and braking
M-developed electric power steering with Servotronic
M Drive and M Driving Dynamics Control
Aluminum front subframe
Aluminum suspension arms and wheel carriers
Lightweight steel subframe
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
M Compound 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with M Dynamic Mode
Active M Differential
Double-joint spring strut front axle
Five-link rear axle
V Spoke forged light alloy wheels (Style 513M), 18 x 9.0 front, 18 x 10.0 rear; and 255/40 front, 275/40 rear performance tires1
Power-folding retractable hardtop with integrated window defroster
Gray band windshield
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed
Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, Corona headlight-rings and Cornering Lights
Power-adjustable, heated, body-color side-view mirrors with automatic-dimming function
Shadowline exterior trim
Sport exhaust system with quad tailpipes and chrome-plated exhaust tips
Aluminum hood with powerdome
Kidney grille with black twin slats and M4 designation
Aerodynamically optimized double-arm side mirrors
Seating and interior features
10-way power front M sport seats with single-piece back panel, 4-way lumbar support, power-adjustable side bolsters and backlit M logo on backrest. Includes memory system for driver's seat and outside mirrors (2 positions)
Split fold-down through-load rear seats
Extended Merino Leather upholstery and door trim (leather includes seat surfaces, armrests in center console and doors, headrests for front and rear seats, and side door panels with Silverstone and Sakhir Orange interiors; incorporates Sun-Reflective Technology)
Carbon Fiber interior trim with Black Chrome highlight
M door-sill finishers, M footrest, M gear shift lever and M specific design elements
Comfort and convenience
Automatic climate control with separate left/right temperature and air-distribution controls; automatic air recirculation and micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable active-charcoal filters
Adjustable front-seat center armrest
Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror
Manually adjustable steering wheel
Power windows with "one-touch" push-pull open/close for driver
Ambiance interior lighting
Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Cupholders for front seats
3-stage heated front seats
Four 12-V power outlets (one in front center console, one in rear center console, one under the glove compartment, one in the trunk)
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
Storage compartment package
Convertible wind deflector
Instrumentation and controls
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone2
USB audio connection and hands-free Bluetooth including Audio Streaming
Instrument cluster with extended contents
Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system
iDrive system with on-board computer and touchpad Controller, and 8 programmable memory buttons
Exterior temperature display with alarm for freezing temperatures
Dynamic Cruise Control3
BMW Navigation system with high-resolution screen; 3-D maps; 200 GB hard drive with 20 GB storage for audio files; voice feedback and Voice command system
Tire Pressure Monitor
BMW Online with MyInfo (includes a 3-year subscription) and BMW Apps
Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (includes a 3-year subscription)
BMW TeleService (includes a 10-year subscription)
Vehicle & Key Memory
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 audio system with Radio Data System (RDS), Auto-Store, and 3-channel FM diversity antenna
Pre-wiring for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Tuner
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
Safety and security
Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
Rollover Protection System
Active Knee Protection
Front-seat side-impact airbags
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Acoustic safety belt warning
LATCH attachment for child-restraint safety installation
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
Daytime Running Lights
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlocks doors
Coded Driveaway Protection (prevents engine start when your key fob with constantly changing electronic code is not used)
Remote keyless entry security alarm system with selective unlocking and double-lock feature (programmed at authorized BMW center), remote trunk opening, interior motion detector, and panic feature
BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Automatic Collision Notification (includes a 10-year subscription)
BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and My BMW Remote app (includes a 10-year subscription)
BMW Ultimate Service® (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty
12-year Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
4-year/Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance Program
Legendary top-down motoring from BMW M
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 3, 2014 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT. . .
The all-new BMW M4 Convertible arrives in US showrooms late this summer to join the M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan.
The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible is powered by the same BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six as its siblings. That engine produces 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed M-DCT transmission. The new BMW M4 Convertible makes its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
The new inline-6 M engine: High-revving, turbocharged unit combines the best of both worlds.
Like the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe, the new M4 Convertible sees a return to an inline-six engine, as used on the second and third generations of this iconic open sports car.
The new turbocharged engine combines the best of both worlds – reaching a maximum 7,600 rpm, it is unusually high-revving for a turbocharged engine, resulting in linear power delivery over a wide engine speed range and a soulful engine note, while M TwinPower Turbo technology ensures that peak torque is on tap over a broad rpm range. A further hallmark of this engine is its outstanding efficiency.
The new engine sees a power upgrade over the previous V-8 to 425 hp, which is delivered between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm.
Peak torque has been increased by roughly 40 percent to 406 lb-ft, and is maintained over a very wide rev band (1,850–5,500 rpm).
The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes the new BMW M4 Convertible just 4.4 seconds with the 6-speed manual.
Equipped with the 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, this number falls to 4.2 seconds.