Can you ever go wrong by removing your top? No. The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible is the weapon to attach all your senses. Yes, some may argue that a convertible version of any car gains unwanted weight and loses structural rigidity. The rigidity argument no longer stands as manufactures figured out the tricks to making a convertible feel solid. However, weight gain can rarely be avoided, and the M4 Convertible does pick up about 500 extra pounds for a total curb weight of 4,055 lbs (still 90 lbs lighter than predecessor).
Yet, all concerns seems to disappear as soon as you take the top down and wind the latest 3.0L TwinPower turbo-charged motor all the way to 7,600 rpm redline. Yep, this turbo revs that high. Maximum 425 horsepower comes in at 5,500 rpm and all 406 lb-ft of torque are already available at 1,850 rpm. This drop-top will come with a choice of 6-speed manual or a 7-speed M double clutch transmission. Thank you for keeping the manual in this ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’!
The double-clutch will let the car reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The manual will be a touch slower at 4.4 seconds. You will find all of the advances of the M4 Coupe in the Convertible as well. There are clever uses of the strong and light weight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) material. Interior design is true to BMW tradition and has very nice and luxurious touches.
The retractable hardtop is quick in its operation and can be lowered at speeds below 11 mph – perfect for boulevard cruising.
Pricing is not yet announced, but you will be able to pick up your 2015 M4 Convertible this summer.
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