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autoviva2014-04-04 12:49:48

BMW reveals new M4 Convertible

New M model will debut at the New York Auto Show

 
 
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Based on the M4 Coupé, the cabriolet has the same retractable metal three-piece rooftop from the 4 Series Coupé

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unveiled the new M4 ConvertibleM4 CabrioletBMW M4 CabrioletGermany, 2014 > present14 photos
. Despite receiving this designation for the first time this is already the fifth generation of the high-performance convertible model from the  M division and replaces the M3 CabrioM3 Cabrio LCIBMW M3 Cabrio LCIGermany, 2010 > present1 photo
. The new version is equipped with the same six-cylinder twin-turbo engine available with the new M3M3BMW M3Germany, 2014 > present6 photos
and M4 CoupéM4BMW M4Germany, 2013 > present7 photos
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Based on M4 Coupé, the convertible has the same retractable three-piece metal roof from the 4 Series Convertible, which can be folded with the simple push of a button in just 20 seconds. BMW claims that the vehicle has better sound isolation than the previous M3, which reduced noise by 2 dB within the new M4 Convertible.

The new car gets a number of changes regarding the 4 Series Convertible, including a more structured front bumper with larger air intakes for the engine and the front brakes, new trim on the kidney grille, a more creased contoured bonnet, wider front fenders with integrated elements of air intake to smooth the flow through the arches of the front wheels, new exterior mirrors, wider rear fenders and lower rear bumper with four round chromed exhaust outlets.

The luggage capacity increased compared to the previous M3 Cabrio to 370 liters when the roof is closed and 220 liters when open.

Inside, updates include heated sports seats, M steering wheel and new chrome trim.

When sales begin in September M4 Convertible will be offered with a choice between a manual six-speed gearbox or a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission combined with M twin-turbo engine of 3.0 liter six-cylinder with 430hp and 550Nm of torque.

With the manual gearboxM4 CabrioletBMW M4 CabrioletGermany, 2014 > present14 photos
M4 Cabrio reaches 100km/h in 4.6 seconds, while with the automatic transmissionM4 Cabriolet AutomaticBMW M4 Cabriolet AutomaticGermany, 2014 > present10 photos
is achieved in 4.4 seconds . Both versions are 0.3 second slower than M4 Coupe. The reason why the cabriolet version is slower is mainly due to 250kg more over the 1750kg base weight of the vehicle. However the new M4 Convertible is still 60kg lighter than the previous M3 Convertible.

The maximum speed is still limited to 250km/h, while the combined fuel consumption dropped to 9.1l/100km in the manual version, with CO2 emissions of 213g/km. These numbers drop to 203g/km and 8.7l/100km with the dual-clutch box.

The world premiere of the new BMW M4 Cabrio happens in the 2014 edition of the New York Motor Show.

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