Upcoming BMW M4 Convertible Tests in the Snow

With the public release of the BMW M4 Coupe out of the way at Detroit, focus can now turn to the next M4 variant on the agenda; the BMW M4 Convertible. The new M4 drop-top has been spotted testing before, but its latest adventures saw it dealing with some rough snowy conditions while wearing heavy camouflage.

Interestingly, this prototype features most of its trick black and white camo on the body panels expected to stay the same as the M4 coupe. It then features minimal camouflage hiding the new folding roof mechanism which is quite strange.

Nevertheless, this image shows that it will receive a folding hard-top like the outgoing E92 M3 Convertible and regular 4-Series Convertible.

Under the hood, expect it to remain identical to the coupe. As a result, it will feature a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine revving to 7,600 rpm and producing an impressive 431 hp between 5,390 rpm and 7,000 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque from a low 1,800 rpm to 5,390rpm. That torque figure is available across a broad rev range and is an improvement over the outgoing BMW E92 M3 of 40 per cent.

When fitted inside the M4 coupe, this powertrain helps rocket the German sports car to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds with the optional seven-speed M double clutch transmission. Expect a similar, if not identical, acceleration time for the BMW M4 Convertible.

[Via TopSpeed]

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