BMW M4 Convertible to be Unveiled at New York Auto Show?

Even before the new BMW M4 Coupe was unveiled late last year, we knew that a convertible version would follow soon after. Now, new reports have emerged that the BMW M4 Convertible will debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show 2014.

At New York, it has already been confirmed that BMW will unveil the new X4 along with the recently revealed Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. From a styling perspective, essentially everything is identical to the new M4 Coupe with the obvious exception of a hard, fixed-roof. However, at least with a folding hardtop, the upcoming BMW M4 Convertible will look much better than if it had a horrible soft top!

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 World Car Fans]

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