The new BMW M4 Convertible

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THE Driving DYNAMICS OF the New BMW M4 Convertible.


The new BMW M4 Convertible delivers breathtaking intensity, and is a source of boundless driving pleasure. Everything it is primed for powerful dynamics and handling agility. And thanks to its motorsport-derived technologies, it converts power into traction with the utmost precision. Especially if the optional Competition Package with its higher engine output and special Adaptive M suspension is specified.

Lightweight Construction of the new BMW M4 Convertible

FINELY TUNED.

More agility through lightweight construction.

The use of an innovative carbon-fibre compound ceramic break reduces the weight by 13.5kg and improves brake-fade stabilisation. The brakes are corrosion-free and more resistant to wear and tear.

The forged aluminium wheels are ultra-light. Rotating mass is reduced and so the vehicle’s reaction times are improved.

The weight reduction of 10.6kg leads to an axle load distribution of almost 50:50, ensuring not only lower fuel consumption but also a noticeable increase in agility and driving performance. The vehicle’s low centre of gravity optimises handling and guarantees the best possible control.

The carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) front end strut brace increases front-end rigidity, improves steering precision and increases directional accuracy. The use of CFRP enables a weight of just 1.5kg.

The reduction in weight and heightened stability of the lightweight axles ensures improved traction and directional stability. The CFRP drive shaft increases rigidity thus optimising acceleration and vehicle reaction times.

The M seats and M leather steering wheel are ergonomically optimised for sporty driving. The systematic use of lightweight construction materials reduces the vehicle weight, resulting in an improved ratio of mass to output and thus even more performance.

A clearly outlined lightweight construction philosophy: The contoured roof not only looks great, the use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) also lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity, thus increasing agility.

The new BMW M4 Convertible 3.0-litre M Twinpower Turbo Inline 6-cylinder petrol engine

3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo inlinE
6-cylinder petrol engine.

The engine blends the best of two worlds: high revving up to 7,600rpm, and power culminating in peak torque of 550Nm. Bi-turbo direct injection and M fine tuning ensure the engine responds to the slightest touch of the accelerator to give impressive thrust and confident traction.

Numerous innovations such as sleeveless construction and a lighter forged crankshaft improve dynamics and acceleration, reduce consumption and enable optimum weight distribution of almost 50:50. The reward is unprecedentedly agile handling that’s impressively underscored by the unmistakable sound of the M engine.

Competition package.

An unadulterated racing feel: The optional Competition Package for the new BMW M4 Convertible offers even better performance thanks to an enhanced engine output, a specially tuned Adaptive M suspension, new calibration of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the Active M differential and 20" M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres.

The output of the M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine has been increased to 331kW (450hp). The M sports exhaust system generates a particularly powerful, characteristic engine sound that is destined to thrill. The M lightweight sport seats are equipped with width-adjustable backrests and vertical openings. The front seat belts feature fine M striping. The specially tuned Adaptive M suspension provides optimal road contact, increased traction and agile handling.

 

On the exterior, the Competition Package makes a great impression with exclusive, forged and gloss-lathed 20" M light alloy Star-spoke wheels with mixed tyres. The athletic character is emphasised by the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line which runs in high-gloss Black from the front kidney grille over the gills to the model designation, ending at the black chrome-plated tailpipes.

transmission options.


The powerful M engine lays down its thrust in precisely measured doses onto the road, using the manual six-speed M transmission or the seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.

With a 12kg reduction in weight and a more compact shape compared to traditional models, the M 6-speed manual transmission in the new BMW M4 Convertible exemplifies intelligent lightweight construction. Inside the transmission, the new carbon fibre friction lining in the baulk rings provides more comfortable gear shifts, and a dry sump lubrication system ensures a more efficient oil supply.

Shift gears without interruption, without using the clutch and without slowing down. The 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic makes this possible. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.

The new BMW M4 Convertible rear shot

active m differential.


Shift gears without interruption, without using the clutch and without slowing down. The 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic makes this possible. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.

Adaptive M Suspension

Adaptive m suspension.


​By electronically regulating the shock absorbers, Adaptive M suspension automatically tunes the vehicle to suit all driving conditions. The suspension settings can be modified for high comfort or sporty dynamics via the COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes on the Driving Experience Control.

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MOTORSPORT FEELING. ALL YEAR ROUND.

The transfer of innovative motorsport technology into the standard production cars is a focal point of BMW M GmbH. This is why the new BMW M4 Convertible achieves a perfect balance between adrenaline-charged performance and everyday utility.

Launch Control allows maximum acceleration from a standing start. It adjusts the engine to its ideal starting speed, and the M dual-clutch transmission constantly sets the gearshift points so that when shifting up, the next optimal engine speed is available.

M Drive allows for individual configuration of the DSC mode, the appearance of the optional BMW Head-Up Display and personal driver profiles. From comfortable gliding to a sporty and highly responsive set-up, you can adjust the engine, damper, steering characteristics and transmission. Activation is a simple touch of the two M buttons integrated into the multifunction steering wheel.

M Servotronic adjusts the power steering to suit the current speed so gives a direct and precise steering response, even at high speeds. It also ensures supreme comfort by minimising the physical effort required for steering, as well as maximising agility when parking, manoeuvring or navigating twisted roads.

M Dynamic Mode, a function of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), allows a certain degree of wheel slip, thus noticeably improving driving dynamics. While the DSC works against understeer and oversteer, the M Dynamic Mode enables the full exploitation of the car's maximum longitudinal and lateral driving potential.

GRIPPING brakes.

Crucial to the highly dynamic driving experience in the new BMW M4 Convertible is the braking system. With gripping precision and efficiency, M Compound brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes are top achievers in terms of response and performance.

Thanks to the use of various materials, M Compound brakes achieve outstanding deceleration values, are extremely stable and highly durable. They also weigh less, thus improving agility, dynamics and acceleration. The Blue metallic brake callipers with the M logo are the hallmark of these high-performance M brakes.

The M Carbon ceramic brakes deliver stopping power more directly. They’re non-corrosive, resistant to abrasion, tolerant of more heat and contribute to a lower vehicle weight, thus improving agility and acceleration. Matt Gold-coloured brake callipers with the M logo make them visible from outside the car.