As you already know the 4 Series lineup is undergoing some facelifting and we shouldn’t leave aside prettiest side of it. Introduced in 2014 and coming as 2018 BMW M4 Convertible, it is due to arrive in Geneva spotting some tweaks to its gorgeous body as well some other hidden under the skin.
As for the rest of the lineup, not much will be changed. Same aggressive front and rear bumper carries on without any modification, as well as “bumped” hood and kidney grille. Novelties include new headlights, in which circles became angular, with open tops, while inner ones additionally slide toward the grille. Mentioned light configuration is obviously becoming a signature move for the brand, and we are going to see it in many future models also.
Tailights weren’t left out, and they spot new LED layout. As for the exterior that should be it, while as same as for coupe you can additionally spice things up with optional packages, like in the case of Exterior Carbon package, Carbon Mirror Package, Competition Package, Black Exterior Package and M Performance add-ons.
You won’t be able to spot any interior changes as they come as contrast stitching on the dash, new M4 logos on the seats, updated infotainment system and new chrome and electroplated accents. M4 Convertible comes with higher standard equipment, which in this case would include navigation, ConectedDrive system, upgraded Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hot spot, among else.
2018 BMW M4 Convertible
There is a slight improvement under the hood as 3.0-liter I6 gains 6 hp more, which now stands for 431 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque and it continues to be paired with manual or 7-speed double clutch automatic. With the manual, you’ll reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, while automatic drops that by 0.2 seconds. If you opt for Competition Package power rises to 450 hp, and you can shave one-tenth from the acceleration time with a manual shifter.
COUPE OR CONVERTIBLE?
Good question. They are both facelifted at the same time, and both share everything apart from the roof. Coupe has a leaner body, as hard-top always comes with the aesthetic price and both Mercedes and Audi have chosen soft tops. On another hand, with the roof down convertible is plainly stunning and easily beats coupe in handsomeness area, besides all the pleasures of driving with the only sky above.
Things additionally get more complicated as M4 Coupe needs a couple of tenths less to 60 mph, as it is lighter, and due to the lack of all reinforcements from the topless sibling it is also more nimble. One more thumb down for 2018 BMW M4 Convertible would be starting price which should be around $76,000 for facelifted model which is hefty $8k above M4 Coupe, although it does come better equipt.
If this looks like that topless thing lost, you are wrong. If you divide seconds to tenths when you review your track times than with no thinking go for the coupe, but if you know how to relax, absorb the sun and fresh air while appreciating myriads of horses lying under your right foot, M4 Convertible is your pick.