The BMW M4 Convertible will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show this month. It’s due to land in South Africa in October this year. Its more humble roofless sibling landed locally last week with prices ranging between R656 500 and R890 000.
This topless variant is only marginally less powerful than its fixed-roof counterparts, with a 317kW power output versus 331kW. But you’ll hardly tell the difference since it claims to dash to 100km/h from standstill in a mere 4.4 seconds, which is only 0.3 seconds slower than the others. It sports a three-part folding metal top, lined on the inside for supreme insulation and is capable of shedding in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 18km/h.
But this isn’t going to be the sole star at the BMW stand. The four-door, 4-Series Gran Coupe will also be on display. This is something that casts a little confusion over the automaker’s new naming strategy: where even numbers were said to be exclusively limited to cars in the range with two doors. The X4 crossover will make an appearance too.