2021 BMW M4 Convertible Spied, Should Have Up To 503 HP

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the BMW M4 Convertible, but spy photographers have snapped the drop top undergoing testing near Munich.

Dressed in heavily camouflage, the car has an evolutionary design which will incorporate some styling cues seen on the Concept 4. Details are hard to make out, but the prototype has a massive grille which is flanked by slender headlights. Further below, we can expect an aggressive front bumper with large air intakes.

Moving further back, the M4 has bulging fender flares and aerodynamic side skirts. We can also see an upward sweeping beltline and lightweight wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with blue calipers.

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Of course, the biggest change is the return of the retractable soft top. This should help to reduce weight, but it comes at a cost a drivers will likely find bigger blind spots.

The rear end looks pretty tame, but the car’s four-tailpipe exhaust system hints at the power underneath the hood. This message is further enhanced by the rear spoiler which appears to feature an integrated third brake light.

Inside, the cabin should largely echo the 3-Series. As a result, we can expect a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display and a 10.25-inch infotainment system. There should also be a handful of sporty touches including a leather-wrapped M steering wheel and plenty of M badging.

Of course, what really matters is under the hood. Power is expected to be provided by the same 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo engine that resides in the X3 M and X4 M. There it produces 473 hp (353 kW / 480 PS) and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm) of torque.  BMW also offers a more powerful Competition variant which packs 503 hp (375 kW / 510 PS) and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm) of torque.

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the M3 and M4, but reports have suggested the cars will be offered with rear and all-wheel drive as well as a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic. Of course, we’ll get a better idea of what to expect when the M3 debuts next year.

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Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • ksegg

    Kind of sad that after the E46 M3, M3’s……….and now M4’s, are just overbearingly too big, and more focused on luxury amenities and tech gadgetry than pure sport.

    All the more reason I love the M2 Competition more.

    • SteersUright

      Totally agree. M2 is really the new M3. The M3/M4 are more of what the older M5 was, and on and on… I dont exactly understand the need for every new model to grow in size.

      • Infinite1

        Agreed, the M2 is the E30 M3 successor

  • Elmediterraneo

    M4 GranCoupe ! Where are you ?

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