Opting for a soft-top this time round, the entire roof package weighs 40 percent lighter than that of its predecessor and can open and close in just 18 seconds. Power for the vehicle comes from the 3.0-liter inline-six S58 engine, churning out 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission. This translates to a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 174 mph.
Just like its hardtop sibling, the new convertible also comes with the automaker’s xDrive technology, sending out power and traction to all four wheels. This is coupled with three different drivetrains modes to provide maximum performance depending on your needs, including 4WD, 4WD Sport, and 2WD focusing on the rears. An Adaptive M suspension system, M Compound brakes, and staggered wheels measuring 19 and 20 inches round out the driving experience.
Launching this October, the BMW M4 Convertible Competition xDrive model will start at $87,295 USD.
Elsewhere in the automotive world, Bentley has unveiled its Bentayga S SUV.