Hot drop-top aficionados should hold on to their cheque books for a little longer because BMW is cooking up a new M4 cabriolet.

    At the front the M4 convertible adopts the same design we’ve seen on the coupe, with slender headlights flanking a protruding pair of full-height kidney grilles.

    The front wheel arches are wider, and feature a large vertical vent. Out the back there’s a large diffuser and four hulking exhaust tips.

    2022 BMW M4 convertible spied

    Under the bonnet is the new-generation ‘S58’ 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight six.

    For the base M3 and M4 models, the S58 makes 353kW and 550Nm, and is coupled to a six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive.

    In Competition trim output is bumped up to 375kW and 650Nm, but the manual is subbed in favour of an eight-speed automatic. The Competition is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, and rides on 20-inch alloy wheels rather than the 19-inch rims on the standard spec.

    For the M3 sedan and M4 coupe, the quoted 0-100km/h time ranges between 3.9 and 4.2 seconds depending on the drivetrain.

    2022 BMW M4 convertible spied

    Like the just-unveiled 4 Series convertible, the M4 drop ditches the outgoing car’s folding hardtop for an electric soft-top, saving kilograms and improving boot space.

    Eventually the M3/M4 range will comprise four models: sedan, coupe, convertible, and for the first time ever a wagon.

    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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