With the introduction of a third body variant, BMW M GmbH is adding a highly exclusive model to its line-up of high-performance sports cars in the premium midsize segment.

  • Third body variant joins the new generation of top-class high-performance sports cars for the premium midsize segment:
    BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive: 375 kW/510 hp, acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 3.7 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 10.2 l/100 km [27.7 mpg imp] in the WLTP cycle; CO2 emissions combined: 233 – 231 g/km in WLTP.
  • BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive breaks new ground for M as an open-top high-performance sports car with all-wheel drive. Compelling blend of exclusive driving pleasure and majestic performance. Classic M formula of dynamism, agility and precision combined with uncompromising everyday usability and long-distance capabilities. Unobstructed access to the sun and onrushing wind, and direct immersion in the engine’s soundtrack with the roof down, create a performance experience of standout intensity. Launch immediately after the start of production in July 2021.

  • Emotionally engaging design with clear forms, a dynamically stretched silhouette and new softtop concept. Panel bow softtop combines the practical benefits of a retractable hardtop with the classically elegant aesthetic of a fabric hood. Softtop is 40 per cent lighter than the predecessor’s roof, boot capacity is 80 litres larger. The softtop can be opened or closed in 18 seconds, even when moving, thanks to its electric drive mechanism.

  • Signature M exterior features play an authentic role in meeting the requirements of a high-performance sports car: large, vertical BMW kidney grille in M-specific design, large cooling air intakes for engine and brakes, powerfully contoured wheel arches, distinctive M Side Gills. Exhaust system’s two pairs of tailpipes integrated into M-specific diffuser. Prominently extended side sills combine with attachment parts for front and rear aprons to form a black band encircling the body. M Carbon exterior package and BMW M Performance Parts available as options.

  • Six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, high-revving character and maximum output increased by 44 kW/60 hp over the predecessor model. Two turbochargers, optimised direct injection technology, components developed on the back of racing expertise. Hallmark M performance characteristics and peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). Cooling and oil supply systems designed to handle extremely dynamic longitudinal and lateral performance. Exhaust system with electrically controlled flaps for an emotionally rich soundtrack.

  • Power channelled via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Three shift programs, selector lever in M-specific design, gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
  • M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and Active M Differential enhance traction, directional stability and dynamism. Rear-biased setup, three modes for the driver to choose from: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD for pure rear-wheel drive with the driving stability control system deactivated.

  • Model-specific chassis setup: double-joint spring strut front axle with bespoke axle geometry and steering ratio, five-link rear axle with specially tuned kinematics and elastokinematics.
  • Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M Servotronic steering with variable ratio as standard. Integrated braking system with two settings for pedal feel and response. M Compound brakes as standard, M Carbon ceramic brakes as an option.

  • Forged M light-alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear as standard.
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system including M Dynamic Mode. Extremely quick and precise responses as a result of integrated wheel slip control.
  • Optional M Drive Professional: M Traction Control with ten-stage adjustment of wheel slip limitation, M Drift Analyser and M Laptimer.
  • Body structure and chassis mountings with exceptional torsional stiffness thanks to complete package of bracing elements focused on enhancing driving dynamics, front axle subframe with aluminium shear panel and rear axle subframe with a rigid connection to the body. Package of torsion struts has been added at the rear of the body for this specific model.
  • Ergonomically optimised sports car cockpit with M-specific displays and controls. Newly developed M Sport seats and Extended Merino leather trim as standard, seat ventilation optional. M Carbon bucket seats in structure-based design available as an option.
  • M-specific control/operation concept with Setup button for direct access to the settings for the engine, chassis, steering, braking system and M xDrive. Two individually composed variants of the overall setup can be called up via the M buttons on the steering wheel.
  • M Mode button enables customised configuration of both the interventions from the driver assistance systems and the displays in the instrument cluster and optional Head-Up Display. ROAD and SPORT settings available as standard; TRACK mode is added when M Drive Professional is specified.
  • Extensive selection of driver assistance systems to boost long-distance comfort and safety. Driving Assistant Professional (including Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Navigation function and Emergency Lane Assistant) and Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant both available as options.
  • Standard specification includes three-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, hi-fi speaker system, plus BMW Live Cockpit Professional featuring fully digital display grouping, cloud‑based navigation system BMW Maps and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
  • Optional M Race Track Package reduces vehicle weight by around 25 kilograms with features such as M Carbon ceramic brakes, bespoke M light-alloy wheels and M Carbon bucket seats.

With the introduction of a third body variant, BMW M GmbH is adding
a highly exclusive model to its line-up of high-performance sports
cars in the premium midsize segment. The new BMW M4 Competition
Convertible with M xDrive brings together next-level performance
and singular individuality. The ability to open the cabin to the elements
adds an extra thrill to the standout dynamic potency of its powertrain
and the signature M precision of its driving properties.
The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive channels
the 373 kW/510 hp developed by its six-cylinder in-line engine
with M TwinPower Turbo technology to the road via an eight-speed
M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheeldrive system. The open-top four-seater represents a compelling
proposition with its distinctive allure, inherent luxury and the everyday
usability for which M models are renowned, just as much as in its
ability on the race track.
Production of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive
will begin in July 2021 at BMW Plant Dingolfing, where models including
all the variants of the new BMW M4 Coupé, BMW M5, BMW M8 and new
BMW 4 Series Convertible also roll off the assembly line. The worldwide
market launch of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with
M xDrive will get underway immediately after the start of production.
Dynamic lines, powerfully contoured surfaces and M-specific design
features – designed to optimise the supply of cooling air and sharpen
aerodynamics – paint a clear picture of the sporting potential under the
skin of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive. In terms
of exterior design, the differentiation between the new M contender and
the new BMW 4 Series Convertible on which it is based is more striking
than in any generation that has gone before. Aside from the doors,
softtop, boot lid, window surfaces, headlights and rear lights, every part
of the exterior is bespoke to the M model, an exercise in meeting the
exacting demands to which a high-performance sports car must rise.
“The design is strictly function-led, puristic and uncompromising in its
reduction to the essential aspects,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk,
Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “But at the same time,
it provides an emotionally powerful expression of the car’s character.”

The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive reveals
its adherence to exclusive driving pleasure and racing-inspired
characteristics without the need for a second glance. Its new panel
bow softtop roof teams up with the crisp forms of its body to generate
an aesthetic laced with purity and emotional power. M light-alloy wheels
of notable size (front axle: 19-inch, rear axle: 20-inch) are part of
standard specification, while an M Carbon exterior package is available
as an option. Once inside, the ambience of modern luxury and a cockpit
devoted entirely to the cause of driving engagement deliver an unbridled
M feeling that only grows more intense when the softtop roof is open.
Unobstructed access to the sun and onrushing wind, coupled with
direct immersion in the engine’s soundtrack, creates a performance
experience of intoxicating drama for the driver and passengers.
“The new BMW M4 Convertible allows me to experience the huge
power of a BMW M automobile in unfiltered form under the open sky,”
reflects Marcus Syring, Head of BMW M Design.
The hallmark driving attributes of a BMW M model stem from the
sublimely balanced overall concept of the new BMW M4 Competition
Convertible with M xDrive, which is summed up by its exterior
dimensions and proportions. The new model has grown
by 122 millimetres in exterior length over the model it replaces,
and now stretches to 4,794 millimetres. Its wheelbase has grown
by 45 mm to 2,857 mm and its width of 1,887 mm adds 17 mm to that
of its predecessor and 40 mm to the new BMW 4 Series Convertible.
The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive measures
1,395 millimetres in height with the softtop closed.
M-specific design promises mighty performance.
With its body stretched low along the road and its clear, reduced
surfacing, the exterior of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible
with M xDrive sends out an unmistakable statement of majestic
performance at work. The car’s neatly judged balance between
dynamic punch and aesthetic allure is particularly noticeable when
the softtop is folded away. Setting the seal on its powerful visual
emotionality are M-specific design features born out of the exacting
functional demands placed on a high-performance sports car.
At the centre of the front end is the large, vertical BMW kidney grille,
which plunges down towards the road and advertises the engine’s need
for cooling air to impressive effect. The grille is frameless and finished all
in black. Its horizontal double bars in the familiar M arrangement house
model lettering in High-gloss Black. A honeycomb mesh covers the

likewise large and two-section apertures on either side of the
BMW kidney grille. These supply cooling air to the brakes and
remote coolant radiators.
Like the lines of the front apron and bonnet, the contours of the slim
headlights converge on the BMW kidney grille. Full-LED headlights
with U-shaped daytime driving light elements are fitted as standard
on the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive.
Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Laserlight including
BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam can be ordered
as an option.
The elegantly stretched silhouette also contains M-specific design
cues which underscore the performance-oriented character of the new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive. The front side panels
and rear wheel arches are both extremely broad, creating sufficient
space for the wide tracks and wheels (front: 19-inch, rear: 20-inch).
The characteristic M Side Gills are integrated neatly into the front
side panels. And prominently extended side sills combine with the
attachment parts for the front and rear aprons to form a black band
around the whole of the car. This racing-car-inspired body element,
which was also adopted on the first-generation BMW M3 Convertible,
increases downforce in the underbody area. The M-specific exterior
mirrors in High-gloss Black also help to optimise aerodynamic balance.
A spoiler lip integrated harmoniously into the boot lid and a black diffuser
enhance aerodynamic efficiency around the rear of the car. The diffuser
frames the exhaust system’s two pairs of tailpipes – a familiar M touch –
which come in Black Chrome and are each 100 millimetres in diameter.
Slim LED rear lights reaching far into the car’s flanks accentuate
its width, as do the vertically arranged reflectors at the outer edges
of the rear apron.
The panel bow softtop: the best of both worlds.
One of the special features which shape both the exterior design of
the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive and its driving
experience is the new panel bow softtop concept. It combines the
practical benefits of a retractable hardtop with the puristic aesthetic
of a fabric hood – in other words, the best of both worlds. The panel
bow softtop also stands out in weight terms, being some 40 per cent
lighter than the predecessor car’s retractable hardtop. At the same
time, its smooth surface and effective insulation provide it with levels

of acoustic and thermal comfort far superior to those of a conventional
This progress is underpinned by a design which combines large panel
bow elements of paper-honeycomb construction with a flush-fitting
glass rear window, several layers of insulation and a fabric cover
available in Black or Anthracite Silver effect. When closed, the innovative
new roof creates a coupé-like roofline with the classical elegance
of a softtop. The high-grade fabric material lies flat on the joint-free
arrangement of adjacent panel bow elements, meaning that neither their
contours nor the softtop frame shows through the surface. In addition,
the softtop pulls taut over the passenger cell when closed, which reduces
wind noise in the cabin while also optimising the aerodynamic properties
of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive.
When the roof is opened, the panel bow elements stack one above the
other in a single flowing movement before being stowed away beneath
the softtop lid, which opens up at the same time. The three fixed
segments of the fabric cover fold together in a compact Z before
disappearing into the softtop compartment. The softtop takes up far
less space in the rear of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible
with M xDrive than the retractable hardtop of the predecessor model.
When driving with the top down, the boot can therefore hold 300 litres
of luggage, an increase of 80 litres. And when the roof is closed,
the variable softtop compartment increases boot capacity to 385 litres.
The softtop opens and closes very quietly thanks to its electric drive
mechanism. The process can be initiated while travelling at up
to 50 km/h (31 mph) by pressing a button on the centre console and
it takes around 18 seconds. If the Comfort Access option is fitted,
the roof can also be operated by remote control.
Large selection of exterior colours, M Carbon exterior package and
BMW M Performance Parts for dynamism just the way you like it.
Eight colour shades are available for the exterior paintwork of the new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive, including the exclusive
Sao Paulo Yellow non-metallic, Toronto Red metallic and Isle of Man
Green metallic variants. Customers can also order extremely
sophisticated BMW Individual paint finishes, including several Frozen
variants with a shimmering matt finish. The softtop colour choices Black
and Anthracite Silver effect add extra flourishes coordinated with the
body paint finish. And exterior mirror caps in body colour, plus a chrome
finish for the 100-millimetre tailpipes, can be specified as an option.

The optional M Carbon exterior package comprises inlays for the front
air intakes, exterior mirror caps and a rear diffusor made from superlightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Added to which, an
array of retrofit options from the BMW M Performance Parts range are
available for the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive,
helping owners to customise the dynamic character of their car exactly
to their tastes.
Interior: four seats immersed in a racing-car ambience.
The smartly styled shoulder panelling framed by unbroken trim edging
in High-gloss Black, subtly styled domes on the softtop cover and the
individual seat character of the two rear seats define the convertiblespecific ambience. Together with the driver-focused cockpit design
and M-specific controls, they bring a highly exclusive racing flair to the
interior. The M-specific leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles,
M-specific gearshift lever and red colour accents on the steering wheel’s
M buttons and the Start/Stop button on the centre console keep the
driver concentrating squarely on the intense driving experience at hand.
Added to which, the new BMW M 4 Competition Convertible with
M xDrive comes as standard with heated M Sport seats with boldly
contoured side bolsters, height-adjustable integral head restraints,
an illuminated “M4” logo and Extended Merino leather trim available –
like the optional Merino full leather trim – in four colour variants.
The options list also contains four BMW Individual Extended Merino
leather trim variants and four BMW Individual Merino full leather trim
options. The standard-fitted M Sport seats can be specified as an option
with neck warmers and seat ventilation. Meanwhile, the optional heated
M Carbon bucket seats, likewise with full electric adjustment, provide
an optimised connection between driver and car reminiscent of that in
a racing car.

Premium midsize BMW M models are now able to capitalise on the
benefits of intelligent all-wheel drive for the first time. The new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive comes as standard
with the configurable M xDrive system, which splits power between
the front and rear wheels as required and in M-specific style at all times.
This enables the drive generated by the 375 kW/510 hp six-cylinder
in-line engine to be channelled to the road via the eight-speed
M Steptronic transmission with maximum traction, directional stability
and dynamism. The result is a high-intensity performance experience –
especially when driving with the roof down – that combines M’s fabled
agility and precision with supreme poise. The M-specific all-wheel-drive
system also enhances the everyday usability and all-weather capabilities
of the BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive, while sharpening
its track credentials.
The engine: six cylinders, M TwinPower Turbo technology,
high-revving character.
The 3.0-litre straight-six unit under the bonnet of the new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive combines the hallmark
high-revving character of BMW M GmbH engines with the latest version
of M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine stands out with its
sustained linear power delivery into the upper echelons of the engine
speed range, a characteristic that has defined the performance
experience in BMW M models since their arrival on the scene. The power
unit in the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive raises
the maximum output of its counterpart in the predecessor model by
44 kW/60 hp and betters its peak torque by 100 Nm (74 lb-ft). 650 Nm
(479 lb-ft) is on tap between 2,750 and 5,500 rpm, while maximum
output is reached at 5,510 rpm and then maintained up to the 7,200 rpm
red line.
This performance skillset, combined with the enhanced traction offered
by M xDrive, translates into stunning acceleration times. The new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive takes just 3.7 seconds
to power from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 13.1 seconds to reach
200 km/h (124 mph) from rest. The midrange surge from 80 to 120 km/h
(50 – 75 mph) is over in 2.8 seconds (in 4th gear) or 3.7 seconds

(in 5th gear). Opting for the M Driver’s Package increases
the electronically limited top speed from 250 km/h (155 mph)
to 280 km/h (174 mph).
The engine owes its power output, efficacy and track ability to numerous
components developed on the back of BMW M GmbH’s many years
of racing experience. These include an extremely rigid crankcase,
a forged lightweight crankshaft and a cylinder head whose core was
manufactured using 3D printing. Two turbochargers with electronically
controlled wastegates supply compressed air to the combustion
chambers. The direct petrol injection technology operates at pressures
of up to 350 bar with exceptional precision and efficiency. Like the
cooling system, the system of oil supply has been designed to handle
extremely dynamic driving situations during track use. The M-specific
exhaust system with electrically controlled flaps delivers an emotionally
rich soundtrack that adds a key element to the overall performance
experience, particularly when the top is down.
The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic:
extremely sporty gear shifts, individually adjustable characteristics.
The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic fitted as
standard is perfectly attuned to the engine’s performance characteristics.
It is operated using either the selector lever on the centre console with
its special M design or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
A direct connection to the engine and remarkably quick gear shifts lend
themselves to a performance-focused driving style, as do engine speed
adjustment on downshifts in automatic mode and the ability to change
straight to the lowest possible gear in manual mode.
The driver can use the Drivelogic button integrated into the selector
lever to alter the transmission’s shift characteristics, with the choice
of comfort-oriented, sporty and track-optimised settings.
The engine sound is reproduced in the cabin via the car’s audio system,
ensuring the occupants enjoy an authentic acoustic experience even
when the roof is closed. The latest version of Active Sound Design
generates an exceptionally sporty note that injects real aural drama,
particularly into gear changes and the accompanying adjustments
in rev speed. From July 2021, this optimised sound experience will
also be extended to existing BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé
models by means of Remote Software Upgrade.

The all-wheel-drive system: M xDrive optimises traction and
The M xDrive all-wheel-drive system in the new BMW M4 Competition
Convertible with M xDrive uses an electronically controlled multi-plate
clutch in the transfer case to ensure fully variable and super-smooth
distribution of the engine’s power between the front and rear wheels.
Its rear-wheel bias adds to the signature M feeling while judiciously
enhancing both traction and agility. The system features integrated
wheel slip control for making exceptionally quick and precise
adjustments to power transmission. This further intensifies the sense
of unruffled poise for which M models are renowned in highly dynamic
driving situations, such as when powering through corners in a controlled
drift. The multi-plate clutch’s oil supply has been optimised to keep the
variable power splitting mechanism performing effectively even in hard,
sporty driving.
Teaming up with the all-wheel drive is the Active M Differential that also
ensures fully variable distribution of the drive torque between the rear
wheels as the situation demands. This helps to plant drive firmly onto
the road without any loss of power, especially when the car is being
pushed hard or has less grip on one side. The M xDrive system and
Active M Differential, complete with its built-in M-specific traction control,
link up with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system to ensure
precisely orchestrated interaction for the driving situation at hand.
M xDrive allows the driver to tailor the form of power transmission
to suit their requirements – via the Setup menu. The default 4WD
setting ensures maximum traction and handling poise while maintaining
a distinctly rear-biased power split. Activating 4WD Sport mode directs
an even greater proportion of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels,
including in extremely dynamic driving situations. The linear build-up
of lateral forces characteristic of M models now makes it possible to
execute controlled drifts, too. Drivers can also switch off the DSC system
altogether and engage 2WD mode. In this setting, drive power is relayed
solely to the rear wheels, whose traction can be finely adjusted through
ten stages with the help of M Traction Control. This form of power
transmission – without any intervention from the chassis control systems
to stabilise the vehicle – allows the skilled driver to enjoy an actively
engaged and richly involving driving experience.

With its long wheelbase, wide tracks and precisely balanced
weight distribution, the vehicle concept underpinning the new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive boasts the perfect
ingredients for delivering superlative performance. Precisely interlinked
bracing elements focused on enhancing driving dynamics increase
the longitudinal and torsional stiffness of the body structure. Specially
engineered for all the high-performance models in the M4 range,
this bracing package’s features include bespoke links connecting the
individual spring strut towers both with one another and with the nose
of the car and bulkhead. The aluminium front axle subframe is given
extra rigidity by a single-piece aluminium shear panel in the integrated
sill brace and it is connected with the stiffening elements of the engine
compartment by vertical braces. The centre and rear sections of the
vehicle incorporate model-specific underfloor bracing elements complete
with cross-bar and a special rear axle subframe with a rigid connection
to the body. The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive is
additionally equipped with a custom-designed package of torsion struts
at the rear of the body.
A bespoke version of the double-joint spring strut front axle also factors
in the specific demands connected with all-wheel drive, featuring
specially adapted axle geometry and an individually tuned steering ratio.
The axle kinematics, the camber, castor and kingpin angles and the
lowered roll centre are all designed to maximise lateral dynamic ability
while still ensuring well-resolved ride comfort in everyday driving.
Aluminium wishbones with ball joints, a likewise aluminium torque arm
with newly developed mounting, a forged swivel bearing with bespoke
spring strut clamp and wheel bearings with very high camber stability
create an ideal blend of rigidity and lightweight design at the front axle.
The five-link rear axle on the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible
with M xDrive boasts newly developed wheel carriers and wishbones
plus meticulously refined kinematics and elastokinematics. Also on the
standard equipment roster are forged M light-alloy wheels measuring
19 inches in diameter at the front axle and 20 inches at the rear.

M Servotronic steering, adaptive suspension.
The handling qualities of the BMW M4 Competition Convertible
with M xDrive are headlined by supreme steering precision, steering
behaviour that remains neutral even at the limit and a linear build-up
of lateral forces throughout the full range of lateral acceleration.
The modified front-axle kinematics also bring about a significant
reduction in torque steer. The M Servotronic steering facilitates accurate
turn-in when powering through bends on the one hand and effortless
parking and manoeuvring on the other. It does so by combining the
benefits of speed-sensitive power assistance and a variable steering
The adaptive M suspension with its electronically controlled dampers
delivers optimum road contact at all times, maximum traction and
high comfort levels over long distances. The system’s control unit uses
sensors to keep a constant eye on body movements, the condition
of the road and steering adjustments. Electromagnetically controlled
valves act in just a few milliseconds to generate the required damping
force – infinitely variably and for each individual wheel.
Two brake pedal feel settings, ten traction control stages.
The integrated braking system fitted in the new BMW M4 Competition
Convertible with M xDrive ensures superb pedal feel when slowing the
car down. It initiates the required brake pressure exceptionally quickly
and precisely using an electric actuator. Both the standard M Compound
brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes are allied to the
integrated braking system.
The M-specific version of the integrated braking system also presents
the driver with two pedal feel settings, allowing them to choose between
more comfort-oriented or very direct response to brake pedal inputs
in the Setup menu.
The inclusion of the integrated braking system enables the DSC system
to act with even greater dynamism and precision. Its range of functions
includes M Dynamic Mode, which allows extra wheel slip at the push
of a button to induce an exceptionally sporty driving experience. If the
optional M Drive Professional is specified, drivers also benefit from the
new M Traction Control function. This innovative form of traction control
allows the driver to set individual intervention thresholds for wheel slip
limitation; they can choose from ten stages of precisely defined slip
permitted at the driven wheels.

The M-specific control/operation system, top-class equipment features,
a fully digital display grouping, plus a host of innovations in the areas
of driver assistance and connectivity all help to ensure the beguiling
character of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive
can be enjoyed in its many different facets. The new model displays
consistently superb driving qualities in everyday use, even in adverse
weather conditions, while also proving itself to be a precisely controllable
sporting machine when pushed on the track. The open-top four-seater’s
modern, luxurious ambience is no less impressive, majoring in racing
car flair that brings an exclusive sense of driving pleasure to everyday
journeys and longer trips alike.
Lightweight design, luxury, long-distance comfort: M Carbon bucket
The fully electric and heated M Carbon bucket seats for the driver and
front passenger, available on the options list, combine racing
functionality with lightweight design, sumptuous workmanship and
excellent comfort over long distances. They also have integral head
restraints and an illuminated model badge. The use of CFRP in the
structural elements of the seat cushion and backrest, and cut-outs
in the side bolsters and below the head restraints, saves 9.6 kilograms
over the standard M sport seats.
Powertrain and chassis can be individually configured using
Setup button.
The latest generation of the M-specific control/operation system
provides new ways of precisely tailoring the setup of the
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive to the driver’s
personal preferences and the situation at hand. The new Setup
button on the centre console provides direct access to the settings
options for the engine, chassis, steering, braking system and M xDrive.
Two individually configured setup variants can be stored permanently,
together with the preferred settings for the engine note, the driving
stability control system, the Auto Start Stop function and the shift
characteristics of the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission.

The overall vehicle configuration can then be called up at any
time by pressing one of the two M buttons on the steering wheel.
M Drive Professional for an intense driving experience.
For dynamic driving with an added edge there is also the option of
M Drive Professional, whose innovative functions promise a performance
experience of high intensity. The M Drift Analyser helps the driver to
sharpen their high-speed cornering skills using deliberate oversteer and
precise counter-steering, making a note of the duration, distance and
angle of the driver’s latest drift.
The M Traction Control function is also included with M Drive
Professional as is the M Laptimer, which records lap times and
numerous other details during stints on the track. And the M Laptimer
app lets drivers analyse a wide variety of data and share selected
information with the online community.
Unadulterated driving pleasure at the push of a button: the
M Mode button.
The control panel on the centre console also houses the M Mode
button as standard. This can be used to adjust the responses and
characteristics of the driver assistance systems, and the displays
in the instrument cluster and Head-Up Display, to deliver a driving
experience suited to the situation at hand and in keeping with car’s
M identity. The driver can choose from ROAD and SPORT settings,
with TRACK mode added to the armoury when M Drive Professional
is specified.
Interventions from the driver assistance systems are suspended in
SPORT mode, with the exception of inputs from the Collision Warning
with braking function and the Evasion Assistant. The TRACK mode
designed purely for driving on race circuits fully deactivates the
assistance systems. In these two modes, the instrument cluster also
switches to the special M view, which only presents information relevant
to sporty driving.
M Race Track Package: reduced weight, increased performance.
The optionally available M Race Track Package brings about a targeted
reduction in vehicle weight. This package includes M Carbon ceramic
brakes, weight-minimised M light-alloy wheels (available as an option
with semi-slick tyres), M Carbon bucket seats for the driver and front
passenger, and interior trim strips in Carbon Fibre High-gloss.

Another element of this ultra-performance-oriented option is the
M Driver’s Package, which raises the top speed of the new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive to 280 km/h (174 mph).
All the functions of M Drive Professional and the BMW Head-Up Display
are also on hand. All in all, the M Race Track Package reduces weight
by around 25 kilograms compared with cars in standard specification.
Exclusive and individual: high-quality optional extras.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional featuring a 12.3-inch instrument
cluster and a 10.25-inch Control Display, the cloud-based navigation
system BMW Maps and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant all come
as standard in the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive.
Optimised smartphone integration also features as standard. Alongside
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can now also be used via the car’s
operating system. Meanwhile, the Remote Software Upgrade function
enables improved vehicle functions and additional digital services
to be imported into the car over the air.
Extensive additions to the range of cutting-edge driver assistance
systems available for the predecessor model allow comfort over long
journeys to be enhanced effectively and safety to be optimised in
unclear driving situations. Standout new features include the Steering
and Lane Control Assistant complete with Active Navigation function
and Emergency Lane Assistant – which are part of the optional Driving
Assistant Professional – and the Reversing Assistant (one of the optional
Parking Assistant’s functions). Also on the options list is the BMW HeadUp Display incorporating M-specific readouts such as the multi-colour
rev band indicator, the Shift Lights and M View.
Seat heating for the driver and front passenger is a standard feature
on the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive, while
the standard M sport seats also come with seat ventilation and neck
warmers. Also available are M seat belts with a woven stripe pattern
in BMW M GmbH colours. Three-zone automatic climate control,
LED interior lighting including ambient lighting and a hi-fi speaker
system are fitted as standard too. Sound quality from the audio
system can be further improved with the optional Harman Kardon
Surround Sound system, which comprises 16 speakers and a digital
seven-channel amplifier delivering 464 watts of audio power.
Besides this, a heated steering wheel, Comfort Access and the
BMW Drive Recorder for shooting videos of the vehicle’s surroundings
all feature on the list of optional extras. Another option is the BMW Display Key, on which customers can view the car’s fuel level
and service-related information, and which can also be used to access
Remote Services.