Here’s Your Best Look Yet at the Big Grille on the New BMW M4 Convertible

The massive double-coffin kidney grille design on the new BMW M3 and M4 is an assault on the senses, for better or worse, depending on your tastes. While we’ve only seen the sedan and coupe variants so far, there’s still a wagon on the horizon, as well as a convertible, shown above. And both will be getting the same controversial front end design.

Judging by this latest spy video to emerge from the sidelines of the Nürburgring, BMW is fully committed to giving its high-volume M cars that… interesting nose. It’s fully on display on this M4 convertible prototype, which, like the normal 4-Series, has switched to a soft-top roof style, moving away from the previous-gen car’s folding hard top.

Under the hood, we fully expect the M4 ‘vert to get the same exact same drivetrain as its fixed-roof sibling. That means a twin-turbo S58 straight-six making 473 horsepower and

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The 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible Gets the Infamous Grille and a New Soft-Top Design

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Thought BMW was done revealing new cars with questionably large kidney grilles following the debut of the M3 and M4 earlier this month? Think again. The new 4-Series convertible is here, and it shares its questionable face with its hardtop brethren. There’s also a new folding soft top in place of the previous car’s folding hard top roof, and up to 382 horsepower on tap.

In addition to sharing its looks with the 2021 4-Series coupe, the convertible model also comes with the same selection of powertrains. Buyers will be able to choose between two different trims: a 430i powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four making 255 horsepower and 294 lb-ft of torque, and an M440i powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six making 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines use a single twin-scroll turbocharger, as well as BMW’s Valvetronic variable valve timing

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2021 BMW 4 Series convertible debuts with canvas top, giant grille

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Following closely on the heels of the latest BMW 4 Series coupe comes the new 2021 BMW 4 Series convertible. As expected, the four-seat droptop 430i and M440i adopt their coupe counterpart’s giant bucktoothed grille but do surprise by switching from the previous retractable hardtop to a traditional soft top.

While a retractable hardtop was used by the previous 4 Series as well as the preceding 3 Series convertibles going back to the F20 generation, BMW notes several advantages for making the switch. The insulated, multi-layer soft top is claimed to be 40 percent lighter than the previous hardtop, and it’s more compact when lowered, allowing for a 1.2-cubic-foot larger trunk. The top is available in black or Starlight black (black with silver woven into the material) and can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 31 mph, an operation that takes 18 seconds.

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BMW X2 M Mesh Edition gets a special kidney grille

BMW unveils today a new special edition model. The BMW X2 M Mesh Edition is a mouthful, but it’s certainly far from boring. For the first time,  the BMW X2 crossover is getting a mesh kidney grille, just like many other new BMWs. Furthermore, the X2 M Mesh Edition comes with a variety of powertrains: three diesel engines, two petrol engines and the plug-in hybrid drive system in the BMW X2 xDrive25e.

The new M Mesh Edition builds stylistically on the M Sport X model, but of course, it adds the mesh kidney grille in High-gloss Black. There is also a new color Frozen Black-Brown metallic which can be found in the inserts in the bumper trim, the prominent cladding on the side skirts and doors, and the wheel arch trim.

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New Exterior Colors

The special-edition X2 can also be specified at no extra cost with new decals on the

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