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 406 lb-ft of torque in base trim, and 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in Competition form. The base car should come with a manual transmission as standard, with the Competition model getting an eight-speed automatic.
With deliveries for the sedan and coupe expected in March of next year, it’s safe to assume the convertible will arrive a few months later, priced slightly higher than the M4’s $71,800 MSRP.