BMW M4 Convertible spy shotsFrom the sound of it, we'll have to wait until the Detroit Auto Show to see the production version of the BMW M4, but spy shots show the new hi-po BMW testing recently in both coupe and convertible form. Showing a lot more skin than recent spy shots, these M4 prototypes look very similar to the M4 Concept we saw at Pebble Beach.

Carryovers from the concept car include the funky mirrors, bulging hood and the slotted front fascia vents, but the rear fascia seems to be missing the added flair of the concept and, as expected, the carbon fiber front splitter and exhaust tips are also missing from these M4s. Like the current M3 Convertible, the drop-top version of the M4 will utilize a retractable hard top.


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      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I never like the hood bulge on the E92, and I can't imagine why this turbo 6 version would need one.
        Brian Rautio
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        I agree, but it might be there not as a bulge but as a vent for rising hot air from the turbo.
        sennarose88
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        It's just the M3 trademark since E46. Hell, even E46 didn't actually need the bulge.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      ATS-V is gonna bust that ass!
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car still is ugly to me same with the IS-350 rather stare at a Q50 or XTS
        Sean
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zizixx89
        The Q50 has nothing on these; it's a vanilla-bean loaded with gizmos (not that you'd be biased, with an Infiniti M as your avatar). The XTS isn't even in the same vehicle class.
      Jai
      • 1 Year Ago
      Haters gonna hate. Can't wait for this beast to come out!
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      SO BORING. And they still have that same hideous looking, poorly designed hardtop roof on that convertible. Talk about lazy.
        Hello, Brian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        It has the same clamshell style, but it is hardly "the same" hardtop. The car has grown in size, so putting the old roof on it wouldn't work too well, would it?
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Low, sleek, and mean. I love it! Now, BMW, PLEASE make your dash layouts nice. My GTI dash is nicer than most BMWs.
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      My appreciation for BMW is slowly disappearing. In my opinion, the M3 / M4 should be their halo car. It is their brand definition of motorsports. This car looks extremely boring.
      KPSTi
      • 1 Year Ago
      what's the point of this new 4 series??
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KPSTi
        BMW has been getting a lot of flack for making their cars bigger and heavier with each generation, so rather than take it off the chin for making the 3-series coupe bigger, they just re-named it 4-series. You can also charge more $$$ for them because psychologically people think bigger = more expensive.
      Scott
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd like to see a soft-top to save weight. I'd also like the wheel-wells to be more exaggerated like the E46 M3.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Ajay Dionysus
      • 1 Year Ago
      This design has slowly grown on me, but I still can't forgive the downgrade to combination tail-lights from the previous model's full LED ones. BMW could at least offer full LED tail-lights as an option. Although, they should certainly be standard on the M version. Minor complaints aside, BMW had better offer a manual transmission in the M4. I couldn't care less whether a DCT provides faster gear changes. I'm not out to set record breaking lap times. I simply want to enjoy the driving experience. And automatics just don't offer the same level of driver engagement.
        Ian D.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ajay Dionysus
        You mean the 4 Series won't have full LED tails? Please tell me this isn't true! Based on the video footage I've seen, I do believe the brake lights will be LED but the turn signals may not. Can anyone confirm?
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Already seen the convertible in the flesh with the top on the road in NJ and super close-up photos if Autoblog would allow me to send them to their in-box.
        Carmaker1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dohc73
        Watermark and upload them on any popular site that has Disqus.
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