Rory Reid straps in for a video review of the BMW M4 Convertible – the faster, lighter, more powerful replacement for the old M3 droptop.
Most people think that convertible cars are for showoffs. Often it doesn’t matter how mean they are, how much power they have or how aggressive they look; there’s a common belief among know-it-alls that drop tops are for posers and hairdressers.
Some of us at Recombu used to believe that too (we once tried to cut a girl’s hair in an SLK 55 AMG for goodness sake), but stepping into a BMW M4 reminds us that school of thought is completely idiotic.
Here’s the thing about the M4 Convertible: It might be roofless. But it’s also ruthless. Its new 3-litre twin-turbocharged engine develops an impressive 431hp, 550Nm of torque and it’ll do 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds. There is nothing soft about this car.
Of course, haters will point to some of its perceived flaws as evidence of its inferiority to the M4 Coupe; its folding metal roof takes 20 seconds to deploy – and only at speeds of up to 8mph – it’s over 250kg heavier than the Coupe – and it doesn’t look as mean as, say, a Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
But these are minor issues, as we discovered in our video review.
Watch it for yourself and let us know whether you feel the same. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to our Recombu Cars channel on YouTube.