Why settle for only driving with the top up? That’s BMW’s philosophy for some of its M cars, and as such, the M4 can be had with a hard or soft top. The Convertible doesn’t lose any of the performance bits that make the car so fun to drive, though. There’s still a twin-turbo inline-six under the hood and a cooling system for track use that keeps everything under control after extended periods of hard-driving.
Power hits the road through the rear wheels and a six-speed manual transmission, while an M differential adjusts itself to road conditions and driving style by shifting power between the rear wheels to optimize traction. Just like other M cars, there are selectable driving modes that can change things like steering feel and throttle response to adapt to the driver’s needs.
M Sport seats with adjustable bolsters and a Harmon Kardon sound system round out the interior. The M4 Convertible has little in the way of direct competition but could be shopped against the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet and Jaguar F-Type Convertible. Pricing starts at $77,650.
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas