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      05-25-2021, 04:32 PM   #1
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Introducing the 2022 BMW M4 Convertible (G83)

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The new 2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive

• The first M4 Convertible with M xDrive all-wheel drive.
• 503 hp and 479 lb.-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.
• MSRP of $86,300 plus $995 Destination.
• Production to begin in September 2021.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 25, 2021... BMW is proud to announce the third model in the M3 / M4 family – and the first all-wheel drive M4 Convertible to come from M GmbH. Open top motoring, thanks to the new soft-top, adds a new dimension of enjoyment to the already exhilarating performance of the new M4.
The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive channels the 503 hp and 479lb.-ft of torque developed by its S58 inline six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The open-top, four-seater M4 promises and delivers an alluring design, luxurious appointments and everyday usability combined with track prowess.
U.S. production begins in September of 2021 with market launch taking place in October.

Panel bow soft-top roof

One of the special features which shape both the exterior design of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive and its driving experience is the new panel bow soft-top. This design combines the practical benefits of a retractable hardtop with the puristic aesthetic of a fabric roof – the best of both worlds. The panel bow soft-top is some 40 per cent lighter than the predecessor car’s retractable hardtop, effectively lowering the center of gravity of the new M4 Convertible, thus improving its agility. Its smooth surface and insulation provide the new roof with levels of acoustic and thermal comfort far superior to those of a conventional soft-top.

The design of the new soft-top combines large panel bow elements with a flush-fitting glass rear window, several layers of insulation and a fabric cover available in black or in Moonlight black, which gives the fabric a classy metallic shimmer, especially in direct sunlight.

When closed, the innovative new roof creates a coupe-like roofline with the classical elegance of a soft-top. The fabric material lies flat on the joint-free arrangement of panel bow elements, meaning that neither their contours nor the soft-top frame is visible when viewing the roof from the outside. The soft-top pulls taut over the passenger cell when closed, which reduces wind noise in the cabin while optimizing the aerodynamic properties of the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive.

Opening and closing the roof takes 18 seconds and can be performed at up to 31 mph. The three bow panels fold neatly into a compact Z configuration which can also be performed via the remote key thanks to the standard Comfort Access.

The compact dimensions of the folded soft-top increase cargo area to 9.0 cubic feet, an increase of 1.2 cubic feet over the previous M4 Convertible. The top features a safety mechanism which prevents it from being lowered if the trunk area is filled. A pass-through door
in the rear seat allows for longer items to be carried inside the car.


Exterior Design

The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive is 4.6 inches longer than the model it replaces. The wheelbase has grown by 1.8 inches and its width by 0.7 inches. The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive is also 1.4 inches wider than the new 4 Series Convertible.

Powerfully contoured surfaces and M-specific design features – crafted to optimize the supply of cooling air and sharpen aerodynamics – are a hallmark of M car design and the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive is no exception. The differentiation between the new M model and the new BMW 4 Series Convertible on which it is based is more striking than in any prior generation. Aside from the doors, soft-top, trunk lid, window surfaces, headlights and rear lights, every part of the exterior is unique to the M model, an exercise in meeting the exacting demands to which a high-performance sports car must rise. “The design is strictly function-led, puristic and uncompromising in its reduction to the essential aspects,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “But at the same time, it provides an emotionally powerful expression of the car’s character.”

At the center of the front-end design is the large, black, vertical frameless BMW kidney grille with the traditional M horizontal slats. A honeycomb mesh covers the large, two-section apertures on either side of the BMW kidney grille. These supply cooling air to the brakes and remote coolant radiators.

The lines of the front bumper and hood converge on the BMW kidney grille, as do the contours of the slim full-LED headlights with U-shaped fiber-optic light guides for the daytime driving lights. BMW Individual Shadowline lights, with darkened inlays adorning their upper edges, are also available as an option.

The most striking design feature alongside the prominently flared fenders of the new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive are the extended side sills. Together with the aerodynamic components of the front and rear bumpers, which also jut out significantly, they form a high- gloss black band around the whole of the car. This functional, racing car-inspired design element, helps to further optimize the aerodynamic balance.

The M gills familiar from past and present cars are integrated neatly into the distinctive surfacing of the front side fenders. The M-specific exterior mirrors have been aerodynamically optimized and are painted in high-gloss black. The diffuser frames the exhaust system’s two pairs of 100 mm tailpipes.

Read the rest of the press release in this PDF.


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I think it looks great.
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A few lbs lighter than I was expecting, but still 4,306lbs. It did get pushed from the expected July SOP to September. I guess it could have been worse.

And still not listing the 3 additional interior colors in the press releases. They weren't listed in the xDrive press release either.
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Wonder if this means xDrive ordering is going to be available soon...
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Beautiful!.....and 3.6 seconds to 60, wow.

I would like to see images of this "panel bow" soft top.

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It looks better than expected. Just wait until Individual colors from the past start showing up on these cars.
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Looks great.
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I don't know what it is about removing the roof, but it somehow makes the front of the car look much better than the coupe.
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No pics of the fabric roof? They made a big deal about it in the press release. This is the first time I've thought the vert looks better than the coupe
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Nobody can complain about the hofmeister kink on that one
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xDrive brings 0-60 down to 3.6 in a convertible. I imagine the xdrive g80/82 will be in the 3.4-3.5 range then
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I think the convertible looks better than the coupe here. Missing the hard top though!
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So will the G83 not be available in non-comp with the manual?
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Not a convertible guy - but - looks way better than the coupe/sedan.
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Looks good as a 'vert, coupe and sedan, not so much.
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xDrive brings 0-60 down to 3.6 in a convertible. I imagine the xdrive g80/82 will be in the 3.4-3.5 range then
Yes, that information was released last month:

https://g80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1817773

These specs are likely a bit conservative, and various reviewers may post better numbers.
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Yes, that information was released last month:

https://g80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1817773

These specs are likely a bit conservative, and various reviewers may post better numbers.
Thanks! Completely missed this release
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This is one convertible which will sell and sell well. Nice job by BMW.
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@mkoesel SOP for the G83 is September, does that mean the G80/G82 M xDrive SOP is delayed from July to September? :
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No press photos with the top up?
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Finally!! Been checking Bimmerfest 4 times a day the past 4+ weeks waiting for the G83 to drop so I can finally place my order.😊 It's been a long 8 months since I turned in my F83 lease.
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