Test mules for the new BMW M4 convertible are shedding their disguise ahead of the car's official debut.
BMW's high-performance convertible, which is based on the recently revealed M4, is expected to be unveiled later this year. The relative lack of camouflage, however, suggests that the model may make its public debut as soon as March, at the Geneva motor show.
The new convertible will feature a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder 3.0-litre engine, producing 425bhp and 405lb ft; power will be sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Like the equivalent 4-series, the new M4 convertible features a folding hard top. This means the car will incur a weight penalty of around 230kg, compared to the M4 coupé, driving the kerb weight of the convertible up to around the 1770kg mark.
Barring the differences resulting from its folding roof, cosmetic changes from that of the fixed-roof M4 appear few. The M4 convertible, in these shots at least, retains the coupé's quad-exit exhaust system, rear lights and rear-end styling.