2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible M-Sport

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Earlier this year, BMW took a 4 Series Coupe equipped with the M Sport package out for some testing sessions and now it’s the convertible’s turn to don the same M-Sport look. The prototype caught testing by our spy photographers is painted Melbourne Red and was caught testing just outside the BMW Workshop at the Nürburgring in Germany.

The Convertible version of the new 4 Series model is expected to arrive in the next few weeks and will be put into production at the end of 2013. The model will adopt the same look we have seen in the coupe version, except of course the fixed roof.

Under the 4 Series’ hood, we will also see an engine lineup similar to the coupe version, with the American market receiving two different alternatives: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 240 horsepower and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line-six engine with 300 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 4 Series Convertible M-Sport.

Spy shots

BMW 4 Series Convertible M-Sport

The prototype caught testing today by our spy photographers is wearing minimal camouflage, so it’s pretty easy to see what the M Sport Package will add to the 4 Series Convertible.

Up front, the 4 Series will receive an M Sport apron with larger air intakes. Down the sides, Bimmer will also add in M-style side skirts.

BMW 4 Series Convertible M-Sport

For the rear, the M Sport package will add a diffuser for a little extra aggression. The 4 Series with the M-Sport package will roll on a set of 18-inch light-alloy wheels in an M design.

Our spy photographers could grab any shots of the interior, so we can’t tell what the M-Sport package will add to the 4 Series. However, we assume that there will be an M leather steering wheel and M door sill finishers.

Competitors

2014 Audi A5 Convertible

Audi A5 Convertible

The 2014 A5 Convertible is offered with a with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine re-tuned to deliver a total of 220 horsepower. This hopped up four-banger and its standard quattro all-wheel drive allow the A5 convertible to hit 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds.

Audi also offers an S Line Package - the equivalent of the M Sport Package - which adds S line side skirts and front bumper, S line rear diffuser and S line badges on wings.

2014 Mercedes C-Class Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Convertible

The new-generation C-Class, set to arrive in 2014, will also offer a convertible version. The model will be offered with the same engines as the sedan version and there will also be an AMG version powered by a 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 engine with an output of 420 horsepower.


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