Getting into BMW’s new M4 convertible will cost you at least $73,425, which is roughly $8,000 more than the hardtop version.
That price includes shipping and handling and will give you the latest in M performance technology. A 3.0-liter straight six sends 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, besting the previous M3’s V8 by a few ponies and a whopping measure of torque.
There’s still a six-speed manual transmission in the standard equipment list, althoguh BMW will swap it for a seven-speed dual clutch if you kick in an extra $2,900.
BMW’s latest product strategy involves splitting models into new nameplates in order to charge a thicker premium on more stylized variants. In this case, the 3 Series coupe and convertible models are now under the new “4 Series” nameplate. The company will make a similar move with the new X4 crossover, which will be a more style-focused version of the X3 sold at a premium.