The new 2017 BMW M4 comes with a sleeker, and track-day heroism that should ultimately be the preferred choice for anyone shopping for an all-rounded convertible or coupe. Some of its upsides include an impressive turbocharged engine, stout brakes, well-appointed interior, responsive and sharp handling, and a laudable steering and handling. Its release date should be expected sometime early during 2017.
For 2017, the M4 gains keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, and Harman Kardon audio system. Only a handful of automakers build top-rated convertibles and coupes, but hardly do they reach the benchmark set by the 2017 BMW M4. Based on the two-door version of the 3 Series sedan, the M tag adds a robust 425 horsepower, a six-cylinder engine, and plenty of exterior and interior treatments.
The power generated from the turbo is consequently sent to the rear wheels through the automated manual transmission seven-speed or the slick-shifting six-speed manual. This enables an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just under 4 seconds, although we are yet to confirm it.
Other upgrades worth looking forward to include optional carbon-ceramic brakes, 18” staggered-width alloy wheels, an active rear active differential, and special aluminum suspension components. Additionally, the model is expected to shed some weight through the use of lighter materials such as coupe’s carbon-fiber-reinforced roof, and bulging aluminum front fenders and hood.
Interior wise, the vehicle comes with impressive materials that enhance a racy appeal for speed thirsty users. There are plenty of M logos, sportier carbon-fiber trim, and tons of nicer materials. The high-performance engine also takes the performance to another level. It corners tenaciously, accelerates ferociously, and brakes hard.
Pardon your doubting thoughts, as the new 2017 BMW M4 is arguably an all-rounder. A closer alternative for the M4 is the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 coupe. Others include 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class coupe, and 2017 Lexus RC F.
BMW M4 – Available Trims
The four-passenger high performance 2017 BMW M4 is available with two doors and is offered in either convertible or coupe body styles. The 2017 BMW M4 GTS is reviewed separately.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 BMW M4
Standard equipment available on the new 2017 BMW M4 include adaptive xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a sport body kit, auto-dimming heated side mirrors, heated 10-way power front seats, an active locking differential, cruise control, leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual-zone), exclusive exterior body panels, a performance exhaust system, driver memory settings, power folding mirror, and summer performance tires.
Standard accessories include a suite of online and smartphone applications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a navigation system, an 8.8” touchscreen interface, a USB audio input, 16-speaker Harmon Kardon premium sound system, iDrive’s electronics interface, BMW’s ConnectedDrive banner, and an auxiliary audio jack.
The optional Executive package adds a rearview camera, rear and front parking sensors, headlight washers, a steering-heated wheel, and a heads-up display. The Lighting package adds automatic high-beam control, and LED adaptive headlights. The Driver-Assistance package comes bundled with frontal collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, a surround-view camera, and speed limit info.
Stand-alone features available include adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, smartphone connectivity, carbon-ceramic brakes, a power rear sunshade, automated parallel-parking assist, and a sunroof.
Engine Specs – 2017 BMW M4
A 3.0L 1-6 cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 425 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Similar to its M3 sibling, the M4 offers either a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed M-DCT transmission systems.
When the M4 is equipped with the seven-speed automated manual transmission system, expect an acceleration from 0-60 mph in a flat 4 seconds. Fortunately, we were able to lay our hands on the manual-equipped M4, on hustling it to 60 mph, we achieved an acceleration of 4.4 seconds.
The automatic engine stop-start feature is also available on the M4, the feature is popular for its ability to shut off the engine whenever the car stops thereby saving you some bucks. With the manual transmission system, expect the manual-transmission system to return 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/24/19 mpg.
It is interesting though, that the M4 convertible still manages to offer the same fuel economy ratings as the BMW M3 despite its extra weight of around 500 pounds.
Price & Release Date – 2017 BMW M4
Its release date should be released sometime early during 2017 when it will be offered for sale. As for its price, expect the vehicle to cost you an MSRP starting from $70,495.