Close

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,737
    Rep Points
    31,542.5
    Mentioned
    2064 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No

    2014 F83 M4 hard top convertible spotted completing winter testing - Debut by end of the year

    Here are some very nice spyphotos of the upcoming F83 M4 Convertible spotted completing its winter testing. Usually spyphotos come out a bit grains and low res but these show off the M4 Cabriolet nicely. The car has minimal camouflage which makes sense considering the F82 M4 already made its official debut. Yes, the car is a convertible hardtop so the question is how much weight will the folding roof and its motors add to the relatively light 3306 pound coupe?

    The curb weight will be the main difference between the F83 and F82 M4 variants with the same S55B30 engine and transmission options carrying over. Expect BMW to time a public reveal with a major auto show later this year as this car is basically ready to go.

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Tallahassee
    Posts
    1,482
    Rep Points
    0.1
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Looks bad IMO.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,554
    Rep Points
    2,516.8
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    26


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Certainly a better effort than the E93 in terms of how the canopy bastardizes the trunk and fender lines.

    Why BMW insists on hard tops for the 3 and 4 series is beyond me. 1ers and 6s get on just fine with soft tops that don’t plop crazy weight in the absolute worst place you could put it.
    E88 N54 Alpinweiss/Coral Red/Motiv HTA 3586r Tial .82AR/Motiv Port Fuel/BMR 3.5" Exhaust/ER CP/Synapse/VRSF FMIC/Rob Beck PCV Valve + Cap/ST Coilovers/M3 FCA + Tension Rods/M3 Subframe Bushings/M3 FSB/AA Strutbrace/DINAN Camber Plates/Apex ARC-8/Project Kics/VAC Hubs/Rogue Transmission Mounts/Alpina TCU Flash/Icarbon/Kerscher/BMW Performance
    F30 335 X-Drive EBII....PPK otherwise Stock
    Click here to enlarge

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    michigan
    Posts
    1,076
    Rep Points
    908.3
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    10


    Reputation: Yes | No
    i like the exclusivity of the hardtop to the (now) 4 series. it's not like anyone buys a convertible to get the maximum performance out of it for competitive purposes lol

    the E93 has been removed from bmwusa.com ..production has ended

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,737
    Rep Points
    31,542.5
    Mentioned
    2064 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135pats Click here to enlarge
    Certainly a better effort than the E93 in terms of how the canopy bastardizes the trunk and fender lines.

    Why BMW insists on hard tops for the 3 and 4 series is beyond me. 1ers and 6s get on just fine with soft tops that don’t plop crazy weight in the absolute worst place you could put it.
    The 6er is already super heavy so that's why they do cloth.

    Agreed it flows way better than the E93.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    278
    Rep Points
    146.2
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    Reputation: Yes | No
    The motors, pumps, wiring and RHT hardware (Retractable Hard Top) added 440lbs to the E93 Cabriolet. If they use carbon fiber for the RHT hardware and cut the numbers motors and pumps, maybe the added weight is in the neighborhood of 250lbs.

    Of course with some fetteling with hardware and software, owners will just make them faster!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,737
    Rep Points
    31,542.5
    Mentioned
    2064 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by deemo319 Click here to enlarge
    The motors, pumps, wiring and RHT hardware (Retractable Hard Top) added 440lbs to the E93 Cabriolet. If they use carbon fiber for the RHT hardware and cut the numbers motors and pumps, maybe the added weight is in the neighborhood of 250lbs.

    Of course with some fetteling with hardware and software, owners will just make them faster!
    If they could keep this in the 3500 pound range that would be incredible. Not sure if it will be possible though.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    southern cal
    Posts
    53
    Rep Points
    55.9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    if i had a beater i'd definitely consider a permanent convertible delete for the cab

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •