The M division of BMW is making a habit of celebrating anniversaries. They are marked with the delivery of a new special model, and the latest is the M4 Convertible 30 Jahre Edition. Translating the name of the new Beemer from German to English reveals that the name means M4 30 Year Edition as the vehicle was created to honor the 30 year mark since the release of the automaker’s firs M3 drop-top. Let’s take a closer look at the BMW M4 Convertible 30 Jahre edition.
The number of the M4 convertibles being produced is strictly limited to 30 drop tops which are to be delivered to the United Kingdom. It’s only fair because in 2016, the United States was granted 150 examples of the coveted limited edition M3 30 Jahre.
What’s different about the UK’s edition?
To start, only 30 will be produced and that’s one fifth the number of it’s predecessor. We’re fairly certain that collectors will want to get their hands on one of these rare beauties that will be hard to find. It’s not the kind of car that will be seen with any frequency on the road. There are some notable differences in design that are worth mentioning.
There will be a few standard design elements that the model will share with the M3 including the adaptive M suspension and the M exhaust system. The M4 Convertible 30 Jahre will come in a choice of two exterior colors including Frozen dark grey metallic and Macao blue metallic. They’re going to be attention getting cars and the colors will be a defining element that lets the world know that these vehicles were designed exclusively for BMW lovers in the United Kingdom. The parade of new and designated features continues on with special model lettering, 20 inch wheels sporting a matte orbit gray color, M side gills and around the kidney shaped grille, an in-hue “shadow line” trim as an extension of the coloring. Is this special enough for you?
Interior elements of the M4 Convertible 30 Jahre Edition
Since there will only be 30 available and this is a special treat just for the United Kingdom, we’re going to refer to the buyers as collectors. They’ll have their choice between two limited edition color combinations for the interior. The color combos are Black/Silverstone or Black/Fjord blue. BMW has pulled out all the stops with thee details that make this model unique. The piping and stitching for the interior is completed in contrasting colors that match.
The trim of the interior is crafted of carbon fiber materials. To make this model even more special and unique, the door sills of the vehicle as well as the headrests of the convertible feature imprints of the “30 Jahre Edition” distinction, removing all doubt as to the rareness of this particular vehicle. To top it all off, the dashboard on the passenger side denotes a build number so everyone will know the significance of this truly fine German engineered machine.
What is it capable of?
Rumor has it that the M4 convertible will tear up the road with more power and it’s going to be louder. They added a little over 20 extra horsepower for a total of 444 hp, and it will feature a Sport mode. Although no official details have yet been released, we know that the predecessor tears it up reaching a top speed of 155 miles per hour and will rocket from zero to sixty-two in just 4.6 seconds. With a bump up from just 425 hp, we’re imagining that there will also be a jump in acceleration and top speed figures.
How much will the variant set buyers back?
We’re talking exclusively collectors who have an interest in the M4 drop-top in the United Kingdom. Dealing in British pounds, you will be looking at a price at about 76,675 to add this baby to your fleet of collectible Beemers. That is, if you’re fast and lucky enough to get your hands on one before they’re all gone. The figure translates to $107,000 in USD for any Americans who are wondering about the car that they’re not getting a shot at owning. It’s okay though, American had its shot with the M3 and 150 examples were released for your enjoyment, so let the UK revel in their small victory as “the chosen ones” to receive the M4 Convertible 30 Jahre.