BMW M4 Competition: 2021 BMW M4 Competition breaks cover in soft top avatar – Times of India


NEW DELHI: BMW has globally taken the wraps off the 2021 M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive. The launch is scheduled immediately after the start of production in July.
The dynamically stretched silhouette gets a soft-top concept. Panel bow soft top combines the practical benefits of a retractable hardtop with the elegant aesthetic of a fabric hood. Softtop is 40 per cent lighter than the predecessor’s roof, boot capacity is 80 litres larger. The soft top can be opened or closed in 18 seconds, even when moving, thanks to its electric drive mechanism.

BMW’s six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology used in M4 Competition has a high-revving character and maximum output increased by 60 hp over the predecessor model. Two turbochargers optimised direct injection technology, components developed on the back of racing expertise. The M performance characteristics and peak torque of 650 Nm.
Power is channeled via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Three shift programs, selector lever in M-specific design, gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and Active M Differential enhance traction, directional stability and dynamism. Rear-biased setup, three modes for the driver to choose from: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD for a pure rear-wheel drive with the driving stability control system deactivated.

A large, vertical BMW kidney grille in M-specific design, large cooling air intakes for engine and brakes. Powerfully contoured wheel arches, distinctive M Side gills accentuate the front fascia. Forged M light-alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear as standard.

Exhaust system’s two pairs of tailpipes integrated into M-specific diffuser. Prominently extended side sills combine with attachment parts for front and rear aprons to form a black band encircling the body. M Carbon exterior package and BMW M Performance Parts available as options.

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