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BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible is now on sale in Australia priced from $178,430, representing a near $2000 price cut compared with the model it replaces. Taking its place atop the new BMW 4 Series range, the BMW M4 Convertible is priced $51,800 above the top-spec 435i Convertible and $12,000 above the M4 Coupe...

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