Wishing itself a very happy anniversary
BMW has whipped the covers off the limited-run M4 Convertible Edition 30 Years, designed to celebrate – you guessed it – three decades since the first M3 Convertible's launch.
Just 300 examples will be built worldwide, all fitted with the Competition Package. That means you get 331kW of power and 550Nm of torque, along with adaptive M suspension, an M Sport exhaust and the Active M Differential, just like the 'regular' M4 Competition Pack.
Setting the 30 Years apart from the regular M4 Convertible are the high-gloss black trim pieces around the grille, side-vents and badges. It rides on 20-inch wheels finished in matte Orbit Grey, an exclusive touch for the limited-edition car.
Inside, the car will be offered with Black, Black/Fjord Blue or Black/Silverstone grey leather trim, complete with stitching to match the exterior paint. To our eyes, the yellow and black combination pictured below is particularly fetching.
UPDATE: BMW Australia has now confirmed a local allocation. See bottom of article for details.
You also get a head-up display, ConnectedDrive Freedom infotainment, satellite navigation and tyre-pressure monitoring on the standard car and, thus, the 30 Years.
M floor mats and carbon-fibre dashboard trim are standard, along with the requisite 30 Jahre – 30 years in German – embroidering in the headrests. There's also a 1/300 badge on the dashboard, just in case you forget how limited the production run was.
BMW Australia has confirmed its interest in this latest special, revealing that we can expect to see an as-yet unspecified number of examples come to Australia in the second half of 2018. Watch this space.
As for price? The current M4 Convertible with Competition Package costs $165,900, so you can expect to pay a decent premium over that figure for this variant.