BMW M4 Convertible to drop its top at the 2014 New York Auto Show?

The 2015 BMW M4 coupe and M3 sedan may have finally broken cover, but there’s still one model missing from the lineup.

The 2015 BMW M4 convertible will be unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show next month, just in time for convertible season in the Northeast, according to BimmerToday.

Like the M3 convertible it replaces, the M4 should be identical to its hardtop coupe sibling.

It will feature the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six as the M4 coupe and M3, with 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Expect the six-speed manual and seven-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission options to remain the same as well.

In addition to the optional dual-clutch gearbox, an Active M Differential and an M-tuned version of BMW’s electronic power steering mean the M4 convertible won’t be lacking in the gadget department.

A major focus of the 2015 M4’s design was weight reduction, and this might be where the convertible parts ways with its sibling.

Convertibles – particularly ones with folding hardtops like the M4’s – are almost always heavier than their fixed-roof counterparts. It will be interesting to see if BMW put the M4 convertible on a special diet to try to even that difference out.

Regardless of how much it weighs, the 2015 M4 convertible will likely get the same styling enhancements as the M4 coupe and M3. That means bolder front and rear fascias, bigger wheels and tires, and shark-like gills on the sides of the front fenders.

After its unveiling at the 2014 New York Auto Show, which opens April 16, the M4 convertible will reportedly go on sale this fall. It looks like Bimmer fans will have to wait until next summer to enjoy their maximum-attack convertibles.

BMW has a pretty full docket prepared for New York. It’s already confirmed the unveiling of the 2015 X4 crossover and the 2015 Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The 2015 X34 Series Gran Coupe, and X5 eDrive concept will make appearances as well.

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