BMW has taken the wraps off its new M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre, a limited-edition model conceived to celebrate the three-decade anniversary of the very first M3 Convertible.
Of course, after four generations of the M3 Convertible, the launch of the fifth generation in 2014 was associated with a change of the model designation to M4 Convertible.
The Munich-based automaker says it will build just 300 examples of the new special edition, all featuring the M Competition Package as standard. That means this special-edition open-top makes 331 kW from its turbocharged 3,0-litre inline-six and comes complete with an M Sport exhaust system, adaptive M suspension (with specific sport mode) and what BMW bills as an ?extremely sporty configuration? of the stability control system and Active M differential.
So, what else sets this Edition 30 Jahre apart from the standard M4 Convertible? Well, for one, it will be available in just two colours: ?Macao Blue metallic? and ?Mandarin II uni?. In addition, the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line package comes standard, applied to the grille surround, side gills, model lettering and star-spoke alloy wheels (exclusive 20-inch items in ?Orbit Grey matt?).
Inside, you?ll find Merino full leather trim (Macao Blue metallic examples can be specified with either Black/Fjord Blue or Black/Silverstone, while Mandarin II uni models feature black leather with yellow contrast stitching). In addition, the Edition 30 Jahre features contrast stitching on the headrests as well as the floor mats, the latter with piping in a contrasting colour. Carbon-fibre interior strips are also standard.
The doorsills and headrests also feature ?30 Jahre Edition? lettering, while a signet on the trim strip on the passenger side of the facia includes the same lettering, plus number ?1/300?, indicating the vehicle?s build number.
No word yet on whether any of the 300 units have been set aside for South Africa.