BMW has unveiled the third BMW M3 bodytype this week, the E93-based BMW M3 Convertible. It might or might not be the last BMW M3 body type of this generation, since there is an M5 Touring, could we possibly see an M3 Touring? No sighting of such a thing in spyshots so far, so maybe not.
Like its sedan and coupe siblings, the BMW M3 has the new 4.0 litre normally aspirated V8 under its hood, putting out 420 horsepower and 400Nm of torque at 3,900rpm, revving all the way up to 8,400rpm. 0 to 100kmh with the 6 speed manual takes 5.3 seconds, compared to he M3 Coupe’s 4.9 seconds.
This is the first BMW M3 Convertible with a hard top retractable roof, as the E46 M3 Convertible had a soft top. The less rigid convertible body has also been enforced to take the extra power. For one, the anti-roll bar has a larger diameter but is hollow.
More photos after the jump.