To celebrate three decades of drop-top M cars since the 1988 M3 Convertible made its debut, BMW has released the new M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre. Only 300 units will be produced, and customers will get to choose from a number of model-specific options.

For starters, there are two body colours to choose from – Macao Blue metallic and Mandarin II uni – the latter reminiscent of the E36 M3 Convertible’s Dakar Yellow hue. Standard items on the edition model include BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line trims for the kidney grille surround, the side gills and the model lettering. The car also rides on a set of 20-inch forged M light alloys in Orbit Grey matte.

Two-tone colour combinations are available for the interior, with buyers being able to choose between Black/Fjord Blue and Black/Silverstone. The theme is applied across the cabin, including the contrast stitching on the headrest and floor mats.

Carbon-fibre interior trim strips are standard on the edition model, but only those painted Mandarin II uni will get black interior surfaces with yellow contrast stitching. For an added touch of exclusivity, the lettering ‘30 Jahre Edition’ is imprinted on the doorsills and the headrests, while the passenger-side trim strip boasts ‘30 Jahre Edition’ and the number ‘1/300’ lettering.

Away from the aesthetic enhancements, the edition model is based on a regular M4 Convertible with the M Competition Package. Under the bonnet, the 3.0 litre turbocharged inline-six engine serves up 444 hp and 550 Nm of torque, with drive going to the rear wheels.

The Competition Package also includes an M Sport exhaust system, adaptive M suspension with specific Sport mode and an “extremely sporty configuration” of the stability control system DSC and the Active M differential.