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What is it like on the inside?

Inside, the dash is exactly the same as the M4, so all very nicely put together and stylish, with a responsive and intuitive multimedia/nav arrangement that you can control via the iDrive rotary wheel. The roof button is down on the centre console and it’s an easy rocker switch for open and close, and everything really does feel nicely put together, in the finest BMW tradition. You get the same options as the M4, too, which means you can plump for VERY racy carbon front seats (more on that in a minute), although one thing does disappoint if you do: once the roof has dropped, the front seats have thin, incorporated head restraints, but the back seats have thick headrest pillows. And they look weird in profile. A small thing, but…

As mentioned, the boot is big enough at 300-litres (with a bit more if the roof is up and you don’t need to put it down), and there’s a load-through for longer items. The two seats in the rear are acceptable, though they do tend to get a bit blustery compared to the nicely bubbled front seats, which work well even at speed, and there’s an airscarf system that blows warm air around if you want to do the winter-convertible thing. It’s not an estate car, but it does the four-seat convertible aspects very well. It’s actually pretty rounded. Mind you, it should: BMW has been doing this for a while now.

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