Introducing the new M3 and M4
The new BMW M3 Competition Saloon and new BMW M4 Competition Coupé occupy very different territories. The saloon can seat up to five occupants, while the other is a four-seater coupé. However, they both achieve their common goal of delivering pure driving pleasure,
Class-leading levels of standard equipment plus options that take individualisation to new heights, especially for racetrack outings, ensure both models will continue the success of their formidable predecessors.
Under the bonnet of the new BMW M3 Competition Saloon and new BMW M4 Competition Coupé lies a 510hp high-revving straight-six engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, which teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission as it sends its power to the rear wheels
Optional equipment is offered in six main packages – Comfort, Technology Plus, Visibility, M Carbon, M Pro, and Ultimate. Beyond these packages, there will be a select number of optional items including M Brakes in red, blue, or black, M Carbon exterior, M Carbon seats, and Park Assistant Plus with Drive Recorder.
Both models officially launch this Saturday 13 March 2021 at Snows BMW. Follow our Facebook page for our virtual reveal!
Straight-six engine delivers high performance in signature M high-revving style
In terms of power, these new high-performance models set a new high point in terms of output and torque for six-cylinder in-line petrol units from BMW.
The new 3.0-litre straight-six engine combines the hallmark high-revving character of BMW M engines with the latest version of M TwinPower Turbo technology. Maintaining peak torque up to the moment where maximum output is reached: 650Nm is on tap between 2,700 and 5,500rpm, from when maximum output of 510hp is sustained up to the 7,200rpm red line.
The M3 Competition Saloon and M4 Competition Coupé accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph, rising to 180mph if the optional M Pro Package is specified.
Standout styling from the M-specific kidney grille to the standard carbon roof
Both the new M3 Competition and M4 Competition display distinctive, aerodynamically optimised exteriors to convey their motorsport-inspired characters.
One of the most eye-catching and impressive design features of these models is the deep, frameless and all-black BMW kidney grille. The hallmark M double bars – now horizontally arranged – bear a model badge; either side of the grille are additional cooling intakes with honeycomb mesh covers.
Shadowline LED headlights are as standard, however, you have adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Laserlight including BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam assistant available with the optional Visibility Package.
Further striking features include the prominently flared wheel arches and extended side sills. Together they form a High-gloss Black band around the whole of the car. The traditional M gills are integrated neatly into the front side panels and the M-specific High-gloss Black exterior mirrors have aerodynamically optimised contouring. The roof of both models is made from high-tech carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP).
Exclusive exterior paint shades and optional M Carbon exterior package
You can choose to style the M3 and M4 with new and exclusive exterior paint shades including Sao Paulo Yellow non-metallic, Toronto Red metallic and Isle of Man Green metallic.
New M light-alloy wheels with larger diameter at the rear
New M light-alloy design using 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear as standard, as well as M brakes available in Blue, Red or Black.
Interior: ergonomic design intensifies M feeling
On the inside, BMW has applied latest interior design language and taken it to its sporting extreme in these two high-performance models. Giving you the comfort and energy fueled feeling on every drive.
Fine-grain Merino black leather trim is standard, as are M sport seats, which are electrically adjustable and heated featuring an illuminated model badge.
Signature M details include red accents for the M buttons on the M leather steering wheel and the start/stop button on the centre console.
You have the option of new M Carbon bucket seats for the driver and front passenger - these can be specified on their own or within the M Carbon Package.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital display grouping, the cloud-based navigation system BMW Maps and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant are all standard.
BMW Maps and optimised smartphone integration
BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes a multimedia system, the cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system, two USB ports for data transfer and a WiFi interface, plus a built-in SIM card with 4G LTE connectivity. This enables use of numerous other digital services including BMW TeleServices and Intelligent Emergency Call, Real Time Traffic Information with hazard warning, Remote Services and Concierge Services.
Optimised smartphone integration also features as standard. Alongside Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can now also be used via the car’s operating system.
Posted on 11/03/2021