- Introducing the BMW M3 and M4 Competition range – M3 Competition Sedan, M4 Competition Coupe and M4 Competition Convertible.
- Expands the number of vehicles in the BMW M3 and M4 family to six, joining the M3, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible.
- BMW M3 and M4 Competition models feature increased power, improved performance and sharper dynamics.
- The BMW M3 and M4 Competition vehicles receive the following additional features and equipment over standard models:
- 20-inch star spoke alloy wheels
- Power upgrade to 331kW (+14kW)
- 0-100km/h time of 4.0 seconds (-0.1) with the M3 Competition and M4 Competition Coupe; 4.3 seconds (-0.1) with M4 Competition Convertible
- Adaptive M Suspension with revised settings
- New Dynamic Stability Control settings
- Revised Active M Differential
- Sports exhaust system with improved potent sound and tailpipes in black high-gloss
- M seats with cut-out elements for driver and front passenger (M3 Competition Sedan and M4 Competition Coupe only)
- Seat belts with stripes in M colours
- BMW kidney grille, side gills and the model badge In black high-gloss
BMW Group Australia will introduce three new vehicles to the BMW M3 and M4 family, confirming the arrival of the M3 and M4 Competition range from the second half of the year.
The introduction of the expanded M3 and M4 range will see the new Competition models receive an increase in power, performance and specification, combining sports car engineering with everyday utility.
A 14kW hike in engine output, reconfigured Adaptive M Suspension and Dynamic Stability Control settings and a revised Active M Differential headline the core components of the Competition range.
Shawn Ticehurst, Head of Product and Market Planning for BMW Group Australia, said the BMW M3 and M4 Competition models will offer a track-focused alternative to existing models in the range.
“The BMW M program takes motorsport-inspired performance and technology to the road,” Ticehurst said.
“With its uplift in power and the inclusion of enhanced suspension and differential, the M3 and M4 Competition range continues in this vein, and will add further depth to our already broad BMW M portfolio.”
Coupled to improvements in its ride and steering, the increased output of 331kW shaves a tenth of a second from the 0-100km/h across the M3 and M4 Competition range.
The BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition Coupe reach 100km/h from a standing start in just 4.0 seconds, while the M4 Competition Convertible records a figure of 4.3 seconds.
The sprint time for models with the no-cost option six-speed manual transmission is also 0.1 seconds faster in all cases than without the package (M3 Competition/M4 Competition Coupe: 4.2; M4 Competition Convertible: 4.5).
Adaptive M Suspension has been extensively tuned to the enhanced performance and handling, featuring new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes – Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
The standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and DSC Dynamic Stability Control have likewise been adjusted to match the upgraded dynamics, while weight and rigidity optimised 20-inch M alloy wheels – front 9J x 20; rear 10J x 20 – complete the list of chassis upgrades.
The BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition Coupe receive special lightweight electric M sports seats that combine perfect support under extremely hard driving with exceptional comfort on long journeys. Seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes add a further sporty ambience to the interior.
The leading exterior highlight is the inclusion of an M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes, introducing a distinctive soundtrack characterised by a starting rumble and burble on overrun.
BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim caps off the exterior embellishments, applying a high-gloss black finish to the side window trim, window recess finishers, exterior mirror frames and bases, BMW kidney grille, side gills and model badge on the tail.
All maintenance requirements for the BMW M3 and M4 Competition range are controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system. With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven. Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due. Selected BMW service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI), which is available in two packages: Basic or Plus.