BMW have showcased its new M3 and M4 “Competition” models, they are asserting that they both offer a balance everyday vs track day performance.
Launched in the UK in early 2021 with the exclusive “competition” specification. The saloon and coupe models both come with the twin-turbo 3.0 litre straight six (lovely sounding engine) – with no shortage of “MSport” magic + badges!
The 503BHP (469lb) performance will push both cars a respectable 0-62MPH in 3.9seconds. Top speed is of course limited to a 155MPH but if you have a demand for more speed – an optional upgrade (yes its BMW’s way) will push that top speed figure to 180MPH – just ask for “M Pro pack” upgrade on specification.
Initially the cars will both be launched in 2 wheel drive configuration, however if its 4-wheel drive you desire this is planned to launch around summer 2021 – “xDrive”.
This “xDrive” system will allow the driver setup and select between the different torque settings (between front and rear). This configuration setting will also allow you to push everything to the rear wheels (in true BMW fashion) at the same time turning off the stability control!
Note: not recommended for the less experienced of drivers
Both models as standard will come with the option to set 10-stages of traction to handle all road conditions (rain, dry track etc)
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All models will come with the well configured and smooth 8 speed automatic gearbox to ensure comfort but also the impressive 0-62MPH times.
Both the M3 and M4 competition will come with the Adaptive dampers and six-piston brake calipers as standard spec. The brake calipers can be painted in either red, black or the fairly typical but traditional blue.
They will feature the M-Drive professional system, this will log and analyse the drivers on track driving and also adapt to the behaviours of that driver – this will potentially result in better lap times!
Inside the models will feature sports seats, a sports steering wheel, high-gloss carbon fibre trim. With an optiona extra M Carbon bucket seats, which use carbon fibre reinforced plastic to save nearly 10kg.
and of course dont forget the m badges! – a must have for all msport fans.
BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional brings a fantastic tech tweak with head-up display, three-zone climate control, adaptive laser headlights.
Cloud-based live navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included in that pack.
Go on sale from next March, the M3 Competition will cost from £74,755, while the M4 Competition will start at £76,055 depending on optional extras.