Following their worldwide debut of the all-new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe, the two BMW performance models are set to arrive in Australian showrooms during the first quarter of 2021 priced from $144,900 plus on-road costs – an increase of $3,290.
BMW Australia has confirmed that both the M3 and the M4 will be powered by a an all-new 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, producing 353kW of power and 550Nm of torque in entry-level guise. In what might be a great surprise to many, especially in Australia is that the new engine’s power will be sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Expect both cars to hit 100km/h from standstill in just 4.2 seconds.
The hardcore Competition variants of the M3 and M4 will also make their way to our shores and produce 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque, sending their power to the rear wheels exclusively through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Zero to 100km/h for the Competition models will only take 3.9 seconds.
Australia – once again – gets healthy equipment levels for the M3 and M4, with all models coming with a special carbon fibre roof designed to save weight, carbon fibre interior highlights, BMW’s ‘Laserlight’ headlight tech, trick M suspension with 19 inch forged alloy wheels and M sport seats and seat belts. Inside you’ll be greeted with a head-up display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with a specially tuned Harman Kardon surround sound system.
On the options front, buyers will be able to go wild with carbon ceramic brakes for a whopping $16,500, a carbon exterior package will set you back $9,500 and lightweight bucket seats come in at $7,500. Full local pricing and spec will be revealed closer to the cars’ launch in 2021.
2021 BMW M3 and M4 pricing (plus on-road costs):
- M3 – $144,900
- M4 – $149,900
- M3 Competition – $154,900
- M4 Competition – $159,900