The Australian division of the world’s largest luxury automaker has recently announced the pricing details for the M3 and M4 Competition series that should reach showrooms this month.
Introduced early on this year, the Competition version of the M3 sedan and M4 coupe and convertible comes with an addition of 14 kilowatts (19 horsepower) of power for a grand total of 331 kW (444 hp). The 550 newton-meters (406 pound-feet) of torque remain though the same as in the standard version and BMW Australia is offering all three versions linked to either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. When selecting the classic manual transmission the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe will reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.2 seconds, while the M 4 Convertible is a tad slower at 4.5 seconds. Go for the high tech M Double Clutch transmission and the not to 62 mph time will go down to four seconds flat for the M3 and M4 Coupe (4.3s for the topless model). If you want to know what the Competition model brings, it’s a quicker acceleration by 0.1 seconds compared to the regular versions.
But of course there’s even more to the Competition than meets the eye, as the special series has 20-inch M light alloy wheels with a machine-polished star-spoke design. They are wrapped in 265/30 R20 front and 285/30 R20 rear tires and have a modified Active M Differential. The changes are neatly wrapped up with the updated springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars, as well as reworked settings for the driving modes. The exterior design features the BMW Individual Shadow Line trim while inside the Competition models come with M leather-wrapped seats. Pricing in Australia kick off at $144,900 for the BMW M3 Competition Sedan, $154,900 for the M4 Competition Coupe and $165,900 for the M4 Competition Convertible.