The fiery BMW M4 Competition Coupé sizzles as much as the M3 Competition Sedan. Both offer identical output of 375kW reaches 100km/h in 3,9 seconds, but fuel consumption figures combined can be as low as 10,2ltr/100 km or much more!
by RUBIN VAN NIEKERK
They salute the tradition and personality of the original BMW M3 presented 35 years ago which has inspired generations of heart stopping Ms with racing car credentials.
As expected, handling is off the charts and blistering overtaking acceleration is addictive.
Driving home in my Mom’s old Fiesta, after spending two fun filled days in Cape Town, felt strange indeed and I think I dented the floor under the accelerator! I am too stingy to waste mileage with the future classic Z3 that is the fun baby brother of its muscled siblings!
- – Inspired by the BMW M4 GT3 racing car all the twin offer dynamism, and everyday usability and long-distance capability.
- – A superb eight-speed M Steptronic transmission thrives at a blistering pace and both models are soon available with an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system for the first time. Not that you need that.
- – Six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, high‑revving character, maximum 375 kW and up to 650 Nm. Two turbochargers, optimised direct injection, cooling and oil supply adapted for track use, model- specific exhaust system with electrically operated flaps for emotionally stirring engine soundtrack.
- – Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and M Servotronic steering with variable ratio are fitted as standard. M‑specific front- and rear-axle modifications. New integrated braking system with two settings for pedal feel and response. M Compound brakes as standard, M Carbon ceramic brakes optional.
- – Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic Mode and, for the first time, integrated wheel slip limitation and M Traction Control adjustable through ten stages.
- – Extremely stiff body structure and chassis mounting thanks to measures including model-specific bracing elements for the engine compartment, a front axle subframe with aluminium shear panel, underfloor bracing elements and a rear axle subframe with a rigid connection to the body.
- – M-specific control/operating concept with Setup button for direct access to the settings for the engine, chassis, steering and braking system – and, depending on the model and specification, also M xDrive, Gear Shift Assistant and traction control. Two individually composed overall setups can be activated using M buttons on the steering wheel.
- – M Mode button enables the intervention thresholds of the driver assistance systems and the displays in the instrument cluster and optional Head-Up Display to be configured individually. ROAD and SPORT settings are available as standard; additional TRACK mode for track driving added when M Drive Professional is specified.
- – Premiere of M Drive Professional (including M Drift Analyser, M Laptimer and M Traction Control), for a particularly intense performance experience on the racetrack.
- – Significantly expanded selection of driver assistance systems
- – BMW Live Cockpit Professional with fully digital display grouping, BMW Maps navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard.
It is probably the most fun you can have, is to play on a track with the gorgeous twins back-to-back. Don’t expect these cars to wait for buyers, because history repeats itself. Such cars sell out fast and become instantly collectable.
BMW M3 Competition sedan
R1 860 000.00
BMW M4 Competition coupé
R1 940 000.00