It is hard to believe that the BMW M3 first made its debut 35 years ago.
Following on from BMW’s great tradition of producing very “driver involving” M3’s (saloon /Coupé ) this is the latest M3 Competition Saloon and M4 Competition Coupé looking to add to the brand’s history.
Both models are powered by a 510hp 3.0 litre 6-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo.
For the first time ever, with an M3 or M4, you will be able to order it with BMW’s M xDrive all-wheel drive system as an alternative to the rear-wheel drive version.
I’m glad to see that both versions feature striking flared wheel arches and side sills that will visually set them apart from the normal BMW 3 & 4 series.
Both model’s roofs are made from high-tech carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Two fins run the length of the CFRP roof to help optimise the airflow over the top of the car.
Fitted (as standard) inside the new BMW M3 Competition Saloon and M4 Competition Coupé is the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. The fully digital display includes a high-resolution instrument cluster and 10.25-inch Control Display.
For the “track focused“ customer – an M Pro Package will be offered for both the M3 Competition Saloon and M4 Competition Coupé . This package will include the M Carbon ceramics and M Driver Package….reducing the car weight.
We Blog Any Car stats provisional figures: (BMW M3 Competition Saloon and M4 Competition Coupé).
- 3.0 litre 6 cylinder engine
- Twin turbo
- 510 hp
- 650 Nm of torque
- 3.9 seconds 0 – 62 mph
- 155 mph top speed electronically limited
- 180 mph top speed ordered with the optional M Pro Package
- 27.7 mpg
- 234 C02
- £74,755 on the road price M3 Competition Saloon
- £76,055 on the road price M4 Competition Coupé
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