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BMW reveals local pricing for new look M3 and M4

2021 BMW M3 and M4
2021 BMW M3 (left) and M4

BMW Australia has revealed local pricing for its controversial looking 2021 M3 and M4, with the four model lineup all featuring highly tuned chassis dynamics, potent power trains, new generation M control systems and aggressive styling.

The range will include the M3 and M4 and M3 and M4 Competition variants, with the M3 and M4 offered with 353kW/550Nm, along with rear-wheel-drive and six-speed manual transmission. It will deliver the standard sprint to 100km/h in just 4.2-seconds.

The 375kW/650Nm M3 and M4 Competition variants bring that figure down to a blistering 3.9. Standard equipment includes the new BMW M Drive Professional system, which integrates M Track Mode, M Laptimer, 10-stage M Traction Control and an M Drift Analyser.

This is in combination with a raft of chassis and performance aspects including the three-litre M TwinPower engine supported by a motorsport-derived oil cooling system.

The chassis features stiffening and bracing measures, while the body has functional aerodynamics developed on the racetrack.

All models are fitted with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear M forged alloy wheels shod with performance tyres. A choice of four wheel spoke designs are available.

The exhaust system, with BMW M-signature quad 100mm diameter tailpipes, has electronically-controlled flaps to provide a booming soundtrack.

All grades additionally feature BMW Laserlight and metallic paint as standard.

Two new paint finishes are exclusive to M3 and M4 and featured in last week’s launch – Isle of Man Green metallic and Sao Paulo Yellow non-metallic.

The available colours include Alpine White, and metallic finishes such as Black Sapphire, Portimao Blue, Toronto Red, Isle of Man Green and Brooklyn Grey (along with the new launch colours). A range BMW Individual finishes is also available.

You’ll need $144,900 plus on-road costs for the 2021 BMW M3, and $149,900 plus on-road costs for the standard M4. The BMW M3 Competition is priced at $154,900 plus on-roads, and the M4 Competition at $159,900, again plus on road costs.

The Competition models add significant increases in performance, along with comfort access, including a BMW digital key, Driving Assistant Professional, an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and carbon gearshift paddles.

Optional extras for the M3 and M4 include M Carbon ceramic brakes ($16,500), M Carbon exterior package ($9,500), and Lightweight M Carbon bucket seats ($7,500). A full M Carbon Package including all these items, is also available ($26,000).

You can even add track tyres, including Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2+ or Pirelli P Zero Corsa+ ($2,000). The blue calipers of the M compound brake system can also be optioned in a choice of high-gloss red or black.

BMW Individual paint finishes include Dravit Grey metallic, Tanzanite Blue metallic and Oxide Grey metallic. All three are available for $2,500.

BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White metallic is available for $7,000, while Frozen Portimao Blue metallic, Frozen Black metallic, Frozen Dark Grey and Frozen Orange metallic are available for $5,000.

The Carbon Fibre interior trim package, which includes carbon fibre steering wheel finishers and gearshift paddles for the Competition models, comes as standard fitment.

Four no-cost trim options are available, including: Aluminium Tetragon, BMW Individual with finishers in piano black, BMW Individual with finishers in aluminium fabric high gloss and BMW Individual fine-wood trim ‘Fineline’ Black with silver effect open-pore.

A range of upholstery options can be specified at no cost to the customer including the all-new Yas Marina Blue/Black and Kyalami Orange/Black that were features of the launch.

Four dynamic wheel designs are available with every option featuring an M forged light alloy style with double-spoke styling.

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