BMW M3 and M4

    The wait is over as the highly anticipated BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupé have officially gone on sale in Mzansi.

    BMW M3 and M4

    Powered by the brands twin-turbo S58 six-cylinder in-line engine with  both offer 375 kW and up to 650 Nm. The engine we first sampled in the X3 and X4 M competition models offerts optimised direct injection, cooling and oil supply adapted for track use and a model-specific exhaust system with electrically operated flaps for an “emotionally stirring” engine soundtrack. For now power is sent to the rear wheels as M xDrive all-wheel-drive models will for the first time become available from Q4 2021.

    BMW M3 and M4

    Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and M Servotronic steering with a variable ratio are fitted as standard while M‑specific front- and rear-axle modifications differentiate these full-fat M cars from the likes of the M440i. Also part of the package is a new integrated braking system with two settings for pedal feel and response this is the first time we’ve seen something like this on an M car. Steel M Compound brakes come as standard M Carbon ceramic brakes optional should you need the extra stopping power.

    BMW M3 and M4

    The M Race Track Package is available for the first time and claims to reduce vehicle weight by around 25 kg thanks to features including the M Carbon ceramic brakes, special M light-alloy wheels and M Carbon bucket seats.


    BMW M3 Competition sedan

    R 1 860 000

    BMW M4 Competition coupé

    R1 940 000

    BMW M3 and M4

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