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