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2016 BMW M3 & M4 Competition on sale in Australia from $144,900

May 9, 2016

BMW Australia is introducing the new M3 and M4 Competition, arriving in dealerships later this month. These are higher-powered versions of the acclaimed sports cars.

2016 BMW M4 Competition

As revealed earlier this year, the M3 and M4 Competition take BMW M’s motorsport heritage further by bringing enhanced components and even more power for the engine.

Not that the standard 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six is lacking in the output department, BMW M has raised the bar to 331kW (up from 317kW). Torque remains the same, at 550Nm, providing a 0-100km/h sprint time as low as 4.0 seconds (down from 4.1).

It’s not just about speed though, the Competition package adds unique star-spoke 20-inch forged alloy wheels to the mix, wearing 265/30 front and 285/30 rear tyres, while the Active M differential has been recalibrated for improved traction.

The driving modes – Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ – have been retuned along with the stability control program, and there are new springs, dampers, and stabiliser bars.

A number of cosmetic tweaks are made to further distinguish the special edition, with black grilles, side gills, window trims, and the rear badge giving it that fashionable darkened theme. The quad-outlet exhausts are also in black.

BMW Australia is offering the package for the M3 sedan and the M4 coupe and convertible. Buyers can select between a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch auto. Prices start from the following (excluding on-roads):

2016 BMW M3 Competition – $144,900
2016 BMW M4 Coupe Competition – $154,900
2016 BMW M4 Convertible Competition – $165,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.