BMW Australia confirms prices for 2022 X3/X4 M, M3/M4 xDrive, M4 Convertible

BMW Australia has confirmed prices and specifications for five of its latest and greatest M-division cars, including the 2022 X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the xDrive AWD versions of the M3 and M4 Competition, and the M4 Convertible, ahead of their local launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

BMW’s first-ever M4 Competition convertible with xDrive all-wheel drive features a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six pushing out 375kW and 650Nm, paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic auto transmission, active M differential, and comes packaged with adaptive M suspension as standard. BMW says the M4 Competition convertible can sprint to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds, and features a new lightweight soft-top roof that can open and close in 18 seconds, up to speeds of 50km/h.

The 2022 M3 Competition xDrive sedan and M4 Competition xDrive coupe are the first to receive BMW M’s xDrive system. They’re powered by the same twin-turbo inline-six as the existing RWD M3 and M4 producing 375kW and 650Nm, and receive the same eight-speed transmission, active M differential, adaptive suspension and forged M-division alloys. BMW claims 0-100km/h takes just 3.5 seconds.

As per usual with BMW creations, both the M3 and M4 Competition xDrive variants can be fitted with a range of optional extras, including a $16,500 M carbon ceramic brake package, $9500 carbon exterior package, or the $26,000 M carbon package.

Lastly, BMW’s high-performance SUV lineup is set to be bolstered with the addition of the 2022 X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition variants. These are based on the new X3 and X4, also announced for Australia. They receive an extra torque boost of 50Nm thanks to revisions to the twin-turbo inline-six, so it now develops 375kW and 650Nm, up from the outgoing model‘s 375kW/600Nm output. BMW says this is enough to see 0-100km/h done in 3.8 seconds.

Key highlights of the revised X3 M and X4 M include a refreshed styling package, upgraded technology and the addition of BMW’s Driving Assistant Professional. These variants receive 21-inch M alloys, an M Sport differential, adaptive suspension and M xDrive system, as well as a 12.3-inch multimedia display and lashings of carbon fibre through the interior.

BMW Australia says the fleet of new and updated M models are scheduled to arrive locally during the fourth quarter of this year. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs), and see further below for highlight features. It’s interesting to see the M3 is the same price as the X3 M.

2022 BMW M3 Competition xDrive AWD: $160,900
2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive AWD: $165,900

2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive AWD: $176,900

2022 BMW X3 M Competition xDrive AWD: $160,900
2022 BMW X4 M Competition xDrive AWD: $167,900

2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive highlights:

  • M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and carbon fibre gearshift paddles on steering wheel
  • M xDrive
  • 19-inch/20-inch M forged wheels with performance tyres
  • M Compound brakes, blue with M lettering
  • M Drive Professional
  • Active M Differential
  • Tyre pressure indicator
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Alarm system
  • Comfort Access inc. BMW Digital Key
  • BMW Laserlight
  • High beam assistant
  • BMW Individual Lights Shadow Line
  • Interior and exterior mirror package
  • Through loading system
  • Storage compartment package
  • M Sport seats 
  • Air collar
  • Seat adjustment, electric with memory for driver’s seat
  • Lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • Seat heating for driver and front passenger
  • M seat belts
  • Interior trim finishers ‘Carbon Fibre’
  • Galvanic embellishers for controls
  • Ambient Light
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Wind deflector
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • Live Cockpit Professional
  • Teleservices
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Connected Package Professional inc. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ Digital Radio
  • harmon/kardon surround sound system
  • Full leather ‘Merino’ upholstery
  • Metallic paintwork

2022 BMW M3/M4 Competition xDrive highlights:

  • M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and carbon fibre gearshift paddles on steering wheel
  • M xDrive
  • 19-inch/20-inch M forged wheels with performance tyres
  • M Compound brakes, blue with M lettering
  • M Drive Professional
  • Active M Differential
  • Tyre pressure indicator
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Alarm system
  • Comfort Access inc. BMW Digital Key
  • BMW Laserlight
  • High beam assistant
  • BMW Individual Lights Shadow Line
  • Interior and exterior mirror package
  • Through loading system
  • Storage compartment package
  • M Sport seats 
  • M Carbon Fibre roof 
  • Seat adjustment, electric with memory for driver’s seat
  • Lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • Seat heating for driver and front passenger
  • M seat belts
  • Interior trim finishers ‘Carbon Fibre’
  • Galvanic embellishers for controls
  • Ambient Light
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • Live Cockpit Professional
  • Teleservices
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Connected Package Professional inc. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ Digital Radio
  • harmon/kardon surround sound system
  • Full leather ‘Merino’ upholstery
  • Metallic paintwork

2022 BMW X3/X4 M Competition xDrive highlights:

  • M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic 
  • 21-inch M alloy wheels
  • 3-zone auto climate control
  • Alarm system
  • Automatic tailgate
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional 12.3-inch
  • Comfort Access
  • Connected Package Professional
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Electric seat adjustment
  • Extended Leather Merino upholstery
  • harman/kardon Surround Sound system
  • Head Up Display
  • Instrument panel finished in Sensatec 
  • Interior trim, carbon fibre 
  • Lumbar support for driver
  • M Sport differential
  • M xDrive
  • M Adaptive Suspension
  • Metallic paint
  • Mirror package
  • Navigation system
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Panorama Glass Sunroof 
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rails, high gloss black (X3 M only)
  • Seat heating for front row
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Updates and new features compared with outgoing models:

  • BMW Laserlight 
  • Driving Assistant Professional 
  • Reversing Assistant
  • Remote Software Updates