BMW Australia has released pricing details for the M3 and M4 Competition models which are bound to hit dealerships mid-May.

Announced at the beginning of the year, the Competition variant is available for the M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe, and M4 Convertible. The M trio comes with an extra 14 kilowatts (19 horsepower) of power for a grand total of 331 kW (444 hp) while keeping the same 550 newton-meters (406 pound-feet) of torque as before. In a bid to please everyone, BMW Australia will sell you the three M models with a choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic.

Go for the manual and the M3 Sedan along with the M4 Coupe will sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from a standstill in 4.2 seconds (4.5s for the M4 Convertible). Selecting the M Double Clutch transmission will reduce the sprint time to 4.0 seconds (4.3s for the open-top model). Compared to the non-Competition models, all three are 0.1 seconds quicker in the sprint.

Aside from packing more punch and being slightly faster, the Competition models also get 20-inch M light alloy wheels featuring a machine-polished star-spoke design. The cars come equipped with 265/30 R20 front and 285/30 R20 rear tires and take advantage of a recalibrated Active M Differential. As if this wasn’t enough, the Competition variant brings upgraded springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars, along with new settings for the three driving modes (Comfort, Sport, Sport+).

On the outside, the cars are adorned with the BMW Individual Shadow Line trim featuring a glossy black look for the kidney grille, side gills, rear model badge, and window trims. The same finish can also be noticed on the quad exhaust tips which according to the Bavarian marque grant a “suitably track-honed acoustic.”

BMW also made some tweaks inside the cabin, adding M leather-wrapped seats that are lighter than the regular ones while keeping the electric adjustment and the lateral support.

Available mid-May, the BMW M3 Competition Sedan will set you back $144,900, followed by the M4 Competition Coupe at $154,900, and the M4 Competition Convertible from $165,900.

Source: BMW Australia

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