The new BMW M4 is only available in 510hp Competition trim, with a claimed 0-100kph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 250kph.
The all-new BMW M4 Competition was unveiled in India today, with prices starting at Rs 1.44 crore (ex-showroom, India). The new-generation BMW M4 made its global debut in September 2020, and it has now arrived in India in Competition trim. The latest M4 model features a straight-six petrol engine with all-wheel drive, as well as a radical new design language.
- BMW M4 Competition is powered by a 510hp, 3.0-litre straight six petrol engine
- First ever M4 to be available with all-wheel drive
- To rival the Audi RS5 Sportback
Engine and Performance of The BMW M4 Competition
Let’s start with the engine, because this is a M car. A newly developed twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine powers the new BMW M4 Competition. This longitudinally mounted engine produces 510hp and 650Nm of peak torque in Competition trim. Note that this is not an entirely new engine, as it debuted with the X3M in India, but it is only available in 480hp standard trim, not Competition trim.
The engine is mated to a ZF-sourced 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, which replaces the previous generation’s 7-speed DCT. This is also the first time the BMW M4 will be available with all-wheel drive, which will be standard on the India-spec model. BMW claims a 3.5-second sprint time from zero to 100 kilometres per hour, with a top speed of 250 kilometres per hour.
The M4’s power and torque have increased by 60hp and 100Nm, respectively, over the previous generation. The adaptive M suspension and M Sport differential are also standard on the new M4. The front and rear tracks have also been lengthened by 34 and 38 millimetres, respectively.
Exterior Styling of The BMW M4 Competition
Of course, the new BMW M4 Competition’s styling is a major talking point. The new M4’s appearance has divided opinion, but it is certainly striking from every angle.
A large vertical grille with seven double-horizontal louvres dominates the face. A pair of adaptive LED headlamps with laser lights flank the grille on either side. The front bumper is also aggressively styled, with gaping air intakes and sharp creases. As a sort of continuation of the grille, the bonnet also has two distinct indents.
The sloping coupe roofline, air ducts on the front fenders, and blacked-out 19- or 20-inch forged alloy wheels are all visible from the side. It has a boot-mounted spoiler and a sharply sculpted rear bumper with a multi-channel diffuser and a pair of black chrome round tailpipes on either side. In order to save weight, the M4 Competition gets a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic roof.
The new model is 108mm longer, 18mm wider, and 1mm taller than the previous M4 iteration. It has a 45mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor, at 2,857mm.
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Interior and Features of The BMW M4 Competition
The M4 Competition’s cabin is largely unchanged from the regular 4 Series, with a familiar design from current-generation BMW models. It does, however, get some M-specific touches, including a lot of carbon fibre trim. M Sport seats, a M Sport steering wheel, and a digital instrument cluster and infotainment system with M-specific graphics and functions are also available.
A 12.3-inch digital instrument screen, 10.25-inch infotainment display, 3-zone automatic climate control, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, ambient lighting, head-up display, powered front seats with memory function and lumbar support, wireless charging and phone integration, and more are among the standout features on the new BMW M4 competition. Six airbags, ABS, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), and other safety features are included.
Although multiple upholstery and trim options are available as optional extras, the interior is finished in an all-black theme with Merino leather. Driving Assistant Professional package, BMW display key, M compound brakes, gesture control, BMW drive recorder, exterior carbon fibre package, M racetrack package, and more are among the optional features.
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Competitors in India for The BMW M4
The Audi RS5 Sportback is the only competitor for the BMW M4 Competition, which is imported as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in India. The RS5 Sportback is a four-door model compared to the two-door M4 Competition, despite the fact that the previous RS5 was a two-door coupe. The latter has a 450hp twin-turbo V6 engine and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. While the Audi is less powerful, it is also much less expensive at Rs 1.07 crore (ex-showroom, India). The Mercedes-AMG C63 competes with the BMW M4 Competition, though the latter has been discontinued in India.