Introduced alongside the F30 BMW 3 Series M Sport Edition Shadow in Japan are the BMW M3 and M4 Competition M Heat Edition. Only 30 units (15 units each) will be built and is exclusive to the Japanese domestic market only.

Finished in BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue Metallic, both cars are fitted with the Competition Pack as standard. The M Heat Edition further adds the full range of M Performance carbon fibre body and 20-inch M 666 multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Inside, the M Heat Edition M cars are equipped with M Performance Alcantara Sports steering wheel, M Performance carbon fibre interior trims, M Performance stainless-steel pedal set and footrest and exclusive M Heat Edition badges.

Mechanically, both cars are armed with a 3.0-litre M twin-power turbo inline-six that pushes out 444 hp and 549 Nm of torque paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual transmission. Century sprint is clocked in 3.8 seconds on the double-clutch while the manual-equipped gets there in 4.0 seconds flat.

The four-door M3 Sedan M Heat Edition is priced at ¥13,610,000 (RM490k) while the two-door M3 Coupe M Heat Edition is priced at ¥13,850,000 (RM498k). Closer to home, the M3 and M4 duo are priced at RM738k and RM748k respectively.


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