BMW Malaysia has taken to its social media channels for a teaser of the all-new BMW M3 and M4, hinting at an imminent launch of the new M duos, which were just launched globally in September this year.
The all-new BMW M3 will be the latest flagship to the packed 3 Series line-up in Malaysia, which recently saw the addition of the 330e M Sport as well as the M340i xDrive “Baby M3”. On the other hand, the M4 will mark the introduction of the G22 4 Series in Malaysia.
Based on the past M models introduced in Malaysia, we will most likely see the all-new BMW M3 and M4 in Competition form, which sees the S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six engine serve up 503 hp and 650 Nm – 59 hp and 100 Nm more than the outgoing Competition models, and 50 Nm more than the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition which packs the same powertrain under their hoods.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox for a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds in competition form. For the first time in the M3 and M4, buyers can also opt for a rear-bias xDrive all-wheel drive configuration – although this set-up will only be available globally from “summer 2021”, so we will most likely see the rear-wheel driven versions here in Malaysia.
The new M3 and M4 in Competition form also comes as standard with the M Drive Professional system. The track-focused software suite includes a 10-stage M Traction Control, a virtual coach to encourage “consistent progress” in your lap times, and even an M Drift Analyser which records and rates how well you can stick your rump out through a corner.
Competition models also get the Driver Assistance Professional package as standard, which includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic-jam assist, and active lane-keeping assist in addition to the standard safety suite, making it more liveable at times when you’re not whipping it hard on the circuit.
It’s about time we all get used to the new looks on the BMW M3 and M4, but if the large grilles really aren’t your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that the aforementioned “Baby M3” M340i xDrive – which starts at RM402k – isn’t too far off in terms of performance.