2021 BMW M3 & M4: Sedan And Coupé Debut With Aggressive Update

The new BMW M3 sedan & BMW M4 coupé have broken cover this morning, with BMW Australia confirming both models will arrive on local shores in early 2021.

The two next-gen performance cars from the BMW M outfit are meaner, more aggressive and undoubtedly more eye-catching than any M cars before them.

The M3 sedan and M4 coupé are both powered by a formidable twin-turbo six-cylinder in-line engine that comes in two states of tune depending on the transmission offering.



This six-banger is paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic for ultra-fast shifting in the Competition variant, putting down 375kW and 650Nm. These cars will both do the dash in 3.9 seconds.

Six-speed manual transmissions are also available for the sedan and coupé, but they’ll deliver significantly less power (353kW and 550Nm) with an off-the-line speed of just 4.2 seconds to 100km/h.

The BMW M3 & M4 will debut with rear-wheel-drive configurations before M xDrive all-wheel-drive is offered on Competition models in late 2021.

Aesthetically, even Stevie Wonder could notice the ‘controversial’ upgrade to the iconic BMW kidney grille. This reimagined front end debuted in June on the standard 4 series and ruffled a few feathers amongst enthusiasts.

As always, this beefy profile is paired with the M-series’ staunched wheel arches and extended side sills. A carbon fibre roof, rear spoiler and two pairs of massive quad tailpipes are all standard across both the BMW M3 & M4.

Until 2021, you can pass the time watching Wade’s review of the BMW M2 Competition on some of Victoria’s best driving roads, and then read our interview with BMW M CEO, Markus Flasch.