BMW Group Australia will introduce three new vehicles to the BMW M3 and M4 family, confirming the arrival of the M3 and M4 Competition range from the second half of the year.

The exciting debut of the expanded M3 and M4 range will see the new Competition models receive a substantial increase in power, performance and specification, combining high powered engineering whilst still retaining its under-the-radar everyday utility.

A generous 14kW hike in engine output, reconfigured Adaptive M Suspension and Dynamic Stability Control settings and a revised Active M Differential stand out as core components of the new Competition range.

Shawn Ticehurst, Head of Product and Market Planning for BMW Group Australia, said the BMW M3 and M4 Competition models will offer a track-focused alternative to existing models in the range.

“The BMW M program takes motorsport-inspired performance and technology to the road,” he said.

“With its uplift in power and the inclusion of enhanced suspension and differential, the M3 and M4 Competition range continues in this vein, and will add further depth to our already broad BMW M portfolio.”

Coupled to improvements in its already stellar ride and steering, the increased output of 331kW shaves a tenth of a second from the 0-100km/h across the M3 and M4 Competition range.

The BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition Coupe reach 100km/h from a standing start in just 4.0 seconds, while the M4 Competition Convertible records a figure of just 4.3 seconds.

The sprint time for models with the six-speed manual transmission is also 0.1 seconds faster in all cases than without the package (M3 Competition/M4 Competition Coupe: 4.2; M4 Competition Convertible: 4.5).