In the base M4, the BMW S58 twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-6 engine produces 473 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. A close-ratio six-speed manual transmission with rev matching sends the power to the rear wheels. The M4 Competition has the same engine, but it has been tweaked to produce 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The single transmission choice is a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic, but purchasers can pick between RWD and AWD. M4 Competition 2021 versions achieve 16/23 mpg in the city and highway. The EPA has not yet given the 2022 M4s, which includes the new AWD model, a grade.
What’s the difference between M3 & M4?
The current M3 and M4 are descended from the same roots and appear almost identical on paper. While distinguishing the high-performance BMWs is becoming easier, they are still not completely indistinguishable. The M3 is the top of the 3 series line and is a four-door with seating for five people. In its original version, the M4 was a two-door coupe as well as a convertible, with seating for only four people. The M4 is also 1.6 inches shorter than the M3.
- All-wheel drive is available for the first time on the second-generation M4.
- M xDrive, which biases torque to the rear axle, is available on M4 Competition variants.
- A Sport mode sends even less torque forward, and a rear-wheel-drive mode is available, although stability control must be disabled.
- The M4 Competition gets altered front axle geometry, a retuned steering ratio, and a reworked oiling system with xDrive AWD to handle the extra workload.
- The Competition model boasts a 503-horsepower engine, a rapid automatic transmission, and specific chassis adjustments that should result in faster lap times at the local racetrack.
- The M4 is a joy to drive regardless of body form or power delivery, and its ride is surprisingly polite when apex chasing isn't part of the everyday commute.
Interior comfort and cargo
Although the interior layout and passenger space are the same as the conventional 4-series, the M4 features a choice of special materials and race-inspired options. A pair of red buttons on the thick-rimmed steering wheel control the M driving modes. Carbon-fiber trim pieces and long paddle shifters positioned on the steering column can also be used to enhance the cabin. The optional carbon-fiber front seats are not only stylish, but they're also lightweight and can be lowered even more. While the back seat isn't as spacious as the M3 sedan's, it isn't a torture dungeon, with an inch more legroom than its predecessor.
Connectivity and Multimedia
A slick-looking infotainment system with a big 12.3-inch touchscreen is standard on every M4. It offers a variety of control options, including voice commands, buttons on the steering wheel, and a big rotary controller and buttons on the center console, which allow the user to alter settings and traverse menus. Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and a Harman/Kardon audio system are all standard on the M4. Those who want more sophisticated features can choose for gesture controls, a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, or a wireless charging pad.
What else does the competitive model include?
The BMW M4 Competition is a no-nonsense track coupe. To that goal, it gets larger forged wheels and M seatbelts, in addition to the model's increased power and paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic transmission.
Is there an M4 convertible from BMW?
The F83 M4 convertible, which replaced the F82 M4 coupe, had a retractable hardtop. There is no topless M4 in the current generation, however there are soft-top 430i and M440i models. They're part of BMW's 4 series, therefore we expect the M4 to get a retractable roof in the near future.
What’s new for 2022?
The return of a convertible variant and the addition of all-wheel drive for the first time are the highlights of the 2022 M4 portfolio. The 2022 BMW M4 is every bit as thrilling as its M3 sedan counterpart?