The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 are finally here, but if you don’t like the face on the new 4-Series, you’ll be disappointed with what you see here. The M4 has an even bigger grille and it’s also been plastered on the new M3. But, once you’re able to get past those vertical kidneys, there’s plenty to love about the new M3 and M4.
Under the hood the entry-level 2021 M3 and M4 are powered by a twin-turbocharged inline-six that generates 473 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, which luckily are available with a six-speed manual transmission. If you want more power, there’s the M3 Competition and M4 Competition which have 503 hp and 479 lb-ft. on tap, but those models are only available with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Both versions send their power to the rear wheels, but all-wheel drive will be available on the Competition models. The all-wheel drive system is rear-biased, but you’ll be able to switch off the front axle when ever you want to have more fun.
The standard M3 and M4 can reach 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds, while the Competition models can do it only 3.8 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 mph, but it can be raised to 180 mph.
How much will they cost? The 2021 M3 starts at $70,895, and the M4 starts at $72,795. The Competition package adds an extra $2900. The rear-wheel drive M3 and M4 will arrive in March 2021, while the xDrive all-wheel drive Competition models will arrive next summer.