In addition, the new X4 range is going on sale locally now – a few months after its sibling, the X3.
This is thanks to the X4 being built in the United States, while the X3 is built in Pretoria.
Despite the varying body styles and sizes of these top-end BMWs, each one is fitted with the company’s 3.0-litre, six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine and eight-speed sports automatic transmission.
In all three vehicles this set-up generates 375kW and 650Nm – and sends power to all four wheels via the xDrive all-wheel-drive system with active M differential.
This configuration lets the M4 Convertible sprint to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds, and both the M Competition SUVs in 3.8 seconds.
Top speed for the M4 Convertible is pinned at 280km/h, with that of the SUVs rated at 285km/h.
Additionally, each model comes with the M Sport suspension set-up, M Sport exhaust, and light-alloy wheels – while the X4 and M4 also receive M Compound brakes.
Inside, all three BMWs share a long list of features – as all are fitted with the front fascia of the newest 4 Series.
This includes leather multifunction steering wheels, tri-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 12.3-inch infotainment display with integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Also standard are leather sport seats, automatic LED lights, cruise control, ambient lighting, keyless entry and start, rain-sensing wipers, and a Harmon Kardon sound system.
The South African pricing for the new BMWs is as follows:
- BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive – R2,119,596
- BMW X3 M Competition – R1,970,562
Each model is sold with a 5-year/100,000km BMW Motorplan.