BMW will launch its new M4 Competition high-performance model at the upcoming Bangkok International Motor Show later this month.
The new model, priced at Bt9.999 million, is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line-six engine capable of developing 510 horsepower and 650Nm.
The dual-clutch transmission format has been replaced with an eight-speed automatic gearbox offering smoother shifts.
BMW claims 0-100km/h acceleration in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h (290km/h with optional M Driver’s package).
The M4 Competition gets bi-color 19-inch rims in front and 20-inch rims at the rear.
The Adaptive M suspension setup features spring struts in front and multi-link at the rear (with M Sport differential), while M compound brakes are fitted both front and rear. In addition, the brakes come with brake response and pedal feel settings.
The M4 Competition is track-ready, and features 10-step traction control, drift analyser and lap timer.
Interior highlights start with the M carbon bucket seats with integrated head restraints, M Mode button (road, sport and track) and fully digital dashboard.
For those who can’t afford the M4 Competition, the M340i xDrive (launched last month), is a cheaper alternative. Priced at Bt3.999 million, it comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six with 387 horsepower and 500Nm, plus all-wheel-drive. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 4.4 seconds and the top speed is claimed at 250km/h.
There is also the 292-hp 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition) plugin hybrid priced at Bt2.999 million. Only 15 units of this special model is available.
Other new M-badged highlights at this year’s show include the 330e M Sport, X3 xDrive20d M Sport, and X4 xDrive20d M Sport X.
For MINI, the highlight is the John Cooper Works Countryman priced at Bt3.648 million.
It is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 306 horsepower and 450Nm, capable of accelerating from 0-100kmh in 5.1 seconds.