BMW South Africa releases new models into the market with regularity. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the flurry of all-new and revised/facelifted products on offer from the German automaker. A raft of new additions have been added to the local listings of late and we have pricing for the new BMW models on offer.

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Swoopy coupe

Before the year ends BMW will introduce three new coupe derivatives into the local sales listings. These comprise the 4 Serie Gran Coupe family. Gran Coupe is BMW lingo for four-door with an arching roofline. This line-up will consist of the 420i, 420d and M440i xDrive.

You can read our 4 Series Coupe driving review by clicking here.

The 420i and 420d are powered by turbocharged 2,0-litre four cylinder engines. The petrol-fed version has 135 kW of power and 300 N.m while the diesel develops a similar power rating of 140 kW but adds 100 N.m of extra twist effort. Both are rear-wheel-driven. Leading the range is the M440i xDrive. It is powered by BMW’s 3,0-litre turbocharged inline six cylinder engine that produces 285 kW and 500 N.m. Torque is sent to all four wheels in this variant. All derivatives are equipped, as standard, with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Check out our BMW M4 Competition video at this link.


420i – R937 452

420d – R984 830

M440i xDrive – R1 312 696

Performance SUVs

The other new BMW models on offer are two performance SUVs. X3M and X4M have undergone a mid-life refresh and will also debut locally before the end of 2021. As with other M products they will only be available in high-power Competition spec.

Stylistic changes take place on the front, with slimmer headlamps and larger ‘kidney grille’ intakes, though not as large as an X7 or as controversial as the M3/4. The section between the grilles is now black, as opposed to body colour. The new front treatment is matched by new taillamps.

Read our driving review of the pre-facelift BMW X3M Competition at this link.

More significant are the upgrades under the bonnet. Most notable is the adoption of the same crankshaft as used in the BMW M3/4. The forged unit has allowed BMW engineers to lift peak torque to 650 N.m, an increase of 50 N.m compared to before and now equal to the M3/4 Competition derivatives. Peak power from the twin-turbocharged inline six remains unchanged at 375 kW. However, the increase in maximum torque has improved acceleration by dropping the benchmark 0-100 km/h sprint time by 0,3 seconds now taking just 3,8 seconds. 


BMW X3 M Competition – R1 970 562

BMW X4 M Competition – R2 070 562