If you thought prices in the US were astronomical when it came to M cars you might want to reconsider that thought. BMW Australia just announced the pricing for the updated BMW M4 and things are definitely not looking cheap. The Coupe standard model will kick off at AUD149,900 which, translated in US dollars adds up to close to $112,000, at today’s exchange rate.
That’s a hefty amount over the $66,400 BMW USA asks for a standard M4. But then again, taxes imposed by the Australian government do get in the way, as luxury models such as the ones in the M range are taxed into oblivion.
If you want to save yourself AUD10,000, you might want to go with the recently launched BMW M4 Pure Edition model which starts at AUD139,900. The Pure edition is actually a pretty great deal, coming with the upgraded engine available in the Competition Package M4 which makes 450 PS instead of the standard 431.
You also get such options as the BMW M head-up display, comfort access, ConnectedDrive with Concierge services, driving assistant, carbon fiber interior trims, the Professional Navigation System, LED headlights and a 9-speaker hi-fi sound system. That sounds like a pretty good deal compared to the regular M4.
Furthermore, you can also choose the full-blown Competition Package M4 if you so please in either Coupe or Convertible guise. The former starts at AUD154,900 while the latter will cost AUD165,900 at the very least. Regardless of the choice, you get a 15 percent stiffer suspension setup on Competition Package models along with a more powerful engine and a new rear active differential. The standard and Competition Pack models will be available starting next month while the Pure edition models will arrive in Australia in July.