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2022 BMW M3
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2022 BMW M3 review: Our expert's take

By Brian Normile

When BMW revealed the new 2021 M3 and M4 last year, it also announced that all-wheel drive would be available for the first time in an M3 or M4 — more specifically, the 503-horsepower M3 and M4 Competition variants could be equipped with AWD. Now we know how much the first-ever AWD M3 and M4 Competitions will cost: $77,895 for the M3 Competition xDrive and $79,795 for the M4 Competition xDrive, a premium of $4,100 over rear-wheel-drive 2021 Competition models.

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Like the M5’s AWD system, the M3 and M4 Competition xDrive’s AWD will be heavily rear-biased, with the system only sending torque to the front wheels when extra traction is needed. There are three powertrain modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. 4WD and 4WD Sport send torque to the front wheels as needed, with 4WD Sport less likely to do so in order to give the car a more RWD feel. Then there’s 2WD, which turns the car into a RWD car and requires that Dynamic Stability Control be deactivated.

0-60 MPH

So, if the AWD versions cost thousands more and include a mode that makes the car purely RWD, why not just buy a RWD M3 or M4 Competition? The AWD versions are 0.4 second faster from 0-60 mph than their RWD counterparts, completing the sprint in just 3.4 seconds, according to BMW. Stick-shift enthusiasts will have to settle for the non-Competition versions if they want the six-speed manual transmission because every M3 and M4 Competition uses an eight-speed automatic.

Release Date

The 2021 M3 and M4 are on sale now, and BMW says the 2022 M3 and M4 Competition xDrive will arrive at dealerships in August.

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