Back in September 2019, BMW revealed the M4 Edition M Heritage, confirming 10 of the 750 planned units were destined for South Africa. Now we can finally share pricing for this special model.

The M4 Edition M Heritage model starts at R1 645 462, which makes it R149 000 more expensive than the M4 Competition on which it’s based.

What do you score for the extra outlay? Well, conceived to celebrate the Munich-based firm’s storied racing history, the special edition of the outgoing M4 coupé boasts “exclusive” exterior and interior touches BMW says reflect the “impressive tradition” of its high-performance racing cars.

The familiar colour combination of the BMW M performance division – light blue, dark blue and red – is featured throughout. There’s a choice of three body colours (Laguna Seca Blue, Velvet Blue metallic and Imola Red), while the carbon-fibre reinforced-plastic roof incorporates a decorative strip in the M colours, integrated into the composite at the factory.

Model-specific forged 20-inch M light alloy wheels in a star-spoke design and finished in Orbit Grey matte (and, of course, fitted with mixed tyres) are also included.

Inside the two-door, you’ll find unique full-leather M seats in a two-tone design and featuring prominent openings in the seatbacks. The cabin furthermore includes interior carbon trim strips “designed exclusively” for the BMW M4 Edition M Heritage, with the CFRP structure incorporating the stripe insignia. Both the interior trim strips and the door-sills feature “Edition M Heritage” lettering (as well as “1/750”, as an indication of the build number of that model).

Mechanically, the M4 Edition M Heritage is identical to the M4 Competition, thus drawing its urge from the company’s turbocharged straight-six engine, directing 331 kW and 550 N.m to the rear axle via a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Of course, a new, G82-generation M4 (along with a fresh-faced M3) is expected to hit the market in 2021…