BMW has revealed the M4 Edition M Heritage, with 10 units of the special-edition two-door model confirmed for South Africa.
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 that BMW says reflect the “impressive tradition” of its high-performance racing cars.
The worldwide production run will be limited to 750 units, produced and sold between November 2019 and April 2020. Just ten of those are destined for local roads.
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, you’ll find unique full-leather M seats in a two-tone design and featuring prominent openings in the seatbacks. Each seat colour complements the chosen exterior paint and includes bi-coloured contrast stitching. Specify the Laguna Seca Blue and Velvet Blue metallic exterior paint, and the seats will come in Silverstone/Black with turquoise stitching, and Velvet Blue and Orange, respectively. With the Imola Red exterior finish, the seat colours Red and Black feature with yellow and red contrast stitching.
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).
Under the bonnet, nothing’s changed, with the M4 Edition M Heritage drawing its urge from the company’s turbocharged straight-six engine. Here, it produces 331 kW and 550 N.m (seemingly shipping standard in Competition Pack form), directed to the rear axle via a seven-speed automatic transmission.