It might not be in showrooms just yet, but the second-generation BMW M4 coupe already has its first special edition, the M4 Competition x Kith, a collaboration between BMW M and New York lifestyle brand Kith.
The M4 Competition x Kith is limited to just 150 units for all markets, with Australian buyers able to get in on the action… well, they were, as the unquantified local allocation is already spoken for after online orders opened and closed over the weekend.
Those who were lucky enough to secure themselves an example paid at least $224,900 driveaway, which makes the M4 Competition x Kith a fair but more expensive than the M4 Competition coupe ($159,900) plus on-road costs) it’s based upon.
For the extra spend, though, the M4 Competition x Kith does stand out from the crowd with its exclusive exterior and interior design elements.
The M4 Competition x Kith is finished in matte paintwork, either Frozen Black, Frozen Dark Silver or Frozen Brilliant White, while its carbon-fibre roof panel with grey ‘Kith’ lettering with BMW M stripes woven into the surface.
Look more closely and you’ll notice the bonnet’s ‘BMW’ roundel has an extra ring around it in the BMW M colours light blue, dark blue and red, while the bootlid’s ‘M4 Competition’ badge has been replaced by a black ‘Kith’ logo with BMW M stripes.
Inside, the M4 Competition x Kith separates itself with carbon-fibre bucket seats that are upholstered in black Merino leather upholstery with light blue and red accents as well as embossed ‘Kith’ lettering on the headrests and centre armrest.
‘Kith’ logos with BMW M stripes also feature on the centre console and below the front headrests, just in case you were still unsure whether this is a ‘regular’ Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe rival.
As expected, the M4 Competition x Kith is powered by a 375kW/650Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine that’s mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
Better yet, the M4 Competition x Kith comes with the choice of traditional rear-wheel drive or BMW’s new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
Deliveries of the M4 Competition x Kith are expected in the fourth quarter of next year, while the ‘regular’ M4 coupe range is due in the first quarter alongside its M3 sedan sibling.