From March 2016, the BMW M3 Saloon, the BMW M4 Coupé and the BMW M4 Convertible will also be available as new Competition Package models. As well as extensive handling upgrades, the Competition Package comes with exclusive equipment and a 19hp increase in power, upping output from 431hp to 450hp, while still retaining an impressive 550Nm of torque. This gives dynamic acceleration in any gear.
Extra power means improved performance. Add the optional 7-speed M Double Clutch transmission and the BMW M3 Saloon and BMW M4 Coupé sprint from zero to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds, while the BMW M4 Convertible reaches the same speed in 4.3 seconds, making the cars 0.1 seconds faster than the standard M models. The 0-62 time for models with the standard 6-speed manual transmission is also 0.1 seconds faster, compared to identical models without the package.
The Competition Package also enhances the standard Adaptive M Suspension, which has been tuned to reflect the enhanced performance and handling of the cars. Upgrades include new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). The standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) have also been reconfigured to match the upgraded dynamics. Exclusive forged, machine-polished, weight-and rigidity-optimised 20-inch M alloy wheels – front 9J ×20; rear 10J ×20 – with exclusive multi-spoke 666 M styling and mixed tyres (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20) complete the list of mechanical upgrades.
External highlights include the M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes. Good looking, it's most distinctive feature is to highlight the exhilarating engine note, making every gear change and throttle blip a sound to savor. More eye-catching features on the M3 and M4 include extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. The high-gloss black finish has been applied not only to the standard side window trims, window recess finishers and exterior mirror frames and bases, but also to the BMW kidney grilles, the side gills and the model badge on the tail.
Inside, the Competition Package for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Coupé includes special M seats with break-through elements in the seat back, which combine perfect support under hard driving with exceptional comfort on long journeys, and seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes, as seen on the M4 GTS. All three cars feature the BMW Advanced Loudspeaker System as standard, with the upgrade to the Harman/Kardon surround sound system now only £245, representing excellent value.
The Competition Package brings the ultimate driving experience to your BMW. To find out more contact your local Halliwell Jones BMW Centre.