BMW have announced the Competition Package will be available for the M3 sedan and M4 coupe/convertible models. The competition pack provides exclusive performance/comfort upgrades and place it between the base and GTS models.
BMW aggressively tuned the engine on the competition pack and managed to squeeze out an additional 14kW over stock, bringing the total output to 331kW. It’s claimed that with the additional power and the optional 7-speed DCT transmission, the M4 coupe can sprint from 0-100 in just 4.0 seconds (4.1 on non-competition models).
To improve handling, BMW have included their Adaptive M Suspension which has been tuned to take advantage of the addition power output. The driver can choose from either comfort, sport or sport+ which progressively stiffen the vehicles dampers and automatically adapt to road conditions. The Active M Differential and Dynamic Stability Control have likewise been configured to match the upgraded dynamics.
Exclusive to the Competition series are a set of forged, machine-polished and weight optimized 20-inch wheels. The wheels come staggered with the front set being 9-inch and the rear, 10-inch wide. BMW have chosen the ever popular 666 M multi-spoke design and fitted meaty 265 and 285 wide tyres.
The package features individual high-gloss shadow line exterior trims. The Black finish has been applied to the side window trim, window recess finishers, mirror frames, kidney grilles, side gills and the model badge on the tail. The exhaust has also been tweaked with black chrome tailpipes.
Despite the new bucket seats looking like something out of a race car, they appear to be incredibly comfortable for those long road trips. BMW has added some retro cues with the BMW M stripes being woven into the seat belts.
The package is expected later this year, unfortunately no price has been announced.