BMW M3, M4 Competition Package 4

BMW has announced a new Competition Package for its trio of high-performance cars – the BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible. The Competition Package improves upon three aspects of the cars – power, handling and looks.

First up, the 3.0 litre twin-turbo straight-six employed on all three models has been pushed to deliver 19 hp more than before, now producing 450 hp. According to BMW, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, when paired with the optional seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission, will make the century sprint in 3.8 seconds (3.9 seconds without the Competition Package). For models fitted with the six-speed manual, the 0-100 km/h time now stands at 4.0 seconds (4.1 seconds before).

The M4 Convertible meanwhile, accomplishes the same feat with a DCT gearbox in 4.3 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker compared to the same model without said package. The manual version of the convertible will make the same sprint in 4.5 seconds instead of 4.6 seconds.

As for the handling upgrades, BMW has included its Adaptive M Suspension for the models mentioned here. This includes new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. The standard Active M Differential, Dynamic Stability Control and selectable driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+) have all been reconfigured to reflect the upgraded dynamics.

Rounding off the list of handling upgrades are new 20-inch M forged alloy wheels from the BMW M4 GTS with multi-spoke 666 M styling and mixed tyres (265/30R20 at the front, 285/30R20 at the rear).

Finally, the visual upgrades on the exterior see the addition of BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. The high-gloss black finish finds its way onto the BMW kidney grille, side gills, model badge, tail, side window trim, window recess finishers and exterior mirror frames.

The M sports exhaust system also get black chrome tailpipes with a more enticing exhaust note. Inside, new lightweight M sports seats are accompanied by seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes.