Today BMW announced details of a performance package for the new M3 sedan, M4 coupe and M4 convertible. Starting Spring 2016, this special Competition Package from BMW will be available for all three body styles that increases power from 425 horsepower to 444 horsepower, and includes important suspension upgrades that makes one of the best handling cars even better.
By the numbers, the Competition Package shaves 0.1 seconds off its 0-60 mph time. That equates to 3.8 seconds with the 7-speed M dual-clutch transmission (M-DCT) or 4.0 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox.
Ordering a new 2016 M3 or M4 (F80/F82/F83) with the Competition Package means that buyers get a specially tuned Adaptive M Suspension package, which includes new springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and reconfigured driving modes (Comfort, Sport, and Sport+). A set of forged, machine polished 20-inch alloy wheels, M sports exhaust with black chrome tailpipes, and special lightweight M sports seats are the most visually noticeable improvements that signal this isn’t any ordinary M3 or M4.
Subtle visual highlights to watch for are high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim pieces that frame the windows and mirrors, and a high-gloss black finish on the kidney grille, side gills and model badge on the tail.
Retail price for the Competition Package is $5,500 on the M3 sedan and coupe, $5,000 on the M4 convertible.
The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 are all new with a new twin-scroll turbocharged engine that puts our 425 horsepower. Both cars are lighter, faster and more eager to rev. In TFLcar’s first BMW M week video, Roman reviews the new cars to see how this 5th generation of the iconic BMW M3 compares to the competition.