Competition Package to be available on BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible

Article by Andrew Christian, on January 23, 2016

Starting spring this year, the BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible will be available with a special Competition Package from BMW M GmbH that does not only make them more powerful but also more responsive to handle.

In fact, all three bodies with the Competition Package will have their power outputs increased to 444 hp for a more dynamic performance. With this amount of power, the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe -- with optional 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) – could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

Sans the Competition Package, their 0-60 mph time is 3.9 seconds. On the other hand, the BMW M4 Convertible could sprint from nil to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Sans the Competition Package, the BMW M4 Convertible could achieve 60 mph from standstill in 4.2 seconds. BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible -- with the standard 6-speed manual transmission -- also achieves a 0-60 mph time that is 0.1 seconds faster than without the Competition Package.

One of the inclusions in the package is the Adaptive M Suspension that has been specially tuned to improve performance and handling. Adaptive M Suspension now includes new springs and dampers, as well as and anti-roll bars. It features three reconfigured driving modes -- Comfort, Sport and Sport+.

The Competitive Package also includes standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and DSC Dynamic Stability Control. Likewise, the package boasts of forged – with optimized weight and rigidity -- multi-spoke 20-inch M alloy wheels: 9J ×20 at front and 10 J ×20 at rear.

These wheels come with 265/30 R20 (front) and 285/30 R20 (rear) tires. For the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Coupe, the Competition Package features special lightweight M sports seats as well as seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes.

Heavily accentuating the dynamic capacity enabled by the Competition Package is the M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes. Aside from giving the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Coupe dynamic looks, the M sports exhaust system lets out a potent sound and a very athletic driving performance. Last but not the least, the Competition Package for the BMW M3 and M4 includes an extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim.

This package also includes high-gloss Black finish on the BMW kidney grille, side window trim, side gills, exterior mirror frames and bases, window recess finishers and model badge on the tail. Interested persons could avail of the Competition Package at $5,500 for the M3 Sedan and Coupe and $5,000 for the M4 Convertible.

Press Release

New Competition Package amps up the sporty personality of the BMW M3 and BMW M4

The BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible are already regarded as the perfect combination of high-performance sports car engineering with unrestricted everyday utility. From spring 2016, all three body styles will be available with a special Competition Package from BMW M GmbH that combines added sporty personality with enhanced dynamics. As well as extensive handling upgrades, the Competition Package also comes with additional equipment features and a hike in power that takes output to 444 hp.

The extra power means improved performance. The BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe with optional 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds (without Competition Package: 3.9 sec.), while the BMW M4 Convertible reaches the same speed in 4.1 seconds (without Competition Package: 4.2 sec). The sprint time for models with the standard 6-speed manual transmission is likewise 0.1 seconds faster in all cases than without the package.

The Competition Package includes Adaptive M Suspension, which has been extensively tuned to the enhanced performance and handling, and which features 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 DSC Dynamic Stability Control have likewise been configured to match the upgraded dynamics. Forged, machine-polished, weight-and rigidity-optimized, multi-spoke 20-inch M alloy wheels (front 9J ×20; rear10 J ×20) with mixed tires sizes (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20) complete the list of chassis upgrades.

For the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Coupe, the Competition Package includes special lightweight M sports seats that combine additional support on the track with exceptional comfort on the street. Seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes cap off an extremely sporty interior ambience.

Eye-catching exterior highlights of the Competition Package include the M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes. Even more than its good looks, the most distinctive feature of the M sports exhaust system is its potent sound, which brings added emotional resonance to the driving experience. The starting rumble and the distinctive burble on over run never fail to get under the skin of dedicated drivers time and again.

The Competition Package for the BMW M3 and M4 is topped off by extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. In additional to the already standard high-gloss Black finish on the the side window trim, window recess finishers and exterior mirror frames and bases, the Competition Package also includes high-gloss Black finish on the BMW kidney grille, the side gills and the model badge on the tail.

The Competition Package will be offered for a retail price of $5,500 on the M3 Sedan and Coupe and the $5,000 on the M4 Convertible.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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