When the new generation BMW M3 was launched, everyone expected the car to have at least 450 hp. But BMW managed to satisfy its clients even it less, the 432 hp offered in standard being enough to run from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Now, BMW wants to sow us that it has listened to what public asked in the first place, and released a special Competition Package for the current M3 and its sportier brothers, the M4 and M4 Convertible.
From spring 2016, all three body styles will be available with with additional equipment features and a hike in power that takes output to 444 hp. 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 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 been configured to match the upgraded dynamics.
For the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Coupe, the Competition Package includes special lightweight M sports seats that combine additional support on the track. Seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes complete the sporty interior ambience.
The Competition Package for the BMW M3 and M4 is topped off by extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. In addition to the 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.