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 |  May 20 2010, 8:35 AM


BMW has now officially announced a new matte-black paint option that will be offered on M3 models equipped with the Competition Package. Titled Frozen Black Matte, the new paint color was first showcased at the Beijing Auto Show, but BMW has taken until now to release a selection of photos for us to drool over.

Initially launched in Europe back at the Geneva Auto Show, the Competition Package (ZCP) includes a 10mm lower suspension, lighter 19-inch wheels, a remapped Electronic Damping Control system and more aggressive Dynamic Stability Control. It is now available in the U.S. for $2,500 – although BMW hasn’t mention pricing for the Frozen Black Matte paint.

The M3 Competition Package can also be had with an optional Monte Carlo Blue paint color.

GALLERY: Frozen Black Matte BMW M3 Competition Package


GALLERY: Monte Carlo Blue BMW M3 Competition Package


[Source: BMWBlog]

 |  Feb 24 2010, 1:23 PM


It’s no CSL, but BMW will unveil a new Competition Package for the M3 at the Geneva Auto Show next week. Included are stunning 19×9-inch wheels, a 10mm lowered suspension and a new Sport traction control setting that allows a bit more slip. In addition, there’s a carbon fiber spoiler and part of the front lip is made of the light weight weave. In addition, all new M3′s (in Europe anyway) will come with a new start-stop system that cuts the engine when the car isn’t in motion to reduce fuel consumption by up to eight percent. There’s no word on if the Competition Package will be offered in North America.

BMW also plans to offer a new M Sport package for the X5 in the future, with optional 19 or 20-inh wheels as well as some modified styling cues and M accessories, like the steering wheel and pedals.

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GALLERY: BMW M3 Competition Package


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