BMW M3, M4 Add Competition Package Good for 444 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The BMW M3 and M4 models are getting a Competition Package that will increase performance to 444 horsepower.

Priced at $5,500 for the fixed roof models and $5,000 for the M4 convertible, the Competition Package will be available starting spring 2016 and comes with a variety of upgrades beyond the horsepower bump over the standard 425 hp.

The extra power helps the M3 and M4 models accelerate from zero-to-60 mph 0.1 seconds faster than before, clocking in a 3.8-second time on the M3 sedan and M4 coupe. The convertible is slightly slower at 4.1 seconds. All those times are with the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmissions. Those that prefer to row their own gears will still benefit from a 0.1-second quicker acceleration time.

Included in the Competition Package is Adaptive M Suspension that features new spring, dampers and anti-roll bars. The standard Active M Differential and Dynamic Stability Control have also been configured to match the upgraded dynamics while 20-inch multi-spoke M alloy wheels outfit all four corners.

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On the M3 sedan and M4 coupe models, the interior will get special lightweight M sports seats that combine additional support on the track with exceptional comfort for the street. Seatbelts that feature woven-in BMW M stripes finish off the extra sporty interior.

On the outside, the M sports exhaust system gets black chrome tips while BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim provides a subtle touch. The high-gloss Black finish can also be found on the BMW kidney grille, side gills and model badge on the trunk.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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