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 AutoGuide.com 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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