From the spring of this year, a ‘Competition Package’ will be made available for the BMW M3 Sedan, as well as the M4 Coupe and Convertible.
And while they may not provide the bravado of the M4 GTS Concept we previewed last year, they have at least been confirmed for the Aussie market.
The Competition Package will provide a significant power boost, upgraded handling and add ‘exclusive’ equipment features.
With the package installed, the power output will be amped up to 331kW across the board. That’s a 14kW gain from standard.
The added power translates to improved performance figures, with the sedan and coupe now able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.0sec, or 4.3sec in the convertible variant; an all-round 0.1sec improvement.
BMW claims that regardless of the power upgrades, all cars equipped with the Competition Package will retain their fuel consumption figures of 8.3L/100km in the coupe and sedan and 8.7-9.1L/100km in the convertible.
Adaptive M suspension includes revised springs, dampers and a more aggressive anti-roll bar system.
Cosmetic exterior features are subtle, with black chrome tailpipes, high-gloss ‘Shadow Line’ trim and badging on the rear. The high-gloss paint can also be found on the window recess finishes, mirrors, the BMW kidney grille and side grilles.
For the interior, the Competition Package gives us lightweight M sports seats and M branded seatbelts.
Forged alloy 20-inch wheels are included in the pack, measuring 9.0in at the front and wrapped in 265/30R20 tyres. The rear wheels are 10in and are finished with 285/30R20 tyres.
Pricing details will be provided in the coming months, closer to the pack’s release.