brand-new BMW M3/M4 Competition Package revealed
Source : brand-new BMW M3/M4 Competition Package revealed
Go-faster BMW M3 as well as M4 get more power, modified suspension as well as styling upgrades
BMW has ramped up the performance of the M3 saloon, M4 coupé as well as M4 Cabriolet with the introduction of a brand-new competition package, providing the M-car trio with greater power as well as enhanced accelerative ability as well an altered suspension as well as a series of subtle styling alterations.
Set to be included on a limited run of 30th anniversary versions planned for sale inside the UK, the brand-new competition package endows the M3 saloon, M4 coupé as well as M4 Cabriolet with an added 19bhp through unspecified tweaks to their twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine, raising output through a standard 425bhp to a brand-new peak of 444bhp. Torque, meanwhile, remains the same at 405lb ft.
BMW claims the mild increase in power contributes to a 0.1sec lowering inside the 0-62mph of its various M3 as well as M4 versions.
This kind of gives the competition package equipped M3 saloon as well as M4 coupé a 0-62mph time of 4.2sec in manual form as well as 4.0sec in combination with the optional seven speed M double clutch gearbox, with the M4 Cabriolet recording respective figures of 4.5sec as well as 4.2sec.
Fuel economy remains unaffected by the hike in power, with the enhanced M3 saloon as well as M4 coupé recording the same combined figures of 32.1mpg as well as 34.0mpg in manual as well as dual clutch guises as their standard siblings. The M4 Cabriolet returns figures of 31.0mpg as well as 32.5mpg.
Accompanying the lift in power are modifications to the M suspension used by the M3 saloon, M4 coupé as well as M4 Cabriolet. Included are brand-new springs, dampers as well as anti-roll bars together with reconfigured drive modes. The settings of the electronic M differential as well as stability control system have also been reworked to better match the added performance potential.
Underpinning the brand-new M-car trio are uniquely styled 20-inch wheels shod with 265/30 profile tyres up front as well as wider 285/30 tyres at the rear.
Among the styling alterations brought to the M3 saloon, M4 coupé as well as M4 Cabriolet with the brand-new competition package are a series of Shadow Line outside enhancements featuring a high-gloss black finish for the kidney grille, side air vents, side window trim, window recess finishers, outside mirror bases as well as the style designation adorning the boot lid.
Inside, there are lightweight M sport seats up front as well as seatbelts with woven stripes. No pricing details have yet been released, however considering the cost rise for the M5 as well as M6 Competition Package will be around £7000 compared to the standard cars, expect prices for the go-faster M3 to start through around £62,000, rising to around £69,000 for the M4 Cabriolet.
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