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2016 BMW M3 & M4 Competition pack revealed, boosted to 331kW

January 14, 2016

BMW is proud to announce the new M3 and M4 Competition Package special editions, bringing more power and features to the renowned sports car.

2016 BMW M4 Competition Package

As with past models, the Competition Package adds spice to the already potent icon. First and foremost, both the M3 and M4 versions come with a tweaked 3.0-litre turbo engine, lifted from 317kW to 331kW. Torque figures haven’t been mentioned, but the standard model generates 550Nm.

With the boost in power comes a boost in acceleration. The M3 sedan and M4 coupe are capable of 0-100km/h in just 4.0 seconds (down from 4.1) with the seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission, while the M4 Convertible Competition achieves the sprint in 4.3 seconds (down from 4.4). The times are slashed 0.1 seconds for the manual versions too.

Despite the added zing, fuel economy remains quite impressive. The M3 and M4 offer a combined rating of 8.8L-8.3L/100km, while the M4 convertible uses 9.1-8.7L/100km.

Aside from the output increase, the Competition Package also brings a bespoke Adaptive M Suspension tune as standard, with new springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars, and a revised Active M Differential.

The wheels are swapped for exclusive forged items measuring 20 by 9.0 inches on the front and 20 by 10 inches on the back, wrapped in 265/30 and 285/30 tyres, respectively.

Not stopping there, BMW has also decided to through in unique lightweight sports seats, special seat belts with M stitching, as well as the High Gloss Shadow Line trim package, and an M sports exhaust system with black-chrome tailpipes.

BMW Australia is yet to officially confirm if the edition will be offered locally, but it’s believed we could receive at least a limited run of them.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.