BMW M3 Saloon Competition Package
The BMW M3 Saloon demonstrates the perfect combination of high-performance sports car engineering with unrestricted everyday utility. This car will now be available as a Competition Package model which combine added sporty personality with enhanced driving dynamics. As well as extensive handling upgrades, the Competition Package also comes with exclusive equipment features and a 19hp increase in power that takes output from 431hp to 450hp whilst still retaining the impressive torque figure of 550Nm, enabling dynamic acceleration in any gear.
Eye-catching exterior highlights of the Competition Package include the M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes. Even more than its good looks, the most distinctive feature of the M sports exhaust system is its potent sound, which brings added emotional resonance to the driving experience. The starting rumble and the distinctive burble on overrun never fail to get under the skin of dedicated drivers time and again.
The Competition Package for the BMW M3 is topped off by extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. The high-gloss Black finish has been applied not only to the side window trim, window recess finishers and exterior mirror frames and bases, but also to the BMW kidney grille, the side gills and the model badge on the tail.
For the BMW M3 the Competition Package includes special lightweight M sports seats that combine perfect support under extremely hard driving with exceptional comfort on long journeys. Seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes cap off an extremely sporty interior ambience.
The Competition Package also comes with exclusive equipment features and a14 kW/19 hp hike in power that takes output to 331 kW/450 hp (BMW M3/M4 Coupe: combined fuel consumption 8.8–8.3 l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp], combined CO2 emissions 204–194 g/km;
The extra power also means improved performance. The BMW M3 Saloon with optional 7-speed M Double Clutch transmission sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.0 seconds (without Competition Package: 4.1 s), The sprint time for models with the standard 6-speed manual transmission is likewise 0.1 seconds faster in all cases than without the package.
The Competition Package also includes Adaptive M Suspension, which has been extensively tuned to the enhanced performance and handling, and which features new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). The standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and DSC Dynamic Stability Control have likewise been configured to match the upgraded dynamics. Exclusive forged, machine-polished, weight- and rigidity-optimised 20-inch M alloy wheels – front 9J × 20; rear 10 J × 20 – with exclusive multi-spoke 666 M styling and mixed tyres (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20) complete the list of chassis upgrades.
BMW Individual high-gloss Shadowline with extended content:
- Kidney grille frame in high-gloss Black
- Rear model designation in high-gloss Black
- Side gill in high-gloss Black
- Adaptive M Suspension with new Sports mode
- New DSC setting
- 20" M light alloy wheels Star-spoke style 666
- Sport exhaust with Black Chrome exhaust tailpipes
- Increased engine output – from 431hp to 450hp
- M Seats with breakthrough elements in seat back (F80 / F82 only)
- Front seat belts with M Stripes (F80 / F82 only)
- Loudspeaker system – BMW Advanced