We have confirmed with several iron clad sources that for model year 2011, ///M3s will be available with an optional Competition Package (ZCP). In the past the Competition Package featured larger wheels, brakes, and a host of other performance enhancements. The ZCP is what every enthusiast could want in an ///M- it gives us more of the things we want and less of the stuff everyone else wants.
On the previous generation ///M3 (E46) ZCP interior there were Alcantara inserts throughout, with the most notable of all being the steering wheel. Alcantara not only looks and feels great it provides added grip to the wheel (refrain from using lotion as it KILLS the Alcantara). Exclusive trim items reminiscent of the famed CSL were also carried over. With BMW recently releasing the ///M3 GTS outside the US we had heard that a competition package was in the works with some of the items designed for that special car being used to fill it.
While details remain fuzzy, we know there will be larger wheels and a host of other performance enhancements available. The wheels will be 19″ (style 359 M),we have also been told to expect 10 mm lower suspension and an updated EDC Sport setting. Those are just some of the anticipated enhancements. There is also a 7MA option tied directly to the ZCP, it could be simply a manual transmission option or what we hope to be a leaner and meaner exhaust. As for pricing, we estimate the full competition package to come in at between four and five thousand dollars based on passed examples.
As we hear more we will let you know but for the time being…. wipe the drool from your chin! Official announcements will not come for a while.
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