A few weeks back we exclusively broke the news of the Competition package returning from a four year hiatus to the M3 Coupé. Like the previous version, this new package offers lighter 19 ” Motorsport wheels and some subtle tweaks meant to offer an even greater level of performance. However where the previous version added interior alcantara, uprated brakes and some new steering components, this new package makes due with a slightly short lists of upgrades:
– 10mm lower suspension
– 19” wheels with greater offset for a wider track.
– Remapped (i.e. more aggressive) Electronic Damping Control and Dynamic Stability Control systems
The upside of course is price. Where the previous version was an over $4,000 option, the new Competition Package rings in at $2,500. Oh and it ‘s also available in four doors this time.
Official Release: The Competition Package, available for the Coupé and the Sedan, and the retrofit options from the range of Original BMW Accessories specially developed for the M3 are just two possible ways of individualising the sports car. With a suspension lowered by some 10 mm and light alloy wheels in the size 9 x 19 inches at the front and Y-spoke design at the rear, the Competition Package provides further optimised longitudinal and transverse dynamics. In addition, the control of the electronic damper adjustment function EDC including a Sport mode specially developed for the Competition Package has been precisely adjusted to the chassis modifications by means of map-based control and the driving stability control function DSC.
The new range of items from the Original BMW Accessories program available for the BMW M3 provides an even more intense driving experience. Retrofit options designed for this model are specifically geared towards increasing dynamic performance and driving pleasure. For example a rear spoiler and front apron flaps in carbon will be available from spring 2010. As well as perfectly matching the Competition Package the aerodynamically optimised components further reduce lift force, thereby increasing the driving dynamics potential of the BMW M3.