2016 BMW M4 Competition Package Review: Photo Gallery
The BMW M4 is a joy to drive, but it's often limited by things like "traffic" or "speed limits" or "not wanting to wrap it around a tree" when driving on public roads. But in an age of cars like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — too fast to be driven on a drag strip without adding a roll cage or having a special competition license but perfectly legal to drive on the street — BMW has seen the light of "more power" and added an optional Competition Package to its already stellar sports coupe.
The Competition Package ups the M4's horsepower figure to 444 from 425 and leaves torque untouched at 406 pounds-feet. It also offers an upgraded and retuned adaptive suspension, which by all accounts offers a noticeably firmer suspension that's great for the track but perhaps less ideal for getting groceries.
What the Competition Package won't do is be an especially noticeable addition to your M4. It adds some subtle black details to the grille and side vents and black-chrome exhaust tips, but there's no extra logo or crazy wing to broadcast your go-fast desires to the world. If that's what you want (along with a lot more performance), you'll have to shell out some serious cash for the M4 GTS.
You'll be set back $4,750 for the Competition Package, which is pocket change compared to the $8,150 you'll have to spend to add carbon-ceramic brakes.
We had a chance to take an M4 with the Competition Package around the course at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Ga. Check out the gallery above for more.