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2016-01-18 08:31

SA-BOUND: The BMW M3, M4 and M4 Convertible will be offered locally with a Competition Package from March, the kit ups the power and adds visual enhancements inside and out. Image: BMW

Munich, Germany - From March, BMW GmbH will offer its M3, M4 (and M4 convertible) models with a smidgen more power (19kW) for a total of 336kW as part of a new Competition Package.

The upgrades also include styling and suspension tweaks. 

BMW claims the 0-100km/h dash with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in 4.0 seconds (0.1 seconds quicker than the standard model). The M4 soft-top reaches 100km/h in 4.3 seconds.

Read: BMW M4 GTS: Is it really headed for SA?

The package adds new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes are featured in the Adaptive M Suspension. BMW says it has tweaked the standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and the dynamic stability control system. 

Shadow Line

Styling upgrades include 20" alloys with a multi-spoke 666 M design, an M sports exhaust system with black chromed tailpipes and high-gloss 'Shadow Line' exterior trim.

The 'Shadow Line' motif is extended to the side window trim, window recess finishers, exterior mirror frames and bases, kidney grille, side gills, and rear model badge.

For the M3 and M4 Coupe, bespoke lightweight M sports-seats and seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes are included.

Price? There has been no word yet from BMW SA.


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