Is this the upcoming Competition Package for F80 BMW M3?

BMW M3, Rumors, Spy Photos | August 31st, 2015 by 20
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Two interesting F80 BMW M3s were spotted in Germany on a transport carrier. The black M3 sedans are equipped with the exclusive light-allow 666M wheels, …

Two interesting F80 BMW M3s were spotted in Germany on a transport carrier. The black M3 sedans are equipped with the exclusive light-allow 666M wheels, the very same wheels introduced by the BMW Concept M4 GTS – sans the Acid Orange accents.

So the following question arises: What’s a regular BMW M3 sedan doing with the exclusive wheels and black exhaust tips? Are we looking at the F80 M3 with the rumored Competition Package or is BMW preparing an F80 M3 CRT similar in concept with the previous E90 M3 CRT?

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BMW has yet to acknowledge a new edition of the M3 CRT – the acronym stands for Carbon Racing Technology – but we’ve recently learned that future exclusive M3/M4 models are certainly being planned.

These could also be the first test vehicles of the Competition Packages which is rumored to arrive in 2016 and has also yet to be confirmed by BMW.

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There is also a remote possibility that these prototypes are future F80 BMW M3 Limited Edition models which would carry unique wheels, some carbon fiber bits and an upgraded exhaust system.

At this point, everything is pure speculation, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a special M3 arriving next year to coincide with BMW’s 100th anniversary.


[Photos Credit: Heel & Toe-Blog]

20 responses to “Is this the upcoming Competition Package for F80 BMW M3?”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    Do both so it can both beat the Giulia (somehow… With the CP) and keep being the fastest sedan of its segment until next gen comes out.

  2. Tony says:

    anyone else notice the blacked out M3 badge in the back and blacked out side grilles?

  3. Stephen Garrett says:

    Gotta feeling this is going to send the ATS-V and C63 packing.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Giulia QV is the one to beat though.

      • Stephen Garrett says:

        Eh, idk. It’s going to be fragile, expensive, and lacking in the practicality department I feel. I really don’t see the car as much of a threat. It’ll probably put up pretty hairy straight line numbers, but that’s it.

        • Icebreakerr says:

          normal M3 beats c63 S

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          First the M3 does hang up with the C63S (it’s about a tie on a straight) and beats it on a track (not by that much of a gap though), and then… What ? I mean Maserati and Ferrari sure know how to make a car… This has a Ferrari engine, and basically the car wears an Alfa Romeo but is more close to be a Maserati (the same formula used for the GranTurismo MC Stradale): Ferrari engine and Tweaked Chassis), so it will be a beast. At 90k, it goes on par with the merc. In terms of practicality we don’t know yet, but i don’t think it will be horrible… And it seems that it handles like a monster because Mercedes has 510hp in its hands since the last generation but dat 7:43m lap (“low” weight ftw), if it’s true, means the QV is not here to play.

          • Stephen Garrett says:

            Yeah, well you could say the same things about Maserati cars, and they rarely receive glowing reviews.

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            Maserati have Ferrari-made engines, but are usually quite heavy. They only make sense for their design and interior quality (well engine as well), because there is nothing else… The Tech is 15 years late, the handling is ok, the reliability i don’t think it’s that good.
            But well to be fair these arguments only make sense for the Gran Turismo: the Ghibli and Quattroporte have Pentastar-based V6 (tuned by Ferrari but still), and they don’t offer as much as their competitors (GranTurismo doesn’t really suffer of that problem, the V8 Vantage has the same problems), while lacking in the wow factor department (they are not ugly but not Maserati either).
            BUT the Giulia takes the good elements of the GT (design, well kind of i’d say between Ghibli and GT in terms of appeal), the full on Ferrari engine (it will be used in the Dino, and makes 540 of these horses), and i think good tech (because, come on), as well as a new chassis (I don’t think Maserati have that not sure though, but anyway 7:43min if true is mind blowing) and of course other Ferrari-derived elements: active aero, flat bottom, magnetic ride (not sure), so more than the Trident-badged sedans…
            It basically have the goods of Maserati without the flaws.
            AND it costs way less, which is very important. Ghibli and Quattroporte often don’t offer enough for their price, when you look at competitors (XF and XJ/6GC), but now the QV offers way more than them (on paper) for the same quid.

  4. Matt Stokes says:

    I don’t think they’ll badge another model as a CRT. The kind of focus that car had on light weight materials has been applied to the F8x M3/4 already. Competition pack for sure.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      I don’t think so, the CRT had a carbon fiber hood and front seats, and even with all the options managed to shove off 50kg, which is nice. If they do it on the F80, give it the GTS’ power (480 ?), with the carbon fiber hood, some seats, and even add a “CSL” boot lip, things will be very interesting.

  5. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) says:

    Caught slipping.

  6. steven75 says:

    Those wheels…. Droooooooool

  7. Frankie G says:

    Isn’t this year (2015) 30 years since the introduction of the BMW M3? It would be criminal not to add an M3 30 Jahre Edition to the fleet.

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