VIDEO: BMW M4 Competition Package reviewed by Edmunds

BMW M4, Videos | April 27th, 2018 by 1
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The BMW M4 Competition Package has been on sale for some time now. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth revisiting and seeing what it can …

The BMW M4 Competition Package has been on sale for some time now. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth revisiting and seeing what it can do, especially now that there are so many new competitors in its segment. Not only does it have new traditional competitors, like the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and the Audi RS5 Coupe, but it has new ones, like the Camaro SS and Mustang GT. So the new BMW M4 Competition Package, as good as it is, might not be up at the top of the pile anymore. In this new video review from Edmunds, we take a look at the M4 Comp Pack and if it’s still a good option in its segment.

Packing a slightly up-rated engine from the standard M4, the Comp Pack’s 3.0 liter twin-turbo I6 makes 444 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. That’s competitive with the other cars in the segment, such as the RS5’s 450 hp, the Camaro SS’ 455 hp and the Mustang GT’s 460 hp. However, the AMG C63 S’ 502 hp engine the biggest and baddest engine. Still, the BMW M4 Competition Package isn’t really much slower than the competition, getting from 0-60 mph in around 3.9 seconds.

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In this video, Edmunds’ Carlos Lago tests the M4 Comp Pack on track with a six-speed manual and breaks down how it drives. As far as that manual is concerned, it’s certainly the enthusiast’s choice but that doesn’t make it a great gearbox. It’s a bit rubbery and not the most enjoyable to use but once you learn it, you can properly drive it and hustle it. If you’re looking for the fastest lap times, though, you’re going to want the option seven-speed dual-clutch unit.

On the track, in the twisties, the M4 Competition Package is a good car but it’s still a bit flawed, especially when looked at next to its newer competitors. And the word ‘newer’ has to be stressed because the M4 is the oldest car in the segment by a good margin, still being built on the old F32 4 Series platform, which itself is based off of the F30 3 Series platform. So the BMW M4 Comp Pack is heavier than its competition, despite having a carbon fiber roof, and it feels it. Turn in is good, as is its steering, but it feels a bit heavy and the steering could use some some better calibration.

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Overall, the BMW M4 Competition package is a good sports car that still has a place in the segment but many of its newer competitors are more enjoyable to drive. We can’t wait to see what BMW has in store for the next generation M4.

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