When it goes on sale this month in Australia, the Competition Pack for the F80 BMW M3 sedan will cost $10,000 more than the standard model and $11,000 more for the coupe and convertible.

The Competition Package includes Adaptive M Suspension – which has been extensively tuned to the enhanced performance and handling – new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). BMW also retuned the electronic differential and the Dynamic Stability Control to match the upgraded hardware.

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It will also add some power for a total of 440 horsepower to deliver a claimed 4.0sec 0-100km/h, a tenth faster than the regular M3/M4. Forgoing the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic for a no-cost-option six-speed manual raises that claim to 4.2sec.

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Exclusive forged, machine-polished, weight- and rigidity-optimized 20-inch M alloy wheels – front 9J × 20; rear 10 J × 20 – with exclusive multi-spoke 666 M styling and mixed tires (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20) complete the list of chassis upgrades.

An M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes and a louder growl is included in the price as well.


The interior remains largely unchanged, but Competition Package cars get new lightweight sport seats with seatbelts with woven-in BMW M stripes.

The M3 and M4 Competition Pack is clearly designed to more closely challenge the Mercedes-AMG C63 S’ 3.9sec 0-100km/h.