It’s been a few years since the BMW M3 and M4 hit the market. They were certainly the most aggressive looking cars in the M3’s model history, with scoops and fans and nostrils making both cars look very angry. Both cars looked great and still do, but could do with a bit of a refresh considering the hot-looking competition that’s recently come out. And that’s exactly what BMW has decided to do with both cars and they’re refreshed mugs are now at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
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On the first live photos from the show, we see the BMW M4 F82 LCI in Sakhir Orange, as well as with 20-inch light-alloy wheels of the star-spoke type 666 M – a clear indication of the Competition Package, which also provides a power increase to 450 hp after the facelift.
The competition package is also the reason why there are no modifications to the chassis in the framework of the model refresh. All the Garching-related updates have already been given to the BMW M4 when it received the Competition Package in 2016. At that time, the engineers’ focus was undoubtedly on the driving dynamics, which could benefit from hardware modifications on spring damper setup, but also from new software characteristics for the M differential and M Dynamic Mode of the DSC.
In the 2017 BMW M4 Facelift, BMW M does not deliberately forgo the performance expectations expected of some customers, so the medium-class athletes start with 431 or 450 hp. The BMW M4 Facelift accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds with a Competition Package and a 7-speed DKG, while the F82 M4 LCI with manual transmission – shown in Geneva – requires two tenths of a second more. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h as before, but the artificial limit can be shifted to 280 km/h using the M Driver’s Package.