Starting July 2019, the BMW M4 models will get a major upgrade. All standard models will now come with the M Competition Package which was previously a costly option.

As a result, their six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology will generate increased output of 331 kW/450 hp. Torque stays the same, at 406 lb-ft, and it comes on almost immediately above idle, providing ample thrust. It revs out nicely for a turbocharged engine, too. With launch control, 0-60 mph is claimed to be about 3.8 seconds and that’s entirely believable, if a bit conservative.

The M Competition package also adds Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers, an extra-sporty configuration for the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and the Active M Differential, plus an M Sport exhaust system, 20-inch M light-alloy wheels, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features, and specially designed M seats.

Standard specification for the BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible from July 2019 will also include the HiFi speaker system.