BMW to bring M3-M4 competition to SA

2016-01-20 06:00
PHOTO: sourced The BMW M4 soft-top reaches 100km/h in 4.3 seconds.

PHOTO: sourced The BMW M4 soft-top reaches 100km/h in 4.3 seconds.

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FROM March, BMW GmbH will offer its M3, M4 (and M4 convertible) models with a smidgen more power (19kW) for a total of 336kW as part of a new Competition Package.

The upgrades also include styling and suspension tweaks.

BMW claims the 0-100km/h dash with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in 4.0 seconds (0.1 seconds quicker than the standard model). The M4 soft-top reaches 100km/h in 4.3 seconds.

The package adds new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes are featured in the Adaptive M Suspension. BMW says it has tweaked the standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and the dynamic stability control system.

Styling upgrades include 20” alloys with a multi-spoke 666 M design, an M sports exhaust system with black chromed tailpipes and high-gloss “Shadow Line” exterior trim.

The ‘Shadow Line’ motif is extended to the side window trim, window recess finishers, exterior mirror frames and bases, kidney grille, side gills, and rear model badge.

For the M3 and M4 Coupé, bespoke lightweight M sports-seats and seat belts with woven-in BMW M stripes are included.

Price? There has been no word yet from BMW SA. - Wheels24.

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