I particularly keep in mind an previous Prime Gear episode the place Jeremy Clarkson drove the E92 BMW M3 Competition Package, testing it towards the Audi RS5 of the time. Whereas the M3 received the comparability take a look at ultimately, Clarkson made it very clear that the usual, non-Competitors Bundle, M3 was the actual winner and the automotive to have. He claimed the Comp Pack did nothing besides add a sports activities button that made it worse. So when the brand new BMW M4 Competition Package debuted, we have been a bit nervous that it could be extra of the identical.
Fortunately, we have been pleasantly shocked and the Comp Pack turns the M3/M4 into the automotive it ought to have been from the start. On this new video from Carfection, Henry Catchpole appears to agree with us.
The BMW M4 Comp Pack on this video is a reasonably one. Pained in Ruby Crimson Metallic, the black and carbon fiber accents that the CP brings seems completely ace. Particularly these beautiful 20″ wheels. Carfection’s tester appears to have gotten some M Efficiency bits as effectively, together with the steering wheel and a few extra added carbon. The truth is, it’s so kitted out in carbon and black trim that it virtually seems like a child M4 CS. So when it comes to seems, the CP is definitely worth the cash already.
However then you definately add within the added energy and dealing with and it’s a no brainer. The M4 usually makes 425 hp however the Comp Pack variant will get bumped to 444 hp. Whereas that’s not a ton, it’s nonetheless extra and, because the web will inform you, extra is all the time higher (Moar Energy!) Although, the actual improves come within the suspension and chassis. BMW’s revised the suspension for the M4 Comp Pack, which makes it each firmer and extra comfy. Whereas it’s a bit stiffer, it handles bumps higher, as there are far much less secondary vertical motions, now. It simply offers with a bump in a single fluid movement and is finished with it. It’s way more composed and that permits for extra confidence when pushing the automotive. BMW additionally tweaked the limited-slip differential, making it tidier and fewer vulnerable to wish to oversteer the automotive right into a tree.
All of those enhancements add as much as make the M4 a a lot better sports activities automotive. It’s extra well-rounded, higher wanting and extra dynamic. So, as Catchpole says, it’s a no brainer.