Introducing the BMW M4 Competition
When it was originally launched, the BMW M4 was immediately celebrated by journalists and owners for offering scintillating levels of performance in a sleek-looking package.
The Bavarian giants pursue the ultimate driving experience with every vehicle that wears the iconic 'M' badge, and the M4 is no different. Sharp handling, breathtaking acceleration and tremendous levels of feedback only scratch the surface of what made the driving experience truly unforgettable.
Fast forward to the present day, and BMW have enhanced the package by gifting us the M4 Competition, which offers more rewarding driving dynamics alongside intoxicating levels of performance that are seldom found else where.
Combining the heart of a thoroughbred with the captivating lines of a timeless coupé, the M4 Competition never looks out of place. The assertive front end is classic BMW, with the contemporary adaptive LED lights blending seamlessly into the beautifully sculpted bodywork alongside the iconic 'kidney' grille.
Follow the contours towards the rear of the vehicle and the carbon fibre roof soon makes its presence known, which has been introduced courtesy of the BMW intelligent lightweight construction concept. Look to the eye-catching 20-inch M light Star-spoke alloy wheels that come as standard and it is clear that BMW's engineers have made every effort to reduce the car's gross weight.
Sitting behind the wheels that so eagerly command attention are the awe-inspiring M Compound brakes, which provide unfathomable stopping power. There is also the option to upgrade to M Carbon ceramic brakes. Available as a convertible, this version of the M4 Competition brings an entirely different sense of occasion to the table.
Interior and Technology
BMW have engineered the M4 Competition to place the driver at the very centre of the experience. The ergonomically optimised 'M' branded sports seats provide masses of support when it is needed most, while the cockpit has clearly been angled towards the pilot.
Touches such as the elegant 'M' leather steering wheel and racing-inspired gearshift paddles, merely enhance the feeling of drama. Designed to streamline every adventure, BMW ConnectedDrive gifts features such as Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) and a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Drivers can also benefit from a BMW Head-up display, BMW Night Vision, and a clever Park Assist programme, which utilises a series of cameras to construct a view of the surroundings on the sharp infotainment screen when parking.
Engine and Performance
At the core of the M4 Competition lives an M TwinPower Turbocharged inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, which produces an astonishing 450 bhp. From a standstill, the 0-62 mph sprint takes just 4.0 seconds, pinning the driver back in a relentless manner that engulfs the senses in a sea of incredible noise.
Although the figures are impressive, the way the power is deployed cleanly across the rev range and up to the red line is just as staggering. More than a one trick pony, BMW's engineers have clearly prioritised handling prowess, hence why the M4 Competition is an established leader in its class.
Adaptive M Suspension electronically regulates the shock absorbers to suit the road conditions, which translates to increased stability. Meanwhile, the Active M Differential has been designed to evenly distribute torque across the rear wheels, providing maximum grip through corners.
BMW M4 Competition
Standard features include:
- 20" M light alloy Star-spoke style 666 M wheels
- Active M Differential
- Adaptive M Suspension, Competition-specific set-up with specific springs, dampers and anti-roll bars
- BMW ConnectedDrive Services, comprising:
- BMW Emergency Call
- BMW Online Services
- BMW TeleServices
- Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)
- Remote Services
- Control Display – 8.8" colour display screen with touch functionality
- Cruise control with braking function
- M Double Clutch Transmission
- Navigation system – BMW Professional Multimedia
- Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
- Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
- Wireless charging cradle in front centre armrest storage compartment
Test Drive the BMW M4 Competition
There can be no doubting the credentials of the M4 Competition. The heritage that has made 'M' cars of old so successful is there for all to see, while modern technologies blend seamlessly together with the raw hardware to create an unforgettable driving experience.
If you wish to explore this addition to BMW's extensive catalogue of incredible performance cars, then please contact your nearest Stratstone BMW retailer to arrange a test drive.