What Car?: "2016 BMW M3 Competition Pack Review"29/02/2016
“With more power, better balance and the swankiest rims, the Competition Pack ultimately deserves the popularity BMW has predicted for it among new buyers”
BMW’s competition pack is now available for the M3, at the “reasonable price hike” of £3000. What Car? has given the pack a 5-star review, commending the car’s “better marshalling of its power” and overall delivery of “both a better-rounded and more incisive M3”.
• “BMW has opted to increase the power [output]: extracting a modest-sounding 19bhp more from its already fierce 3.0-litre turbocharged engine. Like the chassis, the sports exhaust is retuned to be rortier - and the alloys swell to a very pretty 20 inches”
• “The Competition Pack offers a greater sense of stability, added to which, the car’s poise, responsiveness and feedback all seem enhanced by the stiffer set-up”
• “Best of all is that the ride quality hasn't been made overly firm in the process. Intrusions register as part and parcel of the Competition Pack’s more engaging approach, not as nasty jarring thwacks. Nowhere is this better represented than in Sport Plus mode – before this was so firm as to be applicable to the track only, but now it can easily cope with a British B-road”