The limited-production car that sits perfectly between the standard M4 and the M4 GTS

BMW had a huge gap in its M4 product lineup. There is the standard M4 that produces 425 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Then there was the track-oriented M4 GTS that came complete with 500 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. So with a big gap in the middle, Bimmer fans everywhere wanted just a little more. BMW answered with the 2016 BMW M4 Competition that brought about a gain of 25 horsepower and a few aerodynamic enhancements, among other things.

Now BMW is taking things one step closer to the M4 GTS by creating a limited-production M4, dubbed the M4 Competition Sport Edition. The Sport edition doesn’t come with any additional power output, but the engine does redline at 7,000 rpm, and there has been improvements in the top speed and 0-to-62-mph department. This improvement in performance was made possible thanks to the aerodynamic enhancements that makes this road-going M4 much closer to the GTS that we all wish we were driving right now.

Don’t get excited just yet, however, because you’re not likely to ever get into the driver’s seat of one. Why is that? Because only 60 examples are being produced, and all models will be made specifically for Spain. So, if you live anywhere else, you’re pretty much out of luck. With that said, the M4 Competition Sport is already available for order and delivery through BMW’s M dealer network, so let’s go ahead and take a closer look at this limited-edition M4.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition.

  • 2017 BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    450
  • Torque @ RPM:
    405
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    174 mph
  • Price:
    € 132900
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What makes the BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition special

2017 BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition High Resolution Exterior
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Looking at the outside of the M4 Competition Sport, it’s easy to notice the exterior enhancements that set it apart from the standard M4 or the M4 Competition. Up front, the kidney grilles have been painted gloss black, and down below the front splitter is made from gloss-finished carbon fiber. Moving over to the sides there are the gloss-finished carbon fiber mirrors, and the gloss-finished carbon fiber side skirts. The side skirts also feature the “M Performance” logo toward the rear. Around back, the Competition Sport is graced with a gloss-finished carbon fiber diffuser and rear spoiler. The “M4” logo on the rear has also been painted in gloss black.

2017 BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition High Resolution Exterior
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Altogether, the front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler all work together to help improve the Competition Sports handling, performance, and top speed. The side skirts help channel air around the body, while the front splitter, rear diffuser, and spoiler help to create a harmonious downforce to keep all four rubbers on the ground. Furthermore, BMW went above and beyond in the wheel department. The standard M4 comes with 18-inch rollers or the option of 19-inch rollers. The Competition Sport, however, comes standard with 20-inch wheels that are wrapped in Michelin tires. Behind the wheels sit yellow M Performance calipers.

2017 BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition High Resolution Exterior
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Before we dive into the interior, let’s talk about the color schemes available. The M4 Competition Sport is only offered in three different variations. First off buyers can opt for an exterior in Brilliant White with the interior done up in Cohiba colored Merino fine grain leather. Option number two brings an exterior finished in San Marino Blue and the interior in Schwarz colored Merino leather. The final option is an exterior in Jerez Black with Goldbraun colored Merino leather on the inside. It mind sound like a pretty limited pallet for interior and exterior colors, but there are only 60 examples being made, so it isn’t all that bad when you think about it.

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The biggest news inside are the new seats that were designed specifically for the Competition Sport. The feature increased lateral to should height due to the optimized grip fins. There is also a space between the back and the side flaps to give them a truly sporty look. There is also a plaque on the center console with the unique production number of the car. As a bonus, the owner also receives a keychain that is also designated with the car’s unique production number. Other interior features include tinted glass, BMW ConnectedDrive services, A Harmon/Kardon sound system, Heated and electrically adjustable front seats, professional navigation system, heads-up display with speed limit information, and a reversing camera with front and rear parking assistance.

2017 BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition High Resolution Exterior
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Under the hood lurks a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-six that delivers 450 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. With the new aerodynamic enhancements to the body, the M4 Competition Sport can now hit the 60-mph benchmark in four seconds – that’s just 0.2 seconds short of the GTS and a 0.1-second improvement over the standard M4. Top speed sits at 174 mph, which is a 19 mph improvement over the standard M4 and just 15 mph less than the GTS. Despite the improvements in horsepower and performance over the standard M4, the car manages to obtain the same combined fuel rating of 8.3-liters per 100 km on the European scale.

2017 BMW M4 Competition Sport Edition High Resolution Exterior
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So as you can see, the Competition Sport sits right in the middle between the standard M4 and M4 GTS, and just a bit higher than the M4 Competition. As such, it is also priced right in the middle of the two as well. The M4 Competition Sport is priced at €132,900 or $151,227 at current conversion rates. That’s $46,427 more than the standard M4 and $38,688 less expensive than the M4 GTS.

BMW M4 Competition

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The M4 is one of BMW’s newest models, being introduced just a couple years ago for the 2014 model year. It came to be when BMW decided to split the 3 Series up. From that point on, the 3 Series would only be offered as a four-door model while consumers would have to look at the 4 Series for the Coupe body style. And that is why there is no M3 Coupe or M3 Convertible. Only being around for a couple of years, the BMW M4 has yet to see a facelift, but it should go under the knife sometime in the next couple years. As of the time of this writing, the M4 is available in coupe or convertible form and comes standard with 425 horsepower. The coupe can hit 60 mph in 4.1 seconds while the convertible takes just a hair longer at 4.4 seconds. The coupe starts out at $65,700 while the convertible starts out at $74,200 before options, taxes, and delivery.

Read our full review on the BMW M4 Competition here.

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