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2022 BMW M4 Competition By AC Schnitzer

610 horsepower sounds a lot more appropriate for the sports coupe

When BMW launched the new M4 in both, standard and Competition versions, we were impressed. While the huge grille on the face draws polarizing opinions, there’s no split votes when it comes to power. It offers a lot of power for a compact sports coupe.

But, as usual, even for the best cars out there, you can always find more room to improve. AC Schnitzer, for example, is offering a special tuning kit that will not only add more power under the hood, but will also improve the car’s handling and dynamics.

What changes are made under the hood?

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AC Schnitzer is offering two different stages of upgrade

In standard form, the BMW M4 Competition is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six engine that delivers a total of 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. But, the German tuner decided that there is room for a lot more, so decided to offer two different stages of upgrades.

In stage one, the output is taken up to 590 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. In stage two, the torque remains the same, but the output goes up to an even more impressive 610 horsepower.

To match the new performance figures, AC Schnitzer is also offering a new stainless steel exhaust system with a pair of "Carbon Sport" tailpipes placed on each side.

What changes were made on the exterior?

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When it comes to the exterior, AC Schnitzer focused its work on improving the M4’s aerodynamics and offering additional downforce. The first updates include a new front splitter and new front side wings that together will offer an additional downforce of 40 kilos. More traction is added by adding a new deflector set for the front wings with four pieces, two extra pieces for the bonnet, and new side skirts protection.

The M4 Coupe adds a new carbon-fiber "racing" rear wing that adds another 50 kilos of downforce. Adding a Gurney Flap for the rear wing will increase the downforce again from 50 to 70 kilos. There is also a new carbon fiber rear spoiler that adds another 20 kilos of downforce and a new rear roof spoiler.

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If that is just too much for you, you can also opt a spring kit that will lower the ride by 15 to 20 millimeters

­On the other hand, the M4 Convertible will receive a carbon rear diffuser, a rear skirt protection foil, and AC Schnitzer emblems.

For both models, AC Schnitzer is offering a new set of 20-inch AC3 lightweight forged wheels or 20-inch AC1 light-alloy wheels. They are offered in various colors, including Silver/Anthracite, Anthracite/Silver, BiColor Silver, or Glossy Black.

Any changes on the interior?

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The most impressive updates were made under the hood, but the tuner also worked on the car’s exterior look and driving dynamics

AC Schnitzer is also offering a few changes on the interior, including a sports steering wheel made from a fine material mix of perforated Nappa leather in black with black Alcantara. The tuner is also offering aluminum gearshift paddles, aluminum pedals, aluminum footrest, aluminum cover "Black Line" for i-Drive System Controller, and aluminum keyholder.

What other changes are offered?

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And a new rear roof spoiler makes the car look sportier

The company also focused on improving the car’s sporty driving, high agility, and driving safety. For this, it is offering an RS coilover suspension in both rebound and compression, for front and rear that will lower the car’s ride by about 30 to 40 millimeters. There is also an optional spring kit that will lower the ride by 15 to 20 millimeters.

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
Alina Joined the Topspeed.com team in the early 2000s as one of the outlets very first experts, and she’s been with Topspeed.com ever since. Over the years, she’s served various roles, but today she’s is relied on heavily to verify automotive facts, assist with formatting, and discover new and engaging topics.  Read full bio
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