With regards to extremely fast compact sedans and coupés the M3 and M4 try taking some beating however with Mercedes rapidly attaining ground without one, but two AMG-powered C-Class models, BMW is presenting a brand new Competition Package that ups horsepower and acceleration.
Whether specified like a four-door (M3) sedan or like a two-door (M4) coupé BMW's latest M cars can already race from -100km/h in 4.1 seconds or perhaps in 4.3 seconds when its 431hp straight six-cylinder turbocharged engine is mated to some full manual instead of paddle-shift transmission.
However, using the new Competition Package option, this output jumps to 450hp which -100km/h time is trimmed by .1 of the second no matter transmission type so less than 4. seconds.
Straight-line speed is excellent but BMWs aren't bought by individuals simply searching to find a way first each time from the junction or some traffic lights.
In addition to a retuned engine, the cars take advantage of new underpinnings for example springs and dampers, lighter alloy wheels along with a new sports exhaust system. Which implies that the electronic driving mode system has additionally needed some serious attention.
But it is all necessary. In September, Mercedes released the dual-turbo V8-powered AMG C 63 coupé. It's 476hp on tap and may move from -100km/h in 4 seconds flat. As well as in the run up to this week's Geneva Motor Show the organization also revealed a V6 version, the C 43 4Matic. It's four-wheel drive, a twin-turbo V6 engine and 367hp at its disposal. This produces a -100km/h duration of 4.7 seconds.
In the Frankfurt motor show the 3rd company within this German triumvirate, Audi, released the ‘S' form of its new A4 which is no slouch either. Able to -100km/h in 4.7 seconds with 350hp thanks to a turbocharged direct-injection V6 engine it is only as quick because the latest Mercedes there is however more in the future.
Audi is yet to produce its RS versions (RS is Audi's equal to BMW's ‘M' or Mercedes-Benz's AMG models) from the new vehicle and they will be significantly faster and, unlike either the Mercedes or even the BMW, is going to be offered with no electronic limiter preventing the vehicle from going quicker than 250km/h (155mph).
Until then, using the Competition Package option, BMW is controlling to keep its lead over its nearest direct rivals up to 155mph, a minimum of.