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Old 04-27-2020, 07:51 PM
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M4 competition vs non-competition

I am interested in getting a BMW certified M4. It's listed at 55K and has 7K miles on it. It does not have a competition package. There is another one that has competition package and is listed at 58K with 16K miles.

Currently I have a 2017 530ix so M4 will be my first performance car. Do you guys suggest going for a competition package with 16K miles or low mileage option without competition package.


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Old 04-28-2020, 07:16 AM
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Test drive both. You would be hard pressed to be able to tell the difference between the two in terms of performance on the street. When I went to test drive one looking for an upgrade for my '16 F80 the 20 in wheels were just too harsh of a ride. The small increase in performance didn't justify that upgrade and I ended up just doing a BM3 flash tune anyway. The exhaust sounded a little bit nicer though.

On the other hand, the competition should retain its value a little better and if the price is equal, why wouldn't you get it? The extra mileage doesn't really much when, especially if you are going to drive it.
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:31 PM
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In addition to JoroM3's response, it also depends on how optioned the cars are. The executive option, for example may make a difference.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:40 PM
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The difference in mileage is virtually immaterial. Unless you will be putting this in storage for 10,20 years to create a collectors item in the future.

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Old 05-31-2020, 10:50 PM
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Seats alone would seal the deal for me along with the sports exhaust,+1 ZCP.
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