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      08-24-2017, 01:07 PM   #89
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Bought 2018 M3, first M car, first BMW for that matter. Test driven used 2015, and found it to be borderline of what I would accept as comfortable for daily driving. Could easily afford competition package, but even if it was offered for free, I wouldn't get it, comfort being number one reason. Plus, PLENTY of performance for me...but than again I am coming from 2012 Civic... lol
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Could easily afford competition package, ...
Nope everyone knows that if you dont tick this option box its because you cant afford it!
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Nope everyone knows that if you dont tick this option box its because you cant afford it!
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Bought 2018 M3, first M car, first BMW for that matter. Test driven used 2015, and found it to be borderline of what I would accept as comfortable for daily driving. Could easily afford competition package, but even if it was offered for free, I wouldn't get it, comfort being number one reason. Plus, PLENTY of performance for me...but than again I am coming from 2012 Civic... lol
Keep tellin' yourself that. Had a 2017 M4 3 months back, sold it and got a 2018 M4 ZCP. The difference is night and day. Starting with the power delivery, I know the numbers are the same in terms of torque, but the way it delivers that power is very linear and makes it very accessible and predictable.

Putting all the changes on paper and the cosmetics aside, if anything, I would get it for the exhaust burbles and pops which make the standard M4 dull. Period.

Morale of the story, this is not a competition, its a better overall package in terms of value, cosmetics, more fun with the exhaust.

And no sir, the ride is not less comfortable in any way than a standard M4. I am not saying this to prove anything. I have had both cars as I said, there is 0 difference, to me at least.
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      08-24-2017, 03:45 PM   #93
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Keep tellin' yourself that. Had a 2017 M4 3 months back, sold it and got a 2018 M4 ZCP. The difference is night and day. Starting with the power delivery, I know the numbers are the same in terms of torque, but the way it delivers that power is very linear and makes it very accessible and predictable.

Putting all the changes on paper and the cosmetics aside, if anything, I would get it for the exhaust burbles and pops which make the standard M4 dull. Period.

Morale of the story, this is not a competition, its a better overall package in terms of value, cosmetics, more fun with the exhaust.

And no sir, the ride is not less comfortable in any way than a standard M4. I am not saying this to prove anything. I have had both cars as I said, there is 0 difference, to me at least.
Come on, how can you sit there an tell me, that 20 inch wheels, more aggressive suspension, and louder engine noise are no different compared to standard when it come to daily driving??? I am talking about MY case not yours or anyone else. For me, I would hate to have loud engine noise during my commute every single day. I will not "race" anyone, I just wanted fun car, and standard is fun and then some for me.

To each it's own.
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This pretty much sums up exactly why one should or shouldn't opt for the ZCP.
I've always held the sentiment that if you don't plan on modding your car, you really should tick the ZCP box. If you do, then save the money and invest in what you really want to. Resale value should also be considered as ZCP cars always have higher values. But I am keeping my car for a while (kept my E46 M3 for 12 years) and I am modding the hell out of it

Or if you're just a bit wealthy, do both! I wish I could've saved the 5k.. fuck, that could've bought me upgraded turbos from Pure

Hey Pure Turbos , want to trade the ZCP seats and seatbelts for an upgraded set of turbos?
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Come on, how can you sit there an tell me, that 20 inch wheels, more aggressive suspension, and louder engine noise are no different compared to standard when it come to daily driving??? I am talking about MY case not yours or anyone else. For me, I would hate to have loud engine noise during my commute every single day. I will not "race" anyone, I just wanted fun car, and standard is fun and then some for me.

To each it's own.
indeed, I respect your opinion and needs of course. Like to me, I feel the car is silent, literally silent in comfort mode/automatic. I use that when I am in the neighborhood to not annoy everyone. Only when I put it in S mode (as in manual) and lift my foot off the accelerator after accelerating a little bit do I hear the burbles.

But I didn't feel any less comfort with the bigger wheels and revised suspension. As you said. to each his own
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the bitterness of less remains long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten.

we can all afford it.

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Resale value should also be considered as ZCP cars always have higher values.
Why should resale value be considered? The competition package depreciates just like any other option on the vehicle. Sure it may have a higher value upon resale than a similar car without it, but then again you pay more for it initially and receive pennies on the dollar upon sale. Its foolish to tick any option box based on re-sale unless by some miracle that option is worth MORE upon sale than it was upon purchase.
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      08-24-2017, 05:00 PM   #98
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indeed, I respect your opinion and needs of course. Like to me, I feel the car is silent, literally silent in comfort mode/automatic. I use that when I am in the neighborhood to not annoy everyone. Only when I put it in S mode (as in manual) and lift my foot off the accelerator after accelerating a little bit do I hear the burbles.

But I didn't feel any less comfort with the bigger wheels and revised suspension. As you said. to each his own
Likewise - I have no issues with the comfort or "noise" of my ZCP either.
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Yes if I was getting a manual gear box. Otherwise this cp is killing my budget.
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      08-24-2017, 08:26 PM   #101
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Yes if I was getting a manual gear box. Otherwise this cp is killing my budget.
I guess for me, manual was the first item on the list.

I had ordered my M3, and then told the dealer to delay it once I heard about the ZCP coming out. So glad I did - I love it. Especially for someone who leases and doesn't want to mod the car only to have to remove them all later.
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      08-25-2017, 06:13 AM   #102
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The seats have lumbar support - it is just not adjustable.
Not sure what you mean by this. The CP seats feel to me like the standard seats with the lumbar support fully deflated.
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Because I plan on keeping it for a long time and I like the performance packages BMW offers. I attend multiple track days each year and plan on putting this car in the rotation for something different to drive on the track. I don't plan on upgrading suspension, engine, wheels or brakes. Mine has CCB's so nothing to upgrade there. I think the adaptive suspension with the added comp pack bits will be more than enough for what I want. I will add GC camber plates to help with tire wear but that's it for the suspension. Different tires once I destroy these and to get a little more grip from a very stout setup. I wanted something I could just drive to the track and have fun. My other track car is a little more involved when it comes to prep etc.
I also DD this car so that was a consideration. I didnt feel that the "stiffer" suspension would be a deal breaker for a DD and for me I was right.

I think the comp pack gets so much criticism because it's meant to be more track oriented and some people just check the box to say they have it, not to use it. I plan on using it. Figure out what you want out of the car and it may help make your decision easier.

My answer to ZCP, weather it's an F80, E92, E46 etc. is always a YES!

Again... YMMV...

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      08-25-2017, 10:58 AM   #104
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Not sure what you mean by this. The CP seats feel to me like the standard seats with the lumbar support fully deflated.
It still has lumbar support or the seat would have no back. All cars have lumbar support, but some are better than others and some are adjustable.
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Come on, how can you sit there an tell me, that 20 inch wheels, more aggressive suspension, and louder engine noise are no different compared to standard when it come to daily driving??? I am talking about MY case not yours or anyone else. For me, I would hate to have loud engine noise during my commute every single day. I will not "race" anyone, I just wanted fun car, and standard is fun and then some for me.

To each it's own.
Just because the suspension is improved, doesn't mean it's stiffer. ZCP has a beefier rear sway bar, and "different" springs and valving. I've seen reviews driving the two back to back say that the ZCP is actually more comfortable. If you have a car that has less roll, but is more compliant over bumps it's going to be better AND more comfortable.
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Not sure what you mean by this. The CP seats feel to me like the standard seats with the lumbar support fully deflated.
It still has lumbar support or the seat would have no back. All cars have lumbar support, but some are better than others and some are adjustable.
Semantics man! Haha.
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Just because the suspension is improved, doesn't mean it's stiffer. ZCP has a beefier rear sway bar, and "different" springs and valving. I've seen reviews driving the two back to back say that the ZCP is actually more comfortable. If you have a car that has less roll, but is more compliant over bumps it's going to be better AND more comfortable.
Yes, I have seen the same youtube video, two M3 driven back to back, and the conclusion was that the car with ZCP, in comfort mode, was most "supple" than the car without the ZCP. I'm not sure why that would be, but it is interesting.
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I got it for the seats alone. I already planned on changing suspension, wheels, tune and exhaust but those seats are killer so .... lol
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Comp package is nice, but it depends on if the value is worth it to you. Some people hate the wheels, plan to change the exhaust, tune, etc anyway so if you don't care for the wheels or exhaust or plan to mod your car anyway, it may be better $$ saved to just put that $5k or so towards future mods.

Really has nothing to do whether you can afford it or not. I personally love the 20's and the black tipped exhaust.

Only reason I didn't get it was because the deal was just too good on the 17 M3 I got and I didn't want to wait. Otherwise I wouldn't have hesitated checking that in the ordered option box. Sound wise I didn't notice that much. F80's don't really sound that good stock either way comp package or not IMHO unless you go into an aftermarket setup.
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Why should resale value be considered? The competition package depreciates just like any other option on the vehicle. Sure it may have a higher value upon resale than a similar car without it, but then again you pay more for it initially and receive pennies on the dollar upon sale. Its foolish to tick any option box based on re-sale unless by some miracle that option is worth MORE upon sale than it was upon purchase.
It should be considered is all I'm saying. I don't think anyone in their right mind would state that the ZCP should be ticked solely for its resale value, but in 5-7 years when the F8X dips significantly in price, the ones with the ZCP will stand out and attract more buyers vs. their non ZCP brethren. The price difference will be minimal, but it'll stand out.

I know when I was considering an E92 M3, I was mainly looking at ZCP cars, even though the difference was fairly minimal.
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