A more potent Competition Package for the BMW M6Jun 2nd, 2015
In July 2015, BMW M GmbH is updating the Competition Package for the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible, which has been developed with a keen eye on enhancing driving dynamics. It includes a power boost for the 4.4-litre V8, with 40 additional horsepower over the standard unit, for a total of 600 hp. Peak torque also rises, from 501 lb-ft in standard tune to 516 lb-ft, and is available across an extremely wide rev band – between 1,500 and 6,000 rpm.
The new M6 Competition Package variants impress with outstanding performance. For example, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is all over in 3.9 seconds in the M6 Coupe and M6 Gran Coupe (or 4.0 seconds in the M6 Convertible). What’s more, the M6 Coupe requires just 11.8 seconds to power from 0 – 200 km/h, making it 0.6 seconds faster to the mark than with the previous version of the Competition Package. The top speed of all Competition models is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but can be stoked to 305 km/h by specifying the optional M Driver’s Package.
The Competition Package includes various measures designed to enrich the cars’ handling. The chassis technology is tuned precisely to the performance characteristics of the powertrain. The result is maximum performance combined with assured and precisely controllable responses at all times – even when pushing the dynamic envelope.
To this end, the springs, dampers and anti-roll bars all get firmer tuning. The Active M Differential on the final drive works with its own control unit to further improve traction, allowing the driver to accelerate even more dynamically out of tight corners. The steering with M-specific Servotronic function has more direct mapping while the M Dynamic Mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system is focused even more intently on delivering sporty handling.
Externally, the BMW M6 Competition models make hearts beat faster with exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels, plus black chrome twin tailpipes for the sports exhaust system.
The BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible with Competition Package will be available from July 2015.