As of this Summer, the BMW M6 will be a available with a new Competition Pack for the Coupé, four door Gran Coupé and Convertible models. This new package enables aesthetic changes, upgraded handling and of course, more power. The standard twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine in the M6 already produces 575bhp, but BMW have managed to squeeze out another 25 horsepower out meaning power now sits at a huge 600bhp, as well as torque increasing from 501 to 516 pound-feet.
BMW M6’s equipped with the Competition Pack also benefit from a sports exhaust system as well as light 20-inch custom designed alloy wheels. Handling is improved due to the dampers, springs and anti-roll bars being firmed up as well. The M Dynamic Mode, Servotronic speed-sensitive steering and Active M Differential have also been altered for greater performance.
0-62mph is dealt with in just 3.9 seconds for both the M6 Coupé and the M6 Gran Coupé models, whereas the Convertible version hits 62mph in 4.0 seconds. The top speed across the range is limited to 155mph but customers opting for the M Driver’s Package will see their M6 go all the way up to 189mph.
Readers with a keen eye may notice that this is the same engine upgrade as seen on the BMW 30 Jahre M5 special edition model but it remains to be seen whether we will see this Competition Package come to the M5 range as well.