Happenings

M6 Gets Upgrade And Power Hike

BY Azfar Hashim

BMW M GmbH will replace the existing Competition Package for the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible with an upgraded version

If you've been eyeing the M6 for quite awhile, perhaps July would be the best time to sign on the dotted line for one. The Competition Package for the M6 Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible has been given a power boost for the 4.4-litre V8; it now gets a 40 bhp upgrade, whipping out 600 bhp. Torque has also climbed significantly; if the standard M6 has 680 Nm to play around with, this one has 700 Nm available from as low as 1,500 rpm.

The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is done in 3.9 seconds in the BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Gran Coupe, and 4.0 seconds in the BMW M6 Convertible. What’s more, the BMW 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 (575 bhp). The top speed of all Competition models is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but can be stroked to 305 km/h by specifying the optional M Driver’s Package.

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, for example. 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 also gets 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 onwards.