Now comes with even more M power.
BMW has deemed the current Competition Package for the M6 too tame, and will be introducing a replacement for the Coupe, Gran Coupe, and Convertible, this July. Aimed at enhancing driving dynamics, the package will see the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 boosted by 40 horses to 600 hp, and torque upped from 501 to 516 lb-ft. The result is a new 0-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds (4.0 secs in the Convertible), and a 0-124 mph time of 11.8 seconds, 0.6 secs quicker than with the previous Competition Package.
Top speed is capped at 155 mph, but with the optional M Driver’s Package is stoked to 189 mph. To improve handling, BMW has given the springs, dampers and anti-roll bars firmer tuning, the steering has been revised with more direct mapping, while traction has been improved thanks to modifications made to the Active M Differential. Exterior changes are limited to a new set of 20-inch two-tone, double-spoke M light alloys, and black chrome twin tailpipes.