New competition pack for BMW M6

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BMW M6

BMW has announced the release of a new competition package for its M6 range, which will increase the cars' performance significantly. The V8 engined models benefit from a number of changes that are focus on improving acceleration and handling.

Primary to the new package is a higher tuned version of BMW M's twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol motor, with power rising 25bhp to an eye-watering 592bhp. The increased muscle allows the coupe and the convertible to go from 0-62 in 3.9 and 4.0 seconds respectively - improvements of 0.2 and 0.3 seconds.

BMW also claims that the competition package will cut down the cars acceleration from 0-124 mph by 0.6 seconds, to 11.8 seconds. The car's top speed will still be limited to 155mph, however drivers who wish to increase this will be able to select the optional M drivers package which raises the electronic safety barrier to 189mph.

BMW M6 Competition Pack

BMW M6 Competition Pack


Whilst increasing the engine's performance, BMW have kept efficiency in mind and announced that both the coupe and the convertible will return 28.5mpg and emit 231g/km of CO2, whilst the four-door Gran Coupe model is slightly less efficient at 27.4mpg and 239g/km.

The competition pack isn't just focused on the engine, however. It also brings firmer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars to what is BMW's flagship M car. Changes in the calibration of the car's 'Active M differential' and dynamic stability control will pay further dividends in the corners, while the electro-mechanical steering has been made quicker.

All M6 competition package cars come with black chrome exhausts, as well as 20 inch alloy wheels.

Prices have not yet been confirmed, but expect a premium of around £5,500 over the standard M6 when it goes on sale in July.

Author: Laura Thomson