BMW M5 and M6 models to benefit from Competition Package upgrade, capable of 0-62mph in as little as 4.1sec

BMW has revealed a new option for its M5 and M6 models dubbed the Competition Package.

The pack, available from July, boosts the output of the V8 engine powering the M5 and M6 by 15bhp to 567bhp; this makes them the most powerful production BMWs to date.

They are also noteworthy for recording the fastest ever official 0-62mph times for a BMW. Both the Competition Package-equipped M6 Coupé and Gran Coupé can complete the benchmark sprint in 4.1secs. 

Emissions, consumption, torque and top speed remain unchanged, however - and straight-line performance gains are marginal. The Competition Package M5, for example, can hit 62mph in 4.2sec, just 0.1sec faster than the conventional version.

Opting for the package also adds sports suspension settings, sports steering, a sports exhaust with black chrome tailpipes and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

BMW’s Active M Differential has also been further tweaked as part of the Competition Package, improving the car's cornering capabilities. In conjunction with the other adaptations the end result is improved traction and enhanced driving precision, says BMW.

The 'M Dynamic Mode' is also tuned, allowing higher thresholds before the stability control intervenes.

Aesthetically the Competition Package includes a new 20-inch M wheel design along with a sport exhaust system, featuring twin tailpipes finished in black chrome.

The Competition Package costs £6700 for M5 models, which start at £73,505. Specifying it on an M6 adds £6500 to the list price, which starts at £100,680 for the Coupé or £105,880 for the Convertible. It costs an additional £5,500 for Gran Coupé models, which start at £103,200.

The M5 has also received the recent changes to the 5-series range, while further benefitting from a new M double-spoke kidney grille, M steering wheel and M gearshift paddles. These can already be seen on the M6 Coupé and Convertible.

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21 May 2013

Unless it takes two or three seconds off in gear times,and a 20% improvement in handling, i'll stick with standard.

Peter Cavellini.

22 May 2013

Honestly I have seen you make so many stupid coments on these posts. How can you expect a 20% improvement in handling when the BMW M5 is considered the best sport saloon in the world right now. Richard Hammond actually said it is the best overall car in the world right now. Your comment is ridiculous. The competition package will obviously improve the cars performance thats what its for, but dont go expecting such an improvement from something that is expected to be     5-10 thousand pund package.

30 May 2013

Supercar man wrote:

Richard Hammond actually said it is the best overall car in the world right now.

I honestly wouldn't listen to anything that numpty has to say. He should stick to CBeebies.

31 May 2013

Supercar man@

If cash isn't a problem, if you stick a grand in your pocket as everyday money, i you change your car like your socks,then, go ahead, buy the car,but, ask yorself this, what are you really buying it for?.

Peter Cavellini.

31 May 2013

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Supercar man@

If cash isn't a problem, if you stick a grand in your pocket as everyday money, i you change your car like your socks,then, go ahead, buy the car,but, ask yorself this, what are you really buying it for?.

Can you just check for me that your comma key is working? 

Andy Pasti

31 May 2013

Do you come with a translator?

21 May 2013

How to make money...

Where are you going BMW?

 

31 May 2013

I love the BMW in that shade of Red!

31 May 2013

Are you guys workin too hard?, it's not exactly criptic,you grammer Nazi's should be able to get the jist of it,ok, here we go, if you can afford too, then by all means buy a car with the sports pack,but, unless you have some Senna DNA and drive like a loon on a track not the public highway,spending more i feel is only massaging your ego.

Peter Cavellini.

31 May 2013

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Are you guys workin too hard?, it's not exactly criptic,you grammer Nazi's should be able to get the jist of it,ok, here we go, if you can afford too, then by all means buy a car with the sports pack,but, unless you have some Senna DNA and drive like a loon on a track not the public highway,spending more i feel is only massaging your ego.

I think I get what you mean now, but buying an M5 or M6 in the first place is surely a way of massaging your ego. You might as well go the whole hog and buy the Performance Pack if you're willing to waste £80k-odd in the first place on a soulless, badge-focused car.

I just think the new M5/M6 is so boring. I'd much rather have an AMG Merc. Old M cars used to be great, but they're just dreary these days. 

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