The revised BMW M6 Competition Pack is now available on the M6 Coupé, M6 Gran Coupé and M6 Convertible. The new pack brings an increase in power and torque and an incremental improvement to standing-start acceleration.
Key among the changes to the optional package is a more highly tuned version of BMW M’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine.
It now develops an added 25bhp, at 592bhp. That’s 40bhp more than the standard M6 engine. Torque has increased by 15lb ft to a new peak of 516lb ft from 1500rpm to 5000rpm.
The increased reserves are directed through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and an electronically controlled Active M Differential to 20in rear wheels that feature a new double-spoke design.
BMW M quotes a 0-62mph time of 3.9sec for the M6 Coupé and 4.0sec for the M6 Gran Coupé and M6 Convertible with Competition Pack. These are quicker than the standard models by 0.2sec in the case of the M6 Gran Coupé and 0.3sec for the coupé and convertible M6s.
BMW also claims the new Competition Pack cuts the M6 Coupé’s 0-124mph time by 0.6sec compared with the previous pack, at 11.8sec.
Along with the performance boost, the new pack brings firmer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, changes in the calibration of the Active M Differential and dynamic stability control and more direct mapping for the electro-mechanical steering.
Top speed is limited to 155mph but can be raised to 189mph with the addition of an M Driver’s Pack.
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