BMW unveils new V8 X6 and sports pack for M6
12 August 2008

BMW has released further details of its new ‘Competition Pack’ for the M6, and confirmed details for the range-topping X6 xDrive 50i.

News of the new harder and lower ‘Competition Pack’ on the M6 has already been released, but we can now reveal the super-coupe will receive a modified variable M differential to improve its cornering abilities.

The pack will also alter the M6’s looks, with revised bonnet lines and new double-spoke light-alloy wheels. The upgrades will cost £2180, raising the price of a new M6 coupe to nearly £87,000.

Autocar recently revealed BMW’s plans for an M-Power X6, but for now the UK will get a twin-turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 producing 408bhp in the xDrive 50i. Capable of 0-62mph in 5.4sec, the X6 i50 will go on sale in November at £53,930.

George Barrow

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