It has been announced that the BMW M6 Competition Package will celebrate its world debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 later this month. As the name implies, the M6 Competition Package provides a number of mechanical modifications for the car.
For starters, power from the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been lifted from 575 hp in the outgoing M6 Competition Package through to 600 hp. Peak torque has also increased from 501 lb-ft through to 516 lb-ft and is available between 1500 and 6000 rpm. As a result of this immense power and torque, the BMW M6 Coupe hits 100 km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds while the M6 Gran Coupe and M6 Convertible achieve the same mark in 4 seconds flat.
Additionally, the new BMW M6 Coupe Competition Package sprints to 200 km/h in 11.8 seconds which is 0.6 seconds quicker than the previous Competition Package equipped M6 Coupe. Top speed for all models is limited to 250 km/h but that can be upped to 305 km/h with the M Driver’s Package.
Beyond the engine tweaks, the new M6 Competition Package range includes measures to improve the vehicle’s handling. With that in mind, the springs, dampers and sway bars are also stiffer than standard while the Active M Differential is also featured to optimise traction. The M Dynamic Mode of the Dynamic Stability Control system has also been changed to deliver ever sportier handling than it does in ‘standard’ M6 models.