BMW’s M6 performer in its Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible body-styles has received a boost for 2015 for customers who select the optional Competition Pack.
Unveiled in updated form late last year for overseas markets, the ‘current’ M6’s 4.4 litre turbocharged V8 is good for 412kW/680Nm, and boasts a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds (4.3 in the Convertible).
The previous Competition Pack lifted power to 423kW and cut 0.1 seconds from both of these times, but while the updated M6 is yet to arrive in Australian showrooms, BMW has already tweaked the Competition Pack for even more go.
The engine capacity, rear-wheel-drive layout and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic are the same, but power has now risen to 441kW, while torque is boosted to 700Nm (available from 1500-6000 RPM).
With the improved powerplant, the 0-100km/h time drops below four seconds to 3.9 in the Coupe and Gran Coupe, while the Convertible now requires four seconds flat.
Keep the right foot planted and the M6 with Competition Pack will continue on to 200km/h in 11.8 seconds, before reaching its electronically-controlled top speed of 250km/h (or 305km/h with M Driver’s Package).
Fuel consumption is unaffected by the changes, with figures of 9.9 l/100km in the Coupe and Gran Coupe, rising to 10.3 l/100km in the Convertible.
BMW says its engineers have further refined the chassis to match the new power output, including firmer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars and an improved Active M Differential.
Steering is more direct with the new Competition Pack, and the electronic stability control system has been tuned for more “sporty handling”.
Otherwise, there’s 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels and a twin black chrome tailpipe setup for the sports exhaust system to remind you that you’ve chosen the Competition Pack.
The new Competition Pack will be available in overseas markets from July. This may mean BMW Australia skips the previous Pack when the updated-for-2015 6 Series and M6 arrive in local showrooms.
Stay tuned to TMR for pricing and specifications on the 2015 BMW 6 Series and M6 ahead of their local arrival.
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