While we were in Portugal for the 4 Series Coupe launch, we also had a first look and drive of the M5 and M6 with Competition Package [full details]. We’ll be sharing some first drive thoughts soon, but for now, have a look and listen at the cars in action. None of the cars in the photos are equipped with the 20″ Competition Package wheels, but you can see them in action in the videos below.
For those not familiar with the M5/M6 Competition Package, it features the following:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Videos featuring drag races which pit a Stage 2 Hartge F10 M5 (650 HP) against Aston Martin Vanquish as well as a PP-Performance tuned F13 M6 Coupe (680 HP).
The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe boasts plenty of power out of the box, but adequate power has never stopped the aftermarket from shooting for more.
AC Schnitzer has now tuned the M6 Gran Coupe to an impressive 665 HP / 652 LB-FT, up from the factory quoted 560 HP / 500 LB-FT.
No exact details yet on the hardware upgrades used to achieve these power levels and the software has yet to be finalized, but that should be forthcoming, eventually. For now, we get a preview through this video.
Six brand new BMW M6 Gran Coupé are picked up by their Canadian owners to take the cars directly on a thrilling tour across Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. The highlight is a BMW Driving Experience at the BMW Driving Academy in Maisach, Germany with BMW M3 and BMW M6 cars.
Some drag races between a F13 M6 Coupe and some formidable competition: the R35 GTR, Porsche turbo, X6M and R34 GTR.
Earlier this week, we attended the US media launch for the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe [official thread]. The M6 Gran Coupe features the same 560hp / 500 kb-ft powerplant as the M5 and M6 Coupe/Convertible and covers 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds. It starts in the U.S. at a base price of $113,000 for the 2014 model year [full pricing details].
The event was held in Austin, TX at the impressive Circuit of the America (COTA) Formula 1 race track. We’ll be sharing our thoughts on the M6 Gran Coupe soon, but for now, have a gander at the various sights from Austin. Below, you’ll see photos of the fleet of M6 Gran Coupes on hand for both track and road evaluation. Until now, BMW has … CONTINUED
CAR’s Deon Joubert track tests the BMW M6 Coupe fitted with Akrapovic exhaust system. See the blistering lap time set by the M6 and Joubert on the Killarney Track in South Africa.
Driver of the M6 Coupe competing in the 2013 One Lap of America provides an update from the competition.
The 2013 One Lap of America got underway at 8:30 this morning with the traditional Wet Skid Pad event at Tire Rack’s Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Usually we’re greeted with cool temperatures and occasional showers, but for a change we had bright sunny skies and a large crowd was on hand to watch the competition unfold. This particular test requires each competitor to drive two laps of the 200ft wet skid pad in a clockwise direction followed by a further two laps in an anticlockwise direction, with the your result determined by the combined G’s of the two runs.
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Video of BMW at the Auto Shanghai 2013, with press conferences showing the BMW X4 Concept, as well as visual highlights from the BMW display.