Although the focus of the BMW NA Launch Event we attended was the 4 Series Coupe and new X5, there were also a few M5 and M6 equipped with Competition Package for us to test out. And flog it we did.
The M5/M6 Competition Package both include a Competition Exhaust System.
Keep in mind that the Competition Package Exhaust is not the same system as the titanium M Performance Exhaust which will be coming for the M5 and M6 (see our preview clips). The Competition Exhaust … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member and owner of the first M6 Competition Package in the UK shares with us his review of his brand new F13 M6 Coupe with Competition Package, comparing it against his previous M6 Coupe, which was an early launch-spec car.
This review gives particular good insight into just how much/little difference the M6 Competition Package gives. Here’s his review:
Contrary to the majority of car nuts (in the UK anyway!), I do like my M6′s, having also owned a previous E63 shape a few … CONTINUED
Check out this unique “Superman Combo” M6 Gran Coupe featuring San Marino Blue exterior and Sakhir Orange interior.
It has been lowered on H&R springs.
We have posted even more technical details on the 2014 M5 and M6 Competition Package, including actual changes in spring rates, damping rates, stabilizer rates, steering ratios, torque/power output, and other details.
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 … CONTINUED
We promised recently to try to get answers for some commonly asked questions our members have about the M5 and M6 Competition Package which begins production this month, and here they are below. First, a primer on the package:
2014 Competition Package details:
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).
Stiffer front axle … CONTINUED
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).
Road & Track has a long term M6 Gran Coupe with manual transmission and they’ve put it to some real world testing, achieving some very impressive figures:
0-60 in 3.9 seconds.
0-100 in 8.6 seconds.
Quarter-mile in 12.1 seconds @ 120 mph.
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 … CONTINUED
A group of Indonesian BMW M customers flew in to Malaysia to participate in BMW M Track Days 2013 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. They got the chance to drive a fleet of BMW M cars (M3, M5, M6, M6 Gran Coupe) lead by BMW Driving Instructors. Most of the cars have BMW Individual special paintwork and upholstery, which looks AMAZING in person!
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.
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 … CONTINUED
Like the M5, the M6 is also expected to receive a Competition Package for the 2014 model and we have spied it being evaluated on the Nurburgring. The M6 Competition Package should receive the same features and upgrades as the M5, which are currently expected to be:
• HP increase (approximately 15-20hp)
• Top speed increase
• M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
• Sport suspension
• Sport exhaust with black tips
• Enhanced steering
• 20″ competition wheels
• Carbon fiber trunk spoiler (seen on M6 only)
• Rumored to priced at 9800EUR (M5) and … CONTINUED
These are the first photos of the stunning BMW M6 Competition Limited Edition in frozen gray metallic “matte finish”, unveiled at Frankfurt IAA today.
Hi-res images of the M6 Competition Limited Edition have now been posted, as well as a video walkaround.