Details: BMW M6 Competition Package

Details: BMW M6 Competition Package

Has the word “tame” ever crossed your mind at the thought of the BMW M6? Probably not – but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from releasing an enhanced version of their Competition Package for the beastly machine. It’s available on all derivatives, including the Gran Coupé and Convertible.

Let’s start with power. The 4.4-litre, turbocharged V8 engine gains a 29kW boost, up to 441kW. BMW claims a fuel consumption figure of 9.9l/100km for the Coupé while the Convertible drinks a bit more at 10.3l/100km. Peak torque also rises from 680Nm in standard tune to 700Nm and BMW says it’s available across a wide band, between 1500 and 6000rpm.

These changes see the three monsters coming to terms with a new personal best. The BMW M6 Coupé is now capable of dashing from 0-200 km/h in just a space of 11.8 seconds making it 0.6 seconds faster to the mark than it previous version of the Competition Package model with 423 kW. Both the BMW M6 Coupé and Grand Coupé can dash from standstill to 100 km/h within 3.9 seconds while the convertible does it in four seconds.

The electronically limited speed of 250 km/h sees an increase to 305 km/h with the Competition Package. This can also be had on the “standard” M6, with an optional M Driver’s Package. Of course, it would be incomplete without some styling venom. It gains 20-inch M lightweight alloys, with bi-colour spokes and mixed tyres. At the rear you’ll find black chrome pipes, playing a menacing tune from that sport exhaust system.

The package for the M6 trio will be available from July 2015 production models. It adds R147 600 to the basic price of the Coupe and Convertible models, while it costs R134 000 in the Gran Coupé. M6 prices start at R1 679 000.

Siyanda Ndlovu