For the past couple years, BMW has also offered a competition package for each version, adding 15 ponies to the mix. Now, BMW has announced an updated package with 32 horsepower more than the standard M6, for a total of 592 hp, and an increase in torque to 516 pound-feet.
The added power and torque now available for the European market is complemented by other hardware upgrades. For each variant, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is on board, along with an electronic Active M differential and new 20-inch lightweight wheels.
The extra power has improved the 0 to 60 mph sprint for the coupe to 3.9 seconds, while the gran coupe and convertible need 4.0 seconds to hit the same speed. Those numbers are 0.2 seconds faster than the standard M6 Gran Coupe, and 0.3 seconds faster than the standard M6 coupe and convertible.
The competition package also includes stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, tweaks to the dynamic stability control, plus adjustments to the electric steering system.
As with the standard M6 versions, top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, but can be raised to 189 mph for more money, er, I mean by optioning on the “M Driver’s Package.”