2016 BMW M6 Competition Package Cranked Up to 600 HP

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The 2016 BMW M6 Competition Package has been revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

An extra 25 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque are added to already potent M6 thanks to the Competition Package, bringing total output to 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. That power is also more accessible, with peak torque available from the 4.4-liter V8 from between 1,500 and 6,000 RPMs.

Sprinting from 0 to 60 mph will take the M6 Coupe and Grand Coupe 3.8 seconds with the Competition Package, while the convertible model will take 3.9 seconds to hit that benchmark. Top speed is limited at 155 mph, though you can get it to 189 mph by adding the M Driver’s Package.

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Firmer suspension is also a part of the package thanks to new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. Even the existing handling systems are tweaked for better performance, those being the Active M differential, Servotronic speed-sensitive steering and electronic stability control.

To make sure the M6 Competition Package stands out from the crowd, it wears 20-inch light alloy wheels and gets a sports exhaust with black chrome finish, carbon fiber accents and your choice of two paint finishes: Austin Yellow or Alpine White. Opt for white and BMW includes its famous racing livery colors on the car, mimicking its GT3 race car.

Inside, fine-grain Merino leather, body-color accent stitching and more carbon fiber accents can be found. A head-up display and premium audio system are also fitted to this high-end M6.

Just 100 M6 Competition Package cars will be coming to the U.S., and each will wear a $165,850 price tag. For those lucky few who get one, a voucher for a free visit to a BMW Performance Center Driving School will be included.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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