Back in 2014, the BMW F10 M5 received a mild facelift along with the revised version of the regular 5 Series. The updates included new kidney grilles, new optional ceramic brakes and the Competition Package. Since the M6 was still younger than its brother, it was nearly left out.
Sure, it also received the new Competition Package but that was it. As it turns out, BMW apparently changed its mind and is now launching a new update for it, a couple of months after the 6 Series range received its facelift.
The new Competition Package takes things even further. The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 is pushed to 600 HP thanks to it and no less than 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, numbers similar to those found on the anniversary 30 Jahre Edition M5. That twist is available between 1,500 and 6,000 RPM, essentially close to the entire rev band.
All of the three body variants are getting this update, the Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible alternatives. With it, the dynamic capabilities of the cars are drastically improved.
0-60 comes up in 3.7 seconds in the Coupe and Gran Coupe models and 3.8 in the Convertible. Going up to 124 mph (200 km/h) now takes 11.8 seconds, a 0.6-second improvement over the M cars fitted with the previous Competition Package (that had 575 HP). Unfortunately, the top speed is still limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) or 305 km/h (190 mph) with the M Driver’s Package option.
Other things included in the Competition Packaged are new springs, new dampers, anti-roll bars, a new M Differential round the back and new bi-color 20” wheels, matching the new exhaust tips. The new package will be available starting this summer.