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BMW M6 Coupe Competition Edition Goes Official at Frankfurt

After breaking the news that BMW will be unveiling a surprise M6 version at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, it’s time to tell you all about it and show it in all its glory. The BMW M6 Competition Edition is a tribute to the M6 GT3 that was also shown for the first time today.
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Even though the Germans won’t confirm it officially, the livery this car has is too close to the one of the real racer to ignore this obvious hint. The fact that they were revealed on the same day is quite fishy as well and could confirm our theory here.

The M stripes were used on the bonnet, around the air intakes of the front bumper and on the sides, just above the sills. Round the back, the same three colors were used to highlight the quad tailpipes, two on each side.

Since we’re talking exterior design here, we should also mention that the Competition Edition M6 models will only be available in Alpine White (as shown here) or Austin Yellow, the official launch color of the M4. Furthermore, the black wheels come as standard as they have to house the Carbon Ceramic brakes hiding beneath them.

On the boot lid, you’ll notice a carbon fiber lip which matches the center diffuser on the bumper, as they are both made of the same material. Blacked out kidney grilles and the ‘M6 Competition’ lettering on the door sills complete the bespoke feeling you’re buying when purchasing one of these.

Inside the cabin, you’ll be greeted by BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather in black and this is not negotiable. Contrast stitching (Opal White with Alpine White paintwork and in Yellow with Austin Yellow Metallic paintwork) as well as lettering on the cupholder lids should tell anyone entering this car that this is an Edition model.

Pricing for this package starts at €17,700 but on top of that you’ll also have to add the Competition Package (€9,500) which takes the engine output up to 600 HP and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Chip in the 20” wheels, multifunction seats and the smoker’s package that are mandatory and you’re looking at nearly €30,000 on top of the starting price of a regular M6. Not really sure if it’s all worth it, despite the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint that takes just 3.9 seconds now and the 305 km/h (190 mph) top speed.

 
 
 
 
 

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