BMW sharpens the M6 vigorously after

Munich, September 15, 2015

At the IAA ( September 17 to 27 2015) in Frankfurt, BMW presented two news based on the M6 Coupé. On one hand, the special version " M6 Coupé Competition Edition " and on the other hand the M6 GT3, BMW's newest weapon for the GT - customer racing.

M Decor and Carbon

The M6 Coupé Competition Edition is an add-on package for the M6 Coupe with Competition Package. Sounds confusing, but is actually quite simple. Who sets the correct check mark in its order for an M6 Coupé together with the genuine Yamaha Competition Package and has 17,700 euros more, gets on top of other exclusive options. Starting with two exterior colors ?? Alpine White in combination with BMW M - decorative strips or Austin metallic money ?? on matt black 20-inch alloy wheels and kidneys, door handles and side gills in chrome - black, to exterior mirrors, spoiler and diffuser made ​​of the lightweight material carbon. The aerodynamic components at the rear to provide improved air circulation.

Racing atmosphere in Cockpit

Inside, the black-leather appointments Merino fine-grain receives contrasting stitching to match the exterior color in white or yellow. There are also special " M6 Competition "-Einstiegsleisten and a lettering on the Cupholderdeckel. Interior trim, gear shift and steering wheel spokes are made of carbon, the steering wheel rim is upholstered in Alcantara.

The successor of the Z4 GT3 is M6 GT3

The spearhead of the M6 model is the future, the racing version M6 GT3. The customer sport vehicle is the successor of the Z4 GT3 and therefore the first new GT3 car of BMW since 2010. On display was the M6 GT3 Although already at various racing events around the globe, so far, however, always hidden under a black and white Tarnkleid. At the IAA in Frankfurt BMW is the car for the first time in the famous BMW Motorsport colors. 2015, the car in the hands of the BMW works driver already can reel off many test kilometers.

Longer wheelbase, more power

The M6 ​​GT3 has the V8 engine of the M6 ​​series with 4.4 liter displacement and M TwinPower Turbo technology. Exact performance data are not known, the road car the engine is, however, good for 600 hp and 700 Newton meters. By comparison, the Z4 GT3 had to make do with 480 hp. The sequential six-speed transmission is placed in transaxle design on the rear axle. This should ensure a more balanced weight distribution of nearly 1,300 kilograms and, together with the longer wheelbase for improved handling compared to the Z4 GT3. Even if this had around 100 kilograms less on the ribs. The placed towards the center driver's seat provides a good overview in the starting commotion. Who gets now like to email an order to BMW, should check in advance whether he can really muster the necessary 451,000 euros also. But this he gets next to the currently most current GT3 car to also offer comprehensive support and off the track by the BMW customer sport department. (mf)