BMW has the two presented at the 24 - hour race at the Nürburgring so far sharpest versions of its 6-series. On the so-called " M Night " was presented a new Competition Package for the M6 models M6 Convertible and M6 Gran Coupe and the GT race car for the 2016 season, the BMW M6 GT3.
The new Competition Package ( as early as 2013, there had been a first Competition variant with 575 hp ) is oriented in terms of performance on the BMW M5 Special Edition "30 Years M5 ". The performance of the 4.4 - liter twin-turbo V8 rises accordingly by 40 horsepower and 20 Newton meters to now 600 hp and 700 Nm. In M6 and M6 Gran Coupe pass for the zero - to - 100 - km / h sprint now still 3.9 seconds, the M6 Convertible are 4.0 seconds. From zero to 200 km / h concern in the M6 Coupé in 11.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited 250 km / h. Optionally, it can also be raised to 305 km / h.
In addition to performance, the new Competition Package sets but also the handling of the M6. Springs, dampers and stabilizers are stiffer, the rear differential receives a special vote, the steering gets a more direct interpretation and the stability control gets the M Dynamic Mode bit more freedom. Outwardly one recognizes the Competition Package at the black chrome tailpipes of the exhaust system and an exclusive set of 20 - inch wheels. The Competition Package is available for the M6 series from July 2015. With M6 Coupé and M6 Convertible it proposes 9,500 Euros to the price, for the M6 Gran Coupe it costs 8,500 euros.
The biggest eye-catcher of the M - night you had doubt with the new M6 GT3 in the luggage. The future spearhead of BMW's customer sport program carries a 4.4 - liter twin-turbo V8 with dry sump lubrication and 500 horsepower under the hood. According to BMW, the aggregate of the M6 - road version of the race was only slightly modified. More effort was apparently put in weight tuning, because with less than 1,300 kilos of weight the racecar over 600 kilos lighter than the standard version. The GT racer uses a transaxle drive system and a six-speed sequential racing gearbox. Compared to the current customer sport Z4 GT3 racer of the longer wheelbase also promises better handling characteristics. The BMW M6 GT3 will go from the season 2016 at the start and also engage in next year's 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
Meanwhile occupied the Z4 GT3 of BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS in his last work to be supported in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in second place. He had to admit defeat, only the Audi R8 LMS entered by Audi Sport Team WRT and crossed the finish line in front of the Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R . ( sw )