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On Track: BMW M6 Competition Package

BMWBLOG headed last month to Portugal to test drive the new BMW M6 Competition Package.At the Estoril Race Track, we got behind the wheel of a BMW M6 with the new Competition Package to see what the M engineers have prepared for the super-sporty M5 and M6 models.To show the journalists how the car performs when in hands of a professional driver BMW M invited DTM race driver Marco Wittmann and reigning champion Bruno Spengler to give us some hot laps around the famous race track.

On Track: BMW M6 Competition Package

In the video below, two GoPro cameras captured the performance of the M6 with Marco Wittmann behind the wheel while racing a BMW M instructor.Before jumping into the video, here is a recap of the Competition Package.The 575 horsepower Competition Package comes with a series of upgrades to the chassis and ride settings. The M engineers have revised the suspension and damping systems, the stabilizer bars have also been more tautly tuned. In the BMW M6 this adjustment has resulted in a lowering of the car by around 10 millimeters. The Competition Package also has stiffer front axle while the Active M Differential offers improved traction.The additional 15 horsepower are achieved via boost mapping.The M Dynamic mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system is even more acutely geared to sporty handling characteristics. The package additionally includes exclusively designed 20-inch M light-alloy wheels style 601M with performance tires. The customers also have the option to choose the 343M 20-inch wheels.The sport exhaust system comes with black chrome tailpipes and BMW says it’s positioned between the stock exhaust system and the M Performance Exhaust system, but not made out of titanium.

 

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