2016 BMW M6 Competition Edition: More edge in limited numbers
The 2016 BMW M6 Competition Edition introduced at Frankfurt was created to put an finer performance edge on the M6 Coupe. In addition to more power and enhanced dynamics, the limited-run Competition Edition also offers a host of design touches to set it apart from the regular M6. Global production of the BMW M6 Competition Edition will be limited to just 120 units, and 100 of those are set to land here in the U.S.
Building off the 2016 M6 Competition Package that's offered on the Convertible and Gran Coupe models, the M6 Coupe Competition Edition is fitted with an upgraded 600-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 compared to 575-horses in the standard M6. In addition to bumping horsepower, the tweaks raise torque from 500 to 515 lb-ft, all of which is on hand from 1,500 to 6,000 rpm. Capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and reaching an electronically limited 156 mph, the new Competition Edition benefits from tauter chassis tuning that are part of the Competition Package.
Sporty exterior accents
Available in either Alpine White or Austin Yellow Metallic, the new M6 Competition Edition boasts custom body striping that also will be seen on BMW's new M6 GT3 racers along with carbon-fiber side-mirror caps and black chrome grille elements, door handles and side gills. Competition Edition cars feature a carbon-fiber M decklid spoiler and exhaust tips as well as a functional rear diffuser. Rounding out the look, buyers will be able to choose between two styles of light-alloy Double Spoke M wheels wrapped in staggered-width 265/35 front and 295/30 rear performance rubber.
Inside, the cabin treatment is highlighted by black fine-grain Merino leather with color-keyed contrast stitching from BMW Individual. Other distinctive elements include supportive M Multifunction front buckets plus carbon fiber elements on the car's Alcantara-wrapped M Sports steering wheel, gear selector and center console along with unique "Competition" door sill plates. The M6 Coupe Competition Edition also includes a BMW Head-Up Display and the choice of a Harman Kardon Surround Sound System or High-End Surround Sound System by Bang & Olufsen that offers 16 speakers and 1,200 watts of sonic power.
BMW dealers here are currently taking orders for the 2016 BMW M6 Competition Edition, which starts at $165,895.
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