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By Ben Barry
05 March 2009 10:00
The M6 came out aeons ago (well, 2005), so BMW has seen fit to give it a refresh with the optional Competition Package, a collection of enhancements that ups the M6’s £83,700 sticker price by £2135. For that you get uprated suspension that’s 12mm lower at the front and 10mm lower at the rear. There are also more lenient stability control and ABS settings (ie the electronics will wait a little longer before jumping in to save your bacon), a gorgeous new bonnet complete with clamshell-like central strakes, a fresh twist on the brilliant M differential and 19-inch alloys that look the same but are half an inch wider.
Yes and no. We couldn’t pluck up the courage to do 100mph powerslides on our local slip roads, so the benefits of the revised differential elude us. Track time with the standard car does leave us a little confused, however – the regular M diff offers up to 100 percent lock-up and works brilliantly. What’s more, the handling nuances of the half-inch wider Pirelli rubber was also lost on us. But the competition pack is categorically not a waste of time.
>> Click 'Next' below to read more of our BMW M6 Competition Pack first drive
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RE: BMW M6 Competition Package (2009) CAR review
I would say its certainly an improvment however for 2000 £ its not that much. the M6 is one of my favourite cars particularly the convertable it just looks fabulous.
02 October 2010 11:24
Some how it looks cooler than the normal M6. I can't tell in what way, its just cooler--color maybe?
08 March 2009 14:58
Well I would have one over its rivals, but Tim what was the last M6 you posted on here, I thought that was a competion package or summets. it was a while ago now?
07 March 2009 09:52
Quiet interesting package, I think it was also an attempt to keep the M6 fresh in regard to the times & new models in the market.
06 March 2009 19:38
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06 March 2009 15:34
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