Facelifted late last year, the BMW M6 receives a more, ahem, competitive Competition Package for 2015, adding a dollop of oomph to the already awe-inspiring performance of the outgoing version (not like the regular model was ever lacking in this department in the first place).

With it, the 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 now produces a round figure of 600 hp, 40 hp higher than in standard form and 25 hp more than the previous Competition Package. Torque has also risen to 700 Nm from 1,500-6,000 rpm, up 20 Nm from before (the standard M6 also produces 680 Nm, but over a narrower spread).


So equipped, the M6 flings itself to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds (Convertible 4.0 seconds), two tenths of a second faster than the old Competition Package, itself one tenth quicker than in standard form. More impressively, the new version blows past the 200 km/h barrier in a scarcely-believable 11.8 seconds, a massive 0.6 seconds faster than before. As with the standard M6, the electronically-limited 250 km/h top speed can be raised to 305 km/h through the optional M Driver’s Package.

As before, the new Competition Package also includes firmer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, a separate control unit for the Active M Differential’s final drive for improved traction, more direct steering as well as a sportier Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. Outside, the optional pack is differentiated through seven-spoke 20-inch light alloy wheels and black chrome exhaust tips.