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BMW M6 Competition Package (2008): first pictures

Mon, 11 Aug 2008

By Ben Whitworth

First Official Pictures

11 August 2008 16:30

BMW has given its top-end 6-series performance models a visual and dynamic boost. The top-drawer M6 is now available with a £2180 Competition Package that drops the front and rear suspension by 12mm and 10mm, retunes the DSC Dynamic Stability Control and ABS settings, and throws in a modified Variable M differential. There are also unique alloys shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa System rubber and a restyled bonnet.

Available on all non-M derivatives, the new Sport Edition pack – which adds £3650 to the coupe and convertible’s pricing – features bespoke 19-inch alloys, stiffer anti-roll bars (10 percent front, 30 percent rear), a sports exhaust, a more scalloped bonnet, brushed aluminium cabin accents and a wider choice of exterior colours, plus those Pirelli tyres.

BMW has announced prices and specifications for its new X6 flagship. The £53,930 xDrive50i, which arrives in November, is powered by twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 petrol that develops 408bhp – good enough for a 60mph sprint in 5.4 seconds and a 155mph limited speed.

Those with an environmental conscience will be pleased to hear that the BMW’s CO2 and combined fuel economy figures of 299g/km and 22.6mpg shame those of the Cayenne GTS (332g/km and 20.3mpg) and Range Rover Sport (374g/km and 17.8mpg). But then everything’s relative…

More tweaks to sell more cars, or decent fundamental changes to the BMW 6-series? Click 'Add your comment' below and have your say

By Ben Whitworth