It’s official folks: the BMW M6 Coupe, M6 Gran Coupe and M6 Convertible received a facelift! Set to be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the updated M6 range arrives with new LED headlights offered as standard, the M double-bar kidney grille as well as the eye-catching front apron with large air intakes.
The rear bumper was updated too and shows a stylish integrated diffuser insert, two sets of M twin tailpipes and the well-known M6 logo on the boot lid. Inside, the vehicles get an M steering wheel wrapped in leather and featuring shift paddles for the M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and M Drive.
In addition, the interior features the M gearshift lever, an M instrument cluster, iPhone-style Central Information Display, a centre console in black panel look as well as the M-version of the Head-Up Display. The M sports seats, illuminated M door sill finishers with M6 logo and the M driver’s footrest complete the design.
Under the hood, we find the same 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, delivering 560 hp (412 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) available between 1,500 rpm and 5,750 rpm. The 2015 BMW M6 Coupe and M6 Gran Coupe are able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, while the M6 Convertible needs 4.3 seconds.
All the models offer a top speed limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h. Despite these performances, fuel consumption is just 9.9 l/100 km (28.5 mph imp) for the M6 Coupe and Gran Coupe, while the M6 Convertible needs 10.3 l/100 km (27.4 mpg imp).
Competition Package is available as an option and raises output to 575 hp (423 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500 rpm to 6,000 rpm. Despite the power increase, fuel consumption remains the same for all models.
Still, all the models shave another tenth of a second off the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint. Moreover, the Competition package adds a new sports exhaust system with black chromed tailpipes, new 20-inch M light-alloy wheels, a new suspension tuning and more direct steering.