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Christopher Bruce2013-04-24 15:40:25

BMW M5 and M6 Getting 575hp Competition Packages on Refreshed Models

Package not confirmed for M6 Convertible or Gran Coupe yet

 
 
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The competition package will be available on the refreshed M5

The eagle-eyed BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
8676 photos
43 videos
fanatics at M5 Board have spotted a new edition of the M5M5BMW M5Germany, 2012 > 200028 photos
1 video
and M6M6BMW M6Germany, 2012 > present12 photos
that are expected to hit the market next year when the 5 Series5 Series Gen.6 [F10]BMW 5 Series Gen.6 [F10]Germany, 2010 > 2016247 versions
475 photos
and 6 Series6 Series Gen.3BMW 6 Series Gen.3Germany, 2011 > present80 versions
230 photos
3 videos
are refreshed. The package will add 11kW (15hp) to bring total power up to 575hp. 

The competition package will also add new wheels, black exhaust tops, a sportier suspension, more direct steering. The changes should be enough to increase acceleration to 100km/h by 0.1 seconds, but the top speed will remain at 190mph. The upgrade will put the M5 and M6 10hp down on the latest E63 AMG SE63 AMG 4MATIC S SaloonMercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MA...Germany, 2013 > present3 photos
.

The video also indicates that the refreshed cars will also get new front and rear bumpers. 

The package has not yet been confirmed for the M6 ConvertibleM6 ConvertibleBMW M6 ConvertibleGermany, 2012 > present13 photos
or M6 Gran CoupeM6 Gran CoupéBMW M6 Gran CoupéGermany, 2013 > present7 photos
, although it could easily be added to the lineup later. 

Source: M5 Board and Car and Driver

Encyclopedia
BMWBMW
5 Series5 Series
5 Series Gen.6 [F10]5 Series Gen.6 [F10]
M5M5
Engine
V 8 (90º vee)
Displacement
268 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
7, Manual
Maximum power
560 hp @ 7000 rpm
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
23.76 US MPG
price
$ 118.982
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.389

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