The BMW M6 Coupe is now offered with the extreme Competition Pack - and we've been behind the wheel to deliver our verdict.
Power is increased from 552bhp to 567bhp and peak torque is available across more of the rev range. As a result, the 0-62mph sprint time drops by a tenth of a second to 4.1 seconds and the car feels stunningly quick. It’s different to a standard M6 through corners, too.
The steering is 10 per cent quicker, the springs and dampers are 20 per cent stiffer, the anti-roll bars have been beefed up and the active limited-slip differential has been recalibrated as well.
So although there’s a comfort-biased GT feel, this car is more alive in bends, and able to change direction quicker and grip a little harder than the standard model.
Cosmetic differences are few and far between; a set of new 20-inch alloy wheels and black exhaust tailpipes are the only exterior clues. The exhaust is a special sports version, though, which means that the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 sounds better than ever.
The price for all these updates is £6,500, which takes the M6 to a fraction over £100,000. If you’re going to be using the M6 a lot on a track then the Competition Pack is worthy of consideration. But for everyday use, that extra £6,500 is probably best spent elsewhere.