2016 BMW M6 gets upgraded Competition Package

The Competition Package bumps the M6\'s power output to 600 horsepower.

BMW has announced the recently-introduced 2016 M6 will usher in an upgraded Competition Package that will bring more power and a few additional tech features.

Offered on all versions of the M6, the Competition Package bumps the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8's power output to 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque from 1,500 all the way to 6,000 rpm. As a result, the 6 can sprint from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds (4 seconds flat for the convertible), from zero to 124 mph in 11.8 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 189 mph when ordered with the optional M Driver's Package.

The Package also adds a sportier suspension system with stiffer springs and roll bars, a sport exhaust system, an Active M Differential that improves traction, a more direct power steering and a less intrusive stability control system.

Visually, 6s ordered with the Competition Package are instantly recognizable thanks to 20-inch double-spoke light-alloy M wheels and four exhaust tips finished in black chrome.

The new Competition Package is scheduled to go on sale across the nation in July. We'll have to wait until then to find out how much of a premium it will carry over last year's package and whether the M5 will benefit from similar upgrades.

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