BMW will offer an optional Competition Package for the new 2014 M5 and M6 (Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe) facelift models. Besides the additional equipment, the package will also boost the engine. The Competition Package open up a new dimension of dynamics in customary BMW M style.

The 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 is going to produce 575HP (423 kW), instead of 560HP (412 kW). Although the power increase is insignificant, surely it will provide better acceleration. The engine is connected to a 7-speed M dual clutch gearbox and an Active M Differential at the rear axle.

Other performance components are  M carbon ceramic brakes, updated suspension and damping systems, tuned stabilizer bars, 10 mm lowered ride height and new hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with M-specific Servotronic function. There is also a set of new 20" M alloys and a sport exhaust system with custom M black chrome twin tailpipes.

The contents of the Competition Package make for optimised performance characteristics in all models, as demonstrated for example by 0.1 seconds being shaved off the standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time and 0.2 seconds when accelerating from zero to 200 km/h (124 mph).

Cornering dynamics and elasticity are also enhanced – something that is noticeable in everyday driving but most powerfully experienced on the race track. In particular in conjunction with the optional M carbon ceramic brakes, all the driving dynamics attributes associated with BMW M automobiles are experienced at the highest level.

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Source: BMW