German tuner AC Schnitzer announced a new upgrade package for the entire BMW M6 lineup: coupe , convertible and Grand Coupe . With the new tuning kit, AC Schnitzer wanted to prove that the model was specially designed for more: more power, more torque, more speed and more aerodynamic.
As expected, AC Schnitzer spent most of its time under the hood of the M6. The tuner updated the 4.4-liter V-8 engine to deliver a total of 620 horsepower and 582 pound-feet of torque — up from the stock 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. With the extra 60 horsepower the M6 can now hit a top speed of 189 mph - up from the base 155 mph. Additionally, AC Schnitzer announced that the Gran Coupe variant now carries a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.1 seconds — 0.1 seconds faster than the standard model.
The extra power required extra driving dynamics. To help in this area, AC Schnitzer installed a new suspension spring kit that lowers the car’s ride by 15 mm (0.59 inches) up front and 25 mm (0.98 inches) at the rear.
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BMW M6 by AC Schnitzer in Detail
AC Schnitzer didn’t stop at making the M6 faster and handle better. It also installed a new aerodynamic package that includes a new carbon-fiber front spoiler and rear diffuser, a chromed front grille, and a new rear spoiler that adds a little extra downforce. The tuner also offers a new sports muffler with twin chromed sport end pipes.
For the interior, there is a new "Black Line" aluminum cover, aluminum pedal set and footrests, and floor mats in velours.
The car sits on a set of 20- or 21-inch weight-optimized wheels offered in various designs.
BMW M6 by AC Schnitzer - 0 to 186 mph
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High performance, outstanding technology and that true motorsport feeling can be summarised in one letter: M. Only the highest-powered versions of the BMW series may include this letter in their name.
For AC Schnitzer, the letter M also means something else: More! Because the Aachen-based tuning specialist is not that easily satisfied when it comes to dynamics, sporting performance and power. So the M6 Coupé, the M6 Convertible and also the M6 Gran Coupé have once again passed through the AC Schnitzer development workshops in Aachen.
After the workshop attention, all three benefit from More aerodynamics and performance.456 kW / 620 hp, 790 Nm and the unassailable top speed of 305 km/h all pay tribute to the letter M.
The AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit gives the already excellent driving dynamics a further boost. And as an aside, the suspension spring kit provides an even more sporting look thanks to the lowering of the M6 (front 15 mm, rear 25 mm).
In all M6 models, AC Schnitzer aerodynamic components provide More sportiness: carbon front spoiler, chromed front grille, carbon rear diffuser and rear spoiler (Coupé only) also ensure maximum driving dynamics. A rear skirt film, emblem film and type designations are also available and complete the power package in aesthetic terms.
For M6 owners, naturally there must be something More acoustically The AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with twin chromed "Sport Trim“ tailpipes is available with and without flap control, in conjunction with the carbon rear diffuser.
In the interior of all three M6 vehicles by AC Schnitzer, the motorsport atmosphere is elegantly maintained: the "Black Line“ aluminium cover for BMW "i-Drive system controller“ (anodized black/matt), aluminium pedal set for left- and right-hand drive (anodized/matt), aluminium footrests (anodized/matt) and floor mats in velours are all available.
The 620 hp are transferred to the road in all M6 models via the wide, weight-optimised 20 or 21 inch wheels which even at a standstill are indicative of the asphalt-hugging stance. Type VIII (one-piece/multipiece/forged), Type V (forged) and Type IV wheels are available in various designs to transfer the power to the road through corresponding tyres.
Coupé, Convertible or Gran Coupé: The M6-series by AC Schnitzer has not just one M, but at least three: More dynamics, More sportiness and More elegance.