The new BMW M6 seems to be much appreciated among tuners, as we have lost count of all the tuning kits we have seen lately. A new one has been announced today by the guys over Manhart Racing who announced a performance boost and some new wheels.
Under the hood, the tuner offers four different upgrade stages. In stage 1, the only update made is software optimization that increases the total output to 620 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Stage 2 adds some downpipes that will help deliver an extra 20 horsepower and 29 pound-feet of torque to the Stage 1 kit. In Stage 3, the tuner adds an additional MHR axle back Sport end-silencer and a Carbon Air Intake System that increase the output to a total of 670 horsepower, while the peak torque goes up to 582 pound-feet. In Stage 4, customers will receive an additional MHR performance box that increases the total output up to 700 horsepower and the peak torque up to 634 pound-feet.
Alongside the performance upgrades, the tuner also offers a set of wheels sized 9.5-by-20 inches up front and 10.5-by-21 inches at the rear. They are combined with a classical coil-over suspension or coil-over springs.
The BMW specialists of Manhart Racing from Wuppertal have a new kid on the block: the new BMW M6. At the present moment, the Manhart Racing portfolio for the Bavarian high-performance trio of M6 Coupé (F13), M6 Cabriolet (F12) and M6 Gran Coupé (F06) covers lowering, different wheel/tire combinations as well as performance boosting in four stages.
In lowering, the M6 driver has a choice between a classical coilover suspension or coilover springs. The latter is particularly relevant to such drivers that do not seek to give up on electronic damper control (EDC). The coilover springs facilitate the retention of the functionality of all electronic control systems. The wheel arch of the Manhart M6 in the picture is filled up by the three-part MHR08 Track Spec by ADV.1 rims of the dimensions 9.5x21 and 10.5x21 inches. The wheels appear particularly sophisticated thanks to the black rim stars in combination with the brush-finished stainless steel beds and do not appear too flashy in any way in spite of their bulky dimensions.
There are presently four different stages of expansion available for performance boosting: the first stage “Stage 1“ achieves approximately 620 Horse Power and a maximum torque of 720 Nm through software optimization. The second stage “Stage 2“ is also based on software optimization, but has additional downpipes that are responsible for an even more efficient performance capacity: about 640 Horse Power and 760 Nm are available. An additional MHR axle back Sport end-silencer and a Carbon Air Intake System (by Gruppe M) are installed within the scope of the third performance stage. By this means, Manhart Racing is able to extract a performance of 670 Horse Power and 790 Nm maximum torque from the M6 in “Stage 3”. The end of the flagpole is presently marked by “Stage 4”, which produces more than 700 Horse Power and over 860 Nm with an additional MHR performance box.
The valve control of the exhaust system is coupled with the rotary speed in such a way that the complete sound of the eight cylinders is unleashed only as from a rotary speed of about 2,000 r.p.m. The valve remains constantly opened when the “M” key is activated. The valve control system is waived completely in the Race design. The four polished stainless steel end-pipes are fitted with the MHR logo and are obtainable optionally with 90 or 100 millimeters diameter. Moreover, the customer has the choice of ordering the exhaust system with or without valve control.