The folks over at Prior Design have been rolling out some great mods lately, and we’re not talking just about the White Phoenix kit for the 2014 Audi R8 . No, the company’s PD550 package for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is way cooler, especially for bringing a Black Series-like look to the four-door coupe before the company even thought about doing it. The German specialist is also known for having a thing for BMWs . It has been modifying anything from compact 3 Series to the larger 7 Series in the past, but, more recently, the tuner turned its focus to the M6 GranCoupe , the four-door coupe we’ve already had an in-depth look at.
As with most Prior Design projects, the M6 GranCoupe received a more aggressive appearance via a body kit that changed everything from the bumpers to the fenders, and added a brand-new hood and a trunk-lid spoiler. The larger rear diffuser blends perfectly with the bumper’s lateral air outlets, and a set of beefier wheels and tires are in place to make sure this M6 stays glued to the road.
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BMW M6 GranCoupe PD6XX By Prior Design in detail
Finished in gold, the ADV1 wheels come in 20-inch sizes and are wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx tires housed by widened wheel arches. Their main duty is to make sure that the huge amount of output — raised from 560 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque to 685 horsepower and 604 pound-feet — is put to good use when it touches the ground. Obviously, the 4.4-liter, V-8 engine sounds meaner in Prior’s state of tune, especially with that stainless-steel sports exhaust peeking from the rear.
Interior alterations are spectacular as well, with huge amounts of leather and Alcantara covering anything from the the seats to the center console, dashboard and the steering wheel. Everything is complemented by fine stitching and refined details, and buyers can order it in many different colors. There’s no way you can get so much luxury in a factory-built M6 GranCoupe.
Besides these standard features available to any vehicle ordered with the tuner’s PD6XX package, customers can also select from a number of options that further enhance the M6 GranCoupe. For instance, buyers can get the entire aerodynamic body kit in carbon fiber, while more demanding buyers can get 90-mm carbon exhaust tips in place of the stainless-steel ones.
The BMW M6 is one of the most exciting vehicles of our time even ex works. Prior Design gives the strong Bavarian an even more aggressive appearance with a customised body kit!
Prior Design has been a perfect specialist for aerodynamics and performance kits for many years, focusing mostly on premium vehicles in the upper price range. The challenge in the form of the BMW M6 GranCoupé of the series F06, presented in 2012, was just the thing for them. The GranCoupé offers an impressive look even ex works. Prior Design had to apply great care to refine it further. The designers solved this task exemplarily! The "PD6XX" convinces by its brutal look combined with elegant and flowing lines.
The body kit comprises a front bumper with large air inlets and several cup wings for better aerodynamics. A large spoiler sword adds downward thrust. The typical Prior motor cowl with a large air outlet makes the front look even more aggressive. Extensive mudguard widening with powerful air-outlet-gills seamlessly merges into two-level side sills that are just as wide. The rear side walls area is also noticeably widened, which in turn is completed by the new rear bumper. The extensive diffusor painted in a high-gloss black, the large lateral air outlets and the wide jaws make the rear of the Prior-M6 seem extremely sturdy and brawny! The grand finale is the comparatively delicate rear spoiler that perfectly merges into the overall appearance. On request, all components of the Prior Design aerodynamics programme can also be ordered in carbon.
This kind of wide construction would be nothing without the wheel/tyre combination to match! Prior Design chose the perfectly trendy and strongly concave ADV1 rims here. The golden multi-spoked wheels are 10.5 and 12.5 x 20 inches large respectively, wearing Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres with good traction. The H&R threaded chassis enabled Prior Design to adjust the lowering rate to the new wheel arches precisely to make the side line seem to be from a single cast. The H&R undercarriage, known to be perfectly coordinated, also ensures great handling and once again increases driving fun!
The Prior Design technicians add a lot of performance as well: thanks to a complete reprogramming of the motor electronics, they increase the BMW unit’s power by a full 99 PS to 659 PS. In parallel to this, the maximum torque grows by 140 to reach 820 Nm. The exhaust cut-outs of the new rear aprons make room for four tail pipes that form the end of the stainless steel sports exhaust system by Prior Design with its powerful sound, making the Biturbo-V8 of the M6 rejoice quite loudly! On request, the system is also available with four 90 mm carbon tail pipes against a surcharge!
The interior of the M6 has been completely redesigned by Prior. Any number of square metres of the finest Alcantara and napa leather moved in here. Fine stitching and great details turn the vehicle interior into a real wellness oasis!
Result: Understatement certainly wasn’t part of the specifications the Prior designers worked to. If you want to multiply the aggressive look of your M6, however, you will just have to use the Widebody kit by Prior Design! The designers certainly did not overshoot the mark, but instead emphasize the sporty and aggressive attributes of the Gran Coupé in a targeted fashion!