The BMW M6 Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer Becomes the Fastest BMW at Nardo

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The Nardo Ring is a high-speed test track located located at about 12 miles away from the Italian city of Nardo. The track measures 7.8 miles long and is divided in four different lanes, with neutral speed ranging from 62 mph in lane 1 to 149 mph in lane 4. The term "neutral speed" means that the driver can drive the car without turning the wheel.

This is a reason why this ring is the perfect place where you can go and travel with no problems at speeds above 300 km/h (186 mph). The folks over at Auto Bild recently invited a group of cars capable of hitting this speed in a test drive it named "Beyond 300 km/h." One of the cars invited was a BMW M6 Gran Coupe tuned by AC Schnitzer .

The M6 proved it was worthy of the invite, as it managed to hit a top speed of 328,9 km/h (204 mph). With this speed, the M6 Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer becomes the fastest road legal BMW to lap Nardo.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M6 Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer

BMW M6 by AC Schnitzer

AC Schintzer announced its tuning kit for the entire BMW M6 lineup earlier this year, when a series of upgrades were announced for both the exterior and the interior, but more importantly for the 4.4-liter, V-8 engine. After the updates made by the tuner the V-8 engine can now deliver a total of 620 horsepower and 582 pound-feet of torque — up from the stock 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

Back then, AC Schintzer announced a top speed of 189 mph - but apparently the car can do much better, as it proved today.

As usual the tuner is offering its clients the possibility to choose between a wide range of wheels, and different upgrades for the exterior and interior look.

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The BMW M6 Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer Becomes the Fastest BMW at Nardo

Piano, Piano! The attitude to life typical of many Italian regions certainly doesn’t apply to Nardò in Southern Italy.

There, under the headline "Beyond 300 km/h", a high speed test was performed under the auspices of "CONTINENTAL AG" in collaboration with the editorial team of the car magazine "Auto Bild sportscars".

As a potential candidate for 300, the M6 Gran Coupé by AC Schnitzer was invited to this event.

After completing the GPS speed measurement on the 13 km long high speed test track, which is basically an oversized circle, the digital instrument display read 328,9 km/h.

So the M6 Gran Coupé by AC Schnitzer has done it: it is the fastest road legal BMW in Nardò. This proves that speed does not come from maximum engine power alone, but is the result of a careful matching of all elements in the overall concept.


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