Body wrap specialist gets some help in building a multi-faceted tuning program

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is on the clock now that there are reports of BMW replacing the model with the 8 Series in 2020. But that’s still four years and away so owners of these models need not fret. Some can even opt to have their cars tuned to their heart’s content, and it just so happens that Fostla, one of the industry’s flashiest body wrap specialists, has prepared an all-encompassing tuning program for the 6 Series Gran Coupe, one that includes an improved output of 562 horsepower and 579 pound-feet of torque.

This program is a welcome surprise because Fostla is mostly known for its audacious body wraps. That’s still evident in this kit but the tuner went above and beyond its own specialization to provide new wheels, chassis and suspension upgrades, and an engine tuning kit that drives up the 6er’s power and performance capabilities.

In a lot of ways, this kind of program reflects what’s so awesome about the tuning industry. Sure, there’s still inherent competition in the business, but there’s also room for collaboration, especially when it comes to companies that offer different specializations. The ability and willingness to come together results in a program that customers can feel good at. After all, the whole industry’s objective is to provide the best aftermarket kits for cars like the 6 Series Gran Coupe and Fostla was able to do that with the help of some of its industry buddies.

That said, is this the best tuning program for the 6 Series Gran Coupe? That’s subject to differing opinions, but in our case, this one has to be one of the flashiest programs we’ve seen for the performance coupe in a while.

Continue after the jump tor read the full review.

Exterior

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One look at this 6 Series Gran Coupe and it immediately becomes apparent that this isn’t a normal tuning program. The first order of business was to give the sports coupe a new body kit, which comes in the form of Prior Design’s noted PD6XX kit. This program includes a new set of wider fenders, carbon fiber lips, a rear decklid spoiler, and diffusers. Once the kit is in place, Fostla went to work by dressing the entire body with a matte grey vinyl wrap and accompanied it with plenty of graphics and decals all throughout the body. Rounding out the audacious work on the exterior is a new set of equally extravagant 20-inch glossy blue wheels that come matched with tires measuring 245/30/20 and 295/30/20 in the front and rear, respectively.

Drivetrain

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It’s rare for an engine upgrade package to be overshadowed by modifications on other parts of the car, which appears to be the case to here. That said, Fostla didn’t let the aftermarket potential of the 6 Series Gran Coupe’s 4.4-liter-twin-turbo V-8 engine to waste as it tapped PP Performance’s level 2 chip tuning power kit to put in work on the V-8. The kit is made up of a software chip tuning program, which helps the engine increase its output to 562 horsepower and 579 pound-feet of torque. Add up the numbers and that represents an increase of over 100 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque over the V-8’s standard output.

The kit is made up of a software chip tuning program, which helps the engine increase its output to 562 horsepower and 579 pound-feet of torque

Fostla didn’t reveal the performance numbers of the PP-Performance-tuned 6 Series Gran Coupe, but with the extra power on tap, the sports coupe should be able to hit 60 mph in a shade under four seconds. Top speed should still remain at 155 mph, unless PP-Performance’s kit includes eliminating the electronic speed limiter, in which case a top speed of 180 mph isn’t out of the question.

Complementing the engine upgrade is a new exhaust system courtesy of ASG-Sound and modified M6-exhaust chambers and carbon tailpipes in combination with downpipes and an X-pipe from Supersprint.

Chassis and Suspension

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Keeping up with the trend of sourcing components from its peers, Fostla got the help of suspension specialist Eibach, who in turn sent over its Pro-Kit lowering springs to help drop the 6 Series Gran Coupe’s ride height by 0.98 and 0.79 inches in the front and rear, respectively.

Pricing

The whole program costs €40,000, which is close to $45,000 based on current exchange rates. Considering the amount of modifications put into the 6 Series Gran Coupe, that price point is a reasonable bargain.

Competition

BMW 6 Series by M&D Exclusive

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It’s not often that a tuner goes over and above in driving up the flamboyance of a car, but somehow Fostla has a kindred spirit in M&D Exclusive, which presented its own colorful tuning kit of the 6 Series back in November 2015. Known mostly for being a wrap shop, M&D Exclusive also collaborated with Prior Design to give the 6 Series an M6 GT3 flavor. One of the highlights of the “PD6XX GT3” kit was an engine upgrade package that featured a remap of the 6er’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. The result is an output of 495 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 50 ponies and 53 pound-feet of twist. The extra juice is enough to improve the sports coupe’s 0-to-60-mph time to just 4.6 seconds. Top speed remained at 155 mph.

Read more about the BMW 6 Series by M&D Exclusive here.

Conclusion

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Since the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is reportedly on its last legs, a program like this isn’t going to last very long. That could mean two things: get it now or leave it alone. I prefer that you get it thought because if you think about it, you’re not going to find too many collaborative kits like this one. It may have Fostla’s name on it, but this program is a real team effort that translates very well on the 6 Series Gran Coupe.

  • Leave it
    • * Might be too flashy for some
    • * Poor interior
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