If you’re looking for a BMW M Coupe model that’s a bit bigger and more luxurious than the M4 you’re out of luck. The BMW M6 Coupe was pulled out of production last year to make room for the soon to be unveiled M8 and things have never been the same for the average BMW fan out there. You can still get the Convertible or the Gran Coupe but the Coupe is out of the question right now, if you’re looking for a brand new one.
The car in the footage below is a 2015 model and it’s not stock. According to the Youtube channel, Dinan fiddled with it and increased its power output, squeezing every bit of performance out of the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 in the process. The guys don’t mention any horsepower figures but, judging by what they say we can assume this M6 is putting out close to 700 HP. That’s with the Stage 1 kit from Dinan, which takes the Competition Package M6 from the stock 575 HP to the aforementioned figure.
On the other side of the fence we have a rather bold BMW M3 driver. He’s coming prepared with a Competition Package car as well, but with considerably lower figures. Since the M3 is stock, it comes with 444 HP, a small increase from the standard 425 of the non-CP models. The 3-liter straight six twin-turbo engine is powerful enough to handle the considerably lower weight of the M3 compared to the M6.
In the first race, the M3 even seemed faster than the M6 but that was only due to the latter missing the launch. In the second race things end up closer to what you’d expect considering the power gap between them and despite the hefty weight penalty the M6 has to deal with. Oh, and you also get a quick guide on how to activate launch control on any M car fitted with the DCT gearbox.