Magic of tuning: from BMW M6 to supercar
Administrator World Garage
Specialists of German Studio G-Power managed to significantly increase return of engine "charged" cabriolet Bavarian brand. Standard version of BMW M6 Convertible in back F12 is equipped with V-shaped "Turbo-8" volume of 4.4 liters, which develops 560 HP and 680 Nm. Having shoulder 34 years of experience tuning, engineers at G-Power have successfully applied his "magic", then engine began to give out 800 HP and 1 050 Nm of torque.
Open modification BMW M6 celebrated its" live " debut at Geneva motor show in March 2012, and in January 2015, together with other members of family appeared in an updated form on catwalks of motor show in Detroit.
From standard convertible "charged "version differs not so much as originally expected – aggressive body kit with pronounced aerodynamic elements, more squat silhouette due to reduced clearance, wheels with dimension of 19 inches and sports" exhaust " with four round nozzles. External dimensions on perimeter of body are 4898 mm in length, 1368 mm in height and 1899 mm in width. parameters of wheelbase and ground clearance are as follows-2851 mm and 107 mm, respectively.
The interior of "M6" Convertible is decorated in the" family " style of brand, made of premium finishing materials and has high level of performance. first row is equipped with sports chairs with an optimal profile, which can be adjusted to fit any figure, but rear seats are suitable only for low passengers or children – space is limited, and seats can not be called standard of convenience. Luggage compartment of Bavarian convertible with letter M is designed to carry 350 liters of Luggage with raised soft roof, but if it is lowered – volume is reduced to 300 liters.
The BMW M6 Convertible is fitted with an eight-cylinder 4.4-litre s64b44 engine with maximum capacity of 560 forces at 6000-7000 rpm and 680 Nm of torque at 1500-5750 rpm. This impact was achieved by installing reinforced crankshaft, pair of Twin Scroll turbochargers and direct fuel injection. In tandem to turbo motor is supplied "robot" M-DCT seven gears with two clutches, and in rear axle is implanted active differential. To first hundred "charged" convertible accelerates in 4.3 seconds at a" maximum " of 250 km/h (the bar can be raised to 305 km / h), "eating" an average of 10.3 liters of gasoline.
zero to hundred new BMW M6 Coupe accelerates in 4.2 seconds, while convertible it takes 0.1 seconds more. maximum speed of both is limited by electronics at around 250 km / h, but ordering M Driver's Package allows you to increase maximum speed to 305 km/h.
Despite fact that BMW M6 of old generation is equipped with V10 engine, this machine is 10% more powerful. BMW managed to make this car even more economical, average consumption of coupe in mixed cycle is 9.9 liters per hundred kilometers, and consumption of convertible – 10.3 liters per hundred. Last but not least, this was achieved through work to reduce weight of cars. For example, roof of BMW M6 2012 coupe is made of carbon fiber, and doors and hood are made of aluminum. However, weight of coupe still remained very impressive - 1 850 kg, and convertible, equipped with folding roof of composites, another 30 kg heavier.
With common platform with "civilian" BMW 6-Series Convertible, M6 has number of technical differences: power steering with variable force, disc brakes with perforation and adaptive shock absorbers with electronic control.
An impressive return was achieved by upgrading engine's hardware and control software. key upgrade was completion of two turbochargers, which received larger and more efficient turbine, impeller wheels, improved bearings and new "snail".
The tuned M6 also received larger size distribution pipes and straight-flow metal catalysts in combination with high-quality titanium exhaust system with 100 mm carbon tips.
The new firmware G-Power Bi-Tronik 2 V4 engine electronics allowed to achieve maximum effect of above changes. As result, g-Power M6 Convertible has become one of fastest four – seater convertibles in world-accelerating from 0 to 200 km/h takes only 9.8 seconds and top speed of 330 km/h.
The car is equipped with adjustable height coil over suspension G-Power GM6-RS, as well as ultra-light 21-inch forged wheels with five-spoke design, wrapped in rubber 255/30R21 front and 295/25R21 rear. It is possible to reduce unsprang weight and improve handling.