I have a '10 E63 coupe so I'd like to chime in. Yes, the M6 is a beast out of the box, and yes there are a few easy, no-brainer mods you can do to make it increase throttle response, better airflow, improve gas mileage, and yes add more horsepower albeit a miniscule amount:Hi. First post. New owner. 06 M6. Curious on a easy way to gain more power without breaking the bank. Thanks
No prob, glad to give some input. These V10 engines are the last of their kind, BMW will never make another one like it. Keep in mind that being a N/A V10, they are always thirsty for clean cold air. That's why even the most basic modifications which help the V10 guzzle more air will also help it perform better.
They're not connected, they will usually rip when you yank them out. Don't be shy to use some force as you won't ever need them again. Just be careful not let any debris drop into the box once they come out as that will blow straight into your intake.
I'm not sure about this, as RPI did not mentioned any tuning, remapping or ECU flashing after installing the scoops. There was a dyno before and after which showed a 15-17hp gain. I've done this mod and I can tell you there is without doubt a "feeling" of increase in power. I only say feeling because I don't have a dyno to prove it. Also, I was never implying there would be a significant increase in power. At best you'll upgrade to a 20-30 hp gain. That's a 4-6% increase which is not significant relative to the base 500hp, but is certainly noticeable.Guys, I hate to be a bummer but all these cool affordable mods listed by Raven won't make M6 go significantly faster without ECU remapping. The reason is that the factory settings won't allow the engine consume more air and fuel mixture than it needs to show its stock 507 hp. You still might get a little improvement in acceleration but that's mainly because you'll replace old worn parts with new ones, like clogged OEM air filters with new K&N. But if you're up to smth really hardcore -- do what Raven had suggested, and then have your ECU flashed, you'll feel the difference. Although I can't promise that this will be cheap.
Nice...when you say limited edition are you referring to the Competition Edition? I believe they made them in '08 and '10. There was a '10 for sale in Canada a few weeks ago with something like 200 miles on it. They only made 10 for the North American market in '10.
RPI don't need to mention fiddling with ECU simply because their goal is to sell the scoops.I'm not sure about this, as RPI did not mentioned any tuning, remapping or ECU flashing after installing the scoops. There was a dyno before and after which showed a 15-17hp gain. I've done this mod and I can tell you there is without doubt a "feeling" of increase in power. I only say feeling because I don't have a dyno to prove it. Also, I was never implying there would be a significant increase in power. At best you'll upgrade to a 20-30 hp gain. That's a 4-6% increase which is not significant relative to the base 500hp, but is certainly noticeable.
There are some other cheap cosmetic upgrades I can recommend, but those are personal taste and may not be to everyone's liking. These basic performance mods I recommended here were covered thoroughly in several M5 Board threads, the general consensus was that they are the best no-brainer bang for the buck performance mods, especially the carbon filter delete which is literally a free mod. Many over there felt these were must-do mods. In the grand scheme of things, $300-350 isn't going to make or break anyone's bank when comparing other parts or regular maintenance on these beasts.
Not much as far as performance upgrades except some fine tuning to the suspension. Engine remained same. A more aggressive style hood, competition edition mats, door sill badges, and numbered badge. 100 Euro models produced for 2010, these were metallic gray with optional 2-tone white/black or black interiors. Only 10 cars produced for the North American market, these were black sapphire with red seats / black trim interiors.And what's that Competition Edition, I've never heard of it -- is it just about different color and body kit, or they've done something to the engine too?