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2006 Hamann M6 Widebody Race Edition

2006 Hamann M6 Widebody Race Edition

2006 Hamann M6 Widebody Race Edition

BMW tuner Hamann of Laupheim took an adventurous look at the modification of the most potent Bavarian luxury coupe and turned the beautiful vehicle into an uncompromising sports car. The crowning for the M6 is the new Hamann wide body-kit Race Edition, which ensures that nobody will cast doubts on the power of this splendorous high-performance automobile.

Hamann offers its clients three different engine tuning options. The high revving 5-litre V10 with 507 bhp and 520 Nm is limited to 250km/h as standard. By removing the engine limiter, the racy Bavarian can reach a top speed of 300km/h, depending on the wheel and tyre combination.

The second option is made up of a combination of removing the engine limiter and optimising the engine characteristics by reprogramming the standard engine computer. Hamann manages to tease an additional 30bhp/26kW and 15 Nm out of the V10 engine.

The ‘HM/M +60’ sport kit provides even better performance. The kit is made up of high-performance headers, metallic sports catalytic converters, a sports rear silencer, a sports air filter, an engine map optimisation and the removal of engine restrictions. As the name of the sports kit already suggests, the engine then provides around an additional 60bhp/44kW and can provide an extra 54 Nm of torque, meaning that a notably faster top speed of up to 320km/h can be reached.

Wide body kit ‘Race Edition’

Besides the normal but nevertheless impressive fibreglass body-kit, which covers all sides including front, back, flanks as well as roof and trunk lid (the spoilers for last two mentioned are also available from carbon kevlar) Hamann offers something even more spectacular.

Who thinks, a stronger car should leave a stronger mark in the rear mirrors of other road users, can ask Hamann for the wide body-modification Race Edition, which extends the vehicle’s body. The kit consists of an Race Edition front spoiler (including upper beam headlights), ER side sills as well as ER front fenders and ER fender extensions to be mounted at the rear. Thanks to this body-kit, the M6 comes close to the DTM race car-looks and lets the vehicle appear more muscular. For fans of motorsports the Race Edition-kit is definitely the first choice.

Four stainless steel exhausts, each with a diameter of 90mm are part of the Hamann 4-pipe sports silencer. With a tone that gives you goose bumps, it tells you all about the potency of this coue. Simply a must have!

A lowering kit with progressive chassis springs takes care of the lowering of the chassis. The Hamann M6 then sits 30mm nearer to the tarmac at the front and 25mm at the back. Of course, you want to be able to brake effectively at 320km/h too. Hamann equips the M6 with racing brakes on the front axle. It is made up of 2 slitted and ventilated brake discs, 380mm in diameter and 34mm thick, 2 Hamann brake piston housings in red – other colours are of course available, special brake pads, Hamann steel flex brake lines and adapter, in other words the complete braking hardware set. The race track calls!

Crowning of the Hamann wheel range: design Race Edition

Hamann offers several metal alloy wheels for the M6. Besides the designs Anniversary I (19 and 20′), PG3 (19 and 20′) and Anniversary II (20′), Hamann also offers the wheel Race Edition in 20 and 21. Hamann offers this three-piece, super-light forged wheel with an attractive crossed-spoke design, titanium screw fittings and highly-polished rim flange with a black wheel hub.
Of course Hamann also offers shim sets as well as lockable wheel nuts, thus providing additional security for the wheels.

Possible wheel-tyre-combinations:
– front 9,0 J x 20 / rear 10,5 J x 20 with 255/35 ZR 20 / 285/30 ZR 20
– front 9,0 J x 20 / rear 11,5 J x 20 with 255/30 ZR 20 / 325/25 ZR 20
– front 9,0 J x 21 / rear 10,5 J x 21 with 255/30 ZR 21 / 295/25 ZR 21

Various Hamann accessories and fitment details enhance the coupe’s interior significantly. There are exclusive Hamann floor mats complete with company logo, a noble aluminium hand brake, sporty aluminium pedals and an eight-piece interior set made of carbon (available in every colour), which serve to underline the sporty appearance. As an alternative to the standard steering wheel, Hamann offers two versions of an anti-slip, three-spoke leather sports steering wheel complete with airbag. The second version has, like the first, a black leather covering, but with additional applications of carbon kevlar. Naturally, Hamann can also modify every M6 according to the individual requirements of the client. This means, for example, that intricate leather fittings are available in different colours. Or perhaps even an extensive multimedia setup with DVD, TV or Playstation.

In Detail

tags bmw, e63, 6er
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Germany
engine 90 Degree S65 V10 w/Semi Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable dual-VANOS
fuel feed Electronic Sequential Injection
displacement 4999 cc / 305.1 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 75.2 mm / 2.96 in
compression 12.0:1
power 422.8 kw / 567 bhp
specific output 113.42 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 317.65 bhp per tonne
torque 574 nm / -1.0 ft lbs @ 6100 rpm
redline 8250
body / frame Unit Steel w/Carbon Fibre Roof
driven wheels RWD w/DSC, M Differential Lock
wheel type Hamann Race Edition
front tires 255/30 ZR 21
rear tires 295/25 ZR 21
front brakes Vented Discs w/Twin-Piston Floating Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Twin-Piston Floating Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 26.7 cm / 21 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Electronic Adjustable Dampers
r suspension MacPherson Struts w/Electronic Adjustable Dampers
curb weight 1785 kg / -1.0 lbs
wheelbase 2781 mm / 109.5 in
front track 1567 mm / 61.7 in
rear track 1584 mm / 62.4 in
length 4871 mm / 191.8 in
width 1855 mm / 73.0 in
height 1347 mm / 53.0 in
transmission SMGllI 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.985:1, 2.652:1, 1.806:1, 1.392:1, 1.159:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1
final drive 3.62:1
top speed ~320 kph / 198.8 mph