Along with the list of 2009 model year changes for the entire BMW M range is the introduction of a new ‘Competition Package’ for the M6 Coupe. The latest package includes increases the performance of the already strong car, with an updated chassis, lowered suspension, new aluminum wheels and a restyled bonnet distinguishing the Competition Package from the standard M6.

Updates to the car’s mechanicals include a new active-chassis monitoring system, designed to alter the suspension travel and firmness on the fly. The Competition Package M6 also sits lower than the regular M6, with the front axle down an additional 12mm and the rear sitting 10mm lower. The end result is quicker turn-in and a more direct steering feel.

Visual differences include a new set of aluminum wheels with BMW’s double-spoke design and a revised bonnet with two new character lines.

Also new to the M6 range is the introduction of new side mirrors, electrically powered auxiliary systems such as the air-conditioning, an updated iDrive system and a new carbon-black exterior color option.