Turner BMW F13 M6 Project Car

** Updated 7/13/2015 **

The BMW M6 has been considered a flagship M car since its introduction in 1983. Since that introduction, the BMW M6 has always been acclaimed throughout it's lifespan for it's somewhat aggressive lines and styling, giving rise to it's nickname the "Shark Nose". The current F13 M6, the successor of the E63 M6, is the third generation in the lineage of the M6. Between 1990 and 2004 BMW removed the M6 from their model lineup, reintroducing it with the S85 V10 engine at the Geneva Auto Show in 2005.



This latest M6 comes from a background of high performance coupes which means it has an extremely high expectation to live up to. Both the E24 and E63 M6s set the bar for performance during their time of production. The E24’s 3.5-liter inline six, a modified version of the M88 used in the legendary M1 super car, produced 282 hp and over 250 lb-ft of torque. In 2005 the E63 was introduced with the extremely high-revving, S85 5.0-liter V10, producing a whopping 500 hp and 384 lb-ft.

This latest M6 comes with the S63TU which is a twin turbo 4.4-liter V8 producing 560 hp and just over 500 ft-lbs of torque, edging out the previous E63 generation by 60 horsepower and 116 ft-lbs of torque. In addition to the added power, there is quite a bit of added weight as well; the F13 M6 is over 400 lbs heavier than its predecessor.

First Impressions:

Yes, 400 lbs is a huge amount of weight, and the newest M6 is a bit longer and wider than its predecessor. Climb in the unique cockpit of the M6 and suddenly you become part of the car. You sit low, held in by the interior which seems to wrap around you, focused on the road ahead of you through the low cut windshield. Click the gear shift over to manual mode, hit the M1 button and suddenly that 400 lbs is left somewhere on the asphalt behind you.

The Project:

At Turner we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of performance and technology for BMWs. We want to have a complete understanding of these new cars to continue our reputation as a leading BMW tuner. Please stay tuned for more to come on the new M6. Our goal is to take this third generation M6 and make it unique. We are going to hand pick the best possible products and accessories for this project car to learn first-hand the true potential of this latest generation of forced induction BMW power plants. Please stay tuned as we begin to modify this M6 and review the products we use.



H&R Sport Spring Install:




We installed the H&R Sport Springs on our F13 M6. H&R springs are designed to lower you vehicle to improve handling by lowering the center of gravity, thus decreasing body roll and weight transfer. They also reduce that annoying fender well gap on BMWs with stock suspension. Although the new M6 does come from the factory with a lowered ride height compared to other F12/F13 6-series it still needed to be a bit lower. We were a bit hesitant to put springs in this car because of how good the stock ride comfort and handling was, the EDC system on this car is fantastic. That being said, H&R springs are the best out there and we knew they could only improve the car. They are one of the first upgrades we perform on our project cars, from our E92 M3 and F10 M5 to our ActiveE Electric 1-series.

The Install:
The install of these springs took approximately six hours. It involves removing all four coil over (spring and strut assemblies) from the vehicle. Each coil over plugs into the EDC system which makes the removal and install of the strut assemblies a bit tricky, especially in the rear where you need to access the top of the strut from under the rear deck tray. You must remove the rear speakers and some trim pieces to access the the EDC harness and the three bolts holding the strut.

The most difficult and time-consuming part of the spring install is making sure there is ample room to remove the rear strut assemblies, without damaging the EDC harness on the strut itself or anything around it, such as the electronic emergency brake. We found the best way to do this is to disconnect the rear sway bar, remove the rear caliper with electronic emergency brake and disconnect the rear control arms. This gives plenty of room to pull out the coil over strut out of the rear wheel well. Other than that the install is relatively straightforward, the front is basically just like most other BMWs.

The H&R springs lowered the car exactly one inch in the front and one inch in the rear giving the car a great stance with a small amount of rake. We love the look of the car with the H&R sport springs, just the right amount of lowering gives the car a slightly more of an aggressive stance.

Driving Impressions:
The comfort of the ride is virtually unchanged, especially when the EDC is set to comfort mode. You begin to feel the difference when you put the car into sport, thus stiffening the dampening. The car is a bit stiffer going over certain bumps and changes in the roadway surface, but they are very minor. The body roll is significantly decreased and acceleration and braking feel better. Before you could feel the rear of the car hunch down when on wide open throttle, and you could feel the nose drop when threshold braking. Those symptoms of the stock springs seem to be minimized with these H&R springs , making the car a lot more fun to drive. The steering also feels a bit sharper in all steering modes while still tracking down the road as the stock set up did. Overall, we feel these springs are a great fit for any M6. There is very little compromise in stock ride comfort for less body roll and sharper handling. These springs are very well matched to the F13 M6. So, if you're looking for a relatively inexpensive but significant improvement in your M6s stance and handling you cannot go wrong with H&R Springs.



Turner Race Inspired Axle-Back Exhaust:




Our Race Inspired exhaust deletes the rear mufflers in the F13 M6 to allow more of the exhaust sound to be heard. We love our M6 but it's just too quiet, so we looked at ways to get more of the stock exhaust to be heard. After evaluating the stock exhaust layout it was easy to see that removing the rear mufflers would accomplish what we wanted. But cutting the mufflers off is just the beginning. We then had to develop a set of pipes and design a set of tips that fit perfectly and also looked right at home on the new M6. And these M6 muffler delete pipes are the finished product.

section: rear section (rear muffler delete)
connects to: stock section 3 pipes (ahead of mufflers and just aft of rear subframe brace)
tip style: 102mm (4.0") quad angle-cut round in polished stainless or satin black with Turner logo
material: T304 stainless steel
power gains: +14hp / +19ft-lbs
weight savings: 15lbs total






Vorsteiner Forged Wheels:







We have decided on a set of Vorsteiner VSE Forged Wheels for our F13 M6. The factory 20" M Double Spoke wheels look great, but since the M6 is one of BMW flagship model, we thought it was deserving of an equally worthy set of forged wheels. We decided on the Vorsteiner VSE-003 series wheel, finished in a matte gunmetal. We ordered the wheels in 21" diameter with 9.5" and 11.0" widths for this wheel set and have custom ordered the offsets to be aggressive on the M6. Vorsteiner's full forged series of wheels are made from the highest quality T6-6061 aluminum and have big brake kits compatibility right out of the box. The wheels are offered in three finishes among eight colors, as well as optional custom finishes, including paint matching. Now our M6 has aggressive, high-quality wheels to go along with its equally impressive appearance, upgrades and performance.



Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Aero Splitter, Diffuser and Spoiler :







Our F13 M6 started out life as a very attractive piece of modern design and engineering. However, with the addition of 21" Vorsteiner VSE-003 series wheels, it was clear we needed to add some equally high quality carbon fiber aero pieces to compliment the mono-block forged wheels. Vorsteiner's carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and rear lip spoiler give our Project M6 an even more aggressive and menacing appearence, all while adding a new level of class. Vorsteiner uses only the highest quality raw materials and manufacturing techinques to create their automotive art. Instead of hand-laid carbon fiber composites, Vorsteiner uses a autoclaved, pre-preg carbon fiber method, giving their pieces superior stiffness along with aerospace strength and durability when compared to traditional methods. The perfect additions to BMW's flagship M model.



The Gallery:


Official Vorsteiner F13 M6 Photoshoot :






As mentioned above, our Project F13 M6 was equipped with a number of pre-preg autoclaved carbon fiber pieces and full forged monoblock wheels from Vorsteiner. These pieces included the Vorsteiner Front Carbon Fiber Spoiler, as well as the Vorsteiner Rear Carbon Fiber Diffuser. Both of these pieces enhanced the appearance of the M6 greatly. The front spoiler makes the F13 M6 extremely menacing when traveling down the road, whether it be at a stop light, or on the highway. Finishing out the Vorsteiner pieces on our M6 are the Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Rear Deck Lid Spoiler, as well as a set of 21" Vorsteiner VSE-003 fully forged monoblock wheels, measuring 9.5" in front and 11.0" in rear.

After being covered in the highest quality carbon fiber aero pieces and forged wheels from Vorsteiner, we decided our Project F13 M6 deserved to be photographed in a manner that matched our M6's amazing personality and presence. Here's the end result. Enjoy!



Vorsteiner Photoshoot Gallery:


F13 M6 Performance Parts:


Suspension


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H&R Sport Springs for F12/F13 M6 (2013+)
This spring set will help firm up the stock suspension as well as reduce body roll. They will also make a noticeable visual improvement to the F13 M6s stance, reducing the perceived fender gap of the stock ride height by 1.0" front, and 1.0" rear over the stock suspension. 

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KW Variant 3 Coilover Suspensions for F12/F13 M6 (2013+)
Want full control? The KW V3 gives you multiple settings for both rebound and compression. You have full access over ride comfort and handling to dial in that perfect setup. Race teams rely on adjustments to get that perfect lap time and having shock controls at your fingertips is key. 

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Interior


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Turner Edition P3Cars Integrated Vent Gauges for F12/F13 M6 (2013+)
The P3Cars Vent Integrated Digital Interface (vidi) is the data display you've always wanted. It simply plugs in to the OBD communication port - no modifications or re-wiring needed at all! Pop out your stock air vent, run the data cables through the dash, plug in the cable, reinstall the vent with the new display and you're done! 

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Escort Passport Max with High Definition
The all-new PASSPORT Max, the first and only detector with High Definition (HD) Radar Performance, delivers breakthrough radar performance like no other. It covers all radar and laser bands and enables you to drive worry-free. The PASSPORT Max is like no other detector. Learn more here.  

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Exterior


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Turner Motorsport Official Windshield Banner 
Turner Motorsport vinyl graphics are made from high performance cast graphic film, which has superior resistance to sunlight and adhesive longevity. The Turner Motorsport Logo is printed in super high quality vinyl inks giving the banner a professional look. We currently offer the Turner Motorsport logo in either white or silver, with gloss black trim on a matte black background. Just like the ones on our Turner Motorsport Project Cars!

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Black Front Grills for F12/F13 M6 
These direct replacement center grills let you eliminate the stock chrome kidney / center grills, feature perfect fit and beautiful finish, and give you a darker more aggressive look. These grills fit 2013+ F12/F13 M6. Kit includes two blacked out grills with gloss black finish.

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Black Side Grills for F12/F13 M6 
These direct replacement F12/F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe side grills let you eliminate the stock chrome side grills, feature perfect fit and beautiful finish, and give a darker more aggressive look to your 2013+ F12 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe. Set includes two matching black side grills, left and right. These are OEM BMW grills that have been painted gloss black, so a perfect fit is guaranteed.

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Painted Front Bumper Reflectors for F12/F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe 
We love the look of the new F12/F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe. But the large orange reflectors on the front wheel arches HAS TO GO! These professionally painted reflectors replace the ugly orange reflectors with PERFECTLY COLOR MATCHED pieces so that they blend in perfectly with your bumper. No Simply remove your stock orange reflectors, and install these painted reflectors. Professional 3M adhesive makes installation a breeze, as well as insures these will be installed securely.

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Painted Rear Bumper Reflectors for F12/F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe 
We love the look of the new F12/F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe. But the large orange reflectors on the rear wheel arches HAS TO GO! These professionally painted reflectors replace the ugly orange reflectors with PERFECTLY COLOR MATCHED pieces so that they blend in perfectly with your bumper. Simply remove your stock orange reflectors, and install these painted reflectors. Professional 3M adhesive makes installation a breeze, as well as insures these will be installed securely.

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Vorsteiner Rear Deck Spoiler 
The Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber rear deck spoiler is a great addition to any F12/F13 M6 enhancing the lines of the car. Show off the racing heritage of your F12/F13 M6 with this Vorsteiner VRS Aero carbon fiber rear deck lid lip spoiler! This carbon fiber rear lip spoiler mounts to the trunk lid to help create additional downforce and a look straight out of the motorsport catalog. This piece is extremely easy to install and fits great.

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Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Front Spoiler 
Show off the racing heritage of your F12/F13 M6 or F06 M6 Gran Coupe with this Vorsteiner VRS carbon fiber front add-on spoiler! This lip spoiler mounts to the bottom of your existing factory front bumper to provide a lower and more aggressive look. Vorsteiner's Autoclaved Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber structure gives our parts superior stiffness, aerospace strength & durability compared to traditional hand-laid carbon fiber composites.

For more information: Call 800-280-6966 or email info@turnermotorsport.com.


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Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser 
This Vorsteiner rear carbon fiber diffuser for the F12/F13 M6 or F06 M6 Gran Coupe is a great addition to the look of the car. This diffuser combined with our Turner Race-Inspired Exhaust with 102mm straight cut tips looks amazing. It truly transforms the look of the car.

For more information: Call 800-280-6966 or email info@turnermotorsport.com.


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Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Aero Side Blades 
Show off the racing heritage of your F12/F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe with this Vorsteiner VRS carbon fiber side blades! These carbon fiber side blades mount to the bottom of your existing factory side skirts to provide more aggressive look. Vorsteiner's Autoclaved Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber structure gives our parts superior stiffness, aerospace strength & durability compared to traditional hand-laid carbon fiber composites.

For more information: Call 800-280-6966 or email info@turnermotorsport.com.

Engine


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Turner Performance Module for F12/13 M6
This Performance Module is a direct plug in to the existing engine harness for a factory appearance and fitment and an instant 87hp gain @ 6650 RPM and 70ft-lbs of torque at 6500 RPM. These are simply amazing gains! It installs in under two hours and is completely reversible which makes this the easiest and most effective power upgrade you will ever make on this car. If you're looking for a substantial bump in power output, with minimal downtime for installation, full serviceability, and can be reverted back to stock then the Turner power upgrade is unbeatable!

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Turner Race Inspired Axle Back Exhaust 
Our axle-back exhaust is made from a 304 stainless steel tube in the same diameter as the stock exhaust and with mandrel bends for unimpeded flow. It fits with the stock hangers and is clamped to the stock exhaust pipes once the mufflers are cut off. And the entire installation can be done in about an hour with the exhaust on the car. With factory clamps, you can easily re-install your stock mufflers at any time.

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aFe Carbon Fiber Engine Cover 
Looking to put some style under the hood of your BMW M5, M6 or M6 Gran Coupe? aFe's hand-crafted, carbon fiber engine cover will set you apart from the rest. It is no shock that this race-inspired material is a favorite of BMW drivers from around the world. This cover features 2x2 twill weave carbon fiber and is finished with a high gloss clear coat, while the underside has been smoothed to insure a high-quality all around finish. Your stock 'M" emblem and rubber grommets are easily removed from the factory cover and re-installed onto the aFe carbon fiber cover.

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Wheels


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Vorsteiner VS-340 Series Wheels
Twin 7 Spoke Race Inspired Design with satin black finish center and brushed aluminum lip. Bolted 3-piece assembly for elegant & sporty final appearance available with Factory Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Aftermarket big brake clearances ready to be built out of box. Utilizes the highest quality forged T6-6061 aircraft aluminum materials and rigorously tested to exceed safety standards.

21x9.5 Front Michilen Pilot Super Sport 265/30/21
21x11 Rear Michilen Pilot Super Sport 305/25/21



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Vorsteiner VSE-003 Series Wheels 
Vorsteiner VSE forged wheels feature:
Y-Spoke Race Inspired Design
Factory Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) compatible
Aftermarket big brake clearances ready to be built out of box
Utilizes the highest quality forged T6-6061 aircraft aluminum materials
Rigorously tested to exceed safety standards
Designed & engineered to minimize unsprung weight for improved vehicle performance


21x9.5 Front Michilen Pilot Super Sport 265/30/21
21x11 Rear Michilen Pilot Super Sport 305/25/21

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