Famous German tuning company, Hartge, has presented the new ECU maps for the top of the range of BMW 3.0 inline six twin-turbo Diesel powered engines.
The power and torque increase after the ECU tuning, is from 313 HP to 362 HP and from 620NM to around 750 NM in case of the F13 640d coupe.
As presented in the video below the difference on a 80-180kmh is a 5 seconds improvement. (~15s stock and ~10s with Hartge map).
That is a massive improvement over the stock map. My old 6 years old tuned E60 535d 350 HP does the same range of acceleration with a 0.5-1 sec more but that is mostly because of the new astonishing 8 speed automatic gearbox found in the F10 535d and F13 640d.
The cost of the Harge ECU tuning map is 1650 euro. Think is too much?
Consider the performance level gains, but mostly the fact that unlinke ordinary bulk street tuning chips, Hartge is offering an insurance for the Engine and transmission. Just like my 535d, the average fuel consumption goes to an even lower value with aproximately 0.5 liters. The average consumption value of my 535d for the 2011 was a very good 8.6l/100 km, with mixt city and highways driving.
After yesterday’s official release of the M6 F13 coupe and F12 cabriolet versions, a full HD wallpapers gallery has been presented to the public.
No one can deny the fact that the new M6′s are some gorgeous pieces of German engineering. The exterior design is one of the best coming from Munich in the last decade. The coupe version has a very sleek and sexy carbon fiber roof, just like the old M6, but now with an in-depth shape, while the M6 cabrio gives you the open sky and freedom to hear the growl of the mighty twin-turbocharged V8.
Which one of the two would you pick?
Along with the F12 M6 cabriolet, BMW has also officialy released the F13 M6 coupe version, which in my opion is the most beautiful BMW from the last decade. All the body design is like an aerodynamic sculpture, combining beauty with performance. The 3d generation BMW m6 comes with more gadgets and performance level than ever before.
Like its predecessor, the roof of the new BMW M6 Coupe is molded from natural color Carbon Fiber Composite. The dark color of the roof gives the two-door car’s silhouette a longer look, which is further emphasized by the dynamic longitudinal character lines unique to the M6 Coupe. The use of the lightweight material for the roof allows the car’s center of gravity to be lowered, enhancing agility. The standard BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim surrounds the side windows (or the waistline in the case of the BMW M6 Convertible) and the base and lower section of the aerodynamically optimized M exterior mirror caps.
The BMW M6 cabriolet will be soon released, probably on the Geneve Motor Show in March 2012. Short afterwards, the F13 coupe version will follow as well. It seems, that as a premiere, the M6 will be also released in form of the new BMW F06 Gran Coupe. This could turn into an inside competition between the M5 and M6 gran coupe. M6 could be the ultimate driving BMW M sedan, a combination of the 6 Series GC and the M6, a car to aimed towards the segment where the 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG is king. In terms of design, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe looks a bit sportier and more elegant than the M5, facing a more slim body, and frameless door windows.
As the standard 6-series Gran Coupe, the M6 Gran Coupe is expected to benefit the best BMW has to offer in terms of interior gadges, quality of materials and the best powertrain available in a current BMW. BMW’s Sport flagship is expected to be powered by the same BMW S63TU engine from the F10 M5, a twin-turbo 4.4L V8 which produces 560HP and 740 NM of truque. Some rumours indicate that power might be increased for the M6 version even more, to 580HP. The transmission will be the same SPORT 7-Speed DCT transmission from the M5.