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      05-06-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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How can you tell it's a CP?

I'm actively searching for a used M6 GC. I want a competition package car.

Now I know the easiest way is to look for 601M wheels. But I have seen and I was able to build CP optioned cars online with 343m wheel (both black and silver).

Is there any other way to spot a CP car, such as tail pipes, etc?

It's really tedious decoding every car with 343 wheels and looking for 7MA code.


Edit: I suppose black 343s are more likely to be CPs? Noticed you can't option silver 343s with CP online
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Tail pipes are shadow chrome but there isn't another way to tell without looking up the vin.
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Tail pipes are shadow chrome but there isn't another way to tell without looking up the vin.
Darker chrome? Yeah, that's pretty hard to tell in pics
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why do you need CP? it's nothing special. and that's coming from someone who has it.
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why do you need CP? it's nothing special. and that's coming from someone who has it.
Hey buddy... how are you doing? NOTHING SPECIAL????

2014 Competition Package details:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle bushings
Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility during cornering
M Dynamic mode (MDM) of DSC tuned with higher thresholds of intervention
New 20" M light alloy wheels
Sport exhaust with black chrome tips
Note: BMW M ceramic brakes still remain a separate option, unrelated to this package.
2014 US pricing: $7300 (see price guide)

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873975
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why do you need CP? it's nothing special. and that's coming from someone who has it.
Hey bro.

Steering, suspension and exhaust mainly.

I know the extra HP is virtually useless
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Hey buddy... how are you doing? NOTHING SPECIAL????

2014 Competition Package details:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle bushings
Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility during cornering
M Dynamic mode (MDM) of DSC tuned with higher thresholds of intervention
New 20" M light alloy wheels
Sport exhaust with black chrome tips
Note: BMW M ceramic brakes still remain a separate option, unrelated to this package.
2014 US pricing: $7300 (see price guide)

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873975



thank you for the copy and paste, much needed. couldn't have done it without you.
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Hey bro.

Steering, suspension and exhaust mainly.

I know the extra HP is virtually useless



all of it is. but carry on, best of luck.
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Hey buddy... how are you doing? NOTHING SPECIAL????

2014 Competition Package details:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle bushings
Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility during cornering
M Dynamic mode (MDM) of DSC tuned with higher thresholds of intervention
New 20" M light alloy wheels
Sport exhaust with black chrome tips
Note: BMW M ceramic brakes still remain a separate option, unrelated to this package.
2014 US pricing: $7300 (see price guide)

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873975



thank you for the copy and paste, much needed. couldn't have done it without you.
Oh anytime buddy... Im here just for you... Did you pick any cliff BTW???
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I'm actively searching for a used M6 GC. I want a competition package car.

Now I know the easiest way is to look for 601M wheels. But I have seen and I was able to build CP optioned cars online with 343m wheel (both black and silver).

Is there any other way to spot a CP car, such as tail pipes, etc?

It's really tedious decoding every car with 343 wheels and looking for 7MA code.


Edit: I suppose black 343s are more likely to be CPs? Noticed you can't option silver 343s with CP online
The only way is looking at the exhaust. If it has gloss black tips, it is. The wheels won't really help you and if they got aftermarket exhaust, you'll never know, unless you get the VIN and call bmw USA and they can tell you.
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Just look the vin up online takes 2 seconds if you can't see pics of exhaust.

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totally worth it for the CP! The diff/springs/anti roll and suspension makes a world of diff on a 4k car. Makes the car way aggressive and capable of handling it's heft in the corners. I will not buy a M product unless its CP
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totally worth it for the CP! The diff/springs/anti roll and suspension makes a world of diff on a 4k car. Makes the car way aggressive and capable of handling it's heft in the corners. I will not buy a M product unless its CP







yea, the 2ton car is so blissful in corners I tell ya... due to the CP of course..
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yea, the 2ton car is so blissful in corners I tell ya... due to the CP of course..
My friend are you driving M5 or M6? For sure expert guy like you knows the difference between a car like F1x M6 and F10 M5 as far as handling especially in corners. M6 has a lot lower center of gravity (thanks to CF roof) and wider track than F10 M5. I can tell you the difference is obvious. I never tracked my M6 but I pushed it to the limit several times and you can see how stable it is if you set the stiffest suspension (sport+). I'm sure CP has a lot better handling than non-CP.... let me leave this video here how ever it's almost 4 years old but can give you better understanding about M5 vs M6

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The only way is looking at the exhaust. If it has gloss black tips, it is. The wheels won't really help you and if they got aftermarket exhaust, you'll never know, unless you get the VIN and call bmw USA and they can tell you.
Yeah, I'm starting to look at the exhaust tips. Definitely easier way to tell.
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Just look the vin up online takes 2 seconds if you can't see pics of exhaust.

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Yes, thanks, I'm aware of the VIN decoders. Sure, it takes 10 sec per, but I'm screening 20 cars at a time. Glancing at pictures are easier.
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yea, the 2ton car is so blissful in corners I tell ya... due to the CP of course..
read what i said. For it's size, it DOES handle brilliantly. And yes the CP package DOES make a difference.
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I have a 14 gc with competition package
And while it may make a difference on the track you guys think there will be a difference on the road?
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I have a 14 gc with competition package
And while it may make a difference on the track you guys think there will be a difference on the road?
drive a non-CP and let us know?

Generally, from what I've seen on the E9X M3, the suspension tuning can be subtlety felt, depending on how you drive it and if you're the type that can discern such differences. On the M6, it's more than EDC software tuning as it was on the M3, as they added stiffer sway bars and stiffer springs

The extra HP will be impossible to tell as all the gains are on the very top of the revs.

I'm pretty sure the CP exhaust itself sounds different and I know anytime you change the steering feel, it'll be noticible.

At the end of the day, I'm going after a CP car. I know the difference of a CP and standard M6 on the street is immaterial. But I don't care. How many ZCP/CP cars actually go to the track anyways? It's just a way for BMW to sell a differentiated product.
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read what i said. For it's size, it DOES handle brilliantly. And yes the CP package DOES make a difference.


ok mr. cp carry on
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Look at tips is the easiest way to go but be careful there is a small amount of M6 have the M exhaust without carbon fiber tips so it also looks chrome from outside. The best way is still VIN
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Look at tips is the easiest way to go but be careful there is a small amount of M6 have the M exhaust without carbon fiber tips so it also looks chrome from outside. The best way is still VIN
thanks again! I have been looking for tips and it hasn't failed me so far. I'm sure there's a few cars in this scenario that you're talking about, but I'm not that concerned. Ultimately, if the car's pricing is right, I'll also do a VIN decode first.

I'm starting to see all the OEM wheels on CP cars. I also see 433 wheels as well, which is odd, b/c you can't build a CP with 433 online today.
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