Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 8:05 AM
For the second generation of the BMW 6 Series Cabriolets, HAMANN-Motorsport will present fascinating customization options at the 64th International Motor Show, the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany The difference between the standard production and HAMANN's customization can be seen at first glance: More dynamic, more style, and clearly more exclusivity, this is how the HAMANN Cabriolet presents itself when compared with the production model.
However that is not all – HAMANN can do much more than make a car look "pretty".
The tuning specialist from Laupheim, Germany has been developing and producing individualized BMW automobiles since 1986. The HAMANN engineers have been benefiting from hundreds of successfully introduced motor sport applications. The experience gained is the base for the development of HAMANN Performance Products. The result: A powerful performance enhancement, distinctive 22-inch alloy rims, stylish modifications of the interior, and aerodynamic components that reduce the car's lift.
HAMANN perfectly attunes the individual components of the chassis package already at the design stages. This results in an exciting styling format with optimized airflow across the vehicle's silhouette. The new LED daytime running lights ensure an appearance that is unmistakable and at the same time provide positive points when it comes to active safety. The sporty-dynamic front spoiler in connection with the rear apron as well as the rear spoiler's profile reduces lift and generates a new, attractive overall appearance. The HAMANN side skirts provide for a visual and aerodynamic link between the front and rear.
The HAMANN rim program can fulfill nearly all individual requests from its BMW 6 Series customers. Whether you like it sporty, distinctive, elegant, or classy – HAMANN can offer you a variety of wheel designs and sizes.
A one-piece wheel, the ANNIVERSARY EVO, is offered as 21-inch design. The recommended front wheel/tyre combination of this exclusive rim design is available as 9Jx21 inch wheel with 265/30 ZR 22 tyres. The rear is fitted with 11.0Jx21 inch rims to be used with 295/25ZR21 tyres.
An additional highlight of this program is the three-piece HAMANN alu wheel called the EDITION RACE "ANODIZED". The matte black anodised spokes and the titanium bolts of the highly polished rim flange emphasise the racing character. Using the latest forging technology, the rims are extremely light and improve handling, acceleration, and deceleration behaviour due to reduced, unsprung masses. The wheel/tyre combination is offered with 9Jx21 inch wheels and 255/30ZR21 tyres in the front. The rear is fitted with 11Jx21 rims and tyres size 295/25ZR21. The HAMANN Sport Maxx tyres supplied by technology partner Dunlop provide the necessary grip to the road.
The special suspension that lowers the sport cabriolet's center of gravity up to 30 mm adds to the sporty appearance.
The turbo engine that will be boosted to an impressive 510 hp is already on the drawing board. The HAMANN Sport Exhaust System with four stainless steel tail pipes provides the roaring sound effects.
In addition to the existing, factory-supplied interior design, HAMANN Accessories offers components made of the finest black anodise aluminium. Upon request, HAMANN can produce anything your heart's desires – from personalised foot mats to embroidered headrests or even fitting the entire interior with the finest leathers - all made with the highest degree of craftsmanship and precision.
Images : The HAMANN refinement program for the BMW 6 Series Cabriolet
[Source : HAMANN]