• Gruppe M carbon fiber intake available for the F13/F12 BMW M6 S63TU, pictures and pricing - Presented by IND-Distribution and Precision Sport Indisutries

      Good news F12/F13 M6 owners! The Gruppe M ram air style carbon intake as seen on the F10 M5 fits and is available officially for the new M6. Now, this intake is quite simply gorgeous as Gruppe M intakes for M vehicles always are but it certainly is not cheap at $3,495. It certainly is a high quality piece and offers gains of 16 crank horsepower at peak (with substantial torque gains through the curve) but whether it is worth the money is up to you. As of right now, this is the only quality intake option for the M5/M6.


      Pictures below along with Gruppe M's dyno graph. Torgue gains from the 4000-5000 RPM range are fairly substantial.

      Both @IND-Distribution and @Precision Sport carry this intake.














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      1. PMKC's Avatar
        PMKC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Are you involved with Gruppe M somehow?
        I've done some testing before with their products, but I test a lot of different products. Also, the deal with the E46 M3 is hardly any intakes "work well" because there isn't much more air to be had over stock on that car (and some others). So, it was simply a K&N conical vs stock panel. What one pays for, however, is all the carbon fiber, which is not only very expensive in raw form but also expensive to make in the way it is for the fit/finish.

        I have a full Renntech CF box on my S600, which retails $5k (don't worry, I got it for a price I couldn't refuse). People that have worked with this kind of material--and not in the auto industry--looked at it and didn't scoff at the price one bit.
        Not trying to nag, but in all honesty if you're going to compare hp/dollar when you buy everything then everyone would be buying a motorcycle or a Z06 vette. Intakes and turbos are just two different things. Does the GruppeM net more power over competitors, probably not on a dyno--you're still comparing the K&N conical vs whatever else. But the CF has its own advantages, and yes it is expensive. But then again a lot of people don't scoff (some do!) at a Rolex, and yet it doesn't net you a single horsepower worth of time over a Fossil watch, Click here to enlarge. It's all relative.
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        PMKC -
        by the way, kudos to owner of estoril M3 turbo! I just sold my fourth and last E36 a month ago, miss it dearly. Had two estoril (my fav color--even painted my supra that color) and one was T66 turbocharged so I can imagine how much fun you're having!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PMKC Click here to enlarge
        Not trying to nag, but in all honesty if you're going to compare hp/dollar when you buy everything then everyone would be buying a motorcycle or a Z06 vette.
        I mean no offense but I probably have more money under the hood of my M3 than your S600 is worth so it's not like I'm not willing to spend money for good products. I think the Gruppe M intake is a fantastic piece but it definitely is not cost effective. Just because someone looks at hp per dollar and competitive options doesn't mean they should go get something else. Just because you have money I don't see the reason to throw it away. Not that I consider this intake throwing money away, I really like it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PMKC Click here to enlarge
        But then again a lot of people don't scoff (some do!) at a Rolex, and yet it doesn't net you a single horsepower worth of time over a Fossil watch, . It's all relative.
        A Rolex is a name brand you wear on your wrist partially due to it giving some certain prestige. An intake is more of a functional piece and not for display cosmetically all the time. Your analogy isn't apples to apples although I get your point. I put a premium on performance with my parts.