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BMW Shows Off The New M6: Video 23
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2012 BMW M6 Cabriolet, 2012 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive, BMW, Kurt, video on 07 23rd, 2012

BMW’s M6 Coupe and Convertible

BMW’s all-new M6 should already be hitting U.S. BMW dealerships in convertible form, with the coupe set to arrive here in September. To make sure that fans and prospective buyers don’t lose interest, BMW has just released a video showing the M6 Coupe and Convertible dicing it up on the racetrack and scenic European roads. BMW refers to its 560-horsepower grand touring coupe and convertible as “sporty”, but we’d be willing to bet it offers up a bit more performance than that. Despite its bulk, the M6 has traditionally be quicker than you’d expect at the hands of a talented driver.

Providing thrust is a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 rated at the previously mentioned 560 horsepower. Shifting is handled by a seven-speed, M-Double Clutch transmission, which sends power to the traction-optimizing Active M Differential. The combination is good enough to get the coupe from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, with the heavier convertible taking a tenth of a second longer. To ensure fade-free braking performance from triple-digit speeds, BMW is even offering carbon ceramic brakes as an option on the new M6.

Despite the car’s performance capabilities, BMW’s “Efficient Dynamics” technologies increase fuel economy by some 30-percent compared to the previous version, making the car easier to live with as a daily driver. As with past versions, the M6 isn’t the ideal track day toy, but will eagerly swallow up as many highway and scenic route miles as you care to throw at it, at (nearly) any speed you’re willing to travel. That capability comes at price, though: the new M6 Coupe starts at $106,995, with the convertible priced from $113,995.

2012 BMW M6 Coupe & Cabriolet Spy Pictures Out 19
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive News, Cabriolet, m5, M6 Coupe on 04 19th, 2011

The latest spy cam shots  of the upcoming 2012 M6 Coupe as well as that of the Cabriolet models are out. The vehicles were spotted while undertaking their spring testing together. Well, the most significant thing here is that the BMW M6 Coupe appears to be less disguised this time as compared to its last appearance.

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That enables us to make out more assumptions based on these spied images. At the same time, Cabriolet is in the same disguise as the last time we saw it. Based on these snaps, we are able to conclude on more details of the vehicles. M6 Coupe is expected to feature new front and rear bumpers as well as side skirts.

It is likely to feature the same engine as the one in the upcoming M5 – a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8. The engine would produce a total output of 600 PS (592 bhp / 441 kW) and is coupled to the 7-speed DCT Drivelogic double clutch gearbox.

(Via WCF)