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BMW Shows Off The New M6: Video 23
Jul
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.



BMW Debuts New M6 Coupe And Convertible 13
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2012 BMW M6 Cabriolet, 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive, BMW, Kurt, News on 02 13th, 2012

The new BMW M6 coupe. Image: BMW AG

Do you prefer grand touring coupes over sport sedans? Like the sexier lines of a two-door better than the more utilitarian appearance of a four-door? Better yet, do you want the ability to dash cross-country at triple-digit speeds, with the wind in your hair from coast to coast? Good news, then: BMW is debuting new M6 coupe and M6 convertible models.

The new BMW M6 coupe. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 coupe. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 engine. Image: BMW AG

Both get the same twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 used in the new BMW M5 sedan. In M6 duty, the engine is rated at 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, which BMW says is good for a 4.2 second run from 0 – 62 mph in a coupe equipped with BMW’s seven-speed automatic. Since the convertible will be a bit heavier and slightly less aerodynamic, BMW says you can expect a 0 – 62 mph run in 4.3 seconds, also with the seven-speed automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual transmission is said to be under consideration, although BMW won’t officially comment on it.

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

Ensuring that all that power gets to the ground, the M6 will come with BMW’s Active M Differential, which distributes power to both rear wheels based upon available traction. Buyers also get the M5’s Dynamic Damper Control and electronic stability control with a performance-oriented M Dynamic Mode.

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

Pricing will be released closer to launch, which is rumored to be early summer for the convertible M6 and late summer for the coupe.







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