Launched! 2013 BMW M6
The wait is finally over! BMW has just released official images of its newest M6 coupé and convertible. Blessed with the same twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine and seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox as the M5, the M6 packs 552bhp and 502lb-ft of torque. That’s equal to 52bhp and 122lb-ft more than the outgoing V10 M6.
All this power means that the new M6 is capable of nailing 0-100km/h times of approximately 4 seconds. To help the car come to a complete halt are optional carbon-ceramic brake discs (with painted gold calipers), which is also the first time BMW offers the option.
The exterior hosts numerous changes with more aggressive intakes aiding the engine with cooling air, flared fenders, a new front grille, M-spec 19-inch wheels, and of course, the M-signature quad exhausts. The most exciting visual piece in my opinion is the new double-bubble CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) roof on the coupé model.
To carry on with weight-saving elements throughout the new M6 models, BMW has also implemented the use of aluminium for the doors and hood, composite plastic front fenders and a glass-fiber composite trunk lid for both models.
The interior has definitely matured in comparison to its predecessor. The application of leather and other high-quality textures looks to be much more refined, as well as the use of a brand new steering wheel design. Both models officially debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, so expect to hear more about pricing around then.Explore posts in the same categories: Automotive, Launched! comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.