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pix335i 02-11-2012 04:02 PM

BMW Reveals the M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible for a Summer Release
 


One look at the new M6 and you'll be hooked on the thought of driving one around this summer (June 2012 for the convertible, late summer for the coupe). There is a lot to get your mind racing when it comes to the latest ///M car from BMW.



Maybe it is the high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology pumping out 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Maybe it's the new aggressive and elegant styling that features a combination of lightweight materials including a Carbon Fiber Composite roof on the Coupe version. Or maybe it's the fact that BMW has found a way to combine power, elegance and luxury into this next generation M6 coupe and convertible.



Either way, we think the M6 is going to be a real winner for those who can take delivery of one. Here are some of the highlights of the car that you will want to know



BMW M6 Power and Performance
  • The new engine is shared between the M5 and the M6 and has the highest output ever generated by an ///M car. The 4.4-liter V8 engine features M Twin Power technology and features a ton of power.
    Horsepower peaks out at 560 horsepower at 5,750 - 7,000 RPMs and 500 lb-ft of torque is available between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm
  • Power output is up 10%, maximum torque is up 30% and the car consumes roughly 30% less fuel than it's E63/E64 predecessor
  • 0 to 62 is achieved in 4.2 seconds in the coupe and 4.3 second in the convertible
  • 0 to 124 takes 12.6 seconds for the coupe and 13.1 for the convertible
  • Standard Front brakes measure in at 15.7 inches with the rear brakes just a hair smaller at 15.6 inches



7-Speed M Double Clutch (and possibly a 6-speed manual?)
  • 7-Speed double-clutch transmission is specially designed to handle the extreme torque and high revving engine (now redlining at 7,200)
  • Available modes include automatic (D) and manual (S). Shifting can be performed manually through the shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel if so desired
  • M DCT with Drivelogic offers three shift programs for both automatic and manual shifting. D1 is standard and is designed for efficiency, D2 provides gear shifts based on engine revs and load. D3 delays gear changes until an ever higher rev range is achieved for a sportier feel. Manual modes include S1 for comfortable gear changes, S2 for faster shifts with a kick at higher revs and S3 is for maximum driving performance and is required when using launch control
  • Launch control coupled with stability control being disabled allows the car to achieve maximum acceleration from a standstill
  • Have no fear 6-speed fans. Our sources also indicate a 6-speed is under serious consideration inside BMW headquarters. Given the M5's 6-speed option, we are hoping that the M6 will follow suit



Active M Differential
  • Electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential
  • Control unit is connected with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system to cross check data collected with the DSC feedback and uses that information to calculate the locking force required to deliver optimum traction and stability
  • Data is also collected from the position of the accelerator pedal, the rotational speed of the wheels and the car's yaw rate to handle each unique driving situation



M Carbon-Ceramic Brakes (Optional)
  • The first BMW M cars to offer option M Carbon-Ceramic brakes (with 20-inch M light-alloy wheels) to offer unparalleled stopping power
  • Front brakes measure in at 16.1 inches with the rear brakes at 15.6 inches
  • Carbon fiber ceramic compound gives owners a 42.8 lb weight savings from stock while providing exceptional resistance to wear and extended operating life
  • Six piston fixed radial calipers in the front teamed with single piston floating calipers in the rear
  • M Carbon-Ceramic brakes are identified by special gold colored calipers



Design Highlights
  • Newly designed M kidney grille bearing an M6 badge as an homage to the first generation M6 with paired kidney grille slates taking a design cue from traditional M double-spoke wheels
  • Flared front wheel arches highlight the 1.2 inch increase in track width over non-M 6 series cars
  • LED accent lights on top of the adaptive xenon headlights and three dimensional LED corona rings give a brilliant effect to the lights. Optional LED adaptive headlights are also available
  • The lightweight dark colored carbon fiber roof on the coupe allows for a lower center of gravity and distinctive and aggressive look
  • The M6 convertible features a high quality soft top roof that can be opened or closed using the comfort access system
  • Available in a single non-metallic and eight metallic paint finishes - four of which are M exclusive. The soft top is available in Black, Beige or an optional Anthracite Silver effect



The M6 coupe will make it's world debut at the Geneva Auto Show this March and the M6 convertible will premiere at the New York Auto Show in April. The convertible version will be on sale in June 2012 and the coupe will be released in the late summer of 2012 as a 2013 model.

You can read the entire Press Release with many more pages of details at the following link:
All-New 3rd Generation BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible Press Release

Video of the M6 in motion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kzlZXKKvJA

Are any of you running out to put a deposit on the car? Anyone care to guess the sticker price on a M6 coupe or convertible?

tim330i 02-11-2012 04:36 PM

I hope this is a hint at what the F32/F82 BMW M3 is going to look like! Carbon ceramic brakes on the M3 anyone :yikes:

alee 02-11-2012 06:27 PM

This car is spectacularly attractive. I need like 10 of them.

pix335i 02-12-2012 08:45 AM

The more I see of it, the better it looks. I agree that if the next M3 takes design cues from the M6 it is going to be HUGE

TopDog5450 02-12-2012 02:23 PM

Look at the MPG these things get. My SUV gets better mileage. Let me know when they design and manufacture an M1, M3, M5, or M6, with a diesel engine.

pix335i 02-13-2012 07:16 AM

I don't think they build these cars to get the maximum fuel efficiency and it would really be tough to get great fuel economy out of something producing this much power.

I'd still take one any day.

TopDog5450 02-13-2012 09:41 AM

More Fuel Efficient, High Performance BMWs Needed
 
Actually, it's not tough to get good fuel mileage from a high performance vehicle. GM has been producing Corvettes for years with much better gas mileage. I owned a 2005 Corvette C6 that got significantly better mileage than these 6 Series BMWs. And, Corvette owners know that a more fuel efficient engine will cost more: http://money.cnn.com/2008/01/04/auto...ving/index.htm.

Perhaps, it's time that BMW considers improved fuel mileage for their high performance cars.
:slap:

pix335i 02-13-2012 10:10 AM

I just ran some numbers to see how the M6 compares and it breaks down to this...

2011 ZR1 - 14 city/20 hwy mpg
2011 Z06 - 15 cty/24 hwy mpg
2011 Base Coupe - 16 city/26 hwy mpg

The M6 says it gets 9.9 liter per 100k on average which equates to about 23.75 miles per gallon

If those numbers hold up, the M6 will possibly be better than the base Corvette Coupe for fuel economy. Seems pretty god to me.

TopDog5450 02-13-2012 12:16 PM

The fuel economy for a 2010 BMW M6 is 11 city, 17 highway. Your numbers do not "hold up." Saw a 2012 M6 in a showroom yesterday. Gas mileage still the same, no improvement.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/26344.shtml

tim330i 02-13-2012 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopDog5450 (Post 6629195)
The fuel economy for a 2010 BMW M6 is 11 city, 17 highway. Your numbers do not "hold up."

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/26344.shtml

2010 M6 was the old v10. PIX335i is talking about the 2012/2013 with the S63tu motor.

Tim

pix335i 02-13-2012 12:19 PM

Correct, that is for the last generation model that used a 5L V10 motor. This 3rd generation model uses a 4.4L V8 with twin turbos and gets much better fuel economy according to the press release.

I 100% agree that the fuel economy of the 2010 M6 was not very good at all.

TopDog5450 02-13-2012 01:26 PM

Fuel mileage re BMW M6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pix335i (Post 6629207)
Correct, that is for the last generation model that used a 5L V10 motor. This 3rd generation model uses a 4.4L V8 with twin turbos and gets much better fuel economy according to the press release.

I 100% agree that the fuel economy of the 2010 M6 was not very good at all.

I do not know what engine the M6 had in the one I saw in the showroom, but the fuel mileage was miserable.

P.S. I would still prefer a diesel engine option in any high performance BMW model.

PapaKlix 02-13-2012 03:05 PM

looks freakin' sweet. if you're that interested in fuel economy, you're probably not a fair representation of the target market for a car with a 6 figure price tag.

crbnblk12smkn 02-13-2012 04:37 PM

M6 convertible
 
Very nice, especially the front and back. I am not a convertible fan, but this is tight.

PapaKlix 02-13-2012 07:34 PM

love how the cockpit has shifted to be more focused on the driver - the CF trim doesn't even extend into the passenger side. it's very clear visually that the passenger's job is to sit and watch as the driver doles out punishment to the rear tires via 500 lb-ft of torque.

TXSTYLE 02-14-2012 12:20 PM

So much potential... It hurts!

I will start with:

Mineral White on Black - 20% tint - front-end, fender, and hood stone shield -carbon fiber roof spoiler - slight drop - Meister exhaust - ecu tune - and of course a custom set of 21" shoes. Ready to hit the Tollway in Force!

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BMW debuts 560-hp twin-turbo M6, manual option under consideration

TXSTYLE 02-14-2012 12:21 PM

Oh yeah.... That ROOF is BANANAS!

dyer328 02-14-2012 12:58 PM

tim, check out the jacoski M3 render. its based off the current leak'd photos. looks godly

dyer328 02-14-2012 12:59 PM

here's that M3 render http://in4ride.blogspot.com/2011/11/...-m4-coupe.html

tim330i 02-14-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dyer328 (Post 6631656)

I saw those over at F30Driver.com -

www.f30driver.com/forum/showthread.php?t=894835

I hope the F82 M3 looks like that, the renderings are awesome!

Tim

pix335i 02-14-2012 01:35 PM

Here is a video of the M6 doing a bit of driving...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kzlZXKKvJA

amanra 02-17-2012 11:47 AM

Ohhh's and Aaahhh's all around, this car is bad ass!! Already on my christmas list!

Lovetopass 02-23-2012 07:27 PM

Topdog... please know what you are talking about before posting... you say you saw a 2012 M6 in a showroom yesterday??? Was that on Mars since the last year for the E63 chassis was 2010. The 2012 M6 v8 twin turbo gets an AVERAGE of 26 MPG and will be in showrooms on Earth late summer of this year. Go to GM sites that the US taxpayers bailed out for them to survive.... for a few more years and post love notes to you and your Chevy fans.

ProRail 02-23-2012 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopDog5450 (Post 6629195)
The fuel economy for a 2010 BMW M6 is 11 city, 17 highway. Your numbers do not "hold up." Saw a 2012 M6 in a showroom yesterday. Gas mileage still the same, no improvement.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/26344.shtml

Hard to believe BMW would market a product this inefficient. My 1999 528 gets about 23 local and 34 highway. There is no reason why a BMW in 2012 cannot equal this efficiency. Maybe they should offer free methane from that landfill in SC to all BMW buyers.

Norm37 02-27-2012 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProRail (Post 6653988)
Hard to believe BMW would market a product this inefficient. My 1999 528 gets about 23 local and 34 highway. There is no reason why a BMW in 2012 cannot equal this efficiency. Maybe they should offer free methane from that landfill in SC to all BMW buyers.

Check what they say about gas mileage on this car when you step on it. 02:45 minutes into this video video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIJ9hm4-hoo

The Ultimate Areo is now number three on the list of fastest cars.

http://www.thesupercars.org/fastest-...d-top-10-list/

Hopefully they can get the record back with their new car the Tuatara.


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