Full Disclosure on the BMW M6 - BMW Finally Gives Out All the Details
We have all known about the M6 and there are already lucky people driving their very own M6 Convertibles around but BMW has just release the full on press release chocked with 41 pages of details on this new generation M6. Here is the car at a glance or jump to the link to read all 41 pages.
Go see the 187 photos of the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible
Read our First Driving Review of the 2012 M6 Convertible
- New edition of the BMW M6 in Coupe and Convertible body variants;
generous dose of M feeling combined with alluring design aesthetics, a
luxurious aura, seating for four and innovative equipment features;
high-performance sports car with superior performance attributes and
extremely exclusive character; BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible
both occupy a unique position in the premium segment of the executive
class thanks to their blend of outstanding dynamics, hallmark M
conceptual harmony and everyday usability; further development of both
concepts breaks new ground with significantly improved efficiency,
optimised controls for individualising the car set-up and a wider variety of
driver assistance systems and infotainment functions available from
- Visually imposing body design with dynamically elegant lines and
hallmark M athleticism provides an accurate visual showcase for the car's
high-performance properties; BMW M6 Coupe with strikingly contoured
roof made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP);
BMW M6 Convertible with high-quality soft-top boasting
distinctive "fin" architecture.
- High-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology,
consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust
manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC fully
variable valve control; hallmark M power delivery headlined by
instantaneous responsiveness and a sustained wave of thrust; highest
output in the segment; 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm, maximum
torque: 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm; maximum engine
speed: 7,200 rpm; engine output 10 per cent higher than predecessor
models, maximum torque 30 per cent higher.
- Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Coupe) or
4.3 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible); 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in
12.6 (13.1) seconds; electronically governed top speed: 250 km/h
(155 mph) or 305 km/h (189 mph) with M Driver's Package.
- Extraordinarily fine balance between performance and fuel consumption
represents major improvement on previous models; average fuel
consumption in the EU test cycle: 9.9 litres per 100 km / 28.5 mpg imp
(BMW M6 Coupe) and 10.3 litres per 100 km / 27.4 mpg imp
(BMW M6 Convertible); Auto Start-Stop function and further
Efficient Dynamics technology as standard; fuel consumption of the
respective predecessor models cut by more than 30 per cent.
- Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic; automatic
gear selection tuned to deliver optimum traction, Launch Control and
Low Speed Assistance; bespoke M gear selector; newly developed
M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles.
- Power sent to the rear wheels; Active M Differential ensures fully variable
distribution of drive between the rear wheels. Result is optimised traction
and directional stability during dynamic lane changes and when
accelerating out of corners.
- High-performance characteristics with outstanding dynamics and
precisely controllable handling, thanks to hallmark M harmony in the
interplay of powertrain and chassis technology, aerodynamics and weight
balance; weight-to-power ratio – BMW M6 Coupe: 3.3 kg/hp,
BMW M6 Convertible: 3.5 kg/hp.
- M-specific chassis with bespoke front and rear axle kinematics;
M-specific Dynamic Damper Control as standard; DSC stability control
incl. M Dynamic Mode; M Servotronic steering; body strengthening using
special panels; lightweight compound high-performance braking system;
available as an option are newly developed M carbon-ceramic brakes with
optimum resistance to fade and wear, and lower weight.
- Engine responses, M Servotronic mapping, Drivelogic shift program,
DSC mode, damper characteristics and information shown on the
Head-Up Display can be programmed individually; two M Drive buttons
on the steering wheel can be used to store and call up individually
configured car set-up options.
- Body design with classical BMW Coupe/Convertible proportions,
customary sporty yet elegant BMW 6 Series looks and typical M sporting
edge; special M design features provide an accurate visual representation
of the car's technical profile and performance; three-section, strikingly
modelled lower air intake with aerodynamically optimised flaps; new
M kidney grille with black double slats; flared wheel arches; hallmark M
gills with integrated direction indicator bars; aerodynamically optimised
exterior mirrors and side skirts; BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line;
exposed reflectors below the rear lights; aerodynamically optimised rear
apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust
tailpipes; 19-inch (standard) or 20-inch (optional) forged M light-alloy
wheels, each with a distinctive interpretation of the familiar M doublespoke
- Luxurious, elegantly sweeping interior design with special M controls and
styling features; newly developed M double-spoke leather steering wheel;
M gear selector and car set-up controls on the model-specific centre
console; exclusive M sports seats with integrated belt system
(optional: M multifunction seats); Merino leather upholstery with extended
features; exclusive carbon-fibre interior trim strips; illuminated door sill
finishers with model lettering; M-specific instrument cluster with blackpanel
technology; 2-zone automatic climate control with extended
features, ambient lighting.
- Adaptive LED Headlights fitted as standard, extensive range of
BMW ConnectedDrive features, some unmatched by any rival:
BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific information, High Beam
Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Change
Warning, Lane Departure Warning, rear-view camera, Surround View,
Speed Limit Info, internet access, extended integration of smartphones
and music players, Real Time Traffic Information and apps for receiving
web radio and using Facebook and Twitter.
- Almost all BMW 6 Series equipment options available, including Comfort
Access, active seats, heated steering wheel, doors with Soft Close
Automatic function, navigation system Professional, Bang & Olufsen
High End Surround Sound System.
- Performance, fuel consumption and emissions data:
BMW M6 Coupe:
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.2 seconds,
acceleration [0 – 200 km/h (124 mph)]: 12.6 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph), 305 km/h (189 mph) with
M Driver's Package,
average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
BMW M6 Convertible:
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.3 seconds,
acceleration [0 – 200 km/h (mph)]: 13.1 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph), 305 km/h (189 mph) with M Driver's
average fuel consumption: 10.3 litres/100 kilometres (27.4 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 239 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
Last edited by pix335i; 06-22-2012 at 08:29 AM.