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F12 / F13 M6 & F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current)
The third generation M6 based on the BMW F12/F13 6 Series and shares its 7-speed M-DCT gearbox, BMW S63 V8 engine and other technology with the F10 BMW M5. The F06 M6 Gran Coupe, based on the F06 6 series also shares the same engine, transmission and technology.

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Full Disclosure on the BMW M6 - BMW Finally Gives Out All the Details

BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible

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
    BMW ConnectedDrive.
  • 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: 0100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Coupe) or
    4.3 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible); 0200 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.

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