BMW debuts the new M6

BMW debuts the new M6 image

Text: / Photos: | posted February 12, 2012 15:01

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BMW's famed M Division, the group responsible for the M cars, have just rolled their latest high performance creation with the debut of the new M6 Coupe and Convertible.

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The new M6 is based off of the recently launched generation of the 6 Series, which M Division gave some very unique touches, with a more aggressive design including some carbon fiber bits like the roof and larger, wider rims and tires. BMW says the car (both the convertible and coupe) has been lightened, but hasnt't disclosed the exact curb weight yet. 

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BMW also outfitted the M6 with several of their latest technologies for an exciting drive, as well as a long list of standard safety, sport and luxury features. Adaptive LED Headlights are fitted as standard as well as an extensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive features such as BMW's 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.

At the heart of the new M6 is the same high-revving 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine produces 560 hp at 6,000–7,000rpm with a maximum torque of 680 Newton metres 1,500 rpm. Handling that power is a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.

With the new engine which is 10 percent more powerful than the previous M6, the new M6 Coupe can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, while the Convertible can do it in 4.3 seconds. Standard top speed is 250 km/h, while the optional M Driver's Package will stretch it to 305 km/h.