First Spy Photos: 2012 BMW M6

Spy Photos | June 22nd, 2010 by 11
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The next generation BMW M6 makes its first appearance on public roads. Rumored to be phased out when the new bodystyle arrives, the M6 prototypes …

The next generation BMW M6 makes its first appearance on public roads. Rumored to be phased out when the new bodystyle arrives, the M6 prototypes show that BMW’s flagship will continue to sit at the top of BMW’s lineup.

Despite a recent report published by Autocar speculating on BMW’s plans to omit the M6 in the next generation, our sources indicate that the F12 M6 is still on track.

Details are scarce at the moment, but the new M6 will likely be powered by an upgraded version of the 4.4 liter V8 engine, producing near 600 horsepower, similar to the upcoming BMW M5. As with the regular 6 Series, we expect lots of Gran Coupe design elements to make it into the M6, featuring an aggressive front-end, a rear bumper with an integrated diffuser.

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As seen in the spy photo above, the M6 continues to carry the wider rear fenders and  the usual four-tailpipe exhaust system characteristic to M models.

The next generation 6 Series will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September, followed a year later by the new M6.

[Source: Autoblog | CarPix ]

11 responses to “First Spy Photos: 2012 BMW M6”

  1. ///M3 Guy says:

    I am SOOOOOO looking forward to this car!

    Its my second favorite car after the M3.

    And if you was wondering YES I finally owned one & in Silverstone II :-)

    I didn’t like those turbos BMW tries to put them in their small engines. I hate them, and to be honest I took an X5 M for a test drive. It is fast but that since of you putting a smile on those high revs…. its gone.

    So I am pleased that I finally got the last M3 with naturally aspired engine. It is a true ///M3

  2. Laszlo says:

    LOOKS more massive, even larger then current bungled-up 6er… not sure if that car needed to grow at all. it was already huge. Better proportions and positions could have resulted in slightly larger back seat (was a bit cramped) and same size trunk (was more then enough already)

    not bad looking what we can see but again, seems too big for a European taste.
    The cars bodyline is very high, maybe that causing the size effect. I dunno but I would say it seems like it will be close to 5m in size !!!

  3. viper says:

    no….it will appear smaller although it will be bigger on the paper , it will have the same engine as one found in the upcoming already boring new M5 , it will feature 99% the same everything already found in the new and boring 5 series and yes I am not looking forward to this bmw as I can already tell it sucks , so much.

  4. fadi says:

    we already miss bangle…………those designs are really boring.

  5. Laszlo says:

    miss bangle ? not exactly. this “boring” car at least looks elegant.
    bangles cars are the ones that look old a day after it came out.
    its an evolution of the horrible bangled cars, so it is a bit still challenged
    but definitely a step forward.
    The Gran’ Coupe will be a leader in design for sure, if BMW has a guts to make it.

    I like the style and I think it will be a great car to drive, but it seems too big and heavy.
    I would prefer a slightly larger and slightly heavier 6 series then a 3 series, but the new 5 has grown so much, its larger then the E32 7 series !!!
    BMW thinks bigger is better… but I think the trend will stop and most newer cars will be same or smaller then the one replaces.

    Also cut that porky weight down ! aluminium, carbon fiber and still, each new model is heavier then the older. Enough, cut back on the fat, use better design and lighter materials.

    a 57 Chevy with all that chrome was about 2900lbs !!!!

  6. BMfan says:

    @///M3 Guy, congrats on buying this ‘supercar’. Have the time of your life till your M6 comes. Meanwhile as they say- ‘drive responsibly’ since you’ve got so much power in your hands.

  7. JMLBMW says:

    Goodbye to the Bangle Butt… Looks like a great car!

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