Spy photos of the next generation BMW M6 have barely surfaced, and furthermore, unfounded rumors were classifying the new M6 as being a dead project, but fortunately, BMW M’s flagship is an active project and we expect the car to be unveiled in 2012.
The next generation F12/F13 6 Series serves as the basis for the M6, following the same design lines with the usual M treatment, both aesthetically, and under the hood. The M6 continues to carry the wider rear fenders and the usual four-tailpipe exhaust system characteristic to M models.
Details around the engine are limited to pure speculations and rumors at the moment, but the expectations are that the car will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine producing around 600 horsepower.
The power is exclusively directed to the rear wheels and should make for an impressive acceleration. A regular sprint to 60mph is not expected to take more than 4 seconds.
We expect to learn more about the new M6 as the new year approaches and most likely BMW will use the 6 Series launch as an opportunity to reiterate their plans of building a M version.
In the mean time, let’s have a look at these exclusive renderings.