Spy Video: 2012 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible at Nurburgring

Spy Photos | October 11th, 2010 by 4
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With the new BMW 6 Series Coupe already unveiled, BMW begins to focus more and more on the testing of the new 2012 BMW M6. …

With the new BMW 6 Series Coupe already unveiled, BMW begins to focus more and more on the testing of the new 2012 BMW M6.

Internally, the M6 Coupe is know just like the 1M as being a Segler car (Dr. Kay Segler, M boss). The forthcoming M5 was initiated before he took over the reigns. The M6 is said to feature sharper edges and brings new visual appearance to M cars.

The new edgier look will be seen in future M models as well.

The new M6 Coupe will have its own attributes and characteristics in order to challenge the established rivals from Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.

Spy Video: 2012 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible at NurburgringAs seen in the spy video, the M6 continues to carry the typical wider rear fenders and the usual four-tailpipe exhaust system characteristic to M models. At the front end, a more aggressive and typical M-style bumper with integrated diffuser is included as well.

The new M6 will likely be powered by an upgraded version of the 4.4 liter V8 engine, producing near 600 horsepower. A similar engine but will less output is rumored to appear in the next M5 as well.

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.

The new M6 Coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The M6 Cabrio will follow later in 2012. M6 Gran Coupe will arrive in late 2013.

[Spy Photo: Gmotors.ie | Video: Bimmerpost ]

  • Giom

    Edgier design – that sounds promising. I think it is necessary to make these cars (M cars, that is) visually more distinctive.

    These Sixes are going to look awsome!!

  • StraightSix

    Man, what a beast!

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  • BIMMER1

    Interesting that it’s still a soft top. You’d think if they were really that concerned about the weight of a hard top that the m3 would have been a soft top over the M6. Also, a hard top in the 6 series demographic would go over much better than a soft top. Especially since the 6 is a GT car and the 3 is a sports car. Just more of the backwards logic we’ve come to expect from the new mgmt. at BMW I guess. Too bad, hopefully it won’t hurt them too much in the long run.

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