Next year, BMW will unveil the newest and latest generation M6. Built atop the 6 Series Coupe platform, the most expensive M models in the line-up will join another exciting 6 Series variant due out around the same time, the Gran Coupe.
Rumored to be phased out when the new bodystyle arrives, the M6 prototypes showed recently that F12 M6 project is still on track. Therefore, rendering artists are beginning to illustrate the design of the new M flagship. Jon Sibal draws out the new M6 for LeftLaneNews and showcases a car that 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. A cloth top will return in an effort to both keep the droptop’s weight to a minimum and to give it a more distinct, classic appearance.
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 2013 BMW M6 will debut next year most likely at the Paris Motor Show.