Later in 2012, BMW will introduce the all-new BMW M6. Built under the codename F13, the high-end M model will debut in 2013 and will share technology with its predecessor M5 sedan, but in a sportier and more tuned package.
The M6 Coupe will be joined by the convertible variant, as well as a new offering by the M division: the four-door M6 Gran Coupe.
New renderings by Duron Automotive Artwork shows the BMW M6 Coupe with an aggressive front apron with vertical air intakes for the air curtains, for improving the aerodynamics, especially at high speeds by reducing turbulence and therefore less air resistance on the front wheel arches. There are also three large air intakes for the oxygen supply to the engine and brake cooling. At the rear, the typical M four tailpipes are present, along with a diffuser framing.
The 2013 BMW 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 – 560 hp – appears in the new 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. With the M Drivers package, the F13 M6 will have a top speed of 300 km/h.
The redesigned M6 will have its own attributes and characteristics in order to challenge the established rivals from Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.