Here is the first image of the new 2013 BMW M6 Convertible. The test mule was spotted at the Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal in New Jersey.
BMW will first launch the M6 Convertible in June 2012. The M6 Coupe version will follow three months later, in September 2012.
Even though not shown in these spy shots, the BMW M6 Convertible features 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.
Our sources say the new M6 will use a 4.4 liter V8 turbocharged engine with horsepower around the 600 mark, 40 more ponies than the recently launched F10 M5. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed M double-clutch gearbox. With this much power increase, we expect the M6 vehicles to run from 0 to 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.Autospies ]