Spied: 2013 BMW M6 nearly unveiled

Featured Posts, Spy Photos | December 13th, 2011 by 20
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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 …

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.
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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.

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[Source: Autospies ]

20 responses to “Spied: 2013 BMW M6 nearly unveiled”

  1. Alex F says:

    can’t wait for this car to be fully unveiled, it’s going to be amazing!

  2. Viper says:

    I hope and I really DO hope that this car will kick ass to those rs5’s and amg’s for good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t it supposed to be a hardtop convertible? I swear I heard those rumors.

    • Bigk says:

      Just rumors.  ///M is a tuning OEM body they have not yet been given any room to create their own car yet.  Maybe when they can create the business case it will be a different story.

    • Mose121 says:

      The new 6 was always meant to be a soft top for a couple reasons.  Most 6 series will never see winter weather so it’s what they call a 3 season vehicle.  The benefit of the added insulation of a hard top did not outweight the need to maintain a low center of gravity for handling purposes.  Also, there had to be room for 2 sets of golf clubs in the trunk.  No joke, that’s what BMW told us. 

  4. Alex says:

    considering the grand coupe with 450hp is supposed to run a 0-62 time of 4.5, the M6 should shave about 0.2-0.3 secs of that time

  5. Mose121 says:

    Why would there be a need to have more power in the M6 over the M5?  That doesn’t make any sense.

    • empower says:

      because the m6 will be positioned above the m5 and cost a lot more hence the power hike. maybe alot of poeple where put of the last 6 because there was not much improvement in proformance  compared to price. dont forget there will be a 6gc which will have to be better then the m5 so the power has to rise on the 6.

      • Mose121 says:

        I disagree. The M5 is not a competitor of the M6. The previous M6 was only more expensive because it is a much lower volume production model. Also, it’s considered to be a more exclusive vehicle than the M5. A two door coupe/vert does not sell in competition to a four door sedan. Two completely different buyers are looking at them. The previous M6 sold fine for that kind of car in that price segment. The cost difference of the two cars had zero impact on M6 sales. The fact that both cars have the same 500hp F1 derived engines also had no effect on why more M6’s weren’t sold, it’s simply qa low volume $100k+ car that isn’t expected to sell in large numbers and it never will. If the M6 would have had 550hp, it still wouldn’t have sold any better than it did.

      • Manchester Man says:

        “dont forget there will be a 6gc which will have to be better then the m5”

        I would’nt be too sure about that! The M6 Gran Coupe might be faster on the straight but handling wise, the M5 will eat it up. Just like the M3 eats up the M5 around corners and just like the 1M eats up the M3 around corners.

        None of these M cars are “better” than the other, it just depends on what you want in terms of power, handling and practicality.

        • Mose121 says:

          I won’t go so far as to say the 6GCM will be faster than the M5. They might be built on the same platform so if that’s the case and weight is similar the the lower profile of the 6 would mean less drag.

  6. Twittavelli says:

    Rag tops are disgusting and tacky and should be banned. this car looks flat.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I work at mercedes benz I like there amg cars ….but I am a bmw lover for sure . I CANT WAIT TOO SEE THERE NEW M6 here in las vegas nv…bmw always make really nice classic sporty cars ….

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