Just The Facts: New BMW M6

BMW M6 | February 12th, 2012 by 21
BMW M6

As with every new BMW model launch, we take a stab at the lengthy press release to bring you the essential points. First and foremost, …

As with every new BMW model launch, we take a stab at the lengthy press release to bring you the essential points. First and foremost, the new 2012 BMW M6 Convertible will be the first to arrive in US BMW Center showrooms in June 2012. The BMW M6 Coupe will arrive at US BMW Centers in the late Summer of 2012 as a 2013 model.

  • BMW M6 Coupe has a roof made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP);
    BMW M6 Convertible has a soft-top boasting distinctive  “fin” architecture.
  • S63Tu 4.4 liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Technology – 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm, maximum torque: 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm; maximum engine speed: 7,200 rpm; engine output 10 per cent higher than predecessor models, maximum torque 30 per cent higher.
  • Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Coupe) or 4.3 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible); 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in 12.6 (13.1) seconds; electronically governed top speed: 250 km/h  (155 mph) or 305 km/h (189 mph) with M Driver’s Package.
  • Weight M6 Coupe unladen (DIN/EU) – 1850kg / 1925kg (4,078 / 4,243lb)
  • Weight M6 Convertible unladen (DIN/EU) – 1980kg / 2055 (4,364 / 4,530lb)
  • Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 9.9 litres per 100 km / 28.5 mpg imp (BMW M6 Coupe) and 10.3 litres per 100 km / 27.4 mpg imp  (BMW M6 Convertible)

Just The Facts: New BMW M6

  • Auto Start-Stop function
  • Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic; automatic gear selection tuned to deliver optimum traction, Launch Control and  Low Speed Assistance
  • Bespoke M gear selector
  • Newly developed M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles.
  • Active M Differential ensures fully variable distribution of drive between the rear wheels
  • Weight-to-power ratio – BMW M6 Coupe: 3.3 kg/hp (7.3 lb/hp), BMW M6 Convertible: 3.5 kg/hp (7.7 lb/hp)
  • M carbon-ceramic brakes with optimum resistance to fade and wear, and lower weight
  • New M kidney grille with black double slats
  • Flared wheel arches
  • Hallmark M gills with integrated direction indicator bars
  • Aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors and side skirts
  • BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line
  • Exposed reflectors below the rear lights
  • Aerodynamically optimised rear apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust tailpipes;
    19-inch (standard) or 20-inch (optional) forged M light-alloy wheels, each with a distinctive interpretation of the familiar M double-spoke design
  • Exclusive M sports seats with integrated belt system
  •  Merino leather upholstery with extended features
  • Carbon-fibre interior trim strips
  • Adaptive LED Headlights fitted as standard
  • Head-Up Display with M-specific information
  • High Beam Assistant
  • Night Vision with pedestrian recognition
  • Lane Change Warning,
    Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear-view camera and Surround View
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Internet access
  • Bang & Olufsen  High- End Surround Sound System

Just The Facts: New BMW M6

BMW M6 Coupe:
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.2 seconds,
acceleration [0 – 200 km/h (124 mph)]: 12.6 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph), 305 km/h (189 mph) with
M Driver’s Package,
average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.

Just The Facts: New BMW M6

BMW M6 Convertible:  
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.3 seconds,
acceleration [0 – 200 km/h (mph)]: 13.1 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph), 305 km/h (189 mph) with M Driver’s
Package),
average fuel consumption: 10.3 litres/100 kilometres (27.4 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 239 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.

 

  • Bigk

    The fuel consumption is super low, how are they driving it LOL..other then that this is a very special car.  

  • Bigk

    The fuel consumption is super low, how are they driving it LOL..other then that this is a very special car.  

    • Mateo

      they lie about fuel con. They say new V8 is economical but its not. its just cheaper to tune existing V8 than make BRAND NEW NA V10 with DI, cylinder shut down to 4 for city and a car that weights like 1700 kg and not 200 kg more

  • Jjsmo

    the fuel consumption is better than a normal 6 series??? This is ridiculous!

  • Jjsmo

    the fuel consumption is better than a normal 6 series??? This is ridiculous!

  • Hermes

    I think that’s highway-only fuel consumption, or it has a 200 lb battery

  • Hermes

    I think that’s highway-only fuel consumption, or it has a 200 lb battery

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  • fruneed

    Same engine M5 560hp….we were conviced at least we tought al least you told us..580 hp..a little bit disapointed..

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Yes, we were wrong. We were led to believe it will have more than the M5. I apologize…

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Yes, we were wrong. We were led to believe it will have more than the M5. I apologize…

      • fruneed

        dont worry is not your fault…is just that this is car that Ive  been waiting for years with at least 580 hp or 600hp! that once “the news” told us….and this day I enter to bmwblog.com  and I read 560hp and 0-100km/h or 62mph in just 4.2 s…and the news told us too I remember perfectly  0-62mph under 4 second…that is why Im little bit disapointed..but thanks for very anticipate good information Horatiu..

      • fruneed

        dont worry is not your fault…is just that this is car that Ive  been waiting for years with at least 580 hp or 600hp! that once “the news” told us….and this day I enter to bmwblog.com  and I read 560hp and 0-100km/h or 62mph in just 4.2 s…and the news told us too I remember perfectly  0-62mph under 4 second…that is why Im little bit disapointed..but thanks for very anticipate good information Horatiu..

        • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

          It will do under 4 but only with the Launch Control.

        • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

          It will do under 4 but only with the Launch Control.

        • StraightSix

          Why are you so dissapointed? Are you going to buy one? Your life depends on 0-60 acceleration? Although completely pointlessly, I do think it’s wierd that the older could go over 320 km/h, and newer is limited to 305 km/h, makes no sense. I guess the turbos would blast apart if driven prolong time at higher speed than that.

      • empower

        I remember you saying there would not an m6. bmw are lunching 3 versions off the m6. will you admit  to getting that wrong to

        • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

          I don’t think I ever said there won’t be an M6. Plus, I was the first to report on M6 Gran Coupe.

    • bmw330

       I rather have more lightweight components than power, the aftermarket will provide plenty of power boast options.

  • empower

    there will be a csl version with more power and less weight mark my words. It will be a stop cap for the M super car 

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