Yesterday BMW took off the veil of the new M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible models. The new 2012 BMW M6 Convertible will be the first to reach US BMW Center showrooms in June 2012. The M6 Coupe is expected make its world premiere at the Geneva International Auto show in March and the M6Convertible is expected to premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Both M6 models make use of the S63Tu engine, a 4.4-liter unit with an output of 560 hp (412 kW) at 5,750 – 7,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The rev limiter intervenes at 7,200 rpm.
The engine is mated to a 7-Speed M-Double Clutch Transmission and an innovative Active M Differential. A manual option has not been announced at the moment, but we anticipate the U.S. market receiving one, just as the new M5.
0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.3 seconds while the spring to 124 mph (200km/h) takes only 13.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). BMW has not release the official MPG numbers, but the company says the new M6 Convertible consumes 30% less fuel than its predecessor.
The new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible will be the first cars in the history of BMW M to be offered with optional M Carbon-Ceramic brakes in gold color. The M Carbon-Ceramic brakes are 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) lighter than the standard brakes. The newly designed M kidney grille now bears an M6 badge, an homage to the first generation M6. The grille’s black, paired kidney grille slats take their cues from the characteristic double-spoke design of the M light-alloy wheels.
A three-dimensional shaping of the air intakes and race-inspired flaps are designed to control airflow to the outer air intakes. The front fenders feature familiar M gills.
When it goes on sale, we expect both models to be priced above the $100,000 mark.
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