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MotorTrend Video: 2013 BMW M6 – When Power and Weight Fight, Who Wins?

Videos | August 8th, 2012 by 2
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On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago of MotorTrend searches for the soul inside the heavy yet powerful 2013 BMW M6 Convertible. The U.S. magazine …

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago of MotorTrend searches for the soul inside the heavy yet powerful 2013 BMW M6 Convertible. The U.S. magazine is asking the question on whether the new M6 is really a desirable driver’s car or simply a clever feat of engineering?

The M6 Convertible, as well as the coupe, is powered by a high revving 560 hp M TwinPower Turbo V8 mated to a 7-speed M-Double Clutch transmission (M-DCT). In our own review of the M6 Convertible, we said that “the soft top convertible  is fairly heavy at 4,509 pounds, but aided by a future award-winning engine and a unique tuned up chassis, the high-end convertible makes the extra weight and size being fairly irrelevant.”

MotorTrend Video: 2013 BMW M6   When Power and Weight Fight, Who Wins?

And our conclusion says that “if you look past the emotional aspect of non-naturally aspirated engines and the slightly less imposing engine sound, the 2012 M6 Convertible is worth at least a test drive, if not a permanent spot in your garage.”

Does MotorTrend share a different point of view? Let’s have a look.

  • Giom

    Oh yes, the guy that claims the Germans trying to emulate the Corvette. No offense to you guys, but that is a very American thing to say. The bottom line is, BMW ended up with exactly what they set out to. You’re not a real journalist if you can’t see that.

    • fredyschiftan@aol.com

      This reporter thinks he knows why people buy or not this car ! 95% of the people who buy the car will love the power, and they want to experience the driving of a luxury powerful car, The car looks great, the power is there and they have a symbol of being looked as rich and successful, that is what it is who cares about all those g, or launch control you dont seem to get it at Motor Trend with these silly tests !!!!

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