DRIVE takes a look at the new BMW M5 and M6. The //DRIVE team along with Nelson Ireson from Motor Authority and Matt Russell from BMW of North America examine the new body-control technologies that manage its weight, and help them perform like smaller, lighter cars.
The 2013 BMW M5 and 2013 BMW M6 Coupe arrived this week at BMW dealerships and carries Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $90,695 and $106,995 respectively (including destination and handling).
The M5 and M6 models are all powered by the most powerful engine ever fitted in a series-produced model from BMW M GmbH – a high revving 560 hp M TwinPower Turbo V-8 mated to a high torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch transmission (M-DCT). It is all connected to an innovative Active M Differential which optimizes power transfer between the rear wheels ensuring the engine’s performance is transferred to the ground. The new engine produces around 10% higher output than the V10 engine of its predecessors and torque is up by over 30%. At the same time, real world fuel consumption and CO2 are expected to be reduced by approximately 30%.
Let’s have a look at the informative video and here is our review of the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe.