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.”

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.