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Old 02-11-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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What's the new M6 made of? Just like the last generation, it takes all the best bits from the M5 and distills them into two door form. And this time, the convertible comes first.

At its heart, the M6 Coupe and Cabriolet are all about the engine, and as expected both models use the same twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 (ironically codenamed S63) to output 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which peaks between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. Those figures should sound familiar, as they're almost exact duplicates of the M5's specs (the sedan makes an additional two lb-ft of torque), including the 7,200 rpm rev limiter and Valvetronic system.

Mated to the same seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the M5, BMW claims the M6 Coupe will run from a rest to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with the cabrio taking an additional tenth of a second to hit the same mark. According to our sources, a six-speed manual option is under consideration, but it won't be available at launch. And again, just like the M5, fuel consumption has been reduced by 30 per cent while power has increased by around 10 per cent.

Also included is BMW's Active M Differential, an electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip diff that works in conjunction with the DSC and the new Dynamic Damper Controls that electro-hydraulically tweak damping force on-the-fly depending on the settings and the situation.

Inside the subtly blistered wheel arches are massive 16.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors in front, gripped by six piston blue calipers, with equally impressive 15.6-inch rotors out back held by a single-piston caliper. The standard wheels are M-specific 19-inch alloys with 265/40 R19 ultra-high performance summer tires in front and 295/35 R19 rubber in the rear, with 20-inch lightweight hoops available as an option.

BMW isn't citing exact curb weights for either the coupe or cabrio yet, but assures us that they're notably less than the previous E63/E64, and the double-bubble carbon fibre roof on the coupe is a visual testament to that.

Sales of the convertible will start this June, with the coupe arriving later this summer as a 2013 model. And we hear we'll get to see the drop top in person at the New York Auto Show, with the coupe debuting in Geneva. Hit the jump for all the tech-laden details.



Word is this thing could come with a manual. I'm guessing significantly over $100,000.00. Another car for the wish list.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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Nothing light weight about 20's especially when you consider they will come with run flats. still going to be a beast though.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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I think increasingly the M5/M6 will take the place of the M3 (I guess it will be M4 now) as the the quintessential M car. As BMW is moving towards the effortless and awe-inspiring kind of performance and away from the raw and engaging, the role of the smaller models, the type of cars that initially built the brand, will become increasingly less prominent.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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I have seen the new 650i on the road and it is one stunning looking car. This M6 will surely look even sweeter. And agreed with you Len, those high strung top end motors we are used to seeing from the ///M division are a thing of the past.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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Yesterday was the first day that BMW finally uncloaked the highly anticipated 2013 BMW M6.
Boasting a gigantic, forced-induction V8 powerplant, it features the performance of a proper sports car.

However, although getting to 60, 100 or blowing the others away in 1/4 mile times are important statistics, it is FAR more important to have superb stopping power. That's because it will give you the chance to brake later going into a corner and get on the power sooner, thus, shaving valuable time off your lap(s).

Though BMW has often been criticized for brakes that work good but fade quickly, it has decided to up the ante with a new set of carbon-ceramic brakes. Not only do they weigh over 42 pounds LESS than the standard set of brakes, they also are more resistant to wear.

The latest version of the compound high-performance braking system helps give the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible outstanding stopping power. Its stand-out features include even lower weight, excellent feel and fade-free performance even under heavy loads.

The diameter of the inner-vented and perforated brake disks is 400 millimetres at the front and 396 millimetres at the rear. The six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front axle – painted dark blue metallic and complete with the M logo – are radially bolted to the pivot bearing.

The M carbon-ceramic brakes available for the first time for the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible (in conjunction with 20-inch M light-alloy wheels) are without parallel worldwide and take the cars’ stopping power to another new level.

The brake discs measure 410 millimetres in diameter at the front axle and 396 millimetres at the rear. Made from a new type of carbon-fibre compound ceramic, the discs boast even greater resistance to heat and combine this with significantly reduced rotating masses. The M carbon-ceramic brakes are 19.4 kg (42.8 lb) lighter than the standard-fitted items, yet the innovative material also displays exceptional resistance to wear, and the operating life of the discs is many times that of conventional equivalents.

The optional M carbon-ceramic system also sees six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front teaming up with single-piston floating-calliper brakes at the rear. The callipers can be identified by their special
gold-coloured paint finish.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #7
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I'm sure I'm gonna get flammed for asking this but what's with the roof? I've seen a similar design with a lowered center on the viper. Can anyone school me on this?
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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Gurney bubble? LOL Structural perhaps? Or just some focus group deemed it looked cool...
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:41 AM   #9
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Now THAT is a ****ing BMW M car. The previous M6 made me cry. Can't wait to see if this thing makes it to any good GT series.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:19 AM   #10
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Gurney bubble? LOL Structural perhaps? Or just some focus group deemed it looked cool...
Double bubble.

The Prius and FR-S/BRZ have them too.. just not as pronounced.

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Now THAT is a ****ing BMW M car. The previous M6 made me cry. Can't wait to see if this thing makes it to any good GT series.
Are you talking about video games?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:55 AM   #11
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Lovely design, lovely car. I'd be rippin' the badge out of the kidneys, however - major fail there.
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Let's see a 3/4 scale version of this thing.

Damn cars have gotten so ****ing big.
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Let's play 'Count The //M Badges'
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Let's play 'Count The //M Badges'
I count 12.. which is considerably less than the 'STI's on a modern STI.

2 brake calipers
2 fender vents
2 door sills
1 grille
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1 steering wheel
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Wow I really like it, never been a fan of the outgoing model.
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I know a lot of people would prefer a naturally aspirated high strung V8 or maybe V10 with a redline north of 8K, but it must be nice to have 500 lbs.ft from 1.5K RPM to 5.7K RPM.
That's 140HP to 540HP in 4K RPM (a gain of 100HP every 1000 RPM). Insane :-).
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I count 12.. which is considerably less than the 'STI's on a modern STI.
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I count 12.. which is considerably less than the 'STI's on a modern STI.

2 brake calipers
2 fender vents
2 door sills
1 grille
1 trunk
1 steering wheel
1 tach
1 shifter
1 engine cover
And I'm sure there's many more.

Even on older ones, the control arms, random other parts, the god damn air compressor/"M-repair kit", seats etc. have a logo on it.
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Yeah, the STI has 12 before you even get beyond the wheel area.

4 x wheel casting
4 x center caps
4 x crappy two-piece Brembo calipers
4 x door sills
2 x fender vents
2 x seat backs
1 x trunk
1 x grille
1 x center console
1 x gauge cluster
1 x steering wheel
1 x shift knob

did it.
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No projectors?


Yuck.
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No projectors?


Yuck.
Hmmm. I didn't even notice that till you mentioned it. Maybe its LED lighting
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Are you talking about video games?
I was hoping it would take the M3's spot in http://www.gt2europe.com/
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Hmmm. I didn't even notice that till you mentioned it. Maybe its LED lighting
they did say they were going to try lazers
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Lovely design, lovely car. I'd be rippin' the badge out of the kidneys, however - major fail there.
The original euro spec ///M6 , from the 80's had the M badge in the kidneys..
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For the first time ever. . . OMG, I really like the M6

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