2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible unveiled; Images and Specs
BMW has finally unveiled its anticipated M6 Convertible and its M6 Coupe, the company revealed both models ahead of the their world premieres at the Geneva Salon in March and New York Auto Show in April. It is expected that the BMW M6 and its convertible models should satisfy BMW fans in its performance as well as in design.
When it comes to specs, the both BMW M6 Coupe and m6 convertible is coming with a the same 4.4-liter V8 engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers and can produce an output of 560-horses (412kW) between 5,750 and 7,000 rpm, and a peak torque of 680Nm (502lb-ft) between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm.
The performance will be the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 4.2 seconds for the M6 Coupe and 4.3 seconds for the Convertible . The Top speed of the both models are limited to to 155 mph (250 km/h), or 189mph (305km/h) with the extra M Driver’s package. The car does promise to have decent fuel economy considering the power averaging a bit less than 10 liter/100 km.
According to BMW, new V8-powered M6 models fuel consumption is roughly 30% less fuel at 9.9 lt/100km (28.5 mpg UK / 23.8mpg US) for the Coupe, and 10.3lt/100km (27.4 mpg UK / 22.8mpg US) for the Convertible.
To reduce the weight the of the models, the BMD has applied several weight saving measures to compensate for the new M6’s larger exterior dimensions. The BMW Coup’s roof is made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and doors and bonnet for both models from aluminum while front side panels thermoplastic.
The standard 6-Sereis Chassis gets a specially tuned suspension, an M-specific Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering and powerful braking system with 15.7 inches (400 mm) rotors and six piston calipers at the front and 15.6 inches (396 mm) at the rear. For the first time in the History of BWM, BMW will offer optional M Carbon-Ceramic brakes available exclusively with 20-inch wheels that is 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) lighter than the standard one.
For the exterior, the new BMW M6 models have got aero package comprising new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and a rear diffuser housing four chromed tailpipes. The models also feature a newly designed M kidney grille with an “M6” badge. When it comes to Interior, the M6 models are equipped with M-specific sports seats, steering wheel, instrument panel gauges, gearbox lever and trim.
The BMW M6 Convertible will hit the US first in June while the BMW Coupe a couple of months later from the Convertible. We have high resolution photos of the both models, check out the Gallery and feel free to drop your comments in the box.