BMW M6

F12/F13 BMW M6 officially unveiled

As the title has it, BMW have lifted the covers off what will be this year’s star player in their M division product portfolio, the F12/F13 M6.

Unlike the previous generation, this time you don’t have to wait several months before you get to drop the top off your BMW M6.

F12 BMW M6

F12 BMW M6

What does stick with tradition in regards to the BMW M6 is that it retains the philosophy of using M5 underpinnings and a better looking body on top.

This is why it comes as no surprise to find out that hte F12/F13 BMW M6 is powered by the same twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 engine you may find in the F10 M5.

With the same engine come almost identical specs as the new M6 develops 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque with availability of the torque between 1.500 and 5.750 rpm.

Also like its four door counterpart, the newly introduced BMW M6 is in a bit of a jam with with transmission situation. Upon launch it will only be available with a seven speed dual clutch affair but a manual is under consideration.

F12 BMW M6

F12 BMW M6

Where the F12/F13 separates itself from the less ostentatious relative is when it comes to the details. The brakes are now carbon ceramic rotors as standard, the roof is made out of carbon fiber and there’s an overall concern over lightness.

In terms of performance here’s what we got: 0 to 62 takes 4.2 seconds (4.3 convertible)and the top speed is limited for both at 155 mph. Upon purchase of the M Driver package that goes up to 189 mph.

Fuel economy levels are rated at 23.8 mpg and 22.8 mpg on the US cycle with both models dishing out upwards of 230 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

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