After two years of unexpected gap the BMW M6 has returned this year in two different forms with the all new M6 Coupe as well as the M6 convertible. The M6 Coupe is expected to make its world premiere at the Geneva International Auto Show next month whereas the M6 Convertible will premiere at the New York International Show in April this year. According to BMW the new “M6 gets a generous dose of M feeling” which means cosmically more powerful engine and lots of oversteer.
The new BMW M6 cars are equipped with a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 S63Tu engine that produces an output of 560 hp (412 kW) at 5750-7000 rpm and can reach a maximum torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) across an especially wide rev range of 1500-5750 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-Speed M-Double Clutch Transmission and an innovative Active M Differential. Though the manual option has not been announced yet, but one can anticipate for getting one just as the new M5. The car can reach a top speed of 155 mph / 250 km per hr (electronically limited) and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds.
Built on the standard 6-Series the BMW M6 gets a much more aggressive body kit with a 19 inch or optional 20 inch alloy wheels and are the first cars in the history of BMW M series to be offered with an optional M Carbon-Ceramic brake in gold color. The aggressive external air intakes and the LED corona rings enhance the overall front look of the vehicle. The coupe features a carbon fiber composite roof to help shed weight, while the convertible features a traditional cloth top with a heated glass rear window.
BMW hasn’t released any figures on the fuel economy, but the company promises a 30 percent savings on fuel compared to the previous M6 cars. Pricing of the BMW M6 Coupe is expected to be around £93,795 and the Convertible to be £98,995 in the European market.