And here comes the new M6 convertible (F12)! This is our first site member to take delivery of a 2012 M6 convertible, and it’s a beauty. Singapore grey exterior with Sakhir Orange merino leather and Piano Black trim. This is one of the first new M6 convertibles to be delivered in the world and it goes to someone who already has a history with them, upgrading from the predecessor E63 M6 convertible.
The 2013 BMW M6 Coupe (F13) (official info thread) has also made an appearance at the 2012 Auto China show in Beijing, in a stunning Brilliant White Metallic Individual exterior with Opal White Individual leather interior and Piano Black Gloss trim. Until now, the F13 M6 coupe has only been shown in Sakhir Orange at the Geneva and New York auto shows.
The M6 coupe’s carbon fiber roof looks gorgeous contrasting against the pearly Brilliant White metallic paint. It is said (per our NYIAS interview) to save approximately 10 pounds compared to a steel roof and more than that versus a sunroof. Compared to the F10 M5, the M6 coupe is a little more sporty in terms of handling by the design of the front and rear … CONTINUED
The 2012 M6 Convertible online configurator/builder has gone live and is online at the BMWUSA.com website, with all options/packages and their prices.
The 2012 M6 Convertible starts at a base price of $113,995 in the U.S.
Browse the just recently released BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible catalog (international version) inside. Full version in PDF format.
Site member hkyplaynazn was recently in Germany for european delivery and as part of the experience was given a tour of the BMW M Studio at M Headquarters in Garching, Germany. Garching is always a treat for BMW enthusiasts as there is not only the cool M cars and Individual displays within the M Studio, but also prototype/testing cars parked on the premise or driving around the neighborhood.
On this particular visit, hkyplaynazn was able to get a first look at an M6 convertible in Singapore Grey inside M Studio, as well as a beautiful Monte Carlo Blue M6 coupe test car parked on the facilities. The M6 coupe and convertible have already made their premieres at various auto shows but only in Sakhir Orange (for the … CONTINUED
The 2012 NYIAS press days wrapped up last week and the public days opened this past weekend. Hopefully our NY area members have gotten (or will get) a chance to attend. Those of you who did attend this past weekend, what did you think? Any favorites?
The video below shows the press conference highlights from the press days, featuring the stars of this year’s display – the M6 Coupe and Convertible, the X1, and the 6 Series Gran Coupe.
We had the chance to speak to BMW NA M Brand Manager Matt Russell and BMW M Marketing Director Thomas Schemera at the 2012 NYIAS about many things M. We covered some hot topics/models, including the M5, M6, M3 (current and future generation) and M Performance Automobiles.
M5 / M6
Can you tell us about the changes to the 2013 M5 from the 2012 M5? Why the wait for the 2013 model year for the US market?
It’s nothing major. It’s small things; it’s electronics underneath, little computer things. It’s definitely not customer-facing changes and not a great deal of functionality change.
How does the manual transmission affect the M5′s performance?
About 0.10 second 0-60mph difference (slower than DCT). We don’t have official EPA MPG estimates yet, but it’s not much. … CONTINUED
Live from the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), we’re happy to share more photos of the amazing 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and the 2012 BMW M6 Convertible. Powererd by the 560hp 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo V8 internally dubbed S63 and mated to a 7-speed double clutch transmission, the 2012 M6 Convertible will be the first new M6 model to hit US showroom floors in June and the M6 Coupe to follow in September. The stunning colors seen are sakhir orange on the coupe and san marino blue on the convertible.
BMW announced today that the 2013 M6 Coupe and the 2012 M6 Convertible will be priced at $106,995 and $113,995 respectively (see full pricing announcement).
Preliminary US M6 options/equipment information has also been posted HERE.
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On the occasion of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), BMW has announced U.S. pricing for the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and the 2012 BMW M6 Convertible. Including destination and handling, the all-new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible will carry a MSRP of $106,995 and $113,995, respectively.
Compared to the last U.S. price (2010 M6 models) of $102,350 and $108,150 respectively, that’s a price increase of $4,600 or 4.5% for the M6 Coupe and $5,800 or 5.4% for the M6 Convertible.
The 2012 M6 Convertible will be first to hit US showroom floors in June with the 2013 M6 Coupe to follow in September (just as with the M5, production of the M6 Coupe starts in July 2012).
Here’s a summary of the M6 coupe … CONTINUED