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
Over the past four days BMW has been wining and dining the lucky recipients of sales awards (including site sponsor Ryan Amico of Steve Thomas BMW) at the BMW Sales Award 2011 event. The F12/F13 M6 convertible and coupe were on hand as well as the F10 M5.
This represents the first showing of the F12 M6 convertible, which will make its auto show debut next week at the 2012 NYIAS. Hotlap rides were given in the F10 M5.
Check out the event photos inside.
New BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle to Make World Debuts at the New York International Auto Show.
The BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle will make their World Debuts at the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 West 34th Street at 11th Avenue) in Manhattan. The BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1 and will be joined by the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW X6 M (North American debuts) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (U.S. auto show debut) as the featured BMW vehicles in New York. The BMW i3 and i8 Concepts will also be featured providing a glimpse into the future of mobility.
The hotly anticipated BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle comes … CONTINUED
We previously reported that the 2013 M5 (F10) US pricing will be announced upon the 2012 NYIAS which takes place the first week of April. We’ve now learned that the 2013 M6 Coupe and 2012 Convertible [official info] US pricing will also be released at the same time.
The 2012 M5 was recently announced for the Canadian market at a starting price of $101,500 CAD. Expect the US pricing for the 2013 M5 to be somewhere in the high-$80k to mid-$90k range. And if the previous generation M5 and M6 pricing provides any guidance, the 2013 M6 coupe and 2012 cabrio may be at least 18-20% and 25-27% higher than the 2013 M5 price.
The 2013 M5 and M6 coupe will launch to the US market on roughly … CONTINUED
Check out our walkaround video of the 2013 BMW M6 coupe from its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Also see the impressive attention to detail on the M6 coupe by BMW with its functional underside/rear diffuser.
The all new 2012 BMW M6 coupe (official info thread) is the star of the BMW display at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow, based on our affinity for the car and how swarmed the car was. It’s no wonder given the M6′s hard-to-miss Sakhir Orange color, sculpted carbon fiber roof, and very aggressive bodywork.
And the F13 M6 coupe has got the performance to match its looks. Its 560hp/502 lb-ft torque propels it from 0-62mph in only 4.2 seconds (compared to M6 convertible’s 4.3 sec and M5′s 4.4 sec). The model on display also features the optional M carbon ceramic brakes which reduce fade and reduce weight by 19.4 kg (42.8 lb) over the standard brakes.
Expect the M6 to hit the US market around September. For all M6 … CONTINUED
The 2012 M6 coupe and convertible were recently announced and revealed by BMW, but this is the first live public look yet at the M6 coupe in production guise. Even while parked, the M6 and its very aggressive bodywork looks fast!