“A company is like a human being. As long as it goes in for sports, it is fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance.” These were the words of Robert A. Lutz, BMW AG Board Member Sales, back in 1972. They were the words christening the youngest subsidiary of BMW AG at the time, BMW Motorsport GmbH. Today the company is called BMW M GmbH. But it is just as fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance as it was 40 years ago.
The early 1970s were … CONTINUED
The all new 2013 M6 coupe (F13) will take on safety car duties for MotoGP this season, becoming the latest BMW M model to do so after the M5 and 1M Safety Cars.
The MotoGP M6 safety car will debut at the 24 Hour Nurburgring race this weekend and will lead the M Festival M Corso parade event.
The first half of the MotoGP race season will continue seeing the use of the F10 M5 and 1M safety cars, but the F13 M6 coupe safety car will … CONTINUED
BMWUSA.com has added the “Explore” M5 and M6 sections to its website. Along with the new sections chock full of M5/M6 media and information, the F10 M5 Build Your Own configurator has come back online (after a couple weeks outage) and the F13 M6 Coupe configurator is online for the first time.
Click below to enter the BMWUSA M portal.
BMW NA has published some updated ordering information on colors, trims, and upholsteries for the 2013 US M5 and M6. They break down each into 3 levels of configuration and provide more ordering details and clarifications than previously available.
A 2013 M6 coupe (F13) has been spotted at the BMW Performance Center and it was doing exactly what we love seeing an M car do – taking to the track. This Sakhir Orange M6 with M Carbon Ceramic brakes was seen by Palbay today and he’s posted some photos and videos. Check it out inside.
The 2013 M6 coupe begins production in July and will see its first deliveries in September. We hope to see it in the fleet for the Performance Center … CONTINUED
The order and pricing guides for the U.S. 2013 M6 Coupe (F13) and 2012 M6 Convertible (F12) are in! They include information on all standard equipment, options, packages, and related pricing.
The 2013 M6 coupe begins production in July, for September delivery. The 2012 M6 convertible began production in March and have already begun deliveries in Europe (it will hit US showroom floors in June).
Including destination and handling, BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible will carry a MSRP of $106,995 and $113,995, respectively.
See our Official … CONTINUED
The M6 Gran Coupe opened the Nurburgring testing season in March and we’ve now caught it on video, giving you a good idea how just how well it tackles the track. That such a large car can perform like this on a challenging track is an impressive sight.
As the M6 Gran Coupe will utilize the same S63Tu engine as the F10 M5 (although the M6 Gran Coupe may be introduced with a slightly uprated power figure from the M5′s 560hp), it’s seen testing with and benchmarked … CONTINUED
The 2012 Eurofest took place this past weekend at the The New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey (where the Jets and Giants call home). Cars of all European makes and models were in attendance, but the scene appeared to be dominated by BMWs.
Check out the photo coverage inside, featuring hundreds of photos from the event.
Palbay caught this F12 M6 with the unique Individual Color, Frozen Grey Metallic. In fact this is the first M6 we’ve seen in this paint color, but surely not the last.
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 … 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 … CONTINUED
The 2013 M6 coupe and 2012 M6 convertible have now made their world premieres and North American premieres, which brings us to the M6 Gran Coupe as the next M6 variant in the pipeline.
We’ve already seen plenty of the spy photos/videos of the M6 Gran Coupe, which together with the already revealed production 6-series Gran Coupe (photos 1, photos 2), gives us a very accurate idea of what the M6 Gran Coupe will look like. We previously posted some front and rear renders (reposted below) and … 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. … 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 … CONTINUED