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BMW has issued a delivery stop order on all 2013 M5 and M6 (coupe and convertible). The issue stems from a potential problem with the engine oil pump on certain S63Tu engine equipped cars. Vehicles equipped with an affected pump could experience a sudden loss of oil pressure which will result in engine damage.

BMW is recommending current M5 and M6 owners not drive the vehicle. Stay tuned for updates.

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Through a joint agreement with M5POST, eas has allocated 10 baseline dyno sessions to BIMMERPOST members – free of charge for F10 M5 or F12/F13 M6 owners. So if you are in the Souther Califonia region, be sure to sign up and get some readings on your car’s S63Tu engine’s true power level.

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Here is a report from the 2012 BMW M6 M Power Experience at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race circuit in Abu Dhabi, courtesy of BIMMERPOST member willaw.

This year’s M Power Experience event took place in Abu Dhabi, where the program was principally held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race track. Last year’s M Power Experience in Spain focused on the F10 M5, and this year’s Abu Dhabi event will featured the new M6 coupe and M6 convertible. There were also excursions … CONTINUED

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Latest render by resident artist Harold Wood of the 2013/2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe (F06), which will debut early next year.

Latest information from homepage:

BMW has now finally officially acknowledged the model to be coming next year (US and worldwide). It will likely arrive as a 2014 model year and see its auto show debut at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit or the 2013 Geneva show. Expect the first details of the car to be announced online by the end of this year.

The M6 Gran Coupe will … CONTINUED

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Here is an account of a couple of BIMMERPOST member’s visit to the official BMW Paint and Body Center and the M Studio located in the BMW M headquarters at Garching, Germany.

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Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS … CONTINUED

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Velos Designwerks video announcing their F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 Stage 1 Performance Software Tune (for the S63Tu engine). Initial power gain estimates for the Stage 1 tune is roughly 73 hp and 80 lb ft of torque.

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DRIVE looks back at the generations of the 2013 F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 and examine the new body-control technologies that manage its weight, and help them perform like smaller, lighter cars.

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The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.

Check out the massive set of photos inside.

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Autoexpress puts two potent German convertibles to the test – the 2013 M6 Convertible (F12) against the 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG.

On paper, the F12 M6 features a 4.4L V8 pushing 560hp/680 Nm torque, while the SL63 is powered by a 5.4L V8 with 556hp/800 Nm torque.

The 2013 M6 convertible carries an MSRP of $113,995 in the US, compared to the SL63′s sticker price of $146,695. Watch Autexpress’ impressions inside.

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BMW M School instructor Andy VanCleef takes BIMMERPOST around Laguna Seca on some hotlaps – in-car footage.

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Watch as BMW race car driver Bill Auberlen pilots the 2013 M6 coupe (F13) around the Laguna Seca track, while playing lead and follow with an Alpina B7.