The Nurburgring testing season has just opened and the first BMW prototype model that we’ve spied is the upcoming M6 Gran Coupe, due to become the upcoming flagship M model upon its release next year.
The M6 and 6 Series Gran Coupe represents BMW’s first foray into the luxury “coupe” sedan niche and just as the standard 6 series Gran Coupe will compete with the Mercedes CLS lineup, the top of the line M6 variant will take on the Mercedes CLS63 AMG directly. If these photos of the M6 GC being pushed extremely hard on the Ring are any indication, the CLS63 AMG will soon have a fast and great handling nemesis to contend with.
The remaining camouflaged portions of the M6 GC do not conceal much as … 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.
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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!
The upcoming flagship M car - the M6 Gran Coupe, has now begun cold weather testing in Sweden.
It will directly challenge the 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG by utilizing the best BMW has to offer in terms of quality of materials and powertrain. The M6 Gran Coupe will be powered by the 4.4L twin turbo V8 S63Tu engine, but may very well feature a power bump from the standard M6 coupe and cabrio’s 560hp (maybe in the range of +20hp or so) in order to give it the leading power figure among all M models. Power will be delivered via a standard 7-Speed DCT transmission.
The M6 Gran Coupe’s premiere should come in the second half of this year (in the Fall) we believe.
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Driving pleasure, emotion, captivating design, premium quality and groundbreaking efficiency characterize the model range which keeps the BMW brand on track for success in 2012. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, BMW presents several new production models as well as groundbreaking vehicle concepts whose design and technology pave the way to forms of mobility which are both exciting and sustainable. The innovative strength of the world’s most successful premium automobile manufacturer enables the development of vehicles which combine an exceptional level of charisma and continuously increasing driving pleasure with a consistent reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels. With its current model program, BMW sets the benchmark for technological advancement, groundbreaking design style and sustainability in the automotive sector. The continuation of this development strategy … CONTINUED
The 2013 M6 coupe and convertible were revealed this past weekend and we now preview the production M6 Gran Coupe for you, by way of these renders which digitally remove the prototype’s camouflage. The car will wear the same front and rear end design as the M6 Coupe, but obviously with 2-extra doors and a longer body. We’ve also included the sporty carbon fiber roof from the M6 coupe.
The M6 Gran Coupe will directly challenge the 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG. What will the M6 GC bring to the shootout? Expect it to utilize the best BMW has to offer in terms of quality of materials and the best powertrain BMW is capable of developing currently. The M6 coupe and cabrio are powered by the … CONTINUED
The new 2013 BMW coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) have been priced for the German market.
The M6 coupe will start at EUR 123,600 and the convertible at EUR 131,000.
To give other markets an idea of how much the M6 may be priced, the M6 coupe’s German starting price is 20% higher than the F10 M5, which starts at EUR 102,800.
For a little math fun and speculation, how much might the M6 coupe and convertible cost in the US? Any guess would be very speculative since US pricing for the F10 M5 won’t be announced until the NYIAS in April, but we previously made a calculated guess of $93,000 for the US M5 model.
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If you haven’t already seen, the 2013 BMW M6 web special and visualizer has come online (@ http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…isualizer.html).
Now you can preview what your favorite F12/F13 M6 combination may be by choosing among the M6’s available color palette and wheels options.
The colors to be made available will be Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Havanna, Silverstone, Space Grey, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Singapore Grey, Sakhir Orange, and San Marino Blue.
Wheels choices are 19″ Style 344M and 20″ Style 343M wheels.