According to an Autocar source, Arnd Meyer, the head engineer responsible for chassis engineering of all recent AMG models, including the SLS AMG Black Series, has left Mercedes and joined BMW M.
The source says that Meyer will eventually head BMW M’s chassis, powertrain and electronics development, although an AMG spokesperson has suggested that a contractual agreement (presumably, a non-compete clause in his employment contract) may prevent him from doing so for some period of time.
This news comes on the heels of this recent report that … CONTINUED
The countdown has begun in preparation for the 2013 World Car Awards winners’ press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The 2013 World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at this time.
The top three finalists in all award categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013.
A jury of sixty-six (66) distinguished international … CONTINUED
BMW NA has released pricing for the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, which starts at $113,000, below what we expected it to be.
This is just $3800 more than the 2014 M6 Coupe’s starting price and is $2500 less than the M6 convertible.
The other bit of great news is that manual transmission will be an option for the M6 Gran Coupe, at no extra charge. The first European Delivery date available has not yet been announced.
Check out the full pricing list / bulletin inside.
Here are results from the Sport Auto performance test comparing the 2013 Alpina B6 (F13) versus the 2013 M6 (F13) coupe.
The Alpina B6 Biturbo (full specs) is powered by BMW’s 4.4L V8 engine rated at 540hp and 730nm torque and top speed of 334 km/h.
The M6 features 560hp and 680Nm torque with a top speed of 305 km/h.
The 2013 Detroit autoshow is definitly the most important US autoshow, and BMW gave the enthusiasts a few notable that would appeal to us, namely the new BMW 4 Series Concept, the M6 Gran Coupe, the Z4 LCI and a new 320i. We snapped a few pictures of the 4 Series Coupe and the M6, take a look…
You can of course always find out more information on either of these cars through our official threads
Now here’s a shade of color that’s rare even among the custom BMW Individual colors that we’ve seen ordered for late model BMWs – Oxford Green, a color that hasn’t been offered as a standard BMW color for years now.
We would never have guessed that it would look so good on the 2013 M6 (F13) coupe, but it actually works pretty well in our opinion. Not many exterior colors can pull off a champagne tan interior such as this, but Oxford Green happens to … CONTINUED
Car and Driver shares their comparison pitting the F10 M5 versus the F13 M6 at the Anglesey Circuit in the UK to see if the M6 is truly better at the track than the M5, as advertised.
The M5 and M6 share the same 560hp powertrain, but the M6 is billed as being even more suited for the track with its lighter weight (about 100 pounds), lower center of gravity (due to lighter carbon roof and lower roofline) and slighter faster acceleration (about a tenth of … CONTINUED
Now that the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe has been officially announced and introduced by BMW, test prototypes are free to go full monty in public.
The photos below are from a sighting in Austria and shows the M6 Gran Coupe in what appears to be Moonstone Metallic (a BMW Individual color).
The M6 Gran Coupe will hit US showrooms in early Summer 2013 and share the same powertrain as its M6 coupe and convertible brethren – powered by the 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 (S63Tü) engine and outputting … CONTINUED
The 2013 Car and Driver’s Annual Lightning Lap Competition (#7) at the Virginia International Raceway has concluded and the results are in.
The F10 M5, F13 M6 coupe and the F30 335i sedan were tested and turned in the following times:
Full List by Times
Ferrari 458 – 2.49.9
Lexus LFA – 2.55.1
Chevy Camaro ZL1 – 2.57.5
Merc C63 Black Series – 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S – 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 – 3.00.6
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE – 3.01.5
Jaguar XKR-S – 3.02.1
Porsche … CONTINUED
Check out the first Individual Laguna Seca Blue F13 M6 coupe.
A new U.S. tuner plans to launch its operation with a highly modified BMW M6 Coupe (F13) tuning program, on the M6 which they’ve called the Risden 6R.
The Risden 6R M6 coupe features a functional aero kit, the most prominent part of which is the double rear trunk spoilers – one is the fixed duck tail CSL style spoiler, while the other is a retractable spoiler, deployed when needed to improve downforce and stability.
The 6R is also said to feature a fully adjustable suspension system, … CONTINUED
Several frozen (matte) painted BMWs were recently on display at the BMW owned dealership in Munich, Germany. Seen by one of our members was a Frozen Red M6 coupe, Frozen Broze M5, and Frozen Blue M5.
Have a look inside.
http://www.unpacking-power.com Powerful christmas with the BMW M6 Coupé and the BMW HP4. Experience the dynamic of our two power machines. BMW M, BMW Driving Experience and BMW Motorcycles wish you a merry christmas and a rocket start into 2013.
G-POWER has posted the first images and preliminary info on its M6 F13 “Bi-Tronik III” upgrade program, featuring:
• G-POWER Bi-Tronik III with 640HP (+80hp increase). Like on their F10 M5, the G-Power tune ups boost while managing fuel and ignition parameters, as well as managing torque figures during the shifting process for reduced stress on transmission.
• G-POWER coilover suspension RS
• G-POWER SILVERSTONE RS wheels 21″
• (optional) G-POWER Carbon braking … CONTINUED
Watch the BMW M6 Coupe race from 0 to 60 over paper to create unique autographs for M fans nationwide. Get a behind the scenes look at how Matt Mullins, Chief Driving Instructor of the BMW Performance Driving School, ink, and the BMW M6 Coupe created the M Print.
A rally from Paris to Birmingham in a BMW M6 Coupe – a gamer and a professional driver both enjoy real and virtual driving.
The new 4.4-litre, turbocharged, V8 BMW M6 brings new levels of refinement and usability to BMW’s big M coupe. But has it compromised the car’s real driver involvement and hardcore enthusiast appeal in the process? That’s the question Autocar asks in their F13 M6 coupe review.
Some impressive performance results recorded by Autobild for the M6 coupe:
0-100km/h – 3.9s
0-200km/h – 11.3s
Only 0.40 seconds behind the M3 GTS around the test track.
The dyno results were pretty awesome as well: 632 hp, 800Nm (590 lb-ft) torque.
Check out the performance comparison chart inside.