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 BMW M may be looking into offering models that compete with AMG Black Series models, in terms of exclusivity. Could BMW M’s pickup of Meyer be related? We shall see…
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.
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 be one of them.
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 second faster to 0-60, at 4.1 seconds).
Check out the real world results and differences on the track.
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 Boxster S – 3.04.2
Audi RS5 – 3.04.3
BMW M6 – 3.04.7
BMW M5 – 3.05.2
Audi S6 – 3.09.8
BMW 335i sedan – 3.13.2
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R – 3.13.9
Dodge Charger Pursuit – 3.17.8
Subaru BRZ – 3.18.6… 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, rollcage, and stripped down interior. The overall goal is to reduce the car’s weight, while adding a stiffer chassis/suspension and increasing power output.
So, it appears that the Risden 6R has been designed for track use and not just for … 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.