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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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.
As with any new model release, it’s very interesting to see how the new model fares against the predecessor. We were curious how the stunning all-new BMW M6 Coupe (F13) and Convertible (F12) compare to old M6 (E63/E64), so we’ve compiled a photo and specs comparison. Big thanks to member HKS786 who put together the comparison photos.
First videos of the 2013 BMW M6 coupe (F13) and convertible (F12). BMW M’s sporty new coupe and convertible looked great in photos, but look even better in motion. Check it out via the “VIDEOS” tab inside.
The debut of the all-new 2013 BMW M6 models also marks the debut of the long-awaited M Carbon Ceramic Brakes option. Details are limited so far but we’ve compiled what’s known so far:
The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes have bigger rotors at the front axle (410mm vs 400mm standard), reduce the unsprung weight by 19.4 kg or 42.8 lb, and obviously increase fade resistance. While the standard brake calipers for the M6 models are painted in dark blue metallic, the carbon ceramic brakes are painted in a noble gold shade.
There’s no word on pricing yet, but they won’t be cheap for sure (option code is 2NK). The M Carbon Ceramic brakes will be available for the BMW M6 models and — from July production on — for … CONTINUED
Presenting the all-new 2013 BMW M6 coupe and convertible! See all official info, media, and press release inside.
At a Glance
New edition of the BMW M6 in Coupe and Convertible body variants; generous dose of M feeling combined with alluring design aesthetics, a luxurious aura, seating for four and innovative equipment features; high-performance sports car with superior performance attributes and extremely exclusive character; BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible both occupy a unique position in the premium segment of the executive class thanks to their blend of outstanding dynamics, hallmark M conceptual harmony and everyday usability; further development of both concepts breaks new ground with significantly improved efficiency, optimised controls for individualising the car set-up and a wider variety of driver assistance systems and infotainment … CONTINUED
There’s a little rush that comes from getting a first peek at a yet-to-be-revealed model’s styling, especially if it’s an M model, and even if it’s just a diagram. We’re happy to share with you the first look at the upcoming 2013 M6 coupe/convertible’s external styling bits, from official parts diagrams.
These M6 parts diagrams give us a good view at the upcoming 2013 M6 front and rear bumpers. As M6 spyshots suggested, the M6 follows the latest M styling cues with its inverted-mouth front bumper design previously seen on the E9x M3 and F10 M5 models. The lower edge of the outside front bumpers (splitters) appear sportier than that of the new F10 M5. The spoiler lip seen in spy photos will also form part of … CONTINUED
We bring you the latest live look and listen at the upcoming new M6 coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) undergoing some final testing at the Nurburgring. We’ve also posted below a set of photos from the testing.
Not much camouflage remains, so its general shape and styling is easy to imagine. As for sounds, the M6 sounds quite similar to the F10 M5, owing to sharing the M5′s 4.4L 560hp twinpower twin turbo V8 S63Tu engine [specs]. This prototype appears to be testing carbon ceramic brakes, which will be an optional upgrade.
There’s no final word on debut and availability of the BMW F12/F13 M6 but we expect BMW to officially unveil the M6 in late 2011/early 2012 with a market launch in 2012.
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