I was looking at the new M6 before I bought my V and for now is all that I have seen was the Convertable M6 with the coupe starting to hit the dealers now. The question has anyone here driven the new M6? Will it be in the same class as the V? I know you can almost buy 2 Vs for the crazy price of the new M6. My Co Worker is going to pick up a new M6 coupe and he thinks I will not stand a chance in any type of race against him? I look forward to the challenge.
08-01-12, 04:30 PM
I was looking at them too, but they were just too expensive. They did have a V10 in them, but I think they are getting the same motor as the M5, so it will be a little faster than the V. But nothing a few mods can't handle.
To me BMWs biggest advantage it the 7 speed Double Clutch Auto Transmission.
High-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology,
consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust
manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC fully
variable valve control; hallmark M power delivery headlined by
instantaneous responsiveness and a sustained wave of thrust; highest
output in the segment; 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm, maximum
torque: 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm; maximum engine
speed: 7,200 rpm; engine output 10 per cent higher than predecessor
models, maximum torque 30 per cent higher.
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Coupe) or
4.3 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible); 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in
12.6 (13.1) seconds; electronically governed top speed: 250 km/h
(155 mph) or 305 km/h (189 mph) with M Driver's Package.
Extraordinarily fine balance between performance and fuel consumption
represents major improvement on previous models; average fuel
consumption in the EU test cycle: 9.9 litres per 100 km / 28.5 mpg imp
(BMW M6 Coupe) and 10.3 litres per 100 km / 27.4 mpg imp
(BMW M6 Convertible); Auto Start-Stop function and further
Efficient Dynamics technology as standard; fuel consumption of the
respective predecessor models cut by more than 30 per cent.
Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic; automatic
gear selection tuned to deliver optimum traction, Launch Control and
Low Speed Assistance; bespoke M gear selector; newly developed