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BMW Debuts New M6 Coupe And Convertible

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The new BMW M6 coupe. Image: BMW AG

Do you prefer grand touring coupes over sport sedans? Like the sexier lines of a two-door better than the more utilitarian appearance of a four-door? Better yet, do you want the ability to dash cross-country at triple-digit speeds, with the wind in your hair from coast to coast? Good news, then: BMW is debuting new M6 coupe and M6 convertible models.

The new BMW M6 coupe. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 coupe. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 engine. Image: BMW AG

Both get the same twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 used in the new BMW M5 sedan. In M6 duty, the engine is rated at 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, which BMW says is good for a 4.2 second run from 0 – 62 mph in a coupe equipped with BMW’s seven-speed automatic. Since the convertible will be a bit heavier and slightly less aerodynamic, BMW says you can expect a 0 – 62 mph run in 4.3 seconds, also with the seven-speed automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual transmission is said to be under consideration, although BMW won’t officially comment on it.

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

Ensuring that all that power gets to the ground, the M6 will come with BMW’s Active M Differential, which distributes power to both rear wheels based upon available traction. Buyers also get the M5’s Dynamic Damper Control and electronic stability control with a performance-oriented M Dynamic Mode.

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

The new BMW M6 convertible. Image: BMW AG

Pricing will be released closer to launch, which is rumored to be early summer for the convertible M6 and late summer for the coupe.

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