Cars from the BMW M stable always seem to make the world a better place to live in. BMW has unveiled the M6 Coupe with the stunning contoured roof made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the BMW M6 Convertible with a soft top with distinctive “fin” architecture.
The M6 is powered by the 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. BMW claims the highest output in the segment, around 560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 680 Nm starting from 1,500 rpm. The 4.4 L V8 mill hits the redline at 7,200 rpm.
BMW claims the engine output is 10 per cent higher than predecessor models and maximum torque 30 per cent higher. The BMW M6 Coupe boasts a 0-100 kph time of 4.2 seconds, 0-200 kph in 12.6 seconds and a top speed limited to 250 kph or 305 kph with the M Driver’s Package. With BMW’s technologies branded ‘Efficient Dynamics’ in the car, fuel consumption has reduced by more than 30 per cent.
Transmission duties are taken care of by the Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. Automatic gear selection is tuned to deliver optimum traction. Launch Control is available as you would expect. There’s also something BMW calls ‘Low Speed Assistance’.
Power is sent to the rear wheels where the Active M Differential ensures fully variable distribution of drive between the rear wheels. BMW says this offers optimised traction and directional stability during dynamic lane changes and when accelerating out of corners. The M-specific chassis has custom front and rear axle kinematics. M-specific Dynamic Damper Control is standard There’s a host of other tech wizardry to be explored sometime in another story. DSC stability control including M Dynamic Mode; M Servotronic steering; body strengthening using special panels; lightweight compound high-performance braking system; available as an option are newly developed M carbon-ceramic brakes with optimum resistance to fade and wear, and lower weight.Adaptive LED Headlights fitted as standard.
Design features of note include the lower air intake with aerodynamically optimised flaps; new M kidney grille with black double slats, flared wheel arches; hallmark M gills with integrated direction indicator bars; aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors and side skirts; BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line; exposed reflectors below the rear lights; aerodynamically optimised rear apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust tailpipes; 19-inch (standard) or 20-inch (optional) forged M light-alloy wheels, each with a distinctive interpretation of the familiar M double-spoke design.
The interiors are luxurious, yet sporty as you would expect from a M car. There’s a bespoke M gear selector; newly developed M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles. There’s also the exclusive M sports seats with integrated belt system; Merino leather upholstery with extended features; exclusive carbon-fibre interior trim strips; illuminated door sill finishers with model lettering; M-specific instrument cluster with black-panel technology; 2-zone automatic climate control with extended features, ambient lighting.