Few objects provide the muse for dreaming like a BMW M6, and the automaker has dropped some official pictures and details on the all-new dream-worthy 2013 M6 Coupe and Cabriolet before their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and 2012 New York Auto Show, respectively.
The M6, with or without a roof, will be a hard-to-miss car. The fenders are gently flared to accommodate 19-inch ultra-high-performance summer tires, and the traditional “gaping maw” front bumper feeds air to its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. A set of five-spoke wheels show off the car’s massive brakes. The rear bumper is new, with a new diffuser that houses quad tailpipes. A small “M6″ badge sits offset in the front grille, providing an understated visual reminder of this car’s raw power.
The M6’s V8 engine is the same mill that’s found in the M5 and X6 M. In M6 dress, the 4.4 V8 utilizes twin turbocharging with direct injection to deliver 560 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. That means that even if you can’t drive, you’ll easily find useable power between idle and its 7,200-rpm redline. All that power is corralled by massive 16.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors in front, gripped by six-piston calipers, with equally impressive 15.6-inch rotors out back.
Mated to the same 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox used in the M5, BMW claims the M6 Coupe will run from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, with the Cabriolet taking an additional tenth of a second to get there.
All the tech specs you could ever ask for are in BMW’s press release. The convertible will be the first to reach U.S. showrooms this summer.
Is the 2013 BMW M6 your ultimate dream machine?