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New BMW M6 revealed

Article George Chapman
Feb 13, 2012

The BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible go on sale in the UK in September 2012.

BMW has confirmed the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible will go on sale in the UK in September, priced from £93,795 and £98,995 respectively.

Powered by the same 4.4-litre 552bhp V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine found in the M5 Saloon, the top of the range BMW 6 Series is faster than ever. The M6 Coupe is capable of 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

Despite the increase in performance, fuel consumption and emissions have been improved by 30 per cent. The M6 Coupe returns 28.5mpg and emissions of 232g/km while the M6 Convertible manages 27.4mpg and 239g/km.

Both models come with BMW M Divison's latest seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, featuring steering-wheel mounted paddles. Three shift programs allow drivers to adjust shift times in both manual and automatic modes.

On the outside, the M6 gets a new front bumper with wider air intakes, kidney-shaped grille and LED headlights. The front wheel arches are wider, housing larger 19-inch or optional 20-inch alloy wheels and the roof panel on the Coupe is made of carbon-fibre.

At the rear, the BMW M6 also comes with a rear diffuser which improves aerodynamics and twin-pairs of exhaust pipes.

Buyers can also opt for ceramic brakes, offering greater stopping power and a 19kg weight saving.

The cabin features electric heated leather M Sport seats, sat-nav, climate control, unique dials and a head-up display system that shows digital speedometer, gear and rev-counter information.

BMW is also offering a wide range of options, including Internet connection, BMW Night Vision and a Bang and Olufsen stereo system.

In addition, the M6 Convertible features the same electric-folding fabric roof as the BMW 6 Series Convertible and can be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 25mph. The roof takes 19 seconds to lower and 24 seconds to raise. Buyers have the choice of Black, Beige or Anthracite Silver fleck for the roof material colour.

To view the full BMW range, visit BMW's CarBuyer reviews page.

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