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BMW Shows The M6 Before Geneva


William Maley
Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
February 13, 2012

BMW has released information and pictures of the new M6 before its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Powering the M6 is a twin-turbo 4.4L V8 (codenamed S63) outputting 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. If you’re wondering where you have heard these numbers before, that’s in part to the same twin-turbo 4.4L V8 powering the new M5. A seven-speed dual-clutch will be the only transmission choice for now and will send the M6 to 60 MPH in 4.2 seconds. Also, the M6 will see a 30% drop in fuel consumption.

The M6 will also get BMW's Active M Differential, an electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip diff that works with the DSC and the new Dynamic Damper Controls that tweak damping force on-the-fly depending on the settings and the situation.

BMW isn’t saying how much the new M6 weighs, only saying that the new one is significantly lighter than the previous M6.

The new M6 goes on sale sometime in June with the new M6 Convertible. The coupe arrives later in the summer.

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9 Comments

So, verse the CTS-V:
All those extra cams and valves and turbos get you....
4 more horsepower
50 lb-ft less of torque
0.3 seconds slower to 60 verse the auto (in spite of one extra gear)
0.1 seconds slower to 60 verse the manual

And keep in mind that the 650i coupe is already the exact same weight as the CTS-V, adding all the extra M junk will make it weigh more.

And for the privilege, you get to pay twice the price.

Thanks, I'd rather have his and his CTS-V Coupe and Wagon for the same price.
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Oldsmoboi you are right on the mark, anyone who does their homework should realize tha the M6 is an over priced Pig with lipstick. Nothing there to brag about except the name BMW M6

Sadly there are idiots who will waste their money on this car because it is not American and has to be bette than a CTS-V.
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It may not be better than a CTS-V, but no slouch either, and it's hot to boot.
I'll be the first (and possibly only) to give this one a "hell yeah."
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Price it closer to the CTS-V coupe and I'd give it a hell yeah, but knowing there the price is likely going to fall and comparing performance per dollar, I can only give it a "meh" and then wander back to the Cadillac display.
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Price it closer to the CTS-V coupe and I'd give it a hell yeah, but knowing there the price is likely going to fall and comparing performance per dollar, I can only give it a "meh" and then wander back to the Cadillac display.


:roflmao: I totally agree with you and join you at the Cadillac Display. :P
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It's a good looking car, nicer looking than the previous generation...
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It's gorgeous.
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BMW really seems to have no stylistic direction; the just twiddle around with minor lines & shapes and call it done. It's tired already...
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They are proving the point of building new cars already dated by the time they hit the dealership lots.
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