Monday, February 13, 2012

2013 BMW M6 Coupe

This week BMW announced the next generation of their flagship road-going sports car, the M6. Known to true fans as the “sportier M5,” the M6 keeps the engine, transmission, and electronic gadgetry specifications of its four-door brother but houses everything in a stylish and function two-door configuration, which keeps in tradition to the original M 635 CSi from the mid-1970′s. The 2013 model will arrive first as a convertible followed by the coupe, both with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 powerhouse that outputs 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque to the pavement through their massive 19-inch alloy wheels and electronic “Active-M” limited-slip differentials. Transmission specs as of now list a seven-speed dual-clutch sequential manual gearbox, with a fully manual configuration in consideration for a later release. Sales of the new model will begin sometime this June. It's looking like the old M6 went to the spa and trimmed a lot of excess weight off.


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