NY Show 2012 Highlights: 2013 BMW M6 Convertible


The bmw M6 convertible is on display at the New York motor show.

The convertible, which costs £98,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in September, shares the M5's potent twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine and seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.

With 552bhp and 502lb ft of torque, the engine develops 52bhp and 122lb ft more than the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V10 of the previous-generation M6.

The new M6 convertible weighs 1980kg (50kg heavier than before) but posts official times of 4.3sec for 0-62mph and 13.1sec for 0-124mph.

The improved performance is allied to reduced fuel consumption, which is rated at 27.4mpg with emissions of 239g/km.

Carbon-ceramic brake discs are also being offered for the first time on the new M6. Available in combination with optional 20in wheels, the carbon-ceramic discs measure 410mm up front and 396mm at the rear and are claimed to weigh 19.4kg less in total than the standard steel items, for significantly lower unsprung masses.

Thanks to: Autocar

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