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2012 BMW M6 Coupe & Convertible has officially unveiled of images and details prior to its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The 2012 M6 Convertible will hit dealerships in June 2012, while the 2012 M6 Coupe will arrive in dealerships in the late this summer.
“Like its sedan brother the M5, the new M6 models are high-performance sports cars whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely towards the demands of track use,” BMW said in a statement. “At the same time, the M6 sets new benchmarks in daily driving comfort, innovative features and fuel efficiency.”
On the outside, the highlights include a rather subtle aero package comprising new front and rear bumpers, flared wheel arches and ventilated front fenders. Standard 19-inch wheels can be upgraded to 20-inchers. here’s also LED headlights, wider air intakes, contoured headlights, which bears an “M6” badge as a homage to the first generation M6.
On the interior, the cabin is luxuriously appointed with Merino leather upholstery sport seats, steering wheel, M6 badges on the sills, instrument panel gauges, gearbox lever and exclusive carbon fiber trim. Options include a heated steering wheel, GPS navigation and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Under the hood, all that power is transferred to the road through a standard 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT), both models are powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine with 560 PS (412 kW / 552 hp) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. The rev limiter comes in at 7,200 rpm and an Active Differential limits slip, distributes power.
With the engine power significant, the 2012 M6 Coupe can to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, while the 2012 M6 Convertible does the same task in 4.3 seconds. Zero to 124 mph takes 12.6 seconds (Coupe) or 13.1 seconds (Convertible), and top speed is 155 mph. The top speed of both models is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h), or 189mph (305km/h) with the extra M Driver’s package.
Despite the improved performance over the previous V10 models, while the output and performance of the 2012 BMW M6 has been pumped up over its predecessors. BMW says the new V8-powered M6 models consume roughly 30% less fuel, the coupe averages 9.9 L/100 km (28.5 mpg UK / 23.7 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 232 g/km, the convertible, on the other hands, returns 10.3 L/100 km (27.4 mpg UK / 22.8 mpg US) and has CO2 emissions of 239 g/km.
Other highlights include a sport-tuned suspension, a Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) system is standard, using electro-hydraulic modulation of damping force to suit driving condition. BMW’s M Drive system include: engine management, response of the Servotronic electric power steering system, M-DCT shift program, DSC mode, DDC response, and the information provided by the heads-up display. There’s also high-performance brakes, an active M differential and a revised dynamic stability control system with an “M Dynamic” mode.
Photo 2012 BMW M6 Coupe & 2012 BMW M6 Convertible