2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible unveiled with 4.4L twin-turbo V8

After all the rumors and spy shots, the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible are finally here. BMW has released the first batch of images and details of the new BMW M6 prior to its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and for those of you wondering – the V10 is indeed gone and the M5’s 4.4 liter V8 twin-turbo engine is in.

“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.”

The four-seat 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible are both powered by the 4.4 liter high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology making 560 hp at 5,750 – 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The rev limiter comes in at 7,200 rpm. Mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic, 0 to 62 mph comes in at 4.2 seconds for the coupe and 4.3 seconds for the convertible. 0 to 124 mph takes just 12.6 seconds for the coupe and 13.1 seconds for the drop-top M6. Top speed on both models is limited to 155 mph.

While the output and performance of the 2013 BMW M6 has been pumped up over its predecessors, the new model consumers roughly 30 percent less fuel due to the introduction of new BMW EfficientDynamics technologies including Brake Energy Regeneration and the Auto Start-Stop function.

The BMW M6 Convertible will hit dealerships in June 2012 as a 2012 model year, while the M6 Coupe will arrive in dealerships in the late summer of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Pricing, EPA fuel-economy ratings, standard and optional equipment will be announced at a later date.

– By: Omar Rana