The third generation of the four-seater 2012 BMW M6 has made its official debut here at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. The Coupe is equipped with the same high-revving, turbocharged V8 engine as the M5 Saloon.
The engine produces 53hp more than its ten-cylinder predecessor at 560hp, and 680Nm available from as low as 1,500rpm to 5,750rpm. The 4.4 liter engine also includes direct fuel injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing and Double VANOS continuously variable camshaft control, all of which help it to rev to 7,200rpm. The result is a 0-100km/h sprint of just 4.2 seconds for the M6 Coupé. The top speed is limited to 250km/h. The new BMW M6 uses BMW M’s latest seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.
At the front a new M apron with wide air-intake is combined with contoured headlamps featuring the characteristic BMW Corona rings and the new M kidney grille. To the side, a 30mm increase in the front track is connected to new front wheel arches, with the familiar M gills behind them featuring chrome flares and indicator bars with the M logo.
At the rear, the twin pairs of exhaust pipes sit either side of the aerodynamically optimised diffuser. The new M6 comes as standard with 19 inch Star-spoke forged alloy wheels featuring seven double spokes in a two-tone finish. Optional 20 inch alloy wheels, with five double spokes are also available.
It seems that the M6 is no longer just a classic GT car ,but a serious supercar level competitor too. If they could just remove that 250km/h limiter…