2013 BMW M6

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2013 BMW M6 Coupe Front Left View 2
The highest-performance version of BMW's big two-door is back after a two-year absence during the changeover to the latest generation of the 6-series. Sporting a new powertrain, a revised look, and a simplified driver interface, this fast machine is every bit as impressive but much more livable than before.

From V-10 to turbo V-8

The M6 coupe joins the recently arrived convertible, following the same softtop-then-hardtop cadence as the standard 6-series. Naturally, the coupe is mechanically identical to the convertible, which means that it, too, uses the same powertrain as the M5 sedan. Thus, the M6, which was last seen with a 500-hp normally aspirated V-10, now is powered by BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. That engine's output is 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, the latter coming in at a low, low 1500 rpm. BMW puts the 0-60 time at a brisk 4.1 seconds.

A better-behaved 7-speed

The better part of the powertrain switch is in the transmission department, where we bid an unsentimental goodbye to the herky, jerky single-clutch SMG gearbox, and welcome the dual, wet-clutch M-DCT unit seen in both the M5 and the M3. Still with seven speeds, the M-DCT doesn't just whip off lightning-fast gear changes when you're paddle-shifting it in manual mode, but it also does a polished imitation of a conventional automatic when left to shift for itself. This new transmission goes a long way toward making the M6 a much more refined, more pleasant coupe than before. (For those who still want a manual, there is good news on that front as well: BMW will offer a six-speed stick in the M6, just as it does in the M5, but it won't arrive for another year.)

Style points

Of course, the new M6 coupe benefits from the styling refinements that came with the latest generation 6-series, while adding a few special touches of its own. M-specific front and rear styling, front fenders integrating side gills, and quad exhausts help identify this as the maximum 6-series. Unique, twin-spoke nineteen-inch wheels are standard; the optional twenty-inch units look exactly the same but cost $1300 more.

As you like it

As before, the M6 has a myriad of adjustments -- to its steering, throttle, transmission, and dampers. Each has three options: comfort, sport, and sport-plus. What's new and most welcome is how much easier it is to call up the different ones to tailor the car to your liking. You still can make changes via the iDrive menu system, but there now are also buttons for each one readily available alongside the gear lever. Helpfully, there's also a display at the bottom of the tachometer that shows your current choice for throttle, damping, and steering effort. (Transmission shift speed is denoted by a graphic next to the gear indicator.) Also, there are now not one but two "M" buttons on the steering wheel, so you can save two different favorite combinations.

Leather-lined cabin

Supple Merano leather covers the seats, console, and door panels -- and, as an option, the dash and seatbacks as well. No matter how nicely upholstered, however, the rear seat is inhospitable to adults. The front seats, though, are a different story, as the M6 units include adjustable side bolsters and extendable under-thigh support. There's a new steering wheel that looks and feels great, and all the interior touch points feel rich. A wide, 10-inch display screen with navigation is standard. Buyers choose carbon fiber, gray wood, or traditional oak trim for no charge. (Of course, the BMW Individual program stands ready to lighten the wallets of those whose tastes run further afield.) Amusingly, the M6 also is equipped with auto stop-start (which can be switched off). Despite that bit of green technology, this 560-hp coupe probably will not be the first choice of environmentalists. We do, however, commend the fact that the EPA ratings inch up from 11/17 mpg previously to an expected 14/20 mpg.

On the track, and the street

We probably got somewhat less than that, tearing around Mazda Laguna Seca raceway, but it was well worth the hydrocarbons burned. The twin-turbo V-8 doesn't have the high-tech whine of the old V-10, but its deep-timbered voice is equally intoxicating. The optional head-up display is a fantastic way to watch the revs so you can know exactly when to flick a paddle for an upshift. BMW's twin-scroll turbos, located between the cylinder banks, make for lag-free response roaring out of corners and down the front straight. Speaking of powering out of corners, the M6 comes standard with BMW's active rear differential lock, which uses an electric actuator mounted on the differential housing to apportion torque across the axle. It helps the ultra-wide rubber put the power down reliably. Switch the stability control off completely, however, and the determined hooligan can get the M6 plenty sideways. The stability control's dynamic mode provides a nice compromise, albeit without the tire-spinning fun. The M6 weighs a not-inconsiderable 4255 pounds but the car's carbon-fiber roof panel helps lower the center of gravity a bit and that combined with the suspension's firm body control make the M6 feel extremely well planted on the track. The further good news is that the brakes held up brilliantly under a full day of track abuse; the less good news is that the cars all were equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes, which won't become available until next spring, at a price estimated to be between $8500 and $10,000.
Realistically though, the M6 is unlikely to be used as a track car, and that makes its improved on-the-road behavior all the more important. Besides the more accessible torque and its smoother delivery, the big coupe's ride quality also seems improved -- although the roads in Carmel Valley, California don't provide the most stringent test. We experienced no tramlining despite the wide tires, although they are pretty noisy on all but the smoothest pavement. And the steering is quite pleasant in any of its three settings -- it's not overboosted even in comfort mode. The M6 has always been an impressive performer, but it now also has the polish one expects in a $100,000 coupe.
On sale: September
Base price: $106,995
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbo V-8, 560 hp, 500 lb-ft
Drive: Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy: 14/20 mpg (estimated)
2013 BMW M MotoGP Safety Car Lineup
In case you were wondering, the "Moto" in "MotoGP" is short for "motorcycle," but we'd like to think that the M actually stands for BMW's M division. Why? Take a look at the photo above: BMW is bringing its sporty models back to this year's MotoGP series as pace/safety cars.
2014 BMW 6 Series Convertible Frozen Brilliant White Edition Rear Three Quarter
There's a big change in store for the 2014 BMW M6: coupe, convertible, and four-door coupe versions of the performance car will henceforth be offered with an optional six-speed manual transmission. Until now, the BMW M6 came only with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Lumma Design BMW M6 CLR 9 Front Three Quarters View
The 552-hp 2013 BMW M6 is the wildest iteration of BMW’s large two-door gran turismo, but it appears it may not be enough to suit some tastes. German tuning firm Lumma Design is apparently hard at work at crafting a more extreme version - dubbed the CLR 6 M – and recently previewed its handiwork before its official unveiling this fall. In many ways, the car follows in the footsteps of Lumma’s CLR 600, which was buit upon the last-generation E63 M6 coupe. Blacked-out hood? Check. Carbon fiber roof? Check. Blistered fender flares and rocker sills? Check and check. Still, Lumma’s latest M6 looks wilder than ever – perhaps it’s the wide front splitter, the gaping air intakes, the fixed rear wing, the giant 21-inch wheels, or the enormous rear diffuser, but the CLR 6 M almost looks like a race-ready version of the M6. Lumma’s proposed interior looks equally as outlandish as the CLR 6 M’s interior. The M6’s cabin is trimmed in a stirking black-and-red two-tone scheme, but is then bathed with liberal amounts of carbon fiber. The polymer appears to be applied to the steering wheel, dash trim, and center console, and we wouldn’t be surprised if that’s but the tip of the carbon fiber iceberg. Further details are still forthcoming, though it wouldn’t be surprising if Lumma has some performance tweaks up its sleeve. Previous custom projects typically include larger brakes, a lowered ride height, and a new exhaust system. We’d also expect a bump in power: since Lumma’s customized X6 M, whose twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 shares much with the M6’s engine, reportedly packs 100 additional horsepower over the stock model, we wouldn’t be surprised if the CLR 6 M rings in around 652 hp or so. Expect further details to emerge in the months to come, as Lumma hopes to have the CLR 6 M available to European customers by the fall of 2012. Source: Lumma Design

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2013 BMW M6 Specifications

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4.4L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
15 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
22 MPG
560 hp @ 6000rpm
500 ft lb of torque @ 1500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
BMW is recalling certain model year 2013 M5, M6 Coupe, and M6 Convertible vehicles, manufactured from July 19, 2012, through September 11, 2012. Due to a manufacturing process error, the tolerance between the engine oil pump's drive shaft and the pump's rotor was not within specification. As a result, the pump's driveshaft could separate from the rotor.
Separation of the pump's driveshaft from the rotor could lead to a sudden loss of oil pressure causing the possibility of complete engine failure, resulting in an engine stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The safety recall began on November 30, 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
Potential Units Affected

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IIHS Overall Side Crash
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IIHS Roof Strength
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