BMW X1 Crossover for U.S., M6 Drop-Top Debuting at New York Show

BMW is officially pulling the sheets off the U.S. specific model of its BMW X1 compact crossover and 560-hp M6 Convertible at the rapidly approaching 2012 New York auto show.

The 2013 BMW M6 Convertible deploys the same 560-hp turbocharged V-8 engine and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission from its M6 coupe sibling that allows for 0-60 mph sprints in a claimed 4.3 seconds according to BMW, though it’s much likely to be closer to 4.0 seconds in reality. No word yet on pricing information, but considering a 2012 BMW 650i convertible retails for $91,395, we won’t be surprised to see the M6 convertible cross the $100,000 mark.

While the 2013 M6 convertible will get show-goers to the BMW booth, it’s the BMW X1 crossover they’re more likely to buy. As the X3 crossover has grown in size and risen in price – now at $39,395 for a 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i – there’s plenty of room in the U.S. market for a vehicle like the X1. The smallest BMW crossover will enter U.S. showrooms this summer, and be the latest recipient of BMW’s four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which might make for a fun wagon-like car if a turbo 2.0-liter I-4 is tuned to 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque as on the 2013 X3 xDrive28i.

We’ll find out more information on the U.S.-spec X1 as we approach the New York auto show, which will also host appearances by the 6 Series Gran Coupe as well as the i3 and i8 concepts.

Source: BMW

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