2012 BMW M6

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• New of the BMW M6 in Coupe and Convertible body generous dose of M feeling with alluring design a luxurious aura, seating for and innovative equipment features; sports car with superior attributes and extremely exclusive BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible both a unique position in the premium of the executive class thanks to blend of outstanding dynamics, M conceptual harmony and everyday further development of both breaks new ground with improved efficiency, optimised for individualising the car set-up and a wider of driver assistance systems and functions available from BMW

• Visually imposing body with dynamically elegant and hallmark M athleticism provides an visual showcase for the car’s properties; BMW M6 Coupe with contoured roof made carbon fibre-reinforced plastic BMW M6 Convertible with high-quality boasting distinctive “fin”

• High-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine M TwinPower Turbo technology, of Twin Scroll Twin technology, cross-bank exhaust High Precision Direct Injection and VALVETRONIC fully valve control; hallmark M delivery headlined by instantaneous and a sustained wave of thrust; output in the segment; 412 kW/560 hp at – 7,000 rpm, maximum 680 Newton metres (502 from 1,500 rpm; engine speed: 7,200 engine output 10 per cent than predecessor models, torque 30 per cent higher.

• 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 (BMW M6 Coupe) or 4.3 seconds M6 Convertible); 0–200 km/h mph) in 12.6 (13.1) electronically governed top speed: 250 (155 mph) or 305 km/h mph) with M Driver’s

• Extraordinarily fine balance performance and fuel consumption major improvement on previous average fuel consumption in the EU cycle: 9.9 litres per 100 km / 28.5 mpg imp (BMW M6 and 10.3 litres per 100 km / 27.4 mpg imp (BMW M6 Auto Start-Stop function and Efficient Dynamics technology as fuel consumption of the respective models cut by more than 30 per

• Seven-speed M Double Clutch with Drivelogic; automatic selection tuned to deliver traction, Launch Control and Low Assistance; bespoke M gear newly developed M leather wheel with gearshift

• Power sent to the rear Active M Differential ensures variable distribution of drive the rear wheels. Result is traction and directional stability dynamic lane changes and accelerating out of corners.

• High-performance with outstanding dynamics and controllable handling, thanks to M harmony in the interplay of powertrain and technology, aerodynamics and weight weight-to-power ratio – BMW M6 Coupe: 3.3 (7.3 lb/hp),

BMW M6 Convertible: 3.5 (7.7 lb/hp).

• M-specific with bespoke front and axle kinematics; M-specific Damper Control as standard; DSC control incl. M Dynamic M Servotronic steering; body using special panels; compound high-performance braking available as an option are newly globally unique M carbon-ceramic with optimum resistance to and wear, and lower weight.

• responses, M Servotronic mapping, shift program, DSC mode, characteristics and information shown on the Display can be programmed individually; two M buttons on the steering wheel can be to store and call up individually

car set-up options.

• Body with classical BMW Coupe/Convertible customary sporty yet elegant BMW 6 looks and typical M sporting special M design features an accurate visual representation of the technical profile and performance; strikingly modelled lower air with aerodynamically optimised new M kidney grille with double slats; flared arches; hallmark M gills integrated direction indicator aerodynamically optimised exterior and side skirts; BMW Individual Shadow Line; exposed below the rear lights; optimised rear apron diffuser between the right and pair of twin exhaust 19-inch (standard) or 20-inch forged M light-alloy wheels, with a distinctive interpretation of the M double-spoke design.

• Luxurious, sweeping interior design special M controls and styling newly developed M double-spoke steering wheel; M gear and car set-up controls on the model-specific console; exclusive M sports with integrated belt (optional: M multifunction seats); leather upholstery with features; exclusive carbon-fibre trim strips; illuminated sill finishers with lettering; M-specific instrument with black-panel technology; automatic climate control extended features, ambient

• Adaptive LED Headlights fitted as extensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive some unmatched by any rival: BMW Display with M-specific High Beam Assistant, BMW Vision with pedestrian Lane Change Warning, Departure Warning, rear-view Surround View, Speed Info, internet access, integration of smartphones and music Real-Time Traffic Information and for receiving web radio and using and Twitter.

• Almost all BMW 6 Series options available, including Access, active seats, steering wheel, doors Soft Close Automatic Navigation system Professional, Olufsen High- End Surround System.

Performance, fuel and emissions data:

BMW M6 Coupe:

[0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.2 seconds,

[0 – 200 km/h (124 mph)]: seconds,

top speed: 250 km/h mph), 305 km/h (189 with

M Driver’s Package,

fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 (28.5 mpg imp),

CO2 emissions: 232 exhaust standard: EU5.


Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.3

acceleration [0 – 200 km/h (mph)]: seconds,

top speed: 250 km/h mph), 305 km/h (189 with M Driver’s Package),

fuel consumption: 10.3 kilometres (27.4 mpg imp),

CO2 239 g/km, exhaust standard:

Out of a passion for elite performance and an of exclusive style comes the for which M Automobiles are renowned – and can now be experienced in two new forms. The new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 offer top-class performance and an ambience defined by luxury and comfort features.

In so doing, the sports cars developed by BMW M exude a level of poise and unmatched in the premium segment of the class – and reflected authentically in the design of the two models. The precise of their high-revving V8 engine M TwinPower Turbo technology and 412 hp, a seven-speed M Double Clutch with Drivelogic, Active M model-specific chassis technology, an weight balance and optimised properties serves up a particularly M experience.

The conceptual harmony of M Automobiles also incorporates the features of the two models’ body The new BMW M6 Coupe has a dynamically contoured, roof made from fibre- reinforced plastic. The new BMW M6 meanwhile, is fitted with a soft-top, complete with “fin” styling and fully opening mechanism.

All of which the driver and passengers to enjoy the performance of a high-performance sports car in with the natural forces of the sun and

The motor sport technology in the new BMW M6 and BMW M6 Convertible paves the way for imposing on the race track, but also the driver to a captivating driving on everyday journeys from A to B. The BMW M6 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 in 4.2 seconds, the BMW M6 Convertible in 4.3 seconds. the dynamic character of both is also defined by their agility, the precision of their and traction when accelerating out of their precisely controllable under intense lateral and their stopping capability. The innovation designed to optimise the of the new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible in highly driving situations are the M carbon-ceramic offered as an option for the first

Another attribute unmatched by any is the leap forward in efficiency comes with the new editions of the two sports cars. The new BMW M6 Coupe average fuel consumption of 9.9 per 100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp) and CO2 of 232 grams per kilometre in the EU test The equivalent values for the new BMW M6 Convertible are l/100 km (27.4 mpg imp) and 239

Despite a 10 per cent increase in output and a 30 per cent jump in torque – to 680 Newton metres lb-ft) – fuel consumption and CO2 have been reduced by 30 per cent in both cases with their respective

Design: athletic aura, taut surfaces, elegant

Classical proportions, the sporty yet lines of the BMW 6 Series and the familiar language of BMW M Automobiles form the for the eloquent body design of the BMW M6 and BMW M6 Convertible. Powerfully taut and precise contours underline the aura of the two models.

In addition, a model-specific interpretation of M styling cues includes details which are influenced by technical considerations – such as the air required, chassis geometry and – and therefore further highlight the outstanding performance attributes. is a fine example of how the ultra-dynamic which marks out these focused versions of the luxurious and exclusive Convertible is accurately through their design.

air intakes, stunningly contoured units and large, smooth shape the front end of the new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Another eye-catching element of the nose is its newly designed M grille, which bears an badge. The grille’s black, kidney grille slats their cues from the double-spoke design of the M light-alloy

The 30-millimetre increase in track over the two cars’ respective 6 stablemates is complemented by powerfully front wheel arches, sit flush with the wheels. extra width offers a nod to the optimised roadholding of these sports cars. The three-dimensional of their air intakes and race-inspired designed to optimise airflow to the air intakes likewise underline the forward-surging, dynamic character.

An LED light cuts across the of the Adaptive LED Headlights fitted as on both models. Their white, three-dimensional LED light are levelled off to striking effect at the top and edges. Both dipped and main beam use both rings. Providing the light are LED which are placed on a horizontal rib through the centre of the units and their light into the in front of them.

This that the distinctive appearance of the circular headlights comes clearly in every situation. The indicators – in the form of horizontally LED units – are integrated into the units below the light

The familiar M athleticism of both is also clearly visible the side. The front side of the car feature familiar M gills. three-dimensional shaping, wide frames and indicator bars – bear the M logo – give an extremely deep-set look. In with the wider wheel the character lines around the are suitably prominent. Eye-catching on the likewise model-specific side sweep upwards, diverting the to the rear wheels.

The new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 are fitted with 19-inch M wheels as standard. The forged feature seven double-spokes in a finish. The optional 20-inch M wheels, meanwhile, hint at weight with their intricate double-spokes and allow a line of sight through to the braking system.

Broadening the road and incorporating horizontal and generous surfaces, the design of the end hints at the stable roadholding and poise and assurance of the new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 The reflectors, positioned immediately the L-shaped rear lights, an individual expression of sportiness.

the clearest pointer to the unmistakable of the two high-performance sports cars are the M twin exhaust tailpipes to either side of the diffuser into the rear apron. The of the outer air intakes reflects the of the front apron in their and the contours of their surrounds.

contours, lightweight material: the fibre-reinforced plastic roof of the BMW M6

Like its predecessor, the roof of the new BMW M6 is made from carbon plastic as standard. The dark of the roof gives the two-door silhouette an extremely elongated which is further emphasised by a recess in the centre of the roof. The use of the material for the roof allows the centre of gravity to be lowered, agility.

BMW Individual High-gloss Line trim (standard) attention to this optimised balance, its dark colouring the side window borders (or the in the case of the BMW M6 Convertible) and the base and section of the aerodynamically optimised M mirror caps.

The exclusive of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible are underlined by the architecture of the high-quality soft-top Projecting into the rear the fins accentuate the car’s sweeping silhouette. The heated, glass rear window, is situated just behind the seats, retracts independently of the itself.

The automatic opening and closing for the roof can be activated both at a and while on the move at speeds of up to 40 (25 mph) using a button on the console. The optional Comfort allows the roof to be opened or by pressing the remote control on the car key. It takes the roof 19 to open and 24 seconds to close

Customers can chose from one and eight metallic shades four exclusive M finishes) for the paintwork of both models. The for the new BMW M6 Convertible is available in Black and or – as an option – in Anthracite Silver

The engine: high-revving V8 with M Turbo technology.

The new BMW M6 Coupe and showcase their individual with a raft of unique touches and tweaks to the character of the experience. But they draw the required to serve up their performance from the same a high-revving V8 engine with M Turbo technology, longitudinally at the front of the car, whose is channelled to the rear wheels via a M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic.

This powertrain construction features taken from motor sport innovations developed under the of Efficient Dynamics. Its globally package of technology comprises two working according to the twin-scroll (including a cross-bank exhaust High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC variable timing and Double-Vanos continuously camshaft control. The engine is served by an extremely powerful system and a wet sump oil supply to work under high forces.

The unmistakable, typically M characteristics of the 4.4-litre powerplant are by its lightning-quick responses and forceful, power delivery maintained the higher reaches of the rev range. peak torque of 680 Newton (502 lb-ft) is on tap between and 5,750 rpm. The V8 achieves its output of 412 kW/560 hp between and 7,000 rpm and can spin on to 7,200

All of which means the rev band in the new models to generate maximum is almost three times than that of the engine their predecessors.

This and sustained power delivery is the key to the cars’ intoxicating acceleration. The new BMW M6 dashes from rest to 100 (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, while the new BMW M6 reaches the same speed 0.1 seconds later. The top speed of models is electronically limited to 250 (155 mph).

Specifying the M Driver’s Package raises barrier to 305 km/h (189

The advances in engine development in M TwinPower Turbo technology are reflected in the two new models’ significantly efficiency compared to their The high operating effectiveness of the the standard-fitted Auto Start-Stop and other examples of Efficient technology, such as Brake Regeneration and the volume-controlled oil pump, to reduce fuel consumption and by around 30 per cent.

The new BMW M6 Coupe average fuel consumption of 9.9 per 100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp) in the EU cycle and CO2 emissions of 232 grams per The corresponding values for the new BMW M6 Convertible are litres per 100 kilometres (27.4 mpg and 239 grams per kilometre.

Harnessing the output to dynamic effect: the

M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic.


Tuned seamlessly to the characteristics of the V8 engine, the M Double Transmission with Drivelogic the powerplant’s impressive thrust effectively into rapid This capability is underpinned by the DCT principle, which effectively two gearboxes in one housing – yet with no size or weight penalty a conventional manual transmission.

the transmission, the torque is transferred via two wet clutches, which are engaged This allows zero in the flow of power when the accelerates, even during changes.

M DCT Drivelogic offers the three different shift both in automated mode (D) and mode (S). These alter the transmission’s shift in terms of efficiency, shift and sportiness and can be activated using the switch located behind the lever on the centre console. to which, the electronics also a Launch Control function unbeatable acceleration from a start, Low Speed Assistance for low-speed operation and the Auto function for increased efficiency.

The special M gear selector is for selecting D and S modes and for engaging gear. In S mode the driver gears manually in a sequential The new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible are also as standard with a newly M leather steering wheel, with multifunction buttons and gearshift paddles. In typical M the driver pulls the right-hand to shift up and the left-hand paddle to down.

The model-specific steering stands out with its smaller rim and a design which borrows the double-spoke construction of the M light-alloy

Active M Differential delivers traction in dynamic driving

The new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible also by offering optimum traction in road and weather conditions and dynamic acceleration out of corners. behind the scenes to this end is an variable locking differential in the differential. The Active M Differential the engine’s power to be split and quickly between the left and rear wheel according to the of the driving situation at any particular

An electronically controlled multi-plate differential helps to reduce the speed differences between the wheels, which is needed to traction. The Active M Differential unit is linked up to the DSC stability system, allowing every situation to be precisely analysed and a of traction at one wheel to be detected at an stage.

The locking effect in response can be varied between 0 and 100 per enabling wheel spin to be on slippery surfaces, in instances the left and right rear have widely differing coefficients, in tight bends and changing direction extremely Optimising traction in this way provides unbeatable driving in challenging conditions and allows dynamic acceleration out of corners.

chassis technology, Dynamic Control, M Servotronic, DSC with M Mode.

The chassis of the new BMW M6 Coupe and has been developed to M specification and combines outstanding performance with the comfort-enhancing features appreciate on an everyday basis. the integral rear axle, subframes are bolted rigidly to the the double-wishbone front axle specific kinematics and newly components made from aluminium.

Chassis mountings large panels at the front and axle ensure dynamic are passed evenly through to the Through enthusiastically driven this helps to noticeably the roll movements triggered by in the road surface. Both the of the chassis and its bespoke tuning for model are defined by extensive from the race track and been optimised during testing on the Nьrburgring’s Nordschleife

The standard equipment of both also includes electronically dampers. The M-specific Dynamic Control system adjusts force electrohydraulically to provide the responses for the driving situation at and fulfil the wishes of the driver. A of three

settings allows to adjust the damper characteristics to needs and preferences.

The hydraulic steering ensures unbeatable and a high degree of comfort. system has a variable ratio, enhances straightline stability and the number of steering wheel required when parking and off a road. The likewise standard speed-sensitive power assistance is tuned to M specification and allows to choose a personal configuration the help of three set-up

In addition to applying brake and reducing engine output to the car, the DSC stability control of the two high-performance sports cars employs the services of the Anti-lock System (ABS), Cornering Control (CBC), Dynamic Control (DBC), Brake the Brake Drying function and Assistant. M Dynamic Mode can be activated to override the basic by pressing the DSC button.

By raising the thresholds of DSC, this makes it easier to move off on or loose sand with spinning driven wheels. MDM also paves the way for the familiar M response. “DSC Off” can likewise be activated at the touch of a

An innovation designed to deliver handling: M carbon-ceramic brakes.

The version of the compound high-performance system helps give the new BMW M6 and Convertible outstanding stopping Its stand-out features include lower weight, excellent and fade-free performance even heavy loads. The diameter of the and perforated brake disks is 400 at the front and 396 millimetres at the rear.

The six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the axle – painted dark metallic and complete with the M – are radially bolted to the pivot

The M carbon-ceramic brakes available for the time for the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible (in with 20-inch M light-alloy are without parallel worldwide and the cars’ stopping power to new level. The brake discs 410 millimetres in diameter at the front and 396 millimetres at the rear.

Made a new type of carbon-fibre compound the discs boast even resistance to heat and combine with significantly reduced masses. The M carbon-ceramic brakes are kg (42.8 lb) lighter than the items, yet the innovative material displays exceptional resistance to and the operating life of the discs is times that of conventional

The optional M carbon-ceramic system sees six-piston fixed-calliper at the front teaming up with floating-calliper brakes at the rear. The can be identified by their special paint finish.

Lightweight across the board, flawless protection.

An intelligent blend of also gives the body impressive strength coupled extremely low weight, allowing it to both occupant protection and agility. As with the use of CFRP for the of the new BMW M6 Coupe, the choice of materials for all body components slots the all-round lightweight design The doors and bonnet of the two high-performance cars are made from the front side panels thermoplastic.

In addition, their lids and – in the case of the BMW M6 Convertible – the roof cover are made the glass-fibre composite material SMC Moulding Compound). A weight-to-power of 3.3 kg/hp (7.3 lb/hp) for the new BMW M6 and 3.5 kg/hp (7.7 lb/hp) for the new BMW M6 points to the significant advances have also been in this area over the models.

Robust load-path large and precisely defined zones and highly efficient systems provide the basis for a level of passive safety in models. The safety equipment as standard includes front and airbags, side curtain airbags for both rows of in the new BMW M6 Coupe, and front airbags and side airbags integrated the seat frames of the new BMW M6 Convertible.

The model also benefits roll-over bars made high-strength aluminium. Positioned the rear head restraints, protective bars extend in fractions of a second should be a danger of the car rolling over. models come with inertial-reel seat belts on all belt force limiters and tensioners for the front seats and child seat attachments in the

Both the new BMW M6 Coupe and new BMW M6 Convertible are as four-seaters, and space in the rear has increased substantially compared the predecessor models. The load of the new BMW M6 Coupe stands at 460 litres. The new BMW M6 meanwhile, can carry 300 litres of in the boot with the soft-top and 350 litres with it closed.

models can be ordered with the ski bag, which slides the rear seats courtesy of the facility.

M-specific cockpit flawless car control, made-to-measure

Newly developed M sports offer the driver and front optimum lateral support quickly-taken corners, but also a level of comfort over distances. The lightweight seats integrated belt system an M-specific design headlined by prominent cushion and backrest head restraints integrated the backrests, eye-catching stitching the segments of the seats, and an M logo into the shoulder area.

The M seats have electric fore/aft and backrest angle and also come with adjustable lumbar support, a function and a manually adjustable support. The M sports seats are with active head to reduce the risk of injury in a impact.

The luxurious interior of the two cars is characterised by classy and dynamically moulded surfaces, and the design of the cockpit and centre – cleverly drawing on the exclusive, sports car driving experience – it an extra individual flair. The cluster with black-panel features classical circular in traditional BMW M style, with red and white illumination, as well as displays and the M logo in the rev counter. The control system iDrive an on-board monitor with an flatscreen design, while the Navigation system Professional with it a 10.2-inch version of the Display bordered by a high-quality, chrome frame.

Arranged around the gearshift on the centre console designed for the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible are the buttons drivers to select their settings for all the adjustable powertrain and functions. The DSC mode, performance of the engine, Dynamic Damper mapping, M Servotronic responses and M DCT shift program can all be adjusted at the touch of a button.

This drivers to put together a detailed configuration for their car and store it by down one of the two M Drive buttons on the steering wheel. The two standard-fitted M buttons allow the driver of the new BMW M6 and Convertible to store a dynamic-led under the “M1” button, for and a comfort-biased set-up under – and to call up either in an instant and at any The settings stored on the M Drive can also be configured using the menu.

As with the cars’ characteristics, the aural profile of the can also be tweaked at the touch of a A sound module is used to the engine’s natural acoustic and this soundtrack is then into the interior. The system’s signal processing technology data directly with the management and adjusts its output to the revs, the amount of torque produced and the car’s speed the road.

This gives the an impressively accurate impression of how the engine is currently working and of the being unleashed, and provides an clearer window into the responses on the road.

High-quality equipment, exclusive options: Head-Up Display, M multifunction Bang Olufsen High-End Sound System.

The exclusive of the two high-performance sports cars is by the high-quality and extensive array of equipment they have on – not to mention an unrivalled selection of options lending further to the driving experience. Standard for both models includes automatic climate control, seats for the driver and front fine-grain Merino leather with extended features, an M footrest, exclusive carbon-fibre trim strips, door strips with “M6” plus ambient light in the an automatically dimming rear-view and exterior mirrors (the mirrors also have a function), Cruise Control braking function, an alarm and the BMW Professional radio with loudspeakers.

The range of optional assistance systems and mobility available from BMW ConnectedDrive add touches to the two new models. The M-specific of the Head-Up Display – which, a digital speed readout and from the optional Speed Info also shows the currently engaged and a multicolour rev symbol, complete with Lights – is joined in the line-up by including Park Distance a rear-view camera, High Assistant, Speed Limit Lane Change Warning and Departure Warning, Surround and BMW Night Vision with recognition.

Added to which, technologies optimise the integration of the iPhone and other smartphones, as as music players, and incorporate the use of services. The Apps option iPhone owners to receive web stations, for example, and display and Twitter posts on the on-board The Real-Time Traffic Information meanwhile, keeps the driver with impressively accurate and traffic bulletins.

Additional of the options list include the system Professional with disk storage, M multifunction with electric backrest adjustment, active seats, seat ventilation, Comfort a heated steering wheel, the Close Automatic function for the and the Bang Olufsen High-End Sound System. This system brings high into the world of in-car reproduction.

The fully active with digital signal comes with individual for all the bass speakers, mid-range and tweeters. Its centre speaker the Acoustic Lens Technology by Bang Olufsen. As soon as the system is activated, the central containing the integrated mid-range pops up from the instrument prompting the tweeter lens to out at the same time.

The total of 12 in the new BMW M6 Convertible and 16 loudspeakers in the new BMW M6 Coupe a uniquely rich and dynamic experience.

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