2013 BMW M6 Coupe: The Jalopnik Review

20 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 BMW M6 Coupe: The Jalopnik Review

( Full BMW wanted me to drive the new M6 so bad they me out to Mazda Raceway Laguna and put me up in a swanky hotel in downtown For dinner they took us to a room that looked something out of Jurassic Park.

we spent the whole evening the various intrinsically subtle dialects. Who knew New York had so

Back in 1983, BMW took the modified M1 engine and dropped it the E24 6-Series chassis, creating the or M6 for short. Fewer than E24 M6s were sold in North between 1983 and 1989, them as rare as they are

The 2013 BMW M6 Coupe is just as as the E24 M6. The original M6 earned the nickname The due to its toothy front fascia, and the appeal can still be found in F12 M6. To me, the 6-Series just oozes appeal — far more so than any BMW — and with the M6, it’s like stockings and high-heels to that red dress.

It’s just in every way.

The problem is this segment has become cutthroat, with options the typical GT sports luxury-type Of course, you have Mercedes their SL63 AMG and Jaaaaaag the XKR and XKR-S. But cars like the R8 Spyder come into the along with the Nissan and Aston Martin DBS Volante.

put, when you step $100,000 the options of insane cars become bountiful. And so, out in this high-end, high-priced is tougher than enduring a with Justin Bieber.

The E24 M6 (even despite its stupidly bumpers) has always stood out to me. And the rendition of this notorious remains as brilliant now as it was in its original

In general, I find BMW’s safe and expected. A lack of seems to be present. But with the M6, the appear to have been a longer leash.

The lines are and more aerodynamic than the model. It presents itself in a romantic fashion, yet still the aggressive nature of a BMW. It elegance and performance in a way other BMW don’t.

Quiet details the downforce-producing lips on the front and its slick back roofline, all add to a pleasing facade.

Earlier in the day I had driving the M5, and not one person on the street and eyelid when I roared But to the M6 — with its contoured carbon roof, M-specific flared fender vents and enlarged intakes and a tweaked version of signature kidney grille — the was very different. A group of blokes, drinking their mid Dew, could barely their jaws from the as I rolled on by. And that is exactly the you need if you are going to compete the

heavyweights in the $100k and up division.

the stunningly modernistic looking new on the way, perhaps we are ready to see bolder approach in design down to some of BMW’s models too, over the few years. We can but hope.

With sophistication meeting sporty the interior feels purposeful and both luxury and performance in a M fashion. The new M6 wheel is a nice up and far more appealing than the M5 wheel. It has brushed aluminum leading down to a V on the vertical

A detail as simple as this the whole cabin feel expensive and in line with you’d expect when the premium for an M model.

Seat bolstering is secure and and the desired driving position is discovered. Soft, supple covered the doors and console, and fiber trimming fuses it all — reminding you that despite the luxurious feel, this car is built with performance and as its main party piece.

Of as with all M’s, the most part of the cabin is the inconspicuous M1 and M2 buttons located on the steering But more on those little in a minute…



The M6 a drivetrain — the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, 560-horsepower and 500-lb ft of torque — the M5. If you have read my review of the M5. you know that I was almost mesmerized by the insane power from this stunning Well, the M6 is about 100 pounds than the M5 and about a tenth of faster to 0-60, at 4.1 seconds.

So that, it is fair to say it was even right? Actually, it felt similar. Just a little mad. It’s like eaten alive by a wild versus a domesticated tiger.

Both will tear you in a mere instance, but the domesticated might do so with a little care and precision. After you did provide it with meaty every day. It would eat you, just maybe in a dignified fashion.

Pressing the M2 button on the wheel — in its factory — turns all settings to the most of forms. It still provides a capable of turning even boxers brown, but perhaps softer suspension dampens the mildly compared to the barmy M5.

incredibly fast, but in a more up kind of way.

Fortunately, the M6 a hell of a lot better than the M5. brakes with vented fronts and 15.6 rear stop admirably. It isn’t so the stopping ability that was all with M5; it was its spongy pedal.

The M6 has a far feel and the pads respond more aggressively. On track the is just about perfect, they do feel a bit grabby it comes to general road Optional carbon ceramic will become available and it be interesting to see how this affects the nature when braking on the

Perhaps a better compromise is to improve grabbiness on the road, and maintain the immaculate feel on the racetrack.

Where the M6 scores over the M5 is with the ride. It is a more supple and that welcomed when pottering The car has an innate ability to cruise on the as well as it drives at speed on the Three options are available adjusting the suspension settings Sport and Sport+).

I found effectively useless, as I either maximum compliance when around town, or the highest of sportiness when moving in a aggressive manner.

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