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Review: 2013 BMW M6 Convertible

The new M has a engine and some cushy but it’s a beast on the straight Photo by Basem Wasef/Wired

BMW ritually enrapture themselves the small blue, purple, and red badge that designates the hulkier strains.

But these are divisive times for the Motoren Werkes#8217; in-house shop. The 7,104 #8220;M#8221; which made their way U.S. driveways last are but a sliver of the nearly quarter-million sold annually by the German yet the boutique sub-brand is the sacred cow can lead the faithful to believe, or and insist BMW has gone Buick squishy steering feel and suspension.

The M6 is all grown up, with a big, drivetrain, copious bells and all the pesky baggage that with middle age.

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The fringe obsessed with horseplay stalks new model with fervor, and the House of M has no shortage of variance over the For instance, only the first two M5 models possessed the same layout, a naturally aspirated Since then, a V8 ruled the until the divisive V10 came an F1-inspired screamer that was hard on the ears and

the fuel tank.

Following that, the Munich-based proclaimeth the future would be despite earlier promises M cars with forced

Thus, the latest M6 and its ragtop pack the same powerhouse as the M5 a 4.4-liter V8 with twin-turbos cozily between the cylinder for tidier packaging and quicker This techy, direct-injected pumps 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of #8212; which commences at a 1,500 rpm and doesn#8217;t quit the tach approaches 6,000 just shy of the 7,200 rpm cutoff.

Performance parameters can be manipulated Choose Your Own Adventure of options: A smattering of buttons the shifter command everything steering effort to throttle transmission shift patterns, control intrusiveness, and suspension Buttons on the steering wheel can be with your favorite to dynamic bliss, though it some fiddling to optimize the of motoring variables, which I during an afternoon with the M6 on the highways and byways outside sleepy bedroom community of Barbara.

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