Convertible on display; shares BMW M5's potent twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine
4 April 2012

The bmw M6 convertible is on display at the New York motor show.

The convertible, which costs £98,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in September, shares the M5's potent twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine and seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.

With 552bhp and 502lb ft of torque, the engine develops 52bhp and 122lb ft more than the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V10 of the previous-generation M6.

The new M6 convertible weighs 1980kg (50kg heavier than before) but posts official times of 4.3sec for 0-62mph and 13.1sec for 0-124mph.

The improved performance is allied to reduced fuel consumption, which is rated at 27.4mpg with emissions of 239g/km.

Carbon-ceramic brake discs are also being offered for the first time on the new M6. Available in combination with optional 20in wheels, the carbon-ceramic discs measure 410mm up front and 396mm at the rear and are claimed to weigh 19.4kg less in total than the standard steel items, for significantly lower unsprung masses.

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8 April 2012

Possible future classic - the convertible range from BMW are always worthy and this perhaps one of the greatest. With petrol heading towards 2pounds a litre, I think even those who can afford 100k for a car will be thinking about this issue. Dare I say that some for of hybrid would possibily have beeb more marketable in todays economy strapped world. I am not known for liking all things electrical, but those little motors in each hub which can generate more than a couple of turbo's, and reduce consumption and emmissions would have looked interesting on this package

8 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The bmw M6 convertible is on display at the New York motor show.

The convertible, which costs £98,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in September, shares the M5's potent twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine and seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.

With 552bhp and 502lb ft of torque, the engine develops 52bhp and 122lb ft more than the naturally as...Read the full article[/quote] I like BMW's, i have one myself,but,almost £100K?,have to be quite a bit better than a £73K M5 don't you think?

Peter Cavellini.

10 April 2012

[quote Peter Cavellini] I like BMW's, i have one myself,but,almost £100K?,have to be quite a bit better than a £73K M5 don't you think? [/quote]

Probably priced to match the XKR-S.

11 April 2012

[quote petrolheadinrussia]With petrol heading towards 2pounds a litre[/quote]

Hell's Bells, I hope not.

Still, the number of people who can afford to run a petrol V8, even a BMW one, must be declining.

12 April 2012

[quote mrcliodCi]

[quote petrolheadinrussia]With petrol heading towards 2pounds a litre[/quote]

Hell's Bells, I hope not.

Still, the number of people who can afford to run a petrol V8, even a BMW one, must be declining.

[/quote] If you can afford £100K for a car,then £2 a litre isn't going to matter that much, is it?

Peter Cavellini.

12 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The convertible, which costs £98,995[/quote] I hope that quality of the interior matches the price that they are asking.

15 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The convertible, which costs £98,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in September, shares the M5's potent twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine and seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. With 552bhp and 502lb ft of torque, the engine develops 52bhp and 122lb ft more than the naturally as[/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzz....

19 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The convertible, which costs £98,995 [/quote] How many gullable clowns are there out there?? This is obscene money ...errr for a still obscene car. In some ways I am glad the world crisis is happening.. less money and less idiots to buy such a horrible overpriced, overhyped overindulgent load of stupidity.. rant over

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