We’ve seen the new BMW M5… now let’s look at the newly announced BMW M6:
If M was a soup, BMW has ladled every last drop into this, apparently. Assembled ladies and gentlemen, meet the all-new BMW M6.
It has been given, says BMW, a “generous dose of M feeling”, by which of course, it means a cosmically powerful engine and lots of oversteer.
It’s the second M car to get the very highly pumped 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine - first seen on the rather smashing new M5 - and therefore boasts 552bhp and 502lb ft of torque. That’s more power than the Jaguar XKR-S. Power, naturally, goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed M double clutch gearbox with launch control.
As such, BMW quotes a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds for the Coupe, and 4.3 seconds for the Convertible, 0-124mph in 12.6 seconds (13.1s for the drop-top) and the option of a 189mph top speed with the ‘M Driver’s Package’.
They’re both so gorgeous that we gave the coupe and convertible their own photosets. See the convertible here.