News: 560-hp twin-turbo BMW M6

The new M6 takes all the best bits from the M5 and distills them into two door form. And this time, the convertible comes first.

At its heart, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (ironically codenamed S63) to output 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque mated to the same seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the M5

Also included is BMW’s Active M Differential, an electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip diff that works in conjunction with the DSC and the new Dynamic Damper Controls that electro-hydraulically tweak damping force on-the-fly depending on the settings and the situation.

Inside the subtly blistered wheel arches are massive 16.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors in front, gripped by six piston blue calipers, and with equally impressive 15.6-inch rotors out back held by a single-piston caliper.

The standard wheels are M-specific 19-inch alloys with 20-inch lightweight hoops available as an option.

BMW isn’t citing exact curb weights for either the coupe or cabrio yet, but the double-bubble carbon fiber roof on the coupe is a visual testament to that.

Sales of the convertible will start this June, with the coupe arriving later this summer as a 2013 model.

Story courtesy Autoblog

Footage courtesy World Car Fans


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