BMW reveal twin-turbo M6 Coupe and Convertible

BMW’s latest V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine produces 560bhp, almost exactly double the power of the original M635 CSi, and they’ve dropped it in to the current 6 Series to create the M6 Coupe and Convertible.

These bold 6 Series flagship models offer searing performance, according to BMW, and with a 0-62mph time of just 4.2 seconds¬†it’s difficult to disagree. As with all other 6 Series cars, the M6 is a supreme long-distance tourer with everyday usability, but the near 50:50 weight distribution, optimised aerodynamics and beefed up suspension turns the M model in to an intense experience.

However, thanks to BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies and the range of measures this incorporates, the new M6 is both cleaner and 30 per cent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, despite being significantly faster and more powerful.

Bespoke M design, a driver-focused cabin, cutting edge in-car technology and, in the case of the coupe, a lightweight carbon-fibre roof, all combines to make the new M6 the most desirable 6 Series variant yet.

Model Power Torque 0-62mph Max speed MPG Combined CO2 Output
Coupe 560 bhp 501 lb/ft 4.2 seconds 155 mph (limited) 28.5 mpg 232 g/km
Convertible 560 bhp 501 lb/ft 4.3 seconds 155 mph (limited) 27.4 mpg 239 g/km

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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