Five-Point Inspection: 2013 BMW M6

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 BMW M6

5. Tail Happy, Torque Crazy

BMW offers an almost silly number of possible driving modes in its M models. Throttle, suspension and steering feel can be individually customized to three levels ranging from being comfort-oriented to hardcore.

You can also find your favorite configuration and assign it to one of two preset buttons on the steering wheel.

And of course, you can also defeat traction control to deliver 500 lb-ft of uncensored torque to the rear wheels. The truth is, that’s just as excessive as it sounds. But if you’re careful with all that power, a feather-light touch will deliver just a hint of oversteer.

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  • Tim

    How can you hate the stop-start but then say you love the mpg right after. That’s like saying you want to eat french fries three meals a day but never gain any weight. Makes sense…

  • Jenny

    OMG interior

  • mikelikescars

    Why can’t they build a smaller version of this car? It would be so cool if the M4 looked like a miniature version of this thing…

  • Michael

    I’m actually not a fan of how the BMWs look these days. If they would go back to the E36 days I’d be all about it (hipster comment, I know). But seriously, these bulbous hoochie mamma cars are too much.

    Bring me back to the days when cars were cars and people other than greased up investment bankers and dope pushers could afford the good stuff. I guess that’s why I’ll never buy new. Alas.