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BMW has just announced MRSP pricing for its new vehicles, including the incredibly powerful M5 sports sedan and M6 Coupe.
Starting us off is the $87,395 2013 BMW 650i which has a 445 horsepower, twin-turbo V8 and can get to 60 mph in as quick as 4.6 seconds. The all-wheel drive 2013 BMW 650i xDrive model will be $90,395 and does the 0-60 dance in 4.5 seconds.
The more practical and powerful 2013 BMW M5 will cost $90,695, a fair bit cheaper than it’s coupe and convertible stablemate. The new 2013 BMW M6 coupe will cost $106,995 while the convertible will be even more expensive at $113,995. All three models feature a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 which has 560 horsepower.
Lastly BMW announced pricing for its updated 2013 BMW X6 M. Its coming in $2,600 more expensive than the outgoing model at $93,795.
Damon Lavrinc of Autoblog had the chance to sit down with Albert Biermann, Head of Product Development for BMW‘s M Division, and was able to glean some information on future product that should put to bed some of the many rumors floating around about BMW’s skunk works.
First up, the upcoming 2013 BMW M5 will be available with a 6-speed manual. The previous M5 debuted with a 7-speed SMG gearbox, and the resulting outcry forced BMW to backtrack and offer a proper stick after launch. Not so for the new car, which will have the option of either a stick or a dual-clutch gearbox. What won’t be offered is all-wheel drive (due to the sophistication of the M5′s electronic rear differential) and a wagon (BMW sold just over 1,000 M5 wagons world wide last time around, and can’t justify the investment like Cadillac can with the CTS-V wagon).
BMW also won’t be offering an M version of the Z4 for similar reasons, but don’t be surprised to see an M version of one of BMW’s EVs, with Biermann stating “There will be a day when we will not only tweak combustion engines, but electric motors. But we have to continue to provide the M experience.” Biermann also discussed the popular topic of weight reduction, stating that his goal is to have the new model match the outgoing models’ weight, and that due to increasing complexity and vehicle content, weight reduction isn’t always possible.