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 |  Sep 09 2014, 2:16 PM

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The BMW 6 Series is next on the German automaker’s list for a refresh.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:45 PM

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So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous oxide. Savvy shoppers will visit AutoGuide.com for the latest news, freshest reviews and handiest buying tools.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 5:32 PM

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It might be almost 2020 when it happens, but BMW M models will finally bring all-wheel drive to its production cars.

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 10:33 AM

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BMW has released pricing for the M6 Gran Coupe, which carries a starting MSRP of $116,150 including delivery, as well as a gas-guzzler tax estimated at $1,300.

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 |  May 19 2013, 1:01 PM

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BMW has revealed its Competition Packages for the 2014 M5 and M6 models designed to enhance handling and improve performance, shaving 0.1 seconds off its 0-62 mph sprint time.

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 |  May 15 2013, 9:15 AM

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BMW will offer its 2014 M5 with a facelift, and images of the car leaked through an updated version of the brand’s online car configurator. 

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 1:22 PM

BMW’s M6 Gran Coupe isn’t new from a specifications perspective, but the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is the first time the car is actually making a public appearance.

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 |  Nov 09 2012, 11:32 AM

After months of being spotted with and without camouflage, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe has been fully revealed at an exclusive event in Germany, giving Americans a glimpse of what to expect when it arrives in America next year.

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 8:01 AM

We’ve spied the BMW M6 Gran Coupe earlier this year sporting some camouflage, and it appears that the German automaker is getting ready to unveil the newest member of the M6 family soon.

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 2:40 PM

BMW released a massive photo gallery of its M6 coupe and roadster today along with a little bit of new information.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 9:22 AM

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

Fisker Sold Over 1,000 Karmas this Year

Fisker will recall a selection of its Karma exotic EVs because of a possible battery coolant leak

 

 

Unibody Lexus GX, Turbo Powerplants a Possibility

At a recent 2013 LexusES 350 media event, Mark Templin, group vice president and general

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 |  May 30 2012, 7:31 AM

Back by popular demand, the 2013 BMW M6 will sport an optional 6-speed manual transmission.

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 |  Mar 06 2012, 10:34 AM

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M Division BMWs make their mark on the performance segment — hands down, but often at the expense of style, some would argue.

Arguments be damned, BMW is doing its best to alleviate that concern with the 2013 M6 coupe, unveiled today at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.

The long-bodied M coupe offers a sleek, flat design where an M3 or M5 would feel considerably more stout. Despite that sleek styling, the M6 coupe is still an agressive performance machine capable of running from 0 to 100 kmh (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds.

It achieves that time with the same high-revving 4.4-liter V8 as the M5, but with 20 extra horsepower for a total 560 hp.

Despite its considerable grunt, the car is actually supposed to be 30 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor thanks to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, though those numbers are based on the European test cycle which is often unreliable.

Perhaps the most attractive feature is the optional 20-inch M wheels that come with the optional M carbon ceramic brakes and massive 15.6-inch rotors (larger than some cars wheels).

Governing those wheels, an active differential constantly adjusts the power distribution between the rear wheels to ensure maximum power delivery.

Check out AutoGuide’s first look video of the BMW M6 below.

GALLERY: 2013 BMW M6 coupe

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GALLERY: 2013 BMW M6 Coupe

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 |  Feb 13 2012, 6:31 PM

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Bold styling, an aggressive exhaust note and pure adrenaline are all watermarks for BMW‘s M cars, not the least of which is the 2012 M6 convertible.

On the off-chance you don’t believe us, there are two videos below that show the latest land shark in motion, though we would have hoped for more tire smoke and less melodramatic music.

The company revealed the latest in their line of tire-burners over the weekend, letting on that it will be a more powerful, luxurious and efficient iteration of the previous M6, which returns after a two-year hiatus. A coupe version is usually first to make the market, but BMW decided to operate in reverse of the convention, releasing the convertible model in 2012, with the hard-top version to follow next year.

You can read the full details of the car in our previous post, but just in case that isn’t enticement enough we should mention that it’s making 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque thanks to the M5-sourced  4.4-liter twin-turbo V8.

The videos below show the convertible and coupe in motion.

GALLERY: 2012 BMW M6 convertible

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GALLERY: 2013 BMW M6 coupe

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 |  Feb 11 2012, 7:58 PM

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BMW has finally unveiled its third generation M6 Coupe and Convertible after a two year break. The stylish M6 comes back “more powerful, more athletic, more luxurious and more efficient than ever before.” It’s also significantly better looking.

First to arrive US dealerships will be the M6 Convertible as a 2012 model year starting in June, while the Coupes will come this summer as a 2013 model year. Pricing and full technical specifications including EPA mileage ratings won’t be disclosed until closer to the official launch of the vehicle.

What we do know is that the M6 will be powered by the same powerplant that’s seen in the M5 Sedan, a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 with 560-hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a high-torque, seven-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission.

The new M6 will also be the first cars in the history of BMW M to be offered with optional M Carbon-Ceramic brakes. Those that do opt for the brake upgrade will also get 20-inch M wheels. With it comes massive 16.1-inch rotors for the front while the rear receives 15.6-inch rotors made from carbon-fiber ceramic compound. Not only are the brakes 42.8 lbs lighter than the standard units, the optional system also comes with six-piston calipers in the front and a single-piston floating caliper for the rear. The calipers are finished off in a unique gold shade.

Standard wheels for the M6 will be 19-inch variants while (as previously mentioned) 20-inch M wheels are available as an option. While the majority of the M6′s styling is predictable given the recent design history of the German automaker, the new M6 does sport a Carbon Fiber Composite roof similar to its predecessor. It will be offered in one non-metallic paint choice and eight metallic shades, including four exclusive M finishes.

Here’s to hoping its pricing isn’t completely out of this world, like the recently announced 640i Gran Coupe pricing.

GALLERY: BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible

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For more on the new M6, look for AutoGuide’s Geneva Motor Show Coverage starting here March 6th.

 |  Dec 03 2011, 11:00 AM

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New rumors are surfacing regarding BMW‘s new M6 and the possible M6 Gran Coupe, now speculated to make its debut before the M6 Coupe and Convertible variants.

Rumor has it the M6 Gran Coupe could make its debut at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show around March. The M6 Coupe and Convertible would then make its debut sometime in June. It’s really all pure speculation at this point, but it will be interesting to see if the M6 Gran Coupe can compete with Mercedes-Benz‘s CLS and Audi‘s A7. It may seem that will be late to the party, but there’s never any questioning an M-model’s performance once it makes it onto the street.

[Source: GT Spirit]