2012 New York Auto Show
The last time we saw the BMW M6 convertible it was 2010 and the car was fitted with a race-bred, high-strung sweetheart of a V10 inside of a wholly awkward package. The V10 died an unceremonious death in the fall of 2010 when BMW cut production of the last-generation M6.
The M6 convertible is back for the new generation and is fitted with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that develops 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. It may not scream the way that V10 did, but it makes 60 more hp and torque is up by 117 lb-ft.The transmission has been upgraded, too. Power goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch unit spinning an Active M differential.
Compared with the last generation, this new M6 (and 6 Series in general) is a complete 180 from the drab lozenge it replaces, and the convertible is no different.
The 2012 BMW M6 Convertible goes on sale in June starting at $113,995. The 2013 BMW M6 Coupe will arrive in dealers later in the summer and starts at $106,995. Pricing on the 2013 BMW M5 was also announced today. That car will sticker for $90,695 when it goes on sale in late summer with the M6 coupe.