2013 BMW M6 Convertible Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 BMW M6 - Road Test Specs

2013 BMW M6 convertible

(4.4L V8 Twin-turbo 7-speed Automated Manual)


Year Make Model2013 BMW M6 2dr Convertible (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)
Vehicle TypeRWD 2dr 4-passenger Convertible
Base MSRP$113,100
Options on test vehicleExecutive Package ($4,900 -- includes heated steering wheel, soft-close doors, active front seats, full LED lights, automatic high beams, head-up display, satellite radio, smartphone integration, BMW apps); Driver Assistance Package ($1,900 - includes lane departure warning, active blind spot detection, side and top view cameras)
As-tested MSRP$122,095
Assembly locationDingolfing, Germany
North American parts content (%)5


ConfigurationLongitudinal, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged V8, gasoline with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,395/268
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,200
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)560 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)500 @ 1,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automated manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.80, II = 2.59, III = 1.70, IV = 1.28, V = 1.00, VI = .84, VII = 0.67
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.15


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.1
Tire make and modelMichelin Pilot Super Sport
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, front265/40ZR19
Tire size, rear295/35ZR19
Wheel size, front19-by-9.5 inches
Wheel size, rear19-by-10.5 inches
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front15.7-inch ventilated disc with six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear15.6-inch ventilated discs with two-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.9
0-45 mph (sec.)3.0
0-60 mph (sec.)4.2
0-75 mph (sec.)5.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.2 @ 116.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.9
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.4
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.7
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.9
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.4
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)12.6 @ 118.3
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)108
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)69.1
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON68.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.92
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.92
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.9
@ Full throttle (dB)82.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.7
@ 70 mph top down (dB)71.1
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,750

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsOne of the more difficult-to-access launch control systems. Involves holding the console shift lever forward, setting the rpm and then pressing a couple buttons. Quickest time came with a 3,300-rpm launch and no wheelspin off the line. Shifts very quickly, but the engine sounds tinny -- not very mean or V8-like. Launch control is very rpm dependent, but it's easy to get too much wheelspin.
Braking commentsModerately firm pedal with short travel. Very little nosedive. Car stayed completely straight and secure every time. First stop was longest at 112 feet. Fifth stop (out of 6) was the shortest at 108 feet. Almost zero noise from ABS system or tires.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Set steering to Sport Plus, suspension to Sport Plus. Car stays incredibly flat and there's plenty of grip, but you really have little idea what is going on with the front tires. ESC is not very intrusive and even erractic at times when it comes to intervening. Slalom: Fairly frustrating car here. Very big and wide, making it had to judge where the cones are. Car has some real ability, but because there's so little feel through the tires/steering wheel, it's hard to find its limits. Best time came with steering and suspension set to comfort, which makes it less frantic and easier to control on the edge.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/12/2012
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)75
Relative humidity (%)51.31
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.71
Wind (mph, direction)1.4
Odometer (mi.)3,802
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)32/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 city/20 highway/16 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.9 over 249 miles
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,398
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,495
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.2/48.8
Length (in.)191.8
Width (in.)73.0
Height (in.)54.2
Wheelbase (in.)109.5
Track, front (in.)61.7
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)41.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)29.0
Headroom, front (in.)37.8
Headroom, rear (in.)36.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)49.4
Seating capacity4
GVWR (lbs.)5,247


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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