For those who enjoy a comfortable grand touring car, open-top motoring and the accelerative thrust of a high-speed bullet train, the 2018 BMW M6 convertible might be right up your alley. Specifically, how do 552 horsepower and an even 500 pound-feet of torque sound? Pretty good, we imagine.
The M6 convertible is a four-passenger luxury sport convertible with exceptional performance lurking under the hood and body. It occupies two worlds, with one set of wheels in the regular 6 Series lineup and the other set in BMW's high-performance M division. As such, its price is well-defined, and there are no trim levels to choose from. All that's left is to decide which of the handful of options or options packages to add.
As it comes from the factory, the 2018 M6 convertible is stacked nicely, starting with a turbocharged V8 engine and a quick seven-speed automatic transmission. There's even a six-speed manual for the purists, although it's an older gearbox that's outperformed by the newer, snappier seven-speed. Then there's a full complement of both high-performance and luxury features, including adaptive suspension, a limited-slip differential, adjustable steering and accelerator sensitivity, leather upholstery, multiadjustable heated front seats, Bluetooth, a navigation system with a 10.2-inch display, wireless device charging, on-board Wi-Fi connection and a Harman Kardon sound system.
From there you come to a fork in the road. Are you seeking maximum comfort for the daily drives and weekend long hauls? Then you probably want the Executive package, which adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and an exquisite sound system. Are you seeking maximum thrills every time the road ahead clears, especially if that road is winding? Then it's the Competition package for you, which adds 40 horsepower (600 hp total), enhanced steering and suspension performance, and a choice of wheels. Double down on that performance with the carbon-ceramic brake package, which enhances the already excellent stopping power bolted on at the factory.
Concerned about all that power, or even the car's sheer size and mass? Then select the Driving Assistance package, which adds now-common safety aids such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning.
With multiple options for performance, comfort and personal style, it's easy to configure an M6 convertible to suit your tastes — provided you can part with the cash. A plain M6 off the dealer's lot will set you back as much or more than a new Tesla or a Porsche 911 with a few options. BMW's multiple stand-alone and packaged options could easily raise the price of an M6 to the kind of money that buys you a house in Southern or Midwestern America.
That's not to say the reward isn't worth it. Just one dip into the M6 convertible's accelerator on a clear road should be enough to sell you. When it comes time to choose the right M6 for you, let Edmunds guide you to the best candidate.
2018 BMW M6 Overview
The 2018 BMW M6 is offered in the following submodels: Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Convertible (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM). M6 models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 M6 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The 2018 M6 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Available BMW M6 2018 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible
Available BMW M6 2018 Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Black Sapphire Metallic , Black Sapphire Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Alpine White, Carbon Black Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Singapore Grey Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Stratus Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Black/Black Merino premium leather, Indianapolis Red premium leather, Black premium leather, Black Extended Merino premium leather, Black Full Merino premium leather, Opal White Full Merino premium leather, Portland Brown premium leather, Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino premium leather, Zandvoort Beige Full Merino premium leather
Popular Features: 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Parking sensors, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Post-collision safety system, Back-up camera, USB Inputs, Heads up display, Pre-collision safety system, Soft Top, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Lane Departure Warning, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Aux Audio Inputs
Engine/Mechanics: 10, 8 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATED_MANUAL, MANUAL
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive
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