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.
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What options are available on the 2018 BMW M6?
Available BMW M6 2018 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible
Available Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Black Sapphire Metallic , Alpine White, Silverstone Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Indianapolis Red Metallic , Interlagos Blue Metallic , Singapore Grey Metallic, Space Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Black premium leather, Black/Black Merino premium leather, Black Extended Merino premium leather, Black Full Merino premium leather, Silverstone II Full Merino premium leather, Black premium leather, Indianapolis Red premium leather, Silverstone Full Merino premium leather, Silverstone II Extended Merino premium leather, Silverstone II 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, 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, Automatic Emergency Braking, Post-collision safety system, Back-up camera, Soft Top, USB Inputs, Heads up display, Pre-collision safety system, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Stereo, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Mobile Internet, Upgraded Engine
Engine/Mechanics: 10, 8 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATED_MANUAL, MANUAL
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive
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