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BMW M6 Coupe

The new BMW M6 Coupe offers superior performance properties within an ambience characterised by luxury and innovative features. The 412 kW/560 bhp V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology, the 7-speed M dual transmission Drivelogic, the Active M Differential in the rear axle differential and model-specific suspension technology provides unmistakable M feeling in its most intensive form. The motorsport technology used in the new BMW M6 Coupe paves the way to impressive performance on the race track as well as providing a fascinating experience in day-to-day traffic. The BMW M6 Coupe accelerates in 4.2 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. Its dynamic character is also borne out in agility on short bursts of speed, precision when turning in, traction capacity when accelerating out of bends and precisely controllable handling as well as its deceleration figures. The optional M Carbon ceramic brake system is presented in the BMW M6 Coupe as the latest innovation for optimising handling in highly dynamic driving situations.

The new BMW M6 Coupe draws the power required for its captivating performance from a high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology, combining engineering features derived directly from motor racing with innovations developed as part of Efficient Dynamics. Its globally unique technology package includes two twin-scroll turbochargers, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, high precision injection, the variable valve control system Valvetronic and the continuously variable camshaft adjustment function double Vanos. The unmistakable M specific performance characteristics of the 4.4-litre power unit are defined by an extremely spontaneous response and vehement power delivery which follows a linear pattern right up into the high engine speed range. The maximum torque of 680 Nm is available within an engine speed range of 1500 to 5750rpm. The V8 reaches its peak output of 560 bhp between 6000 and 7000rpm. The maximum engine speed is 7200 rpm.

Another feature which is unique within the competitive environment is the increase in efficiency offered by this new edition of the high-performance sports car. The new BMW M6 Coupe has an average fuel consumption of 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres in the EU test cycle and a CO2 figure of 232 grams per kilometres – a reduction of around 30 per cent in each case as compared to the predecessor model.

The new BMW M6 Coupe is fitted with a dynamically contoured, weight-optimised roof made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Its range of standard equipment likewise includes LED headlights. The model-specific interior design also adds to the car’s characteristic M feeling. Outstanding features include the newly developed M Sports seats, the M specific cockpit and a key panel to adjust the DSC mode, the engine power characteristics, the damper map, the characteristic curve of the M Servotronic and the shift program. Individually configured overall set-ups can be saved using the two MDrive buttons on the steering wheel and retrieved as required.

The BMW Head-Up-Display with M specific features is optional, as are numerous other driver assistance systems from the BMW ConnectedDrive program. The selection of options also includes such items as M multifunction seats, the Professional navigation system and the Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System.

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