The first deliveries of both the new BMW M6 Coupé and M6 Convertible have begun in North America, but while the M6 Convertible arrives in South Africa this week, with the M6 Coupe to follow before the end of the year, some dealerships around the world are still awaiting their allocation. In the meantime though, BMW has given us more than 180 images to ogle.
The photos show the redesigned ‘M’ bodywork that includes flared wheel arches, optional 20-inch alloys, quad-exhausts spread between either side of the rear diffuser, as well as M-branded gills that double up as indicators. Other exterior highlights include a unique, stepped, carbon fibre roof for the M6 Coupé, while both models have aluminium doors and bonnets, front side panels made of thermoplastic, plus fibreglass boot lids that all help to save unwanted weight.
Both versions of the M6 are powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology that generates 412 kW and 680 Nm of torque. The V8′s muscle enables the Coupé to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (4.3 seconds for the Convertible), before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Hand over a few more pennies to BMW and the Germans will fit their ‘M Driver’s Package’, which removes the limiter and will have your M6 run to a top speed of 305 km/h.
As mentioned, the BMW M6 Convertible officially arrives in South Africa this week, along with the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé. The the BMW M6 Coupé is expected to arrive before the end of 2012.