Spy Photos: 2013 BMW M6 Coupe

Our sister-magazine BimmerToday brings us some new spy photos of the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe. The F13 M6 Coupe will make its debut in Fall 2012 and will be powered by a 4.4 liter V8 turbocharged engine with horsepower around the 600 mark, 40 more ponies than the recently launched F10 M5.

The engine will be mated to a 7-speed M double-clutch gearbox. With this much power increase, we expect the M6 vehicles to run from 0 to 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. With the M Drivers package, the F13 M6 will have a top speed of 300 km/h.

The M6 features a lower center of gravity and we expect to weigh about 60 kilograms less than the F10 M5. Design wise, the M6 brings out an aggressive front apron with vertical air intakes for the air curtains, for improving the aerodynamics, especially at high speeds by reducing turbulence and therefore less air resistance on the front wheel arches. The camouflaged rooftop most likely disguises a carbon fiber material with an electric-operated panoramic roof.

The test mule also showcases big brakes behind the large wheels and M-signature quad-exhaust pipes out back.

The redesigned M6 will have its own attributes and characteristics in order to challenge the established rivals from Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.



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