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      11-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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2013 BMW M6 video review by Autocar

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What is it?

A fat 552 horsepower. Earth-shifting torque. A 189mph top speed. The BMW M6 is the fastest two-door car BMW has ever made, serves a magnificently indulgent sound-track and provides the kind of detail features that enthusiasts love to linger over.

It’s a close relative of the M5 saloon of course, sharing the same 552bhp twin-turbo V8, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and chassis hardware, although the body has been strengthened and cleaves a cleaner path through the air.

What is it like?
Beef this car has plenty of in terms of power and mass, the M6 Coupe weighing a 1850kg despite its alloy skinned doors, carbon roof, composite front wings, alloy suspension and this example’s optional carbon-ceramic brakes.

That weight has an inevitable impact, even if this BMW carries its heft with remarkable composure.

On the chicanes of the Ascari Raceway it flaunts amazing body control as it darts from apex to apex, and manages equally flop-free responses when you stick its tail sideways, change direction at high speeds, spear a kerb or slam on the brakes. That’s in sinew-stiffening sport plus, but even in comfort, its damping is always controlled.

You can also shift the steering’s weighting across three modes, but in none does its stylish rim provide much info about grip and slip-angles, this tactile shortfall a disappointment in such a driver-oriented car.

So is the sometimes surprising lack of response from the transmission, even in the most hectic modes – often, it’s better to paddle your way to performance.

Should I buy one?
These shortfalls, plus a ride likely to turn busy on British surfaces in sport, make a faintly less satisfying device of the M6 than it ought to be. Especially when it costs over 20k more than an M5, and much the same for a nimbler, if slower, 911.

BMW M6 Coupe

Price: 93,820; 0-62mph: 4.2sec; Top speed: 155mph (189mph delimited); Economy: 28.5mpg; Co2: 232g/km; Kerbweight: 1850kg; Engine: V8, 4395cc; Power: 552bhp at 6000rpm; Torque: 502lb ft at 1500rpm; Gearbox: 7-spd dual-clutch

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      11-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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      11-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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I would like one.
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      11-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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i hope get that one.
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      11-08-2012, 10:09 AM   #6
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I predict the new M3 will be reviewed very similarly.
Everything will be improved except for the "old school" fun driving experience.
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      11-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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As much as I agree with her, that was a crappy review. Steve Sutcliffe should have done it.
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      11-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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189 mph top speed?? Didn't the last generation car do 199-202 mph? I'm guessing the gearing has been changed to be more aggressive down low and in the mid range, making it more usable. Who goes 200 mph any way.
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189 mph top speed?? Didn't the last generation car do 199-202 mph? I'm guessing the gearing has been changed to be more aggressive down low and in the mid range, making it more usable. Who goes 200 mph any way.
As far as I know, correct me if I'm wrong in Europe you can have the limiter be 189 instead of 155 here in the states. I think its called the Performance Package (all it does is make the limiter 189 no added hp). However if you delimit the car I'm sure it'll still reach 200
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I can't decide if the loss of "funness" is due to the stupidly high weight, or a clear shift in priorities.

I can't imagine that it is the latter, because with the advent of electronic chassis control the badge whores can have a soft car, while the traditionalists an have a stiff and sharp one. Also the fact that they have no subframe bushings also points that M is still M. So actually I am confident it is because the weight.
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Beautiful car. Too expensive.
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What a lame review, showing her slide around the corner twice. But to loose a little bit of fun as she said, (I don't trust her on that at all) and to be able to get 28 mpg hell that's not bad. Wish the e60 m5 would get 28 mpg. The owner of the Greek restaurant i drive by used to have a e92 m3, drove by yesterday and he had a brand new m6 looked stunning.
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be able to get 28 mpg hell that's not bad. Wish the e60 m5 would get 28 mpg.
That's British mpg, always will be better than US mpg.
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That's British mpg, always will be better than US mpg.
I know it its, still an improvement. Around 23-24 isnt bad either.
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i will get my M6 in March 2013

this is the most useless review i've ever seen.

so we allready know that todays cars are too heavy...

we also know that an M6 is not an 911 Porsche...

so what did this review tell us???

I test drove an M5 and what i found out is:

the car is ridiculous fast...its like you think im going 50 but doing 150

the car is big and fat but still handels like a 3 series

the brakes suck (i ordered the ceramic/carbon brakes)
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I predict the new M3 will be reviewed very similarly.
Everything will be improved except for the "old school" fun driving experience.
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Unfortunately, that old school fun driving experience used to be the key factor on every M car prior to the new overweight generation
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Unfortunately, that old school fun driving experience used to be the key factor on every M car prior to the new overweight generation
the M-company can only build M-Cars based on the regular BMW models.

modern cars must have safety featurs AND comfort features that "old M-cars" didnt have. So BMW engineers dont suck its just the EU laws that make cars weight more and more...

BMW M needs to build their own sports car from scratch...and thats what their doing! (i've been told)
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      11-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by James T. Kirk View Post
I predict the new M3 will be reviewed very similarly.
Everything will be improved except for the "old school" fun driving experience.
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Unfortunately, that old school fun driving experience used to be the key factor on every M car prior to the new overweight generation
the M-company can only build M-Cars based on the regular BMW models.

modern cars must have safety featurs AND comfort features that "old M-cars" didnt have. So BMW engineers dont suck its just the EU laws that make cars weight more and more...

Exactly, and unfortunately the 5 and 6 series are already too heavy to begin with.

But the F30's weight is more reasonable and combined with the rumored significant weight reductions, should hopefully lead to a great driving experience and handling for F80 M3 and F82 M4.
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What a lame review, showing her slide around the corner twice. But to loose a little bit of fun as she said, (I don't trust her on that at all) and to be able to get 28 mpg hell that's not bad. Wish the e60 m5 would get 28 mpg. The owner of the Greek restaurant i drive by used to have a e92 m3, drove by yesterday and he had a brand new m6 looked stunning.
Moral of the story: open a Greek restaurant
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Damn that thing is clean!!
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189 mph top speed? Not impressed... Hopefully that's just the raised limiter
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