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      09-27-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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We bring you the first look at the 2012 M6 cabrio (F13) in testing. Previous M6 sightings have all been of the M6 coupe. This M6 test mule features a cloth top and still wears the bumper from the regular 6-series, but features the signature M quad exhausts, large wheels, and huge brakes. Although we have gotten a glimpse at the production bumper previously here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420642

The F12/F13 M6 will share the same engine as the upcoming F10 M5 - the turbocharged 8 cylinder motor from the X5 and X6 M (the BMW S63 engine, a 4.4L twin turbo, twin scroll, direct injection), expected to come in at the 585-600hp mark.

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The M6 Cabrio will debut in September 2012. Ahead of the 2012 Mondial l'automobile, Paris.
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      09-27-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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BMW needs to put a hard top on that....cloth is played out!
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      09-27-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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For the love of god does anyone have any ideas as to what that metal piece hanging below the rear differential could be? Iv also seen it on the M5.
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      09-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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Those would appear to be multi piston front calipers, good to see they're at least considering real brakes for the new M6.
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      09-27-2010, 11:45 AM   #7
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BMW needs to put a hard top on that....cloth is played out!
It's less likely to fail and it's not as heavy as the 3 series hardtop. Owners have reported failures in the system after only one year of ownership.

I'll take the ragtop.
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plz put the hard top back on. cloth is lame and cheap and makes a great car like the m6 look cheap.
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      09-27-2010, 12:11 PM   #9
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I couldn't agree less. The 6-series and, even more, the M6 likely isn't the only, but used a a second or third car. If someone chooses a convertible of that class, they most certainly want that car to look like a convertible as well, even with the top up. In other words, the advantages of a hard top are less important for big convertibles than the aesthetical advantages of a soft top. Also, Rolls Royce or Bentley would disagree that soft tops make for a 'cheap' car.


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It's less likely to fail and it's not as heavy as the 3 series hardtop. Owners have reported failures in the system after only one year of ownership.

I'll take the ragtop.
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Fuck hardtop convertibles. The roofline is awkward and is way too heavy. The previous 6 series ragtop looked great.
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Agreed, another vote against any stupid, overly heavy, overly complicated, 'I live in a big city and don't have a garage' folding hardtops.
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Those brakes are huge.
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A proper very, soft top only.
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I prefer soft-top over hard-top. And besides that, it's almost impossible to make a big cabrio of that size come with hard-top since there's not enough room in the boot lid.
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Fuck hardtop convertibles. The roofline is awkward and is way too heavy. The previous 6 series ragtop looked great.
I have to agree, the car would no longer be balanced with the retractable hardtop in the trunk, resulting in premature tire wear. I've been so told by tire shops that my roof and some luggage in the trunk resulted in inside tire wear on my car.
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The next M6 will have a choice of both multi-spoke and five spoke wheels , with the multi-spoke being unique to the M6 with the five spoke also being available on the next M5. Although the multi-spoke design seen with the M5 is exclusive to the M5.

The M6 Cabrio will debut in September 2012. Ahead of the 2012 Mondial l'automobile ,Paris.
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1st...how is this an M6?

2nd... im getting tired of people saying that this car is "large" i dont get it

3rd... those wheels are aggressive
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1st...how is this an M6?
Brakes, exhaust the post above yours from a BMW insider and your 3rd point.
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Quote:
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1st...how is this an M6?
As mentioned already, huge brakes with drilled brake discs, quad exhaust, and the same rear axle as F10 M5 prototypes.

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2nd... im getting tired of people saying that this car is "large" i dont get it
The last 6-series wasn't small to begin with, and the new 6 grew another 12 cm in length. It's now at 4.98m (196 in), that is large.

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3rd... those wheels are aggressive
Absolutely, another point why it's an M6.


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As mentioned already, huge brakes with drilled brake discs, quad exhaust, and the same rear axle as F10 M5 prototypes.


The last 6-series wasn't small to begin with, and the new 6 grew another 12 cm in length. It's now at 4.98m (196 in), that is large.

Absolutely, another point why it's an M6.


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as for the quads, its the same thing that the 6 series has wouldnt they need to be pushed in a bit more to be an M? the breaks i can undertand they are pretty big and the aggressive wheels. i guess we'll see once we see a production bumper
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as for the quads, its the same thing that the 6 series has wouldnt they need to be pushed in a bit more to be an M? the breaks i can undertand they are pretty big and the aggressive wheels. i guess we'll see once we see a production bumper
That's not the final fitment of course. The M6's production bumper will stick out more which will make the quads appear to stick out less. Also, the quad tips of the early 550 and 650 mules (without the rectangular exhaust covers) have a smaller diameter.


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