BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   6Post.com | BMW 6-Series Forum > BMW 6 Series Forum > BMW M6 Forum (F12 / F13)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-29-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
Mark
Administrator
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 3,933
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Upcoming 2013 BMW M6 Convertible (F12) spied with its top down and interior showing

BIMMERPOST NEWS
Upcoming 2013 BMW M6 Convertible (F12) spied with its top down and interior showing
30
COMMENTS
Name:  DSC_6756.JPG
Views: 15585
Size:  748.7 KB


Today brings more spyphotos. This time of the hotly anticipated BMW M6. Now the FEP M6 has been spied a few times before, but never the drivers have never been bold enough to drive with the top down.

What we do see of the new M6, follows very closely to what BMW did to the M5 relative to the F10 5-Series Sedan. The new M6 has the required M logo fixed on the black panel display in the tachometer area. The steering wheel looks to be the same wheel used on the BMW M5, although without the M stitching on it -- yet.

The gearbox cluster has also been changed to incorprate the M DCT system, in a similar arrangement as the new F10 M5 with a triangular silver bezel surrounding the actual rounded gearknob.

On the exterior, the level of camo tape has not changed from the previous set of spy photos, which is to say that the front and rear fascia are still covered up. However, the details on the rear bumper can be made out through the tape, and appears to follow the current M trademark design to the rear, which is similar to the rear bumper on the 1M and X3 M Sport. It is still not known if the centerpiece would be black as on the 1M or painted as on the M5.

Despite all the camo, one gets the overall sense that this is a beefier and more brawny M6 when compared to the standard 6-series so expect this car to be a real head turner.

Power will likely come via the Twin Turbo 4.4L V8 that powers the X5/6 M and the F10 M5 which is good for 560HP and 501ft-lb of torque. Expect to see the car revealed in full sometime in calendar year 2012.

Name:  DSC_6756.JPG
Views: 15585
Size:  748.7 KB

Name:  DSC_6764.JPG
Views: 12499
Size:  790.0 KB

Name:  DSC_6767.JPG
Views: 12928
Size:  475.7 KB

Name:  DSC_6768.JPG
Views: 12962
Size:  550.7 KB

Name:  DSC_6769.JPG
Views: 13449
Size:  627.6 KB

Name:  DSC_6774.JPG
Views: 12529
Size:  891.2 KB

Name:  DSC_6783.JPG
Views: 11197
Size:  741.8 KB

Name:  DSC_6786.JPG
Views: 10968
Size:  698.9 KB

Name:  DSC_6787.JPG
Views: 10190
Size:  733.2 KB

Name:  DSC_6791.JPG
Views: 10718
Size:  705.2 KB

Name:  DSC_6796.JPG
Views: 9763
Size:  750.1 KB

Name:  DSC_6797.JPG
Views: 9309
Size:  598.7 KB

For reference, this is the DCT cluster on the new M5



__________________
The new beast. BMW M5.
Mark is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
ramyar
Member BMW CCA Los Angeles
 
ramyar's Avatar
 
Drives: 11.5 M3 Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 436
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW M5  [0.00]
Thumbs up

How do you get to be this guy???????
Attached Images
 
__________________
Current Rides:
2014 ///M5 ZCP

Much enjoyed:
2011.5 ///M3 Sedan || 2007 ///M Coupe || 2008 550i Sport || 2006 ///M3 ZCP || 2008 X3 3.0si || 2006 325i || 2003 Z4 3.0 Roadster || 2003 330ci || 2002 325i
ramyar is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 11:25 AM   #3
Hiralee
Registered
 
Drives: e46
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Orlando

Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)

WOW
Hiralee is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
Bimmer Nerd
I | L Photography
 
Bimmer Nerd's Avatar
 
Drives: on the track
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los angeles, ~818~ | San Diego, La Jolla

Posts: 7,538
iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramyar View Post
How do you get to be this guy???????
+1 !

BMW Engineer i suppose.
Bimmer Nerd is offline   Georgia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 16,401
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramyar View Post
How do you get to be this guy???????

AND how do you get said "guy" to open his top right in front of your camera! lol
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
termigni
Lieutenant
 
termigni's Avatar
 
Drives: S2000, X5, 528xi, E92
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ

Posts: 577
iTrader: (0)

that's a stunner~! love the interior.
__________________
termigni is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 01:04 PM   #7
Rickster311
Second Lieutenant
 
Rickster311's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

100k M car with soft top = Fail.

Can someone explain this to me? Why softtop? 335 has a hard top? Is the only feasible argument the weight savings? And in that case, anyone who is buying a convert vs coupe already doesn't care about the weight?
Rickster311 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #8
bavarian19
General
 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 18,812
iTrader: (23)

The new 6er should be hardtop. I know it adds weight, but 90% of vert customers probably would not care about that.


I could possibly understand the 1er being a ragtop, but BMW dropped the ball on this one.
bavarian19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #9
crackberry
Major
 
crackberry's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche Carrera GTS (997.2)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: southern california

Posts: 1,003
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
100k M car with soft top = Fail.

Can someone explain this to me? Why softtop? 335 has a hard top? Is the only feasible argument the weight savings? And in that case, anyone who is buying a convert vs coupe already doesn't care about the weight?
agreed. never been a fan of the soft top.
crackberry is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #10
numba1guju
Batman
 
numba1guju's Avatar
 
Drives: bicycle
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: undisclosed

Posts: 481
iTrader: (0)

what if something miraculous happens and the production model has a hard top? haha
__________________
SOLD: 2013 328i Mineral Gray ZMM/ZLP/Heated Seats
SOLD: 2002 325i Jet Black ZPP
numba1guju is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 02:58 PM   #11
Yurka
Private
 
Drives: E90 335xi, CLS55 AMG, E31 850i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PA

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

This soft top crap needs to stop. It looks horrible.
Yurka is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 03:16 PM   #12
Whostheboss
Captain
 
Whostheboss's Avatar
 
Drives: a 9incher
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut U.S.

Posts: 787
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
100k M car with soft top = Fail.

Can someone explain this to me? Why softtop? 335 has a hard top? Is the only feasible argument the weight savings? And in that case, anyone who is buying a convert vs coupe already doesn't care about the weight?
Quote:
Originally Posted by crackberry View Post
agreed. never been a fan of the soft top.
I remember reading an article that mentioned that typical 6 series drivers prefer soft top due to some survey, it gives it a mature and professional look.
__________________
WHO'S THE BOSS
Whostheboss is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #13
Wolf
Captain
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Drives: on hold
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Earth

Posts: 723
iTrader: (0)

hot!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
Wolf is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #14
uhn2000
Big K...
 
uhn2000's Avatar
 
Drives: FerrariFF
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posts: 1,630
iTrader: (0)

Soft top everyday... I love the loook... I am not a fan of the 3 cab look.
__________________
Prancing horse..
uhn2000 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 06:18 PM   #15
MsCaballoVerde
Professor
 
MsCaballoVerde's Avatar
 
Drives: Nostalgia for Infinity
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Right here...no, wait—now here...

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via ICQ to MsCaballoVerde
Soft Top w/flying buttresses: you rule!
SMG: you no longer rule as much, unless 6MT is also offered.
And finally, this is an enthusiast's coupe: let's see some COLORS! LSB! Hellrot! Javagrün! Aventurine Silver! Fjord! Speed Yellow! Inka! British Racing Green! A BMW shouldn't put you to sleep, visually: that's Benz's job.
MsCaballoVerde is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #16
polaxgr
Private First Class
 
polaxgr's Avatar
 
Drives: with a highly modded iphone
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Greece

Posts: 137
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
100k M car with soft top = Fail.

Can someone explain this to me? Why softtop? 335 has a hard top? Is the only feasible argument the weight savings? And in that case, anyone who is buying a convert vs coupe already doesn't care about the weight?
Murcielago Spider is a fail too then ?
polaxgr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #17
GT1281
Major
 
GT1281's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 535I & F15 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA

Posts: 1,361
iTrader: (6)

I despise they way the navigation screen sits in the dash. It's my opinion but it's a silly design.
GT1281 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #18
moody320d
Private First Class
 
moody320d's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 M3 Coupe Silverstone II
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: London, United Kingdom

Posts: 198
iTrader: (0)

I actually prefer soft top, the hard tops make the car look kinda retarded like the 3ers.. Plus the extra weight it adds!
moody320d is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 06:22 PM   #19
Rickster311
Second Lieutenant
 
Rickster311's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whostheboss View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
100k M car with soft top = Fail.

Can someone explain this to me? Why softtop? 335 has a hard top? Is the only feasible argument the weight savings? And in that case, anyone who is buying a convert vs coupe already doesn't care about the weight?
Quote:
Originally Posted by crackberry View Post
agreed. never been a fan of the soft top.
I remember reading an article that mentioned that typical 6 series drivers prefer soft top due to some survey, it gives it a mature and professional look.
I suppose but I personally hate soft tops. They look cheap, have more wind noise, insulate less heat/AC, just all around a FAILLLLL. just my opinion though!
Rickster311 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #20
Rickster311
Second Lieutenant
 
Rickster311's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by polaxgr View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
100k M car with soft top = Fail.

Can someone explain this to me? Why softtop? 335 has a hard top? Is the only feasible argument the weight savings? And in that case, anyone who is buying a convert vs coupe already doesn't care about the weight?
Murcielago Spider is a fail too then ?
Not saying I wouldn't own one given the chance, but I'd take the coupe vs spyder if I had a choice. If the spyder was a hard top, then I'd take that over the coupe, if that makes sense.
Rickster311 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-30-2011, 07:30 PM   #21
Double Bubble
Captain
 
Double Bubble's Avatar
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: States

Posts: 646
iTrader: (0)

Soft top = classy
Hard top = coupe-wanna-be

My 0.02 cent$
Double Bubble is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      07-01-2011, 02:37 AM   #22
BMW-NC
Selling drugs to BMW addicts
 
BMW-NC's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i e82 6MT N55
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Baumholder / Hanau

Posts: 468
iTrader: (1)

SOft Top closes faster and during driving.....
__________________
---
Quality US Spec Used Cars for Military Members stationed in Europe. Specialized in BMWs and MINIs up to 10k miles.
BMW-NC is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 AM.




6post.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST