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      07-10-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Spied: First Non-Black 2012 BMW M6

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Surprisingly, despite the slew of M6 spy photos we've brought you since the first sightings last year, not a single prototype has been in a color other than black. But, that's no longer the case as this space gray F12 M6 convertible was just spied on the streets of Munich.

The camouflage level remains the same as recent M6 convertible mules, with the front and rear fascia still mostly masked, but, as we've discussed previously -- the details on the rear bumper can be made out through the tape, and appears to follow the current M trademark design, 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.

Power will come via the S63Tu Twin Turbo 4.4L V8 that powers that 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.

Be sure to follow all information on the BMW F12 M6 convertible @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m6/f12m6/


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      07-11-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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I'm really loving this new 6... the M6, even with the camo still on, is great looker with the those black rims and gray paint... not feeling the rims though
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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?!?!?!?!
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I am still having a hard time liking this car...I went by my local dealership this weekend and looked at a few new 6s, and am just not sold on the design - it's incredibly loooong, and a little boring to me. I also am amazed that a car that breaks the $100k barrier still has a cloth top. Seems cheap, and the "ribs" break up the sweeping lines of the car.

I know there are lovers of this car, and I'm not trying to start anything. Just adding my 2 cents.
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      07-11-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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It's a beautiful design, but just too big.
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I am still having a hard time liking this car...I went by my local dealership this weekend and looked at a few new 6s, and am just not sold on the design - it's incredibly loooong, and a little boring to me. I also am amazed that a car that breaks the $100k barrier still has a cloth top. Seems cheap, and the "ribs" break up the sweeping lines of the car.

I know there are lovers of this car, and I'm not trying to start anything. Just adding my 2 cents.
I thought all expensive GT cars has a cloth top. Only car i can think of that breaks the $100k and has a hard top is the Mercedes SL.
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I wonder why the rear bumper is exactly the same as the Sport bumper
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Looks as poor as the last one. When I see a 1973 3.0cs or an 8 series I stare and say: what a fantastic design = timeless. This new 6 is just a rework of the old one. C'mon BMW I have owned your cars for the last 35 years. I want your coupes to be more personal sized, not a barge. Someone posted a photoshop rendering of the new 5 series as a coupe and it looked great. Let's get some style back into play!
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I'll be honest, if that car had an Audi or a Merc badge, I would've hated.
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I am still having a hard time liking this car...I went by my local dealership this weekend and looked at a few new 6s, and am just not sold on the design - it's incredibly loooong, and a little boring to me. I also am amazed that a car that breaks the $100k barrier still has a cloth top. Seems cheap, and the "ribs" break up the sweeping lines of the car.

I know there are lovers of this car, and I'm not trying to start anything. Just adding my 2 cents.
Soft top = Classy
Hard top = Coupe-wanna-be (and heavy)
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Soft top = Classy
Hard top = Coupe-wanna-be (and heavy)
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Side profile pic looks great.. btw this car on the road is bada$$.. !
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I thought all expensive GT cars has a cloth top. Only car i can think of that breaks the $100k and has a hard top is the Mercedes SL.
and the ferrari california
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which is exactly why ferrari california had a hardtop
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i cant get over how ugly the soft top is...

the coupe looks sooooooooooo much better
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which is exactly why ferrari california had a hardtop
It was the first retractable hardtop from Ferrari and guess what.. No one likes it.
I don't even consider that car as a "real" Ferrari anyways.
Same goes to the E93 M3, oh wait... let me take that back.
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Looks just like another chrysler sebring on the road. Boooring design!
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Going to look good once all the wrapping comes off
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Soft top = Classy
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I guess I just don't see that; a convertible Geos had a soft top, but I don't think that fact made them more classy. The soft top will also likely be noisier than a hard top, and limits the top speed below what a hard top could accomplish.

There have been a lot of classy GT cars with a hard top...the MGB-GT, by comparison (while not a $100k+ car or convertible) was absolutely classy...and a classic. Ditto for the Shelby Mustang GT. I could go on...I guess I just think a $100k car should try to set itself apart from the crowd as much as possible, and a cloth top doesn't get it done (in addition to limiting performance).

As for making the car heavier...this car is reported to pull more than 560 horsepower...560. Even if the hard top was to weigh 350 pounds, that's still less than .63 pounds (10 ounces) per horsey.

If they were concerned about weight, why not shave off about a foot of length?
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imagine this in a "GTS" smh.. that would be incredible
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looks like a chrysler sebring from about 10 years ago lol wtf
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