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      03-19-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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In the latest episode of Fifth Gear, Jason Plato has a go in BMW's flagship convertible - the F12 M6 Convertible, boasting 560hp / 501 lb-ft torque from its twin turbo V8 S63Tu motor, but weighting in at 4,530 pounds.

Plato praises the power delivery and sound from the new S63Tu based powertrain. He achieves 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds for the M6 convertible in his test.

Although the car weighs in at 4,530 pounds, it never feels like it to according to Plato. There's a bit of understeer in high speed cornering, but that can be somewhat alleviated by more aggressive throttle application, albeit resulting in a harsh transition from understeer to oversteer. Overall, Plato feels the M6 is a great driver's car which delivers really good fun.

The review starts at 7:07 of the episode.


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      03-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Watched this last night and couldn't help but wonder why it wasnt the coupe they picked! Decent review though.
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Probably the one of THE best convertibles currently available on the market. Great performance and to me, best looking in its class.
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The shots of the front end make it look really, really good. And I'm surprised he didn't mention the speaker-produced noise when talking about how it sounds.
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The m6 doesn't have active sound only the m5 does.
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Fast, luxurious, drop top, not insanely expensive, what's not to like?
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i'd honestly rather watch american top gear than fifth gear haha
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The m6 doesn't have active sound only the m5 does.
really ????
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i'd honestly rather watch american top gear than fifth gear haha
i have to admitt that every review of filth gear i've seen sucked
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The m6 doesn't have active sound only the m5 does.
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really ????
Sorry, but untrue.

The M6 also uses active sound technology.
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Sorry, but untrue.

The M6 also uses active sound technology.
I work at a BMW Service Center and was told by the Mechanic that the M6 doesn't have active sound????
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I work at a BMW Service Center and was told by the Mechanic that the M6 doesn't have active sound????
I don't know what the mechanic is basing his statement on, but I confirmed with a BMW official at the M6 press drives event that it does.

Many BMW models now use it (M5, M6, M135i) and I'm sure more will in the future
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I kinda like the Hyundai I30 there better then the M6 and it's 85k cheaper
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Stunning car and clearly I'd love one active sound or not, and I wouldn't swap it for 6 x i30s... Would anyone??

Still missing a dedicated halo car and that seems all the more prominent now Audi are talking about the R10
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beautiful car

Pictures don't do the front end justice, but it is a real beauty in person. I wish it had as much leg room as the 3 or the 1 series (it's less than both), but otherwise the perfect convertible.
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Shouldn't they change the name of the show to 6th gear?
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One of the more favorable reviews and well executed. It was thrilling to see the car really put through some paces. Having driven both cab and coupe I settled on the coupe for cost but more importantly performance and feel. They do feel different albeit not much. I feel more comfortable thrashing the coupe than the cab. Seems to hold itself together more. That's the best I can come up with now. Squeaking brakes, snapping from speakers and oil pumps aside, still a great car and I love it.
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