Out of all BMW from the sign of M is certainly the most famous models M3 and M5, which successive generations are present in the market since the mid-eighties. Definitely in the shadow of the M6 ​​is based on a series of six, but this results primarily from the market a much shorter length of this model. Although the name of the driven motor M6 to M5 Series 6 of the first generation appeared in the 80's, but officially it functioned only in the U.S. - in Europe, this model was labeled as M635CSi. M6 as a global model appeared only in 2005, this time in both Coupé and Convertible - Drive provide 507-horsepower 5.0 V10.

Latest BMW 6 Series will come to soon also its most powerful version, during the March fair in Geneva debut Coupé variant and a month later, during the events in New York for the premiere of the Convertible. But now the manufacturer has released official images and key specifications of the new M6 in both body styles. As before, the mighty GT is technically M5 twin model based on a series of five, but still the same engine parameters, turns out to be even faster.

For fans of the BMW M from the sign specifications of the new "M-fives" not secret, but it is worth recalling that the heart of this model, and also the new M6 is a twin-turbo V8 engine with direct injection 4.4-liter that develops 560 hp and 680 Nm available from just 1500 r / min. Drive through the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox goes to the active slip differential rear axle, which ensures the best possible transfer of engine torque to the pavement.

The new BMW M6 Coupé accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (Convertible takes 4.3 sec), while the M5 performs this test in 4.4 seconds.

BMW engineers have really tried to limit the weight of the new M6, just like in the predecessor version of the closed-roof body is made of composite carbon fiber doors and bonnet are made of aluminum sheathing, front fenders are made of plastic, and the trunk lid is made of composite fiberglass. Despite this new model is much heavier than its predecessor.

Given this, how goes the new M5, can be assumed that the model adopted from the suspension will rise to the task as in the case of M6. Car rolls on 19 inch rims with tires of size 265/40 front and 295/35 at the rear, the options will also be available wheels with a diameter of 20 inches. Larger hoops will be necessary if the order - the first time available on the M6 ​​- ceramic brakes, which in addition to improving performance, particularly in terms of resistance to fading.