BMW recently staged a media launch of the new F13 BMW M6 Coupe for the North American market in California. Five M6’s in different colours were brought out for the launch, including one in the new Sakhir Orange metallic paint which is exclusive for the M6 and M5.
The press day included a track session at the famous Laguna Seca raceway. Journalists were give the opportunity to experience the new M6 in a hot lap driven by BMW American Le Mans Series driver, Bill Auberlen and BMW M school instructor Andy VanCleef.
The 2013 BMW M6 is powered by the M5 derived 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 engine producing 560 horsepower (417 kW). Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. 0-100 km/h is achieved in just 4.2 seconds. With the speed limiter removed, the M6 maxed out at 305 km/h.
The first batch of new M6 is expected to hit showrooms in Australia around October 2012 with pricing expected to be in the region of $260,000.
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