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2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible now on sale in Australia

November 7, 2012

The epic and sexy new 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible are now on sale in Australia. The two-door sports cars carry the same running gear as the mighty new M5 sedan.

So, you get that same incredibly powerful 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 412kW of power and 680Nm of torque. This enables the 6 Series to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds in the Coupe and 4.3 seconds in the Convertible, and on to a limited top speed of 250km/h.

Astonishingly, the official fuel consumption rating on the combined cycle is just 9.9L/100km for the Coupe, and 10.2L/100km for the Convertible.

Not only is the engine beefed up by M Division, the rest of the car’s mechanicals also receive a thorough work over. It gets full M sports suspension with adaptive settings selectable inside the cabin, 400mm six-piston front and 396mm rear M cross-drilled disc brakes, and an M DCT (dual clutch) seven-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels via an Active M differential.

Other highlights include sports bucket seats inside, various M fittings like the gear knob and steering wheel, an M instrument cluster, and all topped off with a subtle M bodykit with slightly more aggressive front and rear bumper bars and spoilers.

You’d have to agree, the new model is a very sleek and sexy-looking machine, especially in Convertible form, and especially knowing what power lies beneath.

Prices for the new models are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2013 BMW M6 Coupe – $292,500
2013 BMW M6 Convertible – $308,500

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.