Pros: As soon as the letter M is tacked on to a BMW, the thrills are sure to follow. Such is most definitely the case with the new 2016 BMW M6, regardless of the body style you choose.
Cons: Choosing between the Gran Coupe, Coupe and Convertible could cause some serious headaches as they are all equally stunning to look at and drive. Oh, and the backseat is rather small.
Price and Fuel Economy: There are three glorious versions of the BMW M6, and those consist of different body styles with the same engine specs. Pricing for the Coupe sits at $125,000 and moves up to $129,000 for the Gran Coupe. Opt for the drop-top M6 Cabriolet, and you’re looking at a base price of $129,500. You definitely pay to play in this Bimmer, but oh the play is spectacular.
As for fuel economy, well, if you really care about that you might want to reconsider an M6 purchase. However, if it still means something to you, the M6 is rated at approximately 20L/100km in the city and 14L/100km on the highway with the M-DCT automatic, and 22L/100km in the city and 15L/100km on the highway with the 6-speed manual.
Powertrain: Ah, the powertrain. The heart and soul of the new M6. The wonderfully powerful M TwinPower Turbo 4.4L V8 produces a whopping 552 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. But wait, it gets better. There is a Competition package that can be had with the new M6 that includes engine upgrades to bump the power up to an even 600 ponies and torque up to 516 lb-ft. Mmmm, yes please.
Power is sent to the rear wheels regardless of the body style. And there are two transmission choices. Blissfully, there is a 6-speed manual available, but also a 7-speed dual-clutch (M-DCT) automatic that’s actually pretty impressive to pilot.
Changes & Improvements: For 2016, BMW tweaked the exterior ever so slightly with new standard adaptive LED headlights, along with a few new options available, most notably the Competition package that ups power.
Cargo Capacity: As there are three body styles, there are three trunk capacities. In the M6 Cabriolet, you’ll find about 311 litres. In the M6 Coupe that changes to 368 litres, and in the M6 Gran Coupe you’re looking at 458 litres thanks to the practical hatchback-like design.
Safety: The 2016 BMW M6 lineup is equipped with all manner of standard safety features and airbags including available BMW Night Vision, surround-view cameras, as well as BWM Head-Up Display.
Direct Competitors: Audi RS 7, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG