BMW M6 (2012 – 2018) Review

BMW M6 (2012 – 2018) At A Glance

+Massive power. 189mph top speed. Much better looking than predecessor. 28.5mpg combined.

-High price.

Insurance Group 50
On average it achieves 75% of the official MPG figure

The M6 is powered by the same twin turbocharged V8 engine as the M5 with 560PS and an impressive 680Nm of torque. This gives the coupe version a 0-62mph time of just 4.2 seconds while the convertible is a fraction slower taking 4.3 seconds. Both models are limited to 155mph.

It also gets BMW's fuel-saving EfficientDynamics extras and as a result it is cleaner and 30 per cent more fuel-efficient. The M6 Coupe averages 28.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 232g/km. It comes as standard with the new seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic. This has three different gearshift settings, both in automatic and manual modes plus a launch control function.

The M6 Coupe is fitted with a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic roof panel, lowering the car’s centre of gravity and improving handling agility as a result. The M6 Convertible features the same retractable roof as the 6 Series Convertible. It takes just 19 seconds to slower it and it can be operated at up to 25mph. It comes in black, beige or anthracite silver fleck finishes.

Inside there are new M Sport seats with a lightweight design that feature an integrated seat belt system, electric seat adjustment, a pneumatic lumbar adjustment and manually adjustable under thigh support. Standard equipment levels are high as you'd expect on a car costing almost £100,000 with two-zone climate control, heated and multi-adjustable M Sport seats, the M-specific head-up display, extended Merino leather interior trim and BMW Professional Navigation with a 10.2-inch colour screen.

The new M6 comes with 19-inch Star-spoke forged alloy wheels featuring seven double spokes in a two-tone finish. Optional 20-inch alloy wheels, with five double spokes hinting are also available. Plus for the first time, M Carbon Ceramic Brakes are available as an option. This powerful new braking system offers even better resistance to heat and come in a matte gold finish on the brake callipers, rather than the dark blue calipers on the standard brakes.

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Real MPG average for a BMW M6 (2012 – 2018)


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15–26 mpg

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BMW M6 or Jaguar XKR - which will be a future classic?
"I have a 2013 Jaguar XKR (34,000 miles - out of warranty) and am considering changing to a 2013 BMW M6 convertible. Which car has the longer term "classic" potential? "
It's almost summer so obviously the convertible will be the more enjoyable car during the coming months (assuming the XKR is a coupe). As for classic status, the Jag has the looks because an M6 is extremely ugly, but in the future the M6 will probably have the edge.
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