The new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible will get a manual transmission with six speeds in the next couple of years.
After BMW has launched the new M5 F10 with a manual transmission over-seas, the German based automaker has announced that the 2013 M6, in bot Coupe and Convertible versions, will get a six-speed manual gearbox. The new version of the BMW M6 will arrive for the 2013 model year but this might be delayed until 2014. Reports have shown that one in 100 M5 buyers in the United States want a manual transmission and BMW is hoping that demand will increase for the M6 too.
The new BMW M6 is powered by a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 560 horsepower, mated to the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and the Convertible in 4.3 seconds, and, in standard, the model can reach a top speed of 155 mph, electronically limited, but with the optional M Driver’s Package, the top speed can increase up to 189 mph. The average fuel consumption in the Coupe is 9.9l/100km (28.5 mpg imp) and 10.3l/100km (27.4 mpg imp) in the Convertible. The first one is emitting 232 g/km of CO2 and the second one 239 g/km of CO2.