2014 Bmw M6 now available with manual-transmission option

Article by Christian A., on April 1, 2013

BMW’s 2014 model year lineup for the 6 Series will be exciting with the following models offered: the ultra-high performance BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe models. The M6 Gran Coupe is already slated to be launched on June 5. A 6-speed manual transmission is offered with the 2014 M6 as an option.

The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes are also available. With these options, the M6 model is more striking and appealing as it permits owners to customize their driving experience. For two years before the launch of the latest generation of BMW M5 Sedan and M6 models, BMW M GmbH engineers developed the 6-speed manual transmission for the M6 Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe in house. In fact, it’s offered at no additional cost on all three models.

Furthermore, the control harmony, friction surfaces, and component strength were all modified and checked to offer the most engaging driving experience. Included in the manual transmission is an engine management software that instantly and smoothly matches engine speeds in each downshift in the EFFICIENT and SPORT modes of operation. This feature is cancelled by switching the engine mode to SPORT+, requiring the driver to synchronize downshifts with the use of the accelerator pedal for the highest level of involvement.

Opting for the M Carbon Ceramic Brakes means that the vehicle gets large-diameter, long-life front and rear brake rotors built from the most-modern carbon ceramic composite material, resulting to weight savings for the M6 of 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) from the car’s essential corner areas, particularly at the moving suspension parts and wheel hubs.

The reduction in weight boosts the effectiveness of the whole suspension system. The M Carbon Ceramic Brake system is just as important as it rapidly dissipates the extreme heat produced by high-speed braking in a way that’s most efficient and effective. The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes offer a stunning visual quality, with the brake rotor surface getting a mirror-like self-polishing finish. All four corners will get gold-painted brake calipers that are easy to identify. These brakes are referred to as true “maximum performance” option.

All-new BMW M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible exhibit their distinct designs with a plethora of special styling touches and changes to the character of the driving experience. However, they get the necessary production to fulfil their world-class performance from the same source: a high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology which is longitudinally mounted at the front of the vehicle, whose strength is conveyed to the rear wheels through a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.

This powertrain mixes construction qualities drawn straight from motor sport with breakthroughs enhanced under the banner of Efficient Dynamics. Its globally unmatched package of cutting-edge technology consists of two turbochargers working in line with the twin-scroll principle (that includes a cross-bank exhaust manifold), VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, and Double-Vanos continuously variable camshaft control. The engine is backed up by a highly potent cooling system and a wet sump oil supply enhanced to work under high lateral forces.

Because of this, work output rose by 10 percent, fuel consumption and emissions reduced by more than 30 percent, and peak torque expanded to around 30 percent.

The indubitable, standard M performance attributes of the 4.4-litre power plant are determined by its lightning-quick responses and forceful, linear power delivery kept up into the higher reaches of the rev range.

Its peak torque of 680 Newton meters (502 lb-ft) is on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The V8 attains its peak production of 412 kW/560 hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm and can spin on to 7,200 rpm, which signifies that the rev band available in the newer models produce peak performance that is almost three times better than the engines of its predecessors.

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