New Bmw M6 to receive a manual transmission option

Article by Christian A., on June 4, 2012

Although today a sports car with an automatic transmission seems the perfect choices, there are people who actually enjoy a manual transmission. As a result, Bmw will offer for this type of customers their brand new M6 Coupe and Convertible models with a six-speed manual option. According to Car and Driver, the new M6 will get a manual transmission in 2013 or 2014.

Apparently, American customers are the ones who want a manual transmission, as the European buyers accepted the latest generation of automated transmissions. Still, Bmw is encouraging its executives and spokesmen to convince customers that an automatic transmission is better.

For those who don’t know, the all-new Bmw M6 is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, which delivers 412 kW/560 hp and a maximum torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm. Mated to a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Driverlogic, the vehicle is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in made in 12.6 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Perfectly shaped headlights, broad air intakes and huge, smooth surfaces form the front part of the latest BMW M6 Coupe and the latest BMW M6 Convertible. Another head turner characteristic of the car's front end is its overhauled M kidney grille, which carries the "M6" logo. The grille is an elegant black, and those kidney grille slats are based on the double-spoke style of the M light-alloy wheels.

The 30mm extension in track width above both of the cars' 6-Series siblings goes well with strong flared front wheel arches, that sit on the wheels. This additional width gives approved optimized roadholding of these top-performing sports vehicles. The three-dimensional form of the air intakes and race-inspired flaps, which were built to optimize airflow to the exterior air intakes, also underline the autos' dynamic and evolved character.

An LED light breaks through the ceiling of the Adaptive LED Headlights installed as a basic setup on both models. Their daylight, three-dimensional LED light rings are set down to stunning effect at the lower and upper edges. Main beam and dipped beam utilize both light rings. It has been fitted with LED units that are installed on a horizontal spot coursing through the units' center.

Their light bounces off the reflectors at the front. This makes sure that the two round headlights are very useful in any kind of situation. The direction indicators - in the shape of horizontally placed LED units - are connected into the headlight units just under the light rings.

Side view: athletically flared wheel arches, side gills, forged M light-alloy wheels.

The common M sporting feel of both models is also evident from the side of car. The front part of the vehicle shows the usual M grills. Their three-dimensional shape, indicator bars and broad chrome frames - which also carry the M logo - provide them with a really deep-set appearance. In sync with the broader wheel arches, the character lines that embrace the grills are aptly eye-catching. Remarkable creases on the likewise specifically tailored side skirts flow upwards, drawing attention to the wheels at the rear.

The latest BMW M6 Coupe and the all-new BMW M6 Convertible are installed with 19-inch M light-alloy wheels as the basic setup. The forged wheels showcase seven twin spokes in a two-toned design. Clients have the option to choose 20-inch M light-alloy wheels as well. Also, weight is reduced with five intricate double spokes that make way for a clear line of sight through to the strong braking system.

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