Two days ago, we saw BMW Malaysia post up a teaser of the new BMW M6 on its Facebook page, and this morning we’re greeted with the news that the M6 Coupe is now available for sale for a cool RM988,800 on-the-road without insurance. The drop top version is not available, at least for now.
As previously detailed, the M6 is powered by the M Division’s twin-turbo 4.4 litre engine with 560 hp and 680 Nm, as found in the F10 M5. With a redline of 7,200 rpm, this unit produces 10% higher horsepower and 30% higher torque than the V10 in the previous M6. Average EU cycle fuel consumption is a very decent 9.9 litres per 100 km, also a 30% improvement over the V10.
0-100 km/h is done in just 4.2 seconds, despite the car’s considerable heft. The gearbox is a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. Also included is Launch Control (max acceleration from a standing start) as well as Low Speed Assistance, which “enhances driving comfort in stop-and-go traffic situations.” Power goes solely to the rear axle via an Active M Differential.
Dynamic Damper Control allows drivers to choose between Comfort, Sport and Sport + settings. As anchors, the M6 comes with M carbon ceramic brakes with calipers featuring six pistons at the front and a matte gold finish. Oh, and the roof is made from Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) to save weight.
“No other car delivers such a level of dynamic performance, premium ambiance, stylistic look and feel, and efficiency better than an M car, and the BMW M6 Coupé is at the top of that very select family,” said Dr Gerhard Pils, CEO of BMW Group Malaysia.
The M6 Coupe can be ordered in nine colours, namely Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue, Singapore Grey, Havanna, Sakhir Orange, Silverstone, San Marino Blue and Space Grey.