Shown here is the brand new BMW M6 coupe, which has been spied with some of its camouflage dropped for the first time.
The spy shots show off the steroid addled 6er’s enhanced proportions quite well. The regular 6-series is exceedingly low, long and wide, with proportions similar to the previous-generation Jaguar XK, but the M6 takes the low and wide to a whole new level, with a dropped suspension and one gnarly set of fender flares. The wheels have really been stretched to the 4 corners, giving the M6 a wider track and a very menacing appearance.
Aside from the profile and the side shots, the M6’s front end has also been modified for increase airflow in order to accomodate for the extra work that the twin turbos will be doing under the hood. The rear end is M style as usual, with the four signature exhaust pipes poking out of the tail. No surprises from the appearance side of things, but then again, we wouldn’t want it any other way.
The engine is going to be a twin turbo 4.4 liter V8 carrying over from the M5, X6M and X5M, but the 6-series version will be even juicier, with up to 600 horsepower to ensure that the M6 keeps up with the Mercedes-Benz SL65 and the Cadillac CTS-V coupe. Whether it will or not is the question, as they are both extremely tough competitors, but it will have more power than almost anybody who owns it will ever use. 0-60 times for the M5 are listed at 4.4 seconds, so considering the slippery profile and extra juice under the hood, a sub 4-second mark wouldn’t be entirely out of the question in the M6 coupe.
Sales are expected to start sometime in the summer of 2012, and the price will be very expensive, in the 120,000 to 150,000 dollar range. As the old saying goes, if you have to ask.