The next big thing from BMW, at least until after Geneva Motor Show, will be the launch of the new M6.
The new BMW M6, as it’s abundantly clear by now, will be powered by the same 552bhp 4.4 liter V8 engine that you find in the F10 M5. It will also get the same sort of rear-drive chassis and transmission.
But, the new M6 is said to be a much more focused car than the current model. It will be lighter, thanks to a generous use of carbon fiber, lightweight alloy wheels, and even carbon-ceramic brakes. It seems the M6 is turning from a long-distance cruiser into a full-blooded sports car.
BMW M division doesn’t think so. Despite the fact that the new M6 is harder and sportier than the old model, they say it is still a comfortable grand tourer for everyday use. If anything, it gets a bit closer to the supercar BMW always wanted the M6 to be.
That – a bespoke sports car like Mercedes SLS – is what the M division desperately wants to make. They have the expertise and there’s definitely a market for an M supercar, but BMW is yet to greenlight the project.