BMW found the 2012 New York Auto show the most appropriate place to announce the official pricing of its latest M-powered cars, the M5 and the M6. The first to launch in the American market is the M6 Convertible which arrives this June. It will be followed by the M5 and M6 Coupe which will hit the showroom floors nationwide in late summer 2012.
Before we get to the details of pricing, we should point out for those who may not know, the reason these BMW M cars cost more than their normal versions – 5 and 6 Series – is because of the M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine they’re powered by, mated to a high torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch transmission (M-DCT), which develops 560 hp.
These cars also get an M body kit, Active M Differential which optimizes power transfer between the rear wheels ensuring the engine’s performance is transferred to the ground, M suspension and brakes, and special interior upgrades. They are basically supercars in disguise.
Now, for the pricing. Let’s cut to the chase: the M6 Convertible will cost USD113,995, the M6 Coupe USD106,995, and the M5 saloon USD90,695. All prices USD895 Destination and Handling). You may have noticed all models are priced fairly lower than their AMG counterparts from Mercedes. Interesting.