The highlight of 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed for BMW is UK debut of the new generation M6 Coupe and Convertible. While the spotlight is mainly on the M6, they are also celebrating 40 years of BMW M by bringing a couple of unique M cars to Goodwood. The moving motor show section is also good, as you get to see a couple of modern and vintage Bimmers tackling the hill.
On display at BMW stand will be a selection of M cars and racing machines. There’s the BMW M3 DTM race car, the M3 Chrome Bullet – a show car finished in a full chrome exterior and accentuated with BMW Motorsport stripes, and the new BMW M3 M Performance, a limited edition of the car with more bells and whistle, and a staggering £74,080 price tag.
You will also see the BMW 1 Series 3-door M135 – the new hot hatchback by BMW – the 3 Series with M Sport trim, and the BMW X6 M50d super diesel.
As for the M6, both coupe and convertible are powered by BMW’s 4.4 liter biturbo V8 engine developing 560hp and 680 Nm of torque. The result of that power is a 0-62mph sprint of just 4.2 seconds for the M6 Coupé, with the M6 Convertible following at 4.3 seconds. Both versions have a top speed limited to 155mph. The new M6 Coupé and Convertible go on sale in the UK on 15 September 2012, with the Coupé costing £93,820 and the Convertible £99,020.
Tiff Needell will be driving the M6 Convertible up the hill, while the Coupe will be driven by BTCC champ Tom Onslow-Cole.