Manhattan, NY – April 4, 2012 – 10:15 am EDT…BMW today announced pricing for the all-new BMW M5 and BMW M6 at a press conference on the occasion of the New York International Auto Show. The 2012 BMW M6 Convertible will be the first of the three new M cars to arrive in US BMW Center showrooms. The M6 Convertible arrives this June and will be priced at $113,995 (including $895 Destination and Handling). The 2013 BMW M5 and 2013 BMW M6 Coupe will arrive in late summer and will carry Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $90,695 and $106,995 respectively (including destination and handling). BMW also announced the pricing for a refreshed BMW X6 M that arrives in BMW Centers in May. The 2013 BMW X6 M will sell for $93,795 (including destination and handling).
The eagerly anticipated M5 and M6 models are all powered by the most powerful engine ever fitted in a series-produced model from BMW M GmbH – a high revving 560 hp M TwinPower Turbo V-8 mated to a high torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch transmission (M-DCT). It is all connected to an innovative Active M Differential which optimizes power transfer between the rear wheels ensuring the engine’s performance is transferred to the ground. The new engine produces around 10% higher output than the V10 engine of its predecessors and torque is up by over 30%. At the same time, real world fuel consumption and CO2 are expected to be reduced by approximately 30%.