BMW have announced details of the new 2012 BMW M6 F12. It follows the formula of the previous M6 by using the same drivetrain from its saloon sibling. Thus making the sonorous V10 power unit extinct. The twin turbo V8 propels the new F12 M6 to 60mph in 4.2s. This is quicker than the F10 M5 time due to a lower kerb weight.
It features the usual M Power design cues, quad exhausts at the rear, carbon fibre roof and wider track coupled with new suspension.
Just like in the new F10 M5, the new engine makes the car significantly more economical than its predecessor, returning over 28mpg on the combined cycle, and reducing the CO2 output by over 100g/km to 232g/km. What’s most striking is the hike in price. The base price starts at £93,795, with a few essential options it will be a £100k car. It’s a full £20k more than the F10 M5, I believe that’s too much of a premium for this coupe.