The 2015 BMW M6 Is Not A Light Car, But It Is Teaming With Technology
We have to admit that the BMW 6 series is a bit fat. It is a great looking car no question there, but it is not exactly a lightweight machine. Actually, in its lightest iteration it still weighs a whopping 3825 lbs, while the version everyone is most interested in – the M6, weighs considerably more than 4000 lbs. In order to haul all that weight around in a manner characteristic for an M car, the 2015 BMW M6 has a top of the line 4.4 liter turbocharged V8 which develops 560 HP. That is a lot even for a sports car, but for this sports Grand Tourer, 560 HP is epic stuff.
Making its way against the likes of the Jaguar XKR or even the Aston Martin Vantage, the 2015 BMW M6 is packed with modern technology greatly sourced from the BMW 5 series and the 7 series. That said, this Bavarian built coupe is more advanced than the vehicles coming from Britain and basically the only car that can stack up against it is actually from the above class – the S-class coupe.
BMW didn’t make anything special for the 2015 model year. The car remained basically the same like it was before which means that it is available with an array of impressive technological features absolutely differentiating it from any other car.
As the tech from the M5 was translated to the M6, this car can be had with advanced systems such as Drivelogic (a system enabling the driver to choose from an array of different settings on the modern seven speed dual clutch gearbox), M-specific Dynamic Damper Control (a system that controls the suspension stiffness and other parameters of dampers), DSC stability control with M Dynamic Mode, M Servotronic steering (which basically enables you to choose a whole lot of different steering modes).
As it is obvious, the 2015 BMW M6 is an astonishingly complex machine featuring things that cannot be found on many other counterparts. All of this is actually needed as 560 HP can be tricky to tame. One more element for which the auto enthusiasts will be grateful is the launch control system which enables the car to reach 62 mph in as low as 4.2 seconds. True, BMW is often conservative when talking about 0-62 mph times, so we reckon that on a good day, this beast will do sub 4 second runs.
The BMW M6 F13 (Coupe) and the F12 (Convertible) have been on the market for quite some time, so a whole lot of different versions came out. The lighter and more powerful Competition version is out, the four door Gran Coupe was launched in 2013, while the BMW Motorsport offers a number of elements further personalizing the car.
Even though this is a true gear-head car with race aspirations, the M6 received a whole lot of elements which helped in reducing fuel consumption. With great aerodynamics, highly advanced engine and standard Start/Stop system, the 2015 BMW M6 can return up to 20 mpg on the highway. For a performance car, that is simply great.