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Key Specs

of the 2013 BMW M6. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Stylish design
  • Vivid paint finishes

The Bad

  • Traditional manual transmission not offered
  • Two-ton-plus curb weight

Notable Features of the 2013 BMW M6

  • High-performance version of the 6 Series
  • 560-hp turbocharged V-8
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Coupe or convertible
  • M Driving Dynamics adjustments for suspension, throttle and steering

2013 BMW M6 Overview

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Vehicle Overview

The M6 is BMW's high-performance version of its 6 Series sports car. It has more aggressive, M-specific styling cues and is powered by a turbocharged V-8 engine that's rated at 560 horsepower. Introduced last year as a convertible, the M6 is now also available as a coupe. A Gran Coupe version joins them later in the model year. The M6 competes with the Porsche 911, Audi R8 and Jaguar XKR.

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New for 2013
The M6 coupe (two-door) and M6 Gran Coupe, a four-door with a coupe profile, join the convertible this year.
Exterior
The M6's sporty styling includes a number of changes to the body, including a different treatment for BMW's signature twin-kidney grille, an aggressive lower front bumper with gaping intakes and revised rear bumper styling with quad exhaust tips. The convertible features a soft-top, and when raised the top keeps the graceful roofline of the coupe. Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch light-alloy wheels; 20-inch light-alloy wheels available
  • Lightweight carbon fiber roof lowers coupe's center of gravity
  • Twin-kidney grille has black slats
  • M-style appliques in the front fenders
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED accents
  • Available adaptive LED headlights
  • Convertible top takes 19 seconds to open, 24 seconds to close, according to BMW
  • Soft-top can be operated at speeds up to 25 mph

Interior
The M6's cabin retains BMW's familiar driver-centric dashboard desig...

Vehicle Overview

The M6 is BMW's high-performance version of its 6 Series sports car. It has more aggressive, M-specific styling cues and is powered by a turbocharged V-8 engine that's rated at 560 horsepower. Introduced last year as a convertible, the M6 is now also available as a coupe. A Gran Coupe version joins them later in the model year. The M6 competes with the Porsche 911, Audi R8 and Jaguar XKR.

(Skip to details on the: M6 Gran Coupe)

New for 2013
The M6 coupe (two-door) and M6 Gran Coupe, a four-door with a coupe profile, join the convertible this year.
Exterior
The M6's sporty styling includes a number of changes to the body, including a different treatment for BMW's signature twin-kidney grille, an aggressive lower front bumper with gaping intakes and revised rear bumper styling with quad exhaust tips. The convertible features a soft-top, and when raised the top keeps the graceful roofline of the coupe. Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch light-alloy wheels; 20-inch light-alloy wheels available
  • Lightweight carbon fiber roof lowers coupe's center of gravity
  • Twin-kidney grille has black slats
  • M-style appliques in the front fenders
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED accents
  • Available adaptive LED headlights
  • Convertible top takes 19 seconds to open, 24 seconds to close, according to BMW
  • Soft-top can be operated at speeds up to 25 mph

Interior
The M6's cabin retains BMW's familiar driver-centric dashboard design, which features at its center a 10.2-inch screen that serves as the display for the standard iDrive system. The M6 can seat up to four people, and the front bucket seats have an M-specific design and aggressive side bolstering, integrated active head restraints and an embossed M logo. Interior features include:

  • Merino leather upholstery
  • Carbon fiber trim
  • M6 lettering on the doorsills
  • Two customizable M Drive buttons on the steering wheel for vehicle settings
  • M Drive can alter the characteristics of the engine, steering and stability system, among others
  • Available head-up display
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo

Under the Hood
A twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 generates 560 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 pounds-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Mechanical features include:

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles and launch-control function
  • Maximum turbo boost pressure is 21.7 pounds per square inch
  • Fuel-saving stop-start engine technology
  • Electronically controlled limited-slip Active M Differential
  • Adaptive dampers and adjustable power-steering assistance
  • Available carbon ceramic brakes with 16.1-inch front rotors and 15.6-inch rear rotors
  • Acceleration from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds (coupe) or 4.3 seconds (convertible), according to BMW
  • Top speed electronically limited to 155 mph

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with deactivation setting
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Pop-up aluminum roll bars behind rear head restraints (convertible)

M6 Gran Coupe
The Gran Coupe body style is equipped similarly to the other M6 versions. The biggest differences are in the body style itself and the resulting interior space. From bumper to bumper, the Gran Coupe is 4.4 inches longer than the M6 coupe and 4.1 inches longer than the 5 Series sedan. The front seat dimensions are essentially the same as the coupe's, but the Gran Coupe boasts a roomier backseat with three rather than two positions. There's 35.3 inches of legroom versus the coupe's 30.5 inches and 37 inches of headroom versus 35.8 inches in the coupe. Shoulder room is greater, too, by about 5 inches at 54.6 inches. The 5 Series sedan further improves on these backseat dimensions. The Gran Coupe shares the coupe's 16.2-cubic-foot trunk, which is 2.2 cubic feet larger than the 5 Series sedan's trunk. Back to top


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Awesome car! Ridiculously powerful and luxurious.

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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 BMW M6 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 BMW M6 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The M6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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