BMW's new M6 Coupe and Convertible.
BMW's new M6 Coupe and Convertible.

High performance BMW M twins arrive Down Under

THE latest high-performance twins from the BMW M division have arrived for those with an eye for flair and deep pockets.

BMW's M6 Coupe starts from $292,500 while the convertible retails for $308,500.

The BMW M6 Coupe sprints from 0-100kmh in 4.2 seconds, the BMW M6 Convertible in 4.3 seconds. 

Average fuel consumption for the M6 Coupe is 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 232 grams per kilometre in the EU test cycle. The equivalent values for the new BMW M6 Convertible are 10.3 litres/100 km and 239 g/km.

Despite a 10% increase in engine output and a 30% jump in peak torque - to 680 Newton metres - fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by over 30% in both cases compared to their predecessors.

BMW Group Australia managing director Phil Horton said the M6 stablemates open a new chapter in the history of BMW M, which this year celebrates 40 years of operation.

"The ballistic acceleration and enthralling dynamics of the M6 are straight out of the M textbook yet the technology at work in these cars is truly ground-breaking," said Mr Horton.

Both of the new models are powered by a 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 powerplant which has peak torque of 680 Newton metres on tap between 1500 and 5750 rpm. The V8 achieves its maximum output of 41 kW between 6000-7000 rpm and can spin on to 7200rpm. 

It is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic.