Logically, the 2018 BMW M6 looks too exaggerated, does not even make sense. Do you really need a big two-door convertible that can hit to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds? No. But the level of this car goes beyond necessity and goes directly into the heart of desire.
Like other BMW M cars, the M6 convertible begins based on a more general car, in this case, a 6 Series convertible, and then gets full M division maintenance. It includes a very powerful turbocharged V8, upgraded suspension, stronger brakes, and styles that make the car stand out.
Trim, Features and Engine Specs
The 2018 BMW M6 is a high-performance luxury convertible available in a single trim level. For the M6 Gran Coupe read here.
Standard equipment includes adaptive suspension dampers, 19-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, automatic soft-close doors, automatic wipers, auto-dimming side mirrors with heating, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, adjustable drive settings, heated power front seats, carbon-fiber accents and leather upholstery and trim.
Standard tech feature includes a navigation system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, wireless device charging, voice controls, a 10.2-inch display with BMW iDrive interface, a USB port, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite and HD radio.
The 2018 BMW M6 Executive package adds massaging and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Driving Assistance package adds a head-up display, low-speed collision mitigation, a forward collision warning system, blind-spot monitoring and a lane departure warning system. The Parking Assistance package adds side and top-view parking camera views.
The Competition package increases engine output by 40 hp along with lightweight wheels, a black chrome finish tailpipes, improved tuning for the suspension, rear differential and steering, retuned stability control that provides a higher threshold for intervention in the M Dynamic mode.
Stand-alone options include a beige convertible top, silver or black 20-inch wheel design, carbon-ceramic brakes, an infrared night-vision system with pedestrian detection and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The rear-wheel-drive 2018 BMW M6 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that generates 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The Competition package boosts output to 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
A seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission with shift paddles is standard, and a six-speed conventional manual transmission is available as a no-cost option. But, if you want the Competition Package, you’ll have to stick to the standard seven-speed transmission.
In performance testing, the 2018 BMW M6 convertible with the automatic transmission rushed to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy stand at 16 mpg combined (14 mpg city/20 mpg highway) with the automatic and (17/15/22) with the manual transmission.
Like other two-door BMW models, the 2018 M6 cabin indulges every driver’s needs. Dashboard and door panels are wrapped with high-quality materials, while the center stack curves toward the driver to create a more intimate cockpit feel. The classical analog gauge is easy to read, and the iDrive infotainment interface works well to organize and control all vehicle systems, plus values for beautiful widescreen displays.
The adjustable 20-way front seats are very supportive, providing a perfect fit for almost any body type of driver. But the back seat is narrow. It is more suitable to accommodate personal items or small children. In fact, most cars of this type limit the back room, or have no seats at all. However, the 2018 BMW M6 trunk is a plus, with 12.4 useful cubic feet and 10.6 cubic feet with the roof folded.
Release Dates and Price
The 2018 BMW M6 convertible will be released in the fall of 2017. Priced from $124,595, including a $995 destination fee. For $1,700, you can add the Driver Assistance Package or $500 for the Parking Assistance Package.
For buyers who want all the luxury, the Executive Package will cost $3,800. Driver enthusiast can get the Competition package with extra $8,300 $2,500 for the M Driver package.