In this episode of Ignition show, Carlos Lago takes a closer look at the 2013 BMW M6 Convertible, one of the most over-engineered drop-tops out there that offers a complicated blend of style, features and power. Just like the old M6, the new one if chuck full of computers and CPUs to control every single element. They are great, they do have their uses. But because of all that computer stuff some may argue that the M6 is more of a fast cruiser for the fat IT boy, than a true sports car like the Jaguar XKR, which is for the hairy-chested brutes!
The unmistakable, typically M performance characteristics of the 4.4-litre powerplant are defined by its lightning-quick responses and forceful, linear power delivery maintained into the higher reaches of the rev range. Indeed, peak torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) is on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The V8 achieves its maximum output of 412 kW/560 hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm and can spin on to 7,200 rpm. All of which means the rev band available in the new models to generate maximum performance is almost three times wider than that of the engine powering their predecessors