BMW M6 to Debut at Goodwood Festival
The new BMW M6 Coupé and M6 Convertible will be seen for the first time in the UK at The Goodwood Festival of Speed 28 June - 1 July 2012. Powered by the latest V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine producing 560bhp, both new models will run up the famous hill to mark the 40th anniversary of BMW’s high-performance M division. Along with a selection of the Bavarian manufacturer’s current M cars showcased in the BMW pavilion, Goodwood will provide the perfect stage to celebrate 40 years of M. The new BMW M6 Coupé and M6 Convertible are equipped with a turbocharged V8 engine as the M5 Saloon. This powerplant not only produces 53bhp more than its ten-cylinder predecessor at 560bhp, but it also benefits from a greatly improved torque output over a broad band of revs. It’s this 680Nm, available from as low as 1,500rpm to 5,750rpm, that not only gives the new M6 its outright acceleration.
Driving the M6 Convertible in the super car run will be one of the UK’s best known television presenters and ex-racing driver, Tiff Needell. Steering the M6 Coupé up the hill will be British Touring Car Championship driver, Tom Onslow-Cole. Whilst Tiff and Tom will be aiming for a quick run up the hill, they will also be in the BMW pavilion for interviews and autographs. They will be joined by legendary Formula 1 commentator, Murray Walker, and by one of the UK’s best ever international racing drivers, Steve Soper. On stand too will be Superbike World Champion, Troy Corser, when he’s not riding the BMW R90S TT up Goodwood’s famous hill.
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