Now that the ink has dried on the 2012 BMW 6 Series coupe and convertible, it's time to focus on the rest of the Big Six range. BMW is hard at work on a four-door Gran Coupe version of the 6 Series, but the car we're waiting for is this, the next-generation M6.

Like the previous M6, the new model should be available in both hardtop and droptop body styles, and the powertrain will likely be ripped right from the recently unveiled M5 sedan. With 560 horsepower on tap from a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, the M6 will surely be no slouch, sending all of that power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. (Who knows, maybe BMW will offer a proper manual gearbox here, too.)

Scroll through our high-res image gallery above to see the M6 prototype out on the road.

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      This car has, and will continue to have, absolutley zero sex appeal.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought Bangle-Butt would be gone along with Bangle, but here we have a 6 series that appears to be afflicted.
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      Remember when the M6 stood alone as 'THE coupe'? Wow that was a long time ago. This should be one of the lines best looking models...
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      where were the engines assembled? the quality control is laxed in the countries where engines are assembled. maybe some purchasing agent ordered the wrong micron size filter element.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Black beast