One of the many perks of this job is, not surprisingly, the cars. It's relatively easy to snag the keys to a vehicle for a special occasion, whether that be for a road trip, tailgating or helping a friend move. And while sometimes the tailgating might happen with a Ford F-150 instead of a Range Rover and the road trip might be in a minivan rather than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, occasionally the stars align and a special vehicle arrives for an equally special time.
The leaked facelift images and the Competition Package rumors were accurate: These are the 2014 BMW M5 and M6 models, with exactly three nips and four tucks distinguishing them from their outgoing counterparts, as well as an expected track-day overhaul package. The standard M5 boasts 560 horsepower from its 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8, and the new Competition Package ups that to a preliminary 575 hp, with shifting options remaining the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or the six-speed manual. U
Considering that we've pretty much known for some time what the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe will look like, thanks to numerous spy shots, spy video and even some shadowy images direct from BMW, the official reveal of this car was a bit anticlimactic. But it's never hard to get excited about a new M-branded BMW product. Positioned smack dab in the middle of the M6 Coupe and the M5, the new M6 Gran Coupe will fill yet another small niche in the BMW lineup when it goes on sale next summer to take on the