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 560 hp, both new models will run up
the famous 1.16 mile hill and will help mark the 40th anniversary of BMW's
high-performance M division. Along with a selection of the Bavarian
manufacturer's hottest 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 models represent the most recent
expression of the BMW M philosophy. These bold 6 Series flagship models offer
searing performance and sporting dynamics, combined with supreme long-distance
touring manners and everyday usability. With near 50:50 weight distribution and
optimized aerodynamics the latest BMW M6 offers an intense M experience.
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
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
BMW Celebrates 40 Years of M
For 40 years, BMW M has brought the thrill and flair of motor-racing to the road
with the world's most powerful letter - M. Racetrack performance and road
dominance has given BMW M owners the unique reward of having the best of both
worlds. Since its creation in 1972, BMW M has grown to become the most
successful high-performance division in the automotive world.
To celebrate this key anniversary a plethora of M models, including the new M6
Coupé, will showcase in the BMW pavilion together with other new and potent
models from the BMW range.
The BMW pavilion will host three unique examples of the BMW M3. The first is the
BMW M3 DTM race car, currently competing in the 2012 DTM season - one of the
world's most exciting and competitive touring car championships. The BMW M3 DTM
heralds the return of BMW to the DTM race series after an absence of nearly 20
Alongside this spectacular racing car, but also not for sale, is the M3 Chrome
Bullet - a show car finished in a full chrome exterior and accentuated with BMW
Motorsport stripes. Complementing the M3 line up is a new BMW M3 Performance
Edition. Built by BMW M GmbH solely for the UK market, and costing 74,080 GBP,
just thirty of these exclusive cars are available to buy.
Also on display will be a new BMW 1 Series 3-door M135i.