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2012 BMW M6 Convertible

2012-06-27 23:33

2012 BMW M6 Convertible.

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Type: Twin-turbocharged V8
Displacement: 4385cc
Fuel supply system: Turbochargeed
Max power 412kW @ 6000rpm
Max torque: 680Nm @ 1500-5750rpm
Compression ratio: 10:1
Bore x stroke: 89/88.3mm
Fuel type: Petrol

Type: Seven-speed, dual-clutch, auto/manual sequential

Acceleration 0-100km/h: 4.3sec
Maximum speed: 250km/h, 305km/h with driver's pack
Fuel consumption: 10.3 litres/100km (combined)
CO2 emissions: 239g/km (combined)

Overall length x width x height (mm): 4898 x 1899 x 1368
Wheelbase 2851mm:
Overhang (front/rear): 945mm / 1102mm:
Minimum ground clearance: 107mm

Passengers: 4
Fuel tank: 80 litres
Cargo volume: 300 litres

Front: Ventilated discs 400mm x 36mm
Rear: Ventilated discs 396mm x 24mm
Anti-lock: Yes

Wheels: Front 9.5J x 19"; rear 10.5J 19" light alloy
Tyres: Front 265/40 ZR, rear 295/35 ZR

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