The 2012 New York Auto Show has ushered in answer the last questions anyone could have about BMW’s slew of all-new cars and crossovers: How much do they cost and when can you get them?
At the Big Apple auto show, BMW took the wraps off the North American versions of its 2012 BMW M5 super sedan and 2013 X1 compact crossover, 6 Series Gran Coupe four-door, M6 coupe and convertible, and refreshed X6 M crossover. Here’s what you need to know about each of them, with pricing information including $895 for destination and handling for each vehicle:
2012 BMW M6 convertible: The BMW M6 Convertible comes in at $113,995, which places it approximately $5,000 dearer than the outgoing model. That said, it’ll be much, much quicker and return better fuel economy than the outgoing V-10 model with 560 horsepower versus last year’s car that had “just” 507 horsepower. The M6 should have a nicer, more refined interior, too, as well as a sleek new shape. It hits showrooms this June.
2013 BMW M5: The 560-horsepower sports sedan will arrive at showrooms in late summer with a starting price of $90,695, which isn’t too much higher than the 2009 M5′s starting price of $89,325 (the last year sister publication Motor Trend tested one). Despite this, the new car has 10 percent more horsepower, is quicker, has more technology, and comes in with a 30-percent better fuel economy rating, expected to reach into the low 20s on the highway.
2013 BMW M6 coupe: Like its convertible variation, the M6 coupe will come in at a price close to $5,000 more than its 2012 predecessor. With a simplified computer command function to select performance modes, a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, and 560 horsepower on tap, we think it’ll be worth the five-percent price bump. It also hits dealers in late summer.
2013 BMW X6 M: Although it retains the 2012 model’s basic drivetrain setup with 555 horsepower, the 2013 X6 M gets a revised interior, a facelifted front bumper, and BMW’s new “three-dimensional” grille. It’ll also be available with a host of new color options, inside and out. The X6 M receives an approximately $2,500 price increase over the outgoing model to $93,795. It’ll be available in May 2012.
2013 BMW X1: The 2013 X1 entry-level crossover will be available in three different trim levels: rear-wheel-drive X1 sDrive28i with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of making 240 horsepower, the all-wheel-drive X1 xDrive28i, and the exclusively all-wheel-drive, 300-horsepower X1 xDrive35i. The last of the three models comes BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6. The models will start at $31,545, $33,245, and $39,345, respectively. They will be available at dealerships in fall 2012.
2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe: The not-quite-a-coupe, not-quite-a-sedan highlights the growing four-door luxury coupe segment that started with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class several years back. BMW’s entries in the class include the 640i Gran Coupe, which starts at $76,895, the 650i Gran Coupe, which comes in at $87,395, and the 650i xDrive Gran Coupe, an all-wheel-drive variant that will headline the new car with a price beginning at $90,395. Each will have exclusive interior options from BMW Individual’s customization program, including a white leather unavailable in any other BMW. The 640i Gran Coupe will be powered by a 315-horsepower version of BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6, while the 650i Gran Coupe will receive motivation from a 445-horsepower version of BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The 640i Gran Coupe will be available in June, and the 650i Gran Coupe models will be ready for purchase in late summer 2012.