BMW is planning a few changes for its
in 2014, and from an enthusiast perspective virtually all of them are positive. First and foremost, BMW has heard the complaints of U.S. buyers, and it will introduce a six-speed manual gearbox as a no-charge option on all 2014 M6 variants.
That means you’ll be able to row your own gears in a 2014 BMW M6 Coupe, M6 Convertible or M6 Gran Coupe
. In Efficient and Sport mode, the gearbox also provides rev-matching on downshifts, but this feature is disabled in Sport + mode.
M Carbon Ceramic Brakes are an available option across the M6 range
, and shed a total of 42.8 pounds of unsprung weight. The carbon ceramic rotors shed heat quicker than their (more affordable) cast iron counterparts, too, which should be a consideration for owners planning on regular track day use.
New to the 6-Series product line for 2014 is the limited-production Frozen Brilliant White Edition Convertible, which comes in either 650i (rear-wheel drive) or 650i xDrive (all-wheel drive) versions. Just 100 will be built, each boasting a matte white finish, matte black mirror caps, black grille and 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
Inside, the Frozen Brilliant White Edition Convertible gets black Nappa Leather upholstery, a black soft top, gray poplar wood trim, the M Sport Package, the Executive Package and BMW’s Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, which varies the car’s instrument display by the Driving Dynamic mode selected.
All-wheel drive Frozen Brilliant White Edition Convertibles get the Cold Weather Package, too, and are priced at $110,095 including $895 for destination and handling. Rear-wheel drive Frozen Brilliant White Convertibles are priced at $106,695, also including destination charge.
The other big news for 2014 is that all 6 Series models will come with BMW’s iDrive version 4.2, and xDrive now becomes an available option on 640i Gran Coupe models.