2013 BMW M5 & M6 Tested at Laguna Seca

For drivers in the Los Angeles area purchasing a performance-tuned BMW M Division model have many considerations to make. Comfort, versatility, speed, performance… The list goes on. Yet, even if you don't plan on bringing it for a lap around an oval track, the new 2013 BMW M5 and 2013 BMW M6 models possess the dynamic range to appeal to every driver's style.

As mentioned earlier, not every BMW M Division driver needs a track to enjoy their luxury auto. It may be nice to know, however, that professional drivers are already putting the latest M-Series models to the test at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, CA. So… between the four-door M5 and M6 coupe, which has the real on-track chops?

Well, the cars are siblings, so each brings a similar set of distinct qualities on the track, highway or rural road. And both are still definitively BMW, as Nelson Ireson, Editor for HighGearMedia.com, puts it, "Married, these two schools of thought - essentially luxury and performance - come to one of their best possible expressions in the M5 and M6."1

Sharing the robust 4.4-liter V8 power plant is one trait each has in common. From there, the M5 differs slightly in form, being a notch longer and heavier than the BMW M6. The M5 also has the option of a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox, while the BMW M6 comes exclusively with the M-DCT dual-clutch automatic. The M-DCT is available on the M5 as well.

Heart-pounding track performance aside, the real secret behind the two BMW models is as good as each is on the speedway, performance in routine driving like commuting to work or taking a leisurely cruise for a weekend adventure, the BMW M5 and BMW M6 both provide an enjoyable drive no matter the circumstance.

To stay up to date on the 2013 BMW M5 and M6 as they arrive, tires smoking, on our showroom floor, Century West BMW encourages you to check back with our BMW blog. Of course, those who'd like to learn more in person are more than welcome to visit with our new BMW vehicle team at 4245 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA during our regular business hours.

Source: 1http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/2013-bmw-m5-and-m6-on-track-at-laguna-seca/2012/08/27/01d3ad42-f03f-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html

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