The guys over at Motor Authority have a great new test drive video of the 2013 BMW M5 & M6 at Laguna Seca. We haven’t gotten our hands on one yet, but from our experience test driving of the new 2012 BMW 335i we can only imagine how awesome it must be. Looks like the M6 only comes with the M-DCT dual-clutch gearbox where as the M5 has both a M-DCT dual-clutch gearbox and 6 speed manual options.
“One key difference, from a driver’s perspective, is that the M6 comes only with the M-DCT dual-clutch gearbox; the M5 can be had with that high-tech solution, or a traditional six-speed manual. For both street and track use, in these cars, we prefer the M-DCT. It’s easier on the street, and it’s quicker on the track. BMW’s manual gear boxes–or at least the shifters–just aren’t the slick, controlled, economy-of-movement pieces you want on a satisfying row-your-own setup. The M5 manual does have a neat feature, however: it automatically blips the throttle on moderate-speed downshifts to second gear. The only circumstances where we noticed its function was slowing from moderate highway speeds to pull into store parking lots, typically downshifting for second at around 20 mph.”
Check out all the details over at Motor Authority: