BMW M6 production ends. V10 ends with it

BMW M6 | August 3rd, 2010 by 14
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Production of the BMW M6 has ceased, the Munich-based automaker confirmed last week for Autocar UK. Along with the flagship M automobile, the V10 naturally …

Production of the BMW M6 has ceased, the Munich-based automaker confirmed last week for Autocar UK. Along with the flagship M automobile, the V10 naturally aspirated powerplant makes an early retirement as well.

The E63/E64 BMW M6 made its debut in a concept form at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It shares the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the E60 M5, and produces 514 hp (383 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 520 Nm (380 lb-ft) at 6,100 rpm.

The V10 unit makes the vehicle achieve a top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h), but with an electronic limiter, the vehicle came to a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

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The current M6 weighs 3,770 lb (1,710 kg), thanks to a carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof panel as well as thermoplastic front wings, aluminum doors and bonnet (hood) and compound boot (trunk) lid.

In the 2010 model year, the M6 was the second-most expensive BMW sold in the U.S. after the 760Li ($137,000), with an MSRP of $108,150 for the convertible and $102,350 for the coupe.

Despite initial statements that a new M6 is out of the picture, sources close to the company insist that a new M6 is still on the table and the car will debut sometimes in 2013.

The next generation BMW 6 Series will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.

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[Source: Wikipedia | Autocar ]

14 responses to “BMW M6 production ends. V10 ends with it”

  1. L1ndja says:

    Its a sad day today i guess..But when the M3 will be retired then that will be the day that will mark the end of an Era

  2. GOD I’ll miss this Godzilla

  3. badger says:

    so its just inline 6’s and big Turbocharged V8s

  4. eracer says:

    And turbocharged V12s

  5. Laszlo says:

    and naturally aspirated V8 in the M3.
    it is a sad day though, that V10 was awesome. I had a chance to drive the M5/M6 on the track a few times and always loved the sound of it when shifted at the north of the 8000rpm.

    well see what the M guys will cook up but the TT 4.4V8 might be more powerful, it will miss that unique V10 sound.

  6. Auday says:

    BMW Motor Sport Engines RIP (M88 – S65)
    I’m not a big fan of the M6 but it is a very sad day to see one of the best BMW engines phased out in favour of the Turbo nonsense. Yeah the S65 V8 is the last remaining M Engine, once it’s out, M-Cars will be a history subject.

  7. M5POWER says:

    I’m going to put a fault on strict CO2 emmision…

    • M5POWER says:

      I just want to add something and I don’t expect some of you to agree with me. Some time ago, before the ”Turbo” era, those guys build bigger engines like V16 for example to really have lots of power from all those extra cylinders with no one knows what the hell is the CO2 emmision…

      Nowadays, since the global warming problem presist in the face of the earth, every country are limiting their CO2 emmision to such certain level. So for the car companies, if they want a real power without sacrificing the CO2 emmision, they have to turbocharged the car. Even if BMW make another more powerful V10 M5/M6, it turns out to release more CO2 than ever and might not be passed to get into the States. So who’s on lost now? Solution, turbocharged engines…

      As a conclusion, strict CO2 emmision is a real fault on this and the M88/S65 are the victim. Shame but that’s how the world has gone… Guess we have just to keep moving on unless BMW somehow can get the V10 be as efficient and real less CO2 emmision. This is no way whatsoever BMW M-Power’s fault. They’ve done their best so far and I salute them!

  8. Auday says:

    I would agree with you if the goal is really being environment friendly, but it’s not. If BMW is so serious about that then they should worry more about reducing weight, using more aluminum instead of steel, and not building monstrous trucks with 500+ HP on them.
    The actual goal here is cost cutting. High-Revving engines are harder to design/test, take more engineering precision, use high efficiency materials and also cost more to maintain, but BMW M customers are more than happy to pay this bill. BMW sales/marketing guys took those customers for granted and they thought why spend all that money while we could get people to pay the same bill but give them heavy chases, crappy turbos, and show them some big HP numbers and straight line acceleration to keep them happy. And sadly this is working.

    BMW could have kept the Turbo away from the M cars and focus more M research on making them lighter, but they decided to focus on X5M and X6M instead.

    • kcsnyud says:

      If bmw does not make an m6 then they’re mad. If bmw does not make a z4m then they’re mad. If bmw does not make a 600+ hp supercar than they are mad. Why? Cos of the x6, 5gt, and now the m suvs. If bmw has the wit to produce those monsters, then they should produce the aforementioned.

      Turbo? Maybe bmw has the skills to make a high revving turbo angine (hope its possible)

      Anyway lets hope bmw for the best.

  9. We’re sad about the M3… but that only means better things to come.

  10. M POWER says:

    its just history repeating dont forget BMW started the turbo era with the 2002 TURBO and with a development of that engine won a f1 championship. turbo’s are part of bmw’s history present and furture

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