BMW M6 

  • $105k built in Germany
  • 2007-2010
  • 500 HP 5.0L
  • 155 mph
Of these three 553-horsepower platform-sharing M cars, it's definitely this sleek coupe that takes home the prize on dynamics.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2012)
But it's while playing around in the wide meat of the rev cycle – literally from about 1,500 on up to nearly 7,000 revs – where we noticed the huge advantage of this new setup versus the former.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW M6

0-60mph

BMW M6
4.5 s
CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

BMW M6
155 mph
CTS-V
190 mph
M5 (E60)
155 mph

0-100mph

BMW M6
9.5 s
Audi S6
11.6 s

1/4 mile

BMW M6
13 s
CTS-V
11.9 s

Nurburgring time

BMW M6
8:16.52
CTS-V
7:59.32
M5 (E60)
8:12.90

Data points Key details of the BMW M6

Price

BMW M6
$105k
CTS-V
$58k

Horsepower

BMW M6
500 HP

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Performance

It has a high curb weight (4,508 pounds) and impressive dimensions for both length and width (193 inches and 75.6 inches, respectively).
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2012)
The formula was simple: take the company's stunning grand tourer and add more performance.
by MotorTrend
The car also will introduce M division's first-ever carbon ceramic brakes as an option with the 20-inch wheel package.
by MotorTrend

Powertrain

As a four-seat performance luxury convertible, the M6 has no peer, but with the right transmission it could be even better.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2007)
But putting all of that bulk in quick context is the brain-busting power of BMW's 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2012)
Left in Drive, the dual-clutch transmission does a good impersonation of a conventional automatic, with smooth, and unobtrusive gear changes.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)

Body style

In Comfort mode, the 2013 BMW 650i Coupes, Convertible and Gran Coupes are high-power pleasure cruisers combining a comfortable ride with ready responsiveness.
by KBB (Feb, 2013)
At nearly £94k, the M6 coupe is a fair chunk cheaper than the Convertible, but can still count Astons, Porsches and Maseratis among its rivals.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)
With the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic roof adding a slick two-tone feel to the exterior and the roof's Zagato-esque double bubble form, the M6 coupe also wins in the aesthetics department versus its current siblings.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2012)

Engine

A brighter spot came in the form of the 2006 BMW M6 coupe, a 6-series coupe made even more salivating with zoomier styling, a sexy carbon-fiber roof, and one of the most delicious engines on God's green earth: a race-bred, heart-pounding, high-revving 5.0-liter V-10 producing an incredible 500 horsepower at 7750 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 6100 rpm.
by Car and Driver (May, 2007)
Which, after all, is a luxury automobile packing a Formula 1-inspired, 500-horsepower V-10 engine that revs like a dentist's drill; a seven-speed, paddle-shift, sequential manual gearbox that Mark Webber might think got stolen from his BMW Williams; and an aluminum suspension so sophisticated you could drive over a newspaper and practically read it.
by MotorTrend (Jul, 2005)
It was powered by a 500-hp, 5.0-liter V-10 that made 383 pounds-feet of torque at a high 6,100 rpm.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)

Handling

Highway stability is as sure-footed as, well, you might expect a 4400-pound BMW to be, and with the adjustable dampers set on comfort, ride quality is almost plush.
by Car and Driver (May, 2007)
Although we're getting no more used to SMG, we do love the ease of use of the sexy paddle shifters.
by Car and Driver (May, 2007)
The optional carbon composite brakes simply shrug off punishment while the meatily weighted hydraulic steering offers fine accuracy and feel.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Price $105,095
Type of car Production car
Year 2007-2010
Highest auction price $68k, January 2009
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.49 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc
Cylinders V10
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13 s
0-60mph 4.5 s
0-100mph 9.5 s
0-200kph 14 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:16.52
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.50

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/DSC, M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.98:1
  2. 2: 2.65:1
  3. 3: 1.81:1
  4. 4: 1.39:1
  5. 5: 1.16:1
  6. 6: 1:1
  7. 7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,246 lb
Width 73 in
Height 54.2 in
Length 191.8 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 109.5 in
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