The BMW M6 is the highest motorized version of the coupé or cabriolet version of the BMW 6 Series. Both versions were developed by the BMW M GmbH and produced from it.

By the end of production in mid 2010 14.152 copies of the M6 were built. Of this total, 9,087 Units in the coupe and 5,065 for the convertible.

Since the summer of 2012 ( F12/13 ) produced the same succession model based on the new 6ers.

M6 ( E63/E64 2005-2010 )

BMW M6 Coupe (2005-2010 )

The M6 made ​​its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2005. The BMW M6 has a 373 kW V10 engine payable. The rated power is reached at 7750/min, at 6100 rpm is the maximum torque of 520 Nm. In the test of the magazine sport auto sprinted the M6 coupe with the launch control in 4.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h ( factory specification 4.6 seconds ). From 0 to 200 km / h takes 12.8 seconds. The speed limit is - as standard - electronically limited to 250 km / hr. For an extra charge of 2350 € and top speed is raised to 305 km / h, including a BMW driver training on a race track. With no electronic limitation of the M6 reaches a top speed of up to 318 km / h The driving characteristic is customizable, so can be, for example, the springs (Comfort, Normal, Sport ) or the switching speed of the 7- speed SMG gearbox adjust, as well as the performance, after starting the engine to 294 kW ( 400 hp) is reduced. The stability control ( DSC) is disengaged, or even to a limited " MDM - mode " set, meaning the DSC intervenes much later, but still short of the boundary, the result is increased wear.

In addition, this 6-series is often seen as a successor for the set BMW 8 Series.

The M6 Coupe features a carbon roof, which is sealed with spray paint. The lightweight causes the center of gravity of the car is shifted downward.

Each cylinder has its own throttle, and each cylinder bank has its own separate air filter.

Specifications, performance

  • Body: 2 2- seater coupe
  • Empty weight: 1785 kg
  • Gross vehicle weight: 2200 kg
  • Power to weight ratio: 3.5 kg / hp
  • Cylinders / valves: 10/4
  • Displacement: 4999 cm ³
  • Power: 373 kW/507 hp at 7750/min
  • Torque: 520 Nm at 6100 rpm
  • Highest speed: 8250/min.
  • Compression ratio: 12:1
  • Top speed: 250 km / h ( electronically limited ) or 305 km / h with M- Drivers Package ( surcharge)
  • Consumption of 13.8 liters per 100 km (combined)
  • Range till about 500 km

M6 ( F06/F12/F13, since 2012 )

BMW M6 Convertible (since 2012)

In spring 2012, BMW has presented at the Auto Mobil International (AMI ) in Leipzig, the BMW M6 Convertible as well as a coupe to the public. Both versions of the M6 will consume up to 30 percent less fuel than the previous versions, according to BMW.

The top speed is electronically limited to standard 250 km / h and is raised in conjunction with the optional M- Drivers Package to 305 km / h. In Germany it cost about 124,000 euros M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible approximately 131,000 euros.

The M6 has the 7-speed M double- clutch transmission, the S63 V8 twin turbo petrol engine and other technologies that are also in the BMW M5 (F10 ) are used.

In January 2013, the M6 Gran Coupé at the Detroit Motor Show was first presented. The Gran Coupe has the same technology as the coupe and the convertible.