BMW M6 Second generation E63/64
|2005 to 2010|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door convertible |
|Engine||5.0 L 507 PS (373 kW; 500 hp) BMW S85 V10|
|Transmission||7-speed single-clutch SMG |
|Wheelbase||2,781 mm (109.5 in)|
|Length||4,872 mm (191.8 in)|
|Width||1,854 mm (73 in)|
|Height||Coupe: 1,372 mm (54 in) |
1,377 mm (54.2 in)
|Curb weight||Coupe: 3,770 lb (1,710 kg) |
Convertible: 4,420 lb (2,000 kg)
The new BMW M6 concept made its debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series, introduced in 2004. It shares the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the E60 M5, and produces 373 kW (500 hp) and 520 N·m (380 lb·ft).
BMW claims it accelerates from 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds. Road & Track (Feb 2006) measured the 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) time as 4.1 seconds. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|0-60 mph||4.5 secs|
|Torque||520 Nm, 384 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||342 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||4|
|Miles Per Tank||292 miles|
The M6 has the same 'power button' as the M5 which modifies the throttle response. From ignition, the car delivers 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp), but engaging the M button allows the full 373 kW (507 PS; 500 hp). It weighs 1,710 kg (3,770 lb) Road & Track (Feb 2006) compared to the 1,660 kg (3,650 lb) E92 BMW M3 Road & Track (Dec 2007) thanks to a carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof panel as well as thermoplastic front wings, aluminum doors and bonnet and compound boot lid.
2006 BMW M6 5.0 V10 side view
The carbon fibre and other light materials are used in places like the bumpers and roof that are far from the center of gravity and/or high up, so that they not only reduce the overall weight but improve the handling by reducing the moment of inertia and lowering the center of mass height.
It was offered as both a coupé and a cabriolet. Both the M6 coupé and convertible can be visually distinguished from the 630i, 645Ci and 650i by their deeper front valance with air intakes, more contoured side sills, aerodynamic side view mirrors, an additional rear valance with diffuser and the absence of front fog lights.
|Gearbox||7 Speed SMG|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|
In the 2010 model year, the M6 was the second-most expensive BMW sold in the U.S. after the $137,000 760Li, with an MSRP of $108,150 for the convertible and $102,350 for the coupe.
Production of the M6 ended in mid-2010, with sales over the five-year run totalling 9,087 for the coupe and 5,056 for the convertible.