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Production of the BMW M6 has ended after five years

Production of the BMW M6 has ceased, the company has confirmed.

The M division’s 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V10 powerplant, that also powered the M5, has therefore been killed off as a result.

The BMW M6 concept made its debut at the 2005 Geneva motor show and was based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series. BMW is expected to unveil its next-generation 6-Series at the Paris motor show in September.

Speculation has suggested that the new twin-turbo V8 – due to power the 2011 M5 – will also be used for the next 6-series.

There will almost certainly be a replacement for the M6, but BMW cannot decided whether to grant it full 'M' nomenclature.

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DSP123 1 August 2010

Re: BMW M6 production ends

38carssofar wrote:

My first and only straight 5 was an Audi Coupe I bought new in 1983 - that off-beat exhaust note was special.

Me too - I had the original 5 pot test car - FOX 1P (if memory serves) until it was nicked.

Subsequently I had the great pleasure to own a tuned Fiat Coupe 20v non-turbo with the best exhaust note I've heard, short of an angry 599 on the M1 north.

Straight Eight ... 29 July 2010

Re: BMW M6 production ends

Uncle Mellow wrote:
I have only driven VW diesel fives , but they are unpleasant.
Comparing a 5 cylinder diesel engine and a V10 petrol, a few more braincells and you'd be a cabbage.

Wanos 29 July 2010

Re: BMW M6 production ends

I agree, a very sad day all round. With companies being forced to push CO2 levels ever further these sort of things are going to be happening on a more frequent basis.

Good for the environment, bad for the petrol head.