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.