BMW confirms new M model will be launched this week, but refuses to give details
15 June 2010

BMW will launch a new M model later this week - but is refusing to disclose its identity.

All that has been confirmed is that the model will be on sale in the US only, and that the car will be unveiled on Thursday.

The company has also released three close up pictures of the car, which appear to suggest it is a BMW M3 derivative.

Details given away by the pictures include the car's 19-inch alloys, taken from the new Competition Package, a two-tone black-and-red leather interior and a dual-clutch gearbox.

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15 June 2010

Bit unlikely but, please be an estate!

15 June 2010

This wouldn't be the CSL,would it?

Peter Cavellini.

15 June 2010

[quote dunster]Bit unlikely but, please be an estate![/quote]

Considering that the new 5-Series won't even make it states side as a Touring, I think that's highly unlikely.

15 June 2010

Thanks for telling us about another BMW that we will not be able to buy, it obviously is nothing too dramatic otherwise it would have been made available in other markets, it is not cost effective to make significant engineering changes on a car for only one country, irrespective of how big the market is, unless it has a special badge on it, no BMW is special enough.

15 June 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]This wouldn't be the CSL,would it?[/quote]

I don't know? Would BMW M manufacture a CSL-only stateside M3 alongside a European-only GTS?

Wouldn't it have made financial sense to have engineered just the one for a global market?

15 June 2010

[quote Citytiger]it is not cost effective to make significant engineering changes on a car for only one country,[/quote]


So a manual gearbox for the M5 and M6 in US markets is presumably an insignificant engineering change?

15 June 2010

Dunster, my wishes too, but the in last picture you can see the rear side window: coupe/cab by the looks of it.

16 June 2010

[quote JacobE]


So a manual gearbox for the M5 and M6 in US markets is presumably an insignificant engineering change?[/quote] Would that be the same 7-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with drivelogic as the UK version? [url]http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsHistory/BMW-6-Series-M6/217...

16 June 2010

[quote JacobE]


So a manual gearbox for the M5 and M6 in US markets is presumably an insignificant engineering change?[/quote] Or would that be "Das 7-Gang SMG Drivelogic im BMW M6 Coupé." of the German version


[url]http://www.bmw.de/de/de/newvehicles/mseries/m6/2004/allfacts/engine_smg_...


or would that be the "7-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with drivelogic" of the US version you are referring to


[url]http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/vehicles/2010/m/m6coupe/features_...

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