Pros Who wouldnt want to own one of these?
Cons None, unless you have an aversion for one of the greatest, fastest, most stylish production sports cars ever made.
High performance, hyper stylish sports coupes and convertibles based on a combination of the extraordinary powerful M5 engines and the super stylish BMW 6 series bodies.
1983 - BMW produced E24 inspired models from 1983 89. Critically acclaimed by everyone who drove one they are sublimely elegant featuring the confident shark-nose look while offering unbeatable luxury and features. They are also extremely quick, officially performing 0-60 mph in 6.4 secs. Although drivers everywhere reported acceleration as much faster than this.
1989 - Production closed. Only 5,855 of these cars were sold and they are quite rightly highly sought after.
2005 - The BMW M6 was revived in 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show, a coupe based on the 2004 BMW E63/E64 6-Series. An absolutely beauty of a car, It shares the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the E60 M5. 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds gives you an idea of what the fuss is all about. Electronically limited max speed is 155 mph.
2006 - If the coupe wasnt enough to get the sports enthusiasts salivating the 2006 BMW M6 Convertible - launched at the 2006 Paris Motor Show - Mondial
de lAutomobile offered even more excitement. The 373 kW/507 hp V10 engine is just for starters. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting and exclusive cars ever built a high-performance 2+2-seater convertible combining the performance of a sports car, luxurious features all round, and inimitable flair, it has no direct competitor on the market.
The BMW M6 Convertible is truly unmistakable. It is the open-air version of the
high-performance of the BMW M6 sports car. And at the same time it
is the most sporting and dynamic rendition of the BMW 6 Series Convertible. An excellent balance of weight contributes to the superior driving behaviour - the bodyshell uses modern plastics wherever appropriate.
At the same time these advanced materials are stiffer and stronger than
comparable components made of conventional materials, not only helping to
enhance the cars driving dynamics, but also to ensure supreme vibration
control with a very high standard of crash safety. Performance is comparable with the more resolute looking coupe which is testament to the thought BMW have put into the new M6 convertible. Another notable point it the Convertibles high-performance brakes comparable with motorsport vehicles. The BMW M6 Convertible comes
to a halt from 100 km/h within just 36 metres or 118 feet, while its stopping
distance from 200 km/h is less than 140 metres or 46 feet.
Drivelogic is standard in the new M6s. In BMWs SMG transmission it offers the driver 11 driving programs for an individual SMG gearshift. Six of these 11 programs my be pre-selected within the manual gearshift function (S mode), with the driver choosing gears by hand. The only exception is Launch Control for maximum acceleration from
a standstill. The shift maneuvers required in each case are completed
independently by transmission at the ideal gearshift point and with
optimum slip control. Adding to this freedom in choosing gears manually, the D-mode offers five driving programs with automatic transmission.
The variable, speed-sensing M Differential Lock gives the Convertible superior
driving stability and optimum traction particularly when accelerating out
of a bend. So even in very demanding situations, the car benefits from decisive
advantages, for example with the drive wheels running on
different surfaces with very different frictional elements. In such a case the
M Differential Lock immediately builds up a growing lock effect parallel to
the difference in speed on the drive wheels, safely retaining superior thrust
and power. The BMW M6 Convertible also comes with BMWs latest generation of DSC
Dynamic Stability Control offering maximum driving safety for sporting maneouvers. The driver also has the option to switch off the DSC.
2007 M6 Coup M6 Convertible - Standard Performance Data