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                                                                               2006 BMW M6
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Sept 3 2006 - New M6 combines supercar presence with Grand Touring potential

    Joining an exclusive club, the fourth new M car of the decade sets a new performance benchmark for a production car. The beauty of the M6 is also its ability to comfortably crush kilometres on a

cross-country cruise.
BMW M GmbH is proudly presenting the most dynamic and sporting rendition of the 6 Series Luxury Coupé. This makes BMW's large Coupé in the guise of the M6 one of the most beautiful cars in the world - and at the same time the most sophisticated and powerful 6 Series there has ever been: five litres engine capacity, 10 cylinders, 507 bhp (373 kW), 520 Newton-metres (383 lb-ft) maximum torque, and engine speed beyond the 8,000 rpm limit

      Engine                                       5 liter V10
      HP     507.0 BHP @ 7750 rpm
      Displacement      5001cc
      Torque     383.5 ft-lb @ 6100 rpm
      Weight lb(kg)     3769 (1710)
      Acceleration 0-62  mph         4.6 sec.
      Top speed     155 mph
      Driveline     Rear Wheel Drive
      Price (approx)    $96,300 to $106,500

Now, introducing even more superior performance data, the BMW M6 sets a new standard in the segment of high-performance 2+2-seater luxury sports cars. Creating this unique model, the engineers at BMW M GmbH have focused not only on the sheer power of the engine, but also on the weight of the body and, as a result, the mass to be accelerated as quickly as possible on the road. Reducing weight to a sensible minimum, the M6 comes with all the driving dynamics required for the race track, while in terms of motoring comfort and equipment it is simply ideal for all roads the world over. Not least, the body design of the BMW M6 modified only discreetly versus the elegant look of the BMW Coupé comes with all the understatement so characteristic of all M Models as their elementary feature.

Interacting with the seven-speed SMG transmission, the magnificent chassis and suspension, the elegant body in innovative lightweight technology, as well as the wide range of luxury equipment, the ten-cylinder high-speed engine gives the customer a brand-new dimension in motoring performance. It is indeed difficult to find any genuine competitors to the M6, since all other more or less comparable cars are either all-out supersports or sports saloons far inferior in terms of agility. So given the car's innovative drive concept, a power-to-weight ratio even better than on the M5, as well as unique handling - and all this with all the everyday driving qualities of a large coupé - the engineers at BMW M GmbH rightly claim that the new BMW M6 truly comes in a class of its own.

  V10 power unit running at racing speeds:
Sharing BMW's V10 power unit, the M5 and M6 come with one of the rare high-speed engines in regular saloon and coupé production. Within the entire BMW family, the V10 is indeed the most demanding engine in technical terms and, without doubt, the top performer in every respect.

Power and performance, however, are not everything. Rather, what really counts is a car's acceleration and driving dynamics on the road. And this depends, first, on the weight of a car and, second, on the thrust and power which actually goes to the drive wheels - which, in turn, is a result of engine torque and the overall transmission ratio. BMW's high-speed engine concept allows an optimum gearbox and final drive transmission ratio in all cases, thus guaranteeing impressive thrust and momentum on the road at all times

  BMW M6 Interior
Inside, the new M6 comes with fully adjustable M sports seats that include lumbar support and an adjustable backrest width as standard. They are covered in extended Merino leather, with the owner able to choose between Black, Silverstone or Sepang. As an option, full Merino leather can be specified in Indianapolis Red and Portland Natural Brown alongside the other three colours that includes a leather covered dashboard and Alcantara headlining.

The new BMW M6 also features BMW M’s version of the new Head-up Display system. Unlike the standard Head-up Display available on 5 and 6 Series models that offers navigation instructions and cruise control information, the system on the M6 projects driver-focussed information such as engine speed, gear selected and road speed directly into the driver’s view, obviating the need for the driver to take his or her eyes off the road ahead