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BMW M6

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Overview of the BMW M6

Learn about the BMW M6

Summary

The BMW M6 is a high-performance coupe and convertible with a production run that restarted in 2006 after a long hiatus, with the most recent release in 2019. From 2006 to 2010, models were equipped with a beastly V10 engine that rivals more exotic sports cars. The convertible became available in 2007 and BMW added a second row of doors in the Gran Coupe for more accessibility. High power, deluxe cabin materials and comfort-driven features (especially where the front row is concerned) make the BMW M6 well-worth a test drive.

Safety

Throughout its long production run, the BMW M6's standard and optional safety features have evolved considerably. Older models were well-equipped with standard safety specs, such as emergency braking assist and adaptive headlights. By the 2012 refresh, plenty of driver's aids became available, including:

  • Lane-departure warning
  • Parking sensors
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rearview camera
  • Pedestrian detection




When buying new, drivers have the option to add safety packages with additional functions. A remote anti-theft alarm and interior trunk release are standard, as well as several driver and passenger airbags.

Interior

True to its luxury status, the BMW M6 has a rich interior that's loaded with high-end materials and comfort-driven features. Its M status means it comes with sportier finishes, like a thick steering wheel and cockpit-style dashboard. In 2010, the wood trim and centre console were replaced with sleek black and metallic materials. Heated seats and steering wheel are standard. The latest models include a rearview camera and a power driver's seat (on the two-door convertible), so passengers can easily get in and out of the back.

Technology

No matter what model year, the BMW M6 is loaded with contemporary high-tech features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto arrived in 2019, but prior to that, drivers could hook up their smartphones wirelessly through Bluetooth or USB. A navigation system and satellite radio have been available since the 2006 models. A premium sound system is optional. In 2017, BMW incorporated its iDrive controller to the 10.2" touchscreen. WiFi and a wireless phone charger also became available that year.

Space

The driver and front-row passenger seats are designed for comfort and support, offering up to 20 power adjustments. Front-row space in the convertible, two-door and four-door options are ample for passengers of all sizes. For practicality's sake, the four-door BMW M6 Gran Coupe offers more back seat space for passengers, while the two-door coupe and convertible are a bit snug. In keeping with the coupe's style, even four-door models limit passenger capacity to four. All models feature a roomy trunk.

Comfort

Drivers are cushioned from the road with supportive, comfortable seating. With engine options like a V10 and a twin-turbo V8, you can feel the power when you accelerate. The overall size and weight of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe can make the car feel heavy and difficult to manuever through tight spaces. However, the automatic transmission is especially responsive, and drivers can select various driving modes for different weather and road conditions.

Pros and cons of the BMW M6

  • Luxurious interior
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • Powerful V6, V8 and V10 engines
  • Snug rear seats for taller passengers
  • Can feel heavy in some driving conditions
  • More expensive than some rivals
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the BMW M6

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption13.2 - 17.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 - 11.6 L/100km
  • Width1894 - 1899 mm
  • Length4896 - 4903 mm
  • Trunk space350 L
  • Cargo space350 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW M6

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW M6 2012 - 2019 is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats adjust to body shape (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Rollover bar
  • Short wheel base
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
4.4 L - Gas - 560 hp
City consumption:13.2 - 17.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 - 11.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:544 - 715 km

Frequently asked questions about the BMW M6

Price may vary because of the long production run, but a used BMW M6 can range from $15,000 to $120,000.

Throughout its production, the BMW M6 has been available as a two-door coupe, a four-door Gran Coupe and a convertible.

The latest model has a top speed of 250 km/h, while some used 2006 models top out at 249 km/h.

The 2006 model was equipped with a 5.0L 10-cylinder engine, and the latest model features a 4.4 L twin-turbo V8 engine.

The BMW M6 is shorter and wider than the BMW M5, and has a convertible option, but their performance is similar.