BMW announces end of M6 production

BMW announces end of M6 production

BMW has bid farewell to the current model M6 Coupe and Convertible as production of both models ceases this week. The announcement coincides with the discontinuation of BMW’s stonking 507hp 5.0-liter V10 engine that also powered the already wound-down fourth-generation M5. But BMW enthusiasts need not fear as even though cylinder numbers have dropped, performance figures will increase. The next models of both the M6 and M5 models will use of a new turbocharged V8 powerplant producing somewhere in the range of 600hp.

The Bangle-penned E63/E64 M6 was initially launched as a two-door coupe back in 2005 with the soft-top convertible model following the next year. Globally, BMW shifted a total of 14,152 cars (9,087 coupes and 5,065 convertibles), with the number one market for both models being the US, followed by the domestic German market.

A replacement for the M6 (in both coupe and convertible body styles) based on the next generation of the 6-Series is due late next year or early 2012.

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