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Encyclopedia > BMW M6
BMW M6 Coupé/Cabriolet
Manufacturer BMW M GmbH
Production 1983-1989
2007-Present
Class Grand Tourer
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
2-door convertible
Platform FR layout
Related BMW 6-Series
First generation
1986 BMW M6
Production 1983-1989
Platform BMW E24
Engine(s) 3.5L 256 hp I6
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 103.3 in
Length 193.8 in
Width 67.9 in
Height 53.3 in
Second generation
BMW M6 E64
Production 2007-present
Assembly Dingolfing, Germany
Platform BMW E64
Engine(s) 5.0 L V10
Transmission(s) 7-speed (SMG)
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 109.5 in
Length 191.8 in
Width 73 in
Height 54 in

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E24 M635CSi/"M6"

In 1983 BMW took the M88/3 engine, a modified version of the M88/1 from the BMW M1 and put it in the E24 chassis of the BMW 6-Series, creating the M635CSi (called "M6" in north america ONLY). The "M6" was critically acclaimed throughout its lifespan for its elegant, aggressive "shark-nose" styling, its well-appointed luxury features, and its quick performance. An M6 can be distinguished from other E24 models by a larger air dam, M badges on the grille and back, and a subtle spoiler. For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... The BMW M88/3 is an I6 piston engine. ... The BMW M1 is a supercar produced by the German automaker BMW from 1978 to 1981. ... BMW E24 (1976 - 1989) (1989 Pictured) The BMW E24 automobile platform was the basis for the first production of BMW 6-Series Coupés, manufactured between the 1976 and 1989 model years. ... BMW 6-Series Manufacturer: BMW Class: Grand tourer E24 Production: August, 1976–1989 Body Style: Coupé E63 Categories: BMW vehicles | Rear wheel drive vehicles | Automobile stubs ...


In the U.S, the E24 "M6" was fitted with the catalysed S38 motor, producing 256 hp (191 kW) and 243 ft·lbf (329 N·m) of torque. The European version did not need catalysts, and produced 286 hp (213 kW) and 251 ft·lbf (340 N·m) of torque. The "M6" was good for a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.4 and 6.8 seconds for the European and American versions, respectively. However, Car and Driver Magazine tested the U.S. "M6" in July of 1987 and achieved a 0-60 mph (100 km/h) time of 6.1 seconds. [citation needed] Also in 1987 Road and Track featured the U.S. "M6" as one of the 10 fastest cars in America.[citation needed] Catalytic converter on a Dodge Ram Van. ...


Production of the "M6" ended in 1989, with 5,855 cars sold, 1,767 of which were North American (U.S. & Canada) models. The M635CSi is infact the fastest production model ever from BMW, all later models have a 250 km/h limiter


E63 M6

The new BMW M6 concept made its debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series, introduced in 2004. It shares the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the E60 M5, and produces 500 hp (373 kW) / 384 ft·lbf (521 nm). 74th Geneva Motor Show The Salon International de lAuto (or Geneva Motor Show) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. ... 2004 BMW 645Ci Cabriolet 2004 645Ci Coupé 2006 630i Coupè Chris Bangle´s controversial 6 Series rear design 2006 BMW M6 Coupe The BMW E63/E64 (or 6 series) are luxury coupé introduced in 2004 by German car manufacturer, BMW. It comes as either a coupé or cabriolet (convertible) and... A V10 engine is a V engine with 10 cylinders in two banks of five. ... The BMW S85 is a DOHC 40-valve V10 automotive piston engine found on the E60 M5 and E63 M6. ... The BMW E60 automobile platform is the basis of the 2004-onwards 5-Series automobile, replacing the BMW E39. ... The BMW M5 is the high-performance version of the BMW 5-Series automobile made by BMW M GmbH. M5 versions of the E28, E34, E39 and E60 5-Series have been made. ...


BMW claims it will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (0-60 mph: 4.1 s [Road & Track [2/06]) and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). With the limiter removed, the top speed can reach 330 km/h (206 mph). However, people have managed to achieve an outstanding top speed of 340 km/h (211.27 mph) - displayed by the HUD. One driver in Germany managed to reach 332 km/h (206.3 mph) on a section of Autobahn verified by a WAAS enabled GPS receiver. Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ...


The M6 will have the same 'power button' as the M5 which modifies the throttle response. From ignition, the car delivers 399 hp (298 kW), but engaging the button allows the full 500 hp. It weighs 3770 lb (1710 kg) thanks to a carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof panel as well as thermoplastic front wings, aluminum doors and bonnet and compound boot lid. Carbon fiber composite is a strong, light and very expensive material. ... A thermoplastic is a material that is plastic or deformable, melts to a liquid when heated and freezes to a brittle, glassy state when cooled sufficiently. ...


The carbon fiber and other light materials are used in places like the bumpers and roof that are far from the centre of gravity and/or high up, so that they not only reduce the overall weight but improve the handling by reducing, respectively, the moment of inertia and the centre of mass height. Car handling and vehicle handling is a description of the way wheeled vehicles perform transverse to their direction of motion, particularly during cornering and swerving. ... Moment of inertia, also called mass moment of inertia and, sometimes, the angular mass, (SI units kg m², Former British units slug ft2), is the rotational analog of mass. ... The center of mass or center of inertia of an object is a point at which the objects mass can be assumed, for many purposes, to be concentrated. ...


Initially it will only be available as a coupe, although a cabriolet and a lightweight CSL version are expected. The 2007 Cabriolet is expected to have a 0-60 time in about 4.6 seconds (Road and Track, September 2006). It can be visually distinguished from the 630i, 645Ci and 650i by its deeper front valance with air intakes, more contoured side sills, an additional rear valance with diffuser and the absence of front fog lights. 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ...


References

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  • Kable, G (December 14, 2004). BMW unleashes M6 supercoupe. Autocar pp. 8-11.

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External Links

  • BMW M6 Test Drive on the Isle of Man

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