Thursday 22nd July 2010

M6 Production Ends

Last V10 M car officially dies

It's over - the heavily built woman has sung. Production of the BMW M6 has officially stopped, and the naturally aspirated V10 is officially a memory.

The upshot of this means that PH is now the official custodian of an extinct species - we shall not see the like of editor Chris-R's PH Fleet M6 again once it leaves PH towers.

But although the V10 M6 is dead, an all-new 6-series is due next year, and it's probably a fairly safe bet that the new twin-turbo V8 that's due to power the 2011 M5 (and already shoves the X5M and X6M along the road) will at some point find its way beneath the bonnet of the next 6-series.

But the V10 is definitively dead and, while we won't mourn the passing of the clunky SMG gearbox that went with it, the death of the sonorous 500bhp motor is a sad loss. Requiescat in pace, etc...

Author: Riggers

Get it off your chest...

188 comments on this story

Last comment was by ukwill
on 26th July 2010