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BMW M6

BMW M6

One thing you can always count on from people with fancy rides is that, somehow, they’re going to end up showing off their cars to anybody willing to take a look at them.

Of course, showing off your car requires that you at least have the right frame of mind when doing so. Basically, you have a clear idea of whatever it is you’re bound to do. Otherwise, you’re just going to end up like this dude.

Driving a spanking expensive BMW M6 , the driver of the car, who we assume is also the owner, performs a drift for the camera only to have his risky daredevil attempt backfire on him as he overshoots his drift. This sends his M6 spiraling straight into a ditch. We don’t know the extent of the damage the car sustained, but with the way it fell through and with the abrupt stop shortly thereafter, we’re guessing that the owner of the car is going to have to spend more than he bargained for in repairs.

Lesson learned, folks. Unless you know what you’re getting yourself into, it’s best to keep the driving stunts to the professionals who get paid to do it.

Source: You Tube

Last week BMW announced that the current generation M5 would go out of production , today it’s time for another round of pop goes the weasel. This time, it’s the BMW M6 sports coupe and convertible that will vanish.

With the current generation M6, BMW will also kill the V10 engine. The next generation BMW M6 will get the turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that currently develops a total of 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm. This engine can currently be found on the X5 M and the X6 M . However, while we do know the next M5 will be unveiled in 2011, an official date for the M6 is not known yet.

The next generation 6-Series will be unveiled in September at the Paris Auto Show. It will feature a new front bumper with a massive air dam, reshaped headlights, a more prominent double kidney grille, and a redesigned rear-end. Under the hood BMW is rumored to keep the same engine as the current model. The only change will be the 4.8 Liter V8 that will replace the smaller 400 HP 4.4 Liter turbocharged V8 from the BMW 750i.

Source: Autovisie

While the next generation BMW 6-Series has been caught frequently testing at Nurburgring, details on a more powerful version are scarce. However, a member of the Bimmerboost Forums photoshopped the next M6 and the result is quite impressive.

With design clearly inspired by theConcept Gran Coupe , the next M6 will feature an aggressive rear bumper, aerodynamic side skirts, front fender vents, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Under the hood there will be the same Twin Turbo V8 delivering a total of 578 HP and 530 pound-feed of torque.

Compared to the previous M5 andM6 models, the M6 will be lighter by about 100 lbs and will feature a lower center of gravity for better handling plus a carbon roof.

Historically speaking, we know the next M6 is coming. The M-series has been quite popular since its debut with the M3 back in May 1972 and since then has multiplied into different models, each with a money-making and award-winning pricetag. BMW may say there isn’t a market for a next generation M6 currently, but we all know that will change. It always does. If only we could get BMW to confirm it.

Source: Bimmerboost

BMW Individual, a customization program that allows BMW customers to customize their own Beamer, recently welcomed a customer with a never-before-done idea that he wanted to do on a BMW M6 – using koa wood in the car’s interior finish.

For those who don’t know what koa wood is, it’s a pretty special – and rare - tree found in Hawaii that can only be harvested when a tree dies by itself or is uprooted by a storm. Hawaiian native Mark Carson figured that since the wood has been used in a number of other things – jewelry boxes and musical instruments – why not use it in the interior of a car.

So Carson sought out BMW with his idea and through the car brand’s BMW Individual program, he was able to get the go-signal from BMW that his idea of using koa wood in the interior of a BMW M6 was completely possible.
Months after he floated his idea around, Carson went all the way to BMW’s Munich headquarters to fetch his new ride: an Ontario Gold-finished BMW M6 with a koa wood interior finish.

Needless to say, the car looks amazing. Nice digs there, Mr. Carson!

Source: BMW

The American tuner Dinan has become known as the premier BMW tuning shop here in the U.S. They have built a reputation for high horsepower reliability with a lineup of supercharger applications for a host of BMWs, however over the past few years, Dinan has been having a go at building high output race engines for Daytona Prototype race cars that compete in the Rolex Grand Am series of endurance events. Their latest work of art in motion is the Dinan S3 kit for both the BMW M5 and M6 that includes both exterior and engine upgrades.

Dinan's S3 stroker kit gives the BMW M5 and M6 628 race proven horsepower

Using what they have leaned on the race track, Dinan increased the high revving power plant’s displacement from an even 5.0 Liters all the way up to 5.7 Liters. With the help of a reprogrammed ECU Dinan is able to extract an amazing 628 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque from the reworked V10. The result is a full size premium sorts car that will rip from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.8 seconds. Dinan is also offering a free flowing exhaust to handle the added spent gasses, a shorter 3.91:1 limited slip differential for enhanced acceleration and even power distribution across the rear axle as well as Stage 3 suspension setup to keep the plus sized Bimmer planted and a Dinan/Brembo big brake conversion behind a set of 19 inch lightweight Dinan alloys to ensure that the M will both stop and look as good as it goes.

Video after the jump.

The BMW 6-Series is maybe one of he most wanted cars on the market. It is sporty, it is luxurious and it is coupe! And when we are talking about the high-version M6 even more. So will be normal to see lots of design propositions for the next generation sports car.

The latest one comes from David Cardoso from Belgium. His car has an exterior design inspired by the new BMW Z4, and if BMW will make it look at least 10% looking like this one, it will be for sure a huge success.

The BMW M6 is a magnificent vehicle, not only does it offer the sleek lines of two doors sports coupe, but it also packs quite a punch under the hood in the form of a 500 HP 5.0 Liter V10. While the super coupe M6 might be good enough for the average BMW enthusiast, the German tuners at Prior Design have come up with a unique wide body take on the largest of BMW’s two door high performance M models. The blistered BMW will be on display at the upcoming Essen Motor Show, which will take place from November 28 thru December 6 later on this year, and will be known as the PR550.

Prior Design wide body BMW M6

The aerodynamic enhancements for the M6 include a widened stance thanks to bold fender flared as well as a pair of lower hanging side skirts and some more aggressive spoilers. The Prior Design M6 rides a little over an inch closer to the ground thanks to an upgraded suspension system and rolls on a set of multi spoke forged wheels measuring 21 inches in diameter and also features a new free flowing high performance exhaust system to free up a few more horses. Prior design has successfully taken the M6 to new heights with their PR550 package.


BMW will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show a limited edition M6. Only 100 customers will be lucky enough to enjoy this special model, that features an exclusive design on both interior and exterior.

BMW M6 Competition Limited Edition

The new M6 Competition Limited Edition comes with a new exterior paint: Frozen Gray Metallic in matte finish, combined on the interior with Merino full leather interior with either black or light gray two-tone contrast stitching.

This high-performance coupe will add improved driving dynamics thanks to suspension modifications, revised springs, dampers and stabilizers.

Video after the jump (from M5Board)

Most people would be ecstatic over the prospect of owning one BMW. Then again, Klaus Hammerschmidt isn’t most people.

The 73-year old German has been known as one of the most foremost collectors of BMW in the world and he’s garage is living proof of his undying love for his favorite car brand. What started with one car back in 50’s has grown to in number each passing year.

It seems hard-pressed to believe that recently, Hammerschimdt picked up his 135th BMW at the brand-new BMW delivery facility called the Welt.

You read that right. 135.

Continued after the jump.

Source: BMW Blog

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