BMW M6

BMW M6

Prior Design knows a thing or two about tuning BMW models, having done so with their previous works on the new 6-Series and the M5 .

Taking their experiences in hand, the German tuning firm has introduced their new program for the BMW M6, one that features an astoundingly flashy lime widebody kit.

Among the features included in the M6 package include a new front bumper lip, a pair of fenders, a pair of side skirts, a rear spoiler, a roof spoiler, and a trunk spoiler. According to Prior Design, all the parts included in the program are from Dura-Flex Epoxy Fiber Reinforced Plastic. This particular material comes with a top-grade surface finish that provides above-standard flexibility and high stability. And as an added option, customers can also avail of a new quad-tip exhaust system with an exclusive lime green finish with black racing stripes running along the center of the entire vehicle.

The powertrain for the M6 remains untouched, but it shouldn’t make much of a difference, especially for a car that already features a 5.0-liter V10 engine. This engine produces 500 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

Flashy digs with a powerful engine? Sign us up!

Back in September, a Canadian resident saw his $235,000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia confiscated after it was caught doing 124mph in a 37mph zone. Apparently, the owner of the Ferrari was racing a $75,000 BMW M6 that was also confiscated during the whole speeding ordeal. The two morons almost hit a mother walking with her children, so we don’t blame the Canadian police for taking away the two vehicles and giving the idiotic drivers 15-day driving bans.

"Our laws now work to take vehicles away from reckless drivers before they hurt someone, because they are demonstrating no regard for the safety of themselves or others on our roads," said one of the policemen. "This is probably the first time it’s been used at this level. We decided to use this particular new [forfeiture] section on this particular case, and I’m glad we did."

But there’s always a silver lining to every dark cloud. In this case, that silver lining comes in the form of an auction that saw the Ferrari F430 Scuderia being sold for $306,000 - quite a boost from its $235K price tag. The money will be divided between the vehicle’s owner and the government in an 80/20 split which is surprisingly fair considering the danger the driver put pedestrians in. Basically, the driver of the Ferrari walked out of there with more money than he paid for the car originally. We’re figuring, after the subtraction of the $235K, the owner saw a profit of about $10K. Depending on the fines given to him for his ignorant spectacle, he could actually make money on this deal.

The BMW M6 will be auctioned sometime next week. You never know, this guy may be able to turn a profit as well.

Source: AutoGuide

Meet the new M6 Hurricane RR - the world’s fastest 4-seat coupe. Based on a BMW M6 , the Hurricane RR is G-Power’s latest full speed creation. It may look familiar, considering this is practically the same kit that was blended in to the BMW M5 juts a couple of months, but this latest masterpiece is just a tad faster, making it that much cooler.

Following in the footsteps of theM5 Hurricane RR , the M6 can now develop a total of 800 HP and is capable of hitting a top speed of no less than 230 mph. This increase was attained by adding the same bi-supercharger system to the V10 engine as found in the previous Hurricane RR. This setup is cooled using a dual-flow, water-cooled charge air cooler system and works with a new set of lightweight, precisely balanced Mahle high-performance forged pistons.

The result of all that work is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 4.35 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and to 186 mph in 24.9 seconds. The latter being the only time that was an improvement over the M5 Hurricane RR, albeit slightly.

Check out the full story plus the press release after the jump.

The BMW Concept 6-Series Coupe is becoming a popular choice among car artists to flex their rendering muscles and work on what the next-generation BMW M6 ought to look like. We’ve already seen one rendering a few weeks ago that was based on the just-revealed Concept 6-Series Coupe. This time, Bimmerpost’s Alpine325ci takes a stab at his own version of the future M6.

Just like most of the M6 models we’ve seen in the past, Alpine325ci incorporates a number of design elements that are usually found in the M6, including a redefined bumper, fresh side skirts, and allow wheels, all of which he decided to add to the Concept 6-Series Coupe. Comparing it to the other rendering we saw before, Alpine325ci’s take looks fresher and less intimidating than the other rendering. Make no mistake, both score aces on our scorecard, although if we’re going to pick one, we’d choose this by a very slight margin.

Source: E90 Post

BMW’s Concept 6 Series Coupe will only be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next week and we already have some renderings of what the M6 Coupe could look like. We don’t want to say the artist was a little overeager with the rendering – it actually looks pretty awesome – but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to wait for the Concept 6 Series Coupe to be unveiled first. Not that it matters; we’re just saying.

In any case, the 2012 M6 rendering, courtesy of a very promising artist from Bimmerboost, doesn’t look a whole lot different from the 6-Series Concept Coupe with the exception of a new front bumper sans the longitudinal grilles present on the latter, the quad exhaust tips on the rear, and the addition of side skirts. Apart from that, we’re thinking that, as always, the biggest difference between the 6-Series Concept Coupe and the M6 lies on what’s under the hood of both cars.

We still have no idea what powertrain the 2012 M6 Coupe will come in, but it could come in something along the lines of a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a few tweaks here and there to increase the car’s overall output. Like we said, all of this is still conjecture so we won’t dwell too much on it.

Source: Bimmerboost

After 14,152 units built, it’s the end of the road for the BMW M6 . The sports car, in both coupe and convertible versions, was officially given the axe by BMW after six years of production for the coupe, and five years for the convertible.

The BMW M6 is powered by a 5.0 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 500 hp at 7750 rpm and 383 lb-ft. of torque at 6100 rpm. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds for the coupe version, and in just 0.2 seconds longer for the convertible. Their top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

The BMW M6 Coupé and BMW M6 Convertible received worldwide acclaim as dream cars for automotive enthusiasts with sporting ambitions. Out of the 9,087 coupes sold and 5,065 convertibles sold, a record of 3,528 coupes and 3,247 convertibles were sold on the US market. But the U.S. market shouldn’t mourn the loss for too long; the next generation 6-series will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September, and we can only hope to see an M-series spawn from that generation.

Press release after the jump.

Being somebody that earns millions and millions of dollars to play basketball certainly has its perks, one of which is that the person can afford just about any car that catches his wandering eye.

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum is no exception to that. With a salary of $13.8 million for the 2010-2011 season, Bynum can practically open the doors to any dealership in the world and drive off with that dealership’s most expensive ride. Yes, it’s unfair, but we’re not 7 feet tall and we certainly don’t play professional basketball for a living. Tough luck, eh?

In any case, of all the cars that he can choose from, Bynum decided to opt for a pretty nice ride, a modified-to-the-brim BMW M6 . Apparently, there are other endeavors pro ballers enjoy as much as putting the ball to the hoop; tuning up their already expensive sports cars.

Read the rest of the story after the jump.

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

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