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

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  (383) posted on 02.10.2011

As the original owner of a 2000 BMW M5, which is still one of the best cars I have ever owned, I was anxious to trade up to the "new" V10 M5 assuming it would be everything that my current M5 was and more with its screaming, race bred V10, high-tech transmission, and adaptive suspension.

  (398) posted on 02.10.2011

I believe the 6 series design is currently being tweaked and the upcoming M5 is already out and about testing. Their own comment is that they want to continue widening the 6 series range. Aside from coupe & convertible, what else is there besides M?

  (247) posted on 07.21.2010

All I’m going to say is. It’s a sad sad day in automotive history to see a mass production company putting to rest big meaty engines in favour of smaller force inducted engines just to save petrol

  (806) posted on 07.20.2010

well that’s a good new, good thing that BMW already kill the v10 engine.

  (868) posted on 07.20.2010

I hope that the new model is more reliable than the current one.

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