The BMW M5 sedan has had a lot of attention lately, but its coupé sibling, the BMW M6, may be the “mightiest BMW of them all,” according to reviewer David Morgan. “Fabulously fast and furious, decadent to the core, technologically breathtaking, incredibly quick, immaculately built and luxuriously trimmed, this is the ultimate heavyweight coupé.

Derestrict its 2005 International Engine of the Year V10 and punch up all 507bhp on the MDrive button and it can charge to 205mph.” Morgan provides a detailed description of the car’s “launch control” feature, which enables it to accelerate as rapidly as possible without excessive wheel slip. “To sample its neck-snapping take-off you first have to switch off DSC and select the SMG box’s S6 manual mode. The pilot - sorry, driver - must now push and hold the transmission tunnel gear lever forward, floor the throttle and hold it there. When the V10 reaches its optimum acceleration revs in this mode (4200rpm), you release the gearlever and hang on.”

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