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2007 BMW M6 Convertible news, pictures, and information
The BMW M6 Convertible:The world-famous division of BMW, M GmbH follows its tradition of producing ultra-performance luxury vehicles by introducing its latest variant - the new BMW M6 Convertible. For the genuine motoring enthusiast, the M6 Convertible provides the open-air version of supreme power and high-performance.
The BMW M6 Convertible is a unique performer featuring the internationally acclaimed engine of the year – the 5.0-liter V10 – which produces an awesome 507 bhp and maximum torque of 383 lb-ft. With a suspension developed for supreme dynamics and a Sequential M Gearbox (SMG) complete wîth Drivelogic, this ultimate power unit turns the latest product from BMW M into an open sports car able to accelerate to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds.
Measuring 190 inches in length, BMW M's new high-performance convertible is about 2 inches longer than the BMW 6 Series Convertible due to its rear air dam, optimized for supreme aerodynamic performance.
Typical of BMW's M Cars, the M6 Convertible also features four exhaust tailpipes at the rear.
Fin-Roof Look With Softtop Either Closed or Open
The roof of the BMW M6 convertible is made of three layers. A special noise and heat insulating layer of polyurethane (PÚR) foam comes between the rubberized outer layer and the interior roof lining. Thanks to its unique fin-roof look, the soft top boasts the same dynamic contours as the Coupe. The wide C-pillar is characterised by BMW's famous Hofmeister ‘kick'.
A vertically positioned rear window can be electrically adjusted to move up or down, regardless of whether the roof itself is open or closed. The roof itself can be opened or closed either by remote control or via a button on the instrument panel wîth the entire process either way taking less than 25 seconds.
The interior of the BMW M6 Convertible again boasts a wide range of stylish and practical features. Due its driver-oriented cockpit, all essential functions are positioned either on or around the §teering wheel. The iDrive controller, housed on the centre console, is positioned for access by both driver and front passenger, and can be used to activate and operate a wide range of comfort functions via the Control Display. The Control Display comes wîth an enhanced menu guidance which also features MDrive management.
V10 Engine: A Pledge to Power and Performance
Boasting a 507 bhp V10 power unit, the BMW M6 Convertible is a pledge to power and performance. This fast-revving engine forms a perfect match wîth the optimum gear and final drive ratios, ensuring a perfectly dosed transmission of engine power to the drive wheels at the rear.
The entire power and performance concept behind this engine is derived directly from Motorsport; in the process of developing its maximum output, the V10 power unit revs all the way to 8,250 rpm, reaching engine speeds otherwise only found in a purebred racing car. More than 100 hp per liter is truly outstanding for a normally-aspirated engine. Variable double-VANOS camshaft control, in turn, ensures an optimum gas cycle at all times. Individual throttle butterflies on each cylinder wîth full electronic control give the V10 yet another highlight from its motor racing heritage.
DSC wîth M Dynamic Mode
The M6 Convertible features the new generation of BMW Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). While the first stage of DSC is designed for maximum driving safety, the M Dynamic Mode is appreciated above all by the performance oriented driver.
Electronic Damper Control (EDC) offers three control programs, each enabling the driver to set the suspension to the desired mode ranging from sporting and firm to comfortable.
The P400 performance programme is automatically activated as soon as the engine is started and as its name indicates offers immediate output of 400 bhp output. By pressing the Power Button, the full power and dynamism of the ten-cylinder engine can be called up.
Only 5,855 examples of the M6 were produced from 1983 through 1989 with 1,767 going to North America.
In 2005 BMW revived the M6 name. It made its debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and was powered by a 5-liter V10 engine and an SMG III gearbox. The performance was impressive with over 500 BHP available. Zero-to-sixty was in the low four-second range.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2008
BMW took the M88/3 (an updated version of the M88/1) from the M1 and placed it in the E24 chassis of the MBW 6-series. The end result was the M635CSi, or the M6 in North America. The E24 and M6 are easily distinguished by the M badges on the grille and rear, a spoiler and a larger air dam on the M6.
The U.S. M6 featured a catalyzed S38 motor that produced 256 hp and 243 ft/lb of torque. The European version produced 286 hp and 251 ft/lb of torque and did not need catalysts. The European M6 could achieve 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds, and 6.8 seconds for the American model. Road and Track featured the U.S. M6 as one of the 10 fastest vehicles in America in 1987.
A total of 5,855 M6 models were sold by the time production ended in 1989, 1,767 were produced in the U.S. and Canada.
At the 2005 Geneva Motor Show the brand new BMW M6 concept vehicle was unveiled to the public. This concept was based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series that had been introduced in 2004. The E60 M5 shared the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the M6 and produced 507 hp and 384 lb/ft of torque. This newest M6 was capable of achieving 0-62 mph in just 4.6 seconds and had a top speed of 155 mph. The top speed 205 mph when the limiter was removed.
Featuring the same power button that modified throttle response as the M5, the M6 delivered 298 kW from ignition, but with the button the full 370 kW was reached. With a carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof panel, the M6 weighed approximately 3770 lbs and featured thermoplastic front wings, a compound boot lid and aluminum doors and hood. Strategically placing the lighter materials and the carbon fiber allowed the M6 to feature improved handling.By Jessica Donaldson
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