BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible Exit Production

German manufacturer BMW announced today it has ended production of the M6 Coupe and Convertible models. In total 14,152 examples of these high-performance sports cars were built: 9,087 units of the Coupe, which launched in 2005; and 5,065 Convertible models, presented the following year.

The number one market for both models was the US, which recorded sales of 3,528 closed and 3,247 open-top vehicles, followed by Germany (1,183 and 541 units respectively). In third position for sales of the BMW M6 Coupe came Great Britain and Ireland, with 619 vehicle registrations; in the case of the BMW M6 Convertible it was Canada, with 209 units sold.

“The BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible received worldwide acclaim as dream cars for automotive enthusiasts with sporting ambitions,”
a company statement reads. “The two high-performance models provide the most exclusive opportunity to experience on normal roads the hallmark athleticism of M vehicles combined with drive and chassis technology inspired by the world of motor racing.”

This also coincides with the end of production for the V10 high-rev engine, a unit that has taken the overall victory in the Engine of the Year Award for two years in a row (2005 and 2006), and in the two years that followed achieved first place in the category for engines with displacement above 4 litres.

Output is developed from a 5-litre displacement split between ten combustion chambers, with the two banks of cylinders cranked at 90 degrees to one another. The engine delivers maximum output at 7,750 rpm, with engine speed eventually peaking at 8,250 rpm, and it has maximum torque of 520 Nm.

In addition to the high-rev concept, a number of other technological details – electronically-controlled individual throttle valves, an ionic current control system and lateral force-controlled oil supply – were also directly derived from motor racing.
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