Someone Paid $40,000 for a 2007 BMW M6 on the Used Car Market

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A BMW M6 sold for $40,000. It may not sound like there is anything special about the sale. And it isn't until you see the year it was manufactured. The car is 16 years old and went for double the price an M6 of its age usually goes for.
BMW is slowly but surely killing the 6 Series just about everywhere in the world. The car was dropped from the online configurator market after market. Slow sales and the risk of cannibalization with the newer, sleeker 8 Series are the reasons that convinced the Munich-based premium carmaker to give up on it, together with its performance version. The last of the M6s saw the light of day in 2018. The M8 took its place just months later.

But the old (not that old, really) 6 Series lives on. And apparently, the value of the performance version of the 6 Series has been rising over the years, as the car is heading toward a youngtimer classic status. This might explain why a 2007 BMW M6 went for $40,000.

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So we are dealing with a BMW M6 that rolled off the assembly line 16 years ago, in the first year of production of the code-named E63 generation. It arrived after a 16-year production hiatus, following in the footsteps of Paul Bracq's iconic E24 M6 from the 1980s. Quit big shoes to fill for the new M6.

The BMW M6 E63 had it all

BMW put  an almighty S85 5.0-liter V10 engine under that sculpted hood and mated it to an SMG-III automated manual gearbox with paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel for the extra fun factor. The front-mounted V10 roared out 500 horsepower (507 PS) and 383 lb-ft (520 Nm), steered to the rear axle.

It measured 191.8 inches (4.872 millimeters) in length, 73 inches (1,854 millimeters) in width, and 54.2 inches (1,377 millimeters) in height, sporting a wheelbase of 109.5 inches (2,781 millimeters). It was 66 pounds (30 kilograms) lighter than the standard 6 Series. And it had the right proportions for a performance sedan, yet it came as a convertible and coupe, with an elongated sleek silhouette.

2005-2011 was the period the E63 stayed in production. The last of the series drove through the factory gate in 2011. During the five-year run of the model, BMW sold 9,097 coupes and 5,065 convertibles.

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Designed by Karl Elmitt, the M6 had it all. It had the looks, and, above all, it had the power. And what enticed customers was the fact that it came with two power modes. The P400 released 394 horsepower (400 PS), while the P500 mode brought along 500 horsepower (507 PS).

The M6 E63 could do the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) run in 4.6 seconds. Top speed was electronically limited to 155 mph (250 kph). The optional M Driver's Package took the needle of the odometer all the way to 190 mph (305 kph).

If this car is still able to hit such figures, the one who bought it will find out sooner or later. For its entire life, it had three owners, but now has found number 4. They all pampered it and did not overcharge it. How do we know? Well, it only traveled 14,602 miles (23,500 kilometers), so it has a particularly low mileage.

The 2007 BMW M6 was only serviced by BMW its entire life

Finished in Indianapolis Red over a Silver II Leather interior with carbon fiber inserts, the BMW 6 Series has only been serviced by BMW from new. It rides on 19-inch twin fie-spoke alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

The equipment list includes factory-fitted front and rear parking assistance, cruise control, heated and electronically adjustable front seats, dual-zone air conditioning, and satellite navigation.

The seller reported that the car was fully repainted. It displayed some minor imperfections in the paint. Light wear showed up on the steering wheel buttons. As for mechanical faults, there is none the seller was aware of. The latest roadworthiness inspection was conducted ten months ago, and the car was cleared.

2007 BMW M6
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Last service was in July 2022 by BMW Albamocion, when the odometer showed 12,509 miles (20,132 kilometers). Mechanics replaced the engine oil, front brakes, microfilter, air filter, brake fluid, and spark plugs.

For the new owner's peace of mind, the listing revealed every single service since 2007 and the exact number of miles the BMW had every time. It was probably what convinced them to buy the car in the first place. Together with the looks and that roaring short-tempered V10, of course.

The car was in Grinchem, the Netherlands, and left for a new home after someone fell in love with it and paid $40,000. That is an incredibly high price for a model of its nature. On CarGurus, for instance, BMW M6s from the era go for around $20,000.
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