If yesterday it was just a rumor, today it became official: Bmw has just announced the end of production of the M6 Coupé and the Convertible. 14,152 units were built by the Bavarian manufacturer since 2005: 9,087 units of the Coupé and 5,065 Convertible models (introduced a year later, in 2006).
Bmw M6 was a remarkable machine, powered by an impressive 5.0-liter V10 engine delivering 507 hp at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 520 Nm. Its power-to-weight ratio of 3.37 kilograms per hp was an unbeatable key indicator.
Mated to a seven-speed SMG Drivelogic fitted with Launch Control, the car could accelerate in just 4.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and had a top speed (electronically limited) of 250 km/h or 155 mph.
The M6 Convertible was able to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds while the top speed achieved was 250 km/h or 155 mph. The BMW M6 Coupé and BMW M6 Convertible received worldwide acclaim as dream cars for automotive enthusiasts with sporting ambitions.
The United States proved to be the number one market for the BMW M6 Coupé and BMW M6 Convertible, with sales of 3,528 and 3,247 units respectively. Germany came in second with sales of 1,183 coupes and 541 open tops. The Great Britain and Ireland was third largest market for the BMW M6 Coupé with 619 vehicle registrations while Canada was the third biggest market for the BMW M6 Convertible, with 209 units sold.
Interestingly, the US, Germany and Great Britain and Ireland were the top 3 market for the BMW M5. BMW sold 8,786 M5 models in the US, 2,473 units in Germany and 1,980 vehicles in Great Britain and Ireland. Global sales for the BMW M5 breached 20,000 units in just under five years -- 19,494 BMW M5 Saloon and 1,009 BMW M5 Touring models have been sold since 2007 to date.
In just less than five years, BMW sold more fourth-generation M5s than the third-generation model in six years, which was the period length of production. This means that the fourth-generation BMW M5 is the best-selling selling generation of the model. To note, the first generation of the M5 was the pioneering model among high-performance saloons when it was introduced more than 30 years ago in 1984.