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Bmw M6 Gran Coupe is the new MotoGP safety car for the 2013 season

The pace/safety cars for the MotoGP series this year are again from BMW’s M division. It was in 1999 that this division first teamed up with MotoGP when it got a Z8 and put in some graphics and a light bar to be used as a MotoGP safety car. Since then, a variety of BMW M cars have been used to lead a group of motorcycles.

In 2009, the division unveiled the X6 M sports activity coupe to the public in MotoGP safety car form. In 2013, BMW M offered eight vehicles for the series. Its most major development is the addition of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, which was recently introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Aside from the 560-horsepower four-door coupe, we will also see the M6 coupe (with two fewer doors), and an M5 sedan (with the same engine) as safety cars.

A BMW M3 that uses frozen gray paint is what the safety officer of the track will be using. Meanwhile, the medics will carried by two M550d xDrive wagons. Lastly, two HP4 models will be used as safety bikes. These two vehicles will be entering the track at the Qatar Grand Prix, located at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. “We are delighted that our cooperation with MotoGP is already entering its 15th season,” said Thomas Schemera, Director of Sales and Marketing at BMW M GmbH.

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Ultra-rare 2006 Fisker Latigo based on BMW M6 is for sale

Former Aston Martin designer turned entrepreneur, Henrik Fisker, is known for designing models like the Aston Martin DB9, the BMW Z8, the Fisker Karma or Karma Revero, and the newest one out there, which is the Fisker EMotion. But there is another model here that you probably did not even know of - the 2006 Fisker Latigo.

Fisker only built one example of this model, making it the very first and last production model. And it is now up for grabs on the website Bring a Trailer. To get this rare model brand new, it would have cost about $216,000; but currently, its value has gone down a bit and bidding is now set at about $37,500.

Fisker’s original plan was to build 150 units of the Latigo. But after they developed the prototype and built the first production model, the project was halted. One of the reasons for this was the rising of oil prices. This coachbuilt Fisker sits on the same platform as the 2006 BMW M6, while featuring a rebuilt 5.0 liter V10 tuned by RD Sport, which is paired to a seven speed sequential manual transmission. With that engine, this model can produce 665 horsepower (495 kilowatts).

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Judge for yourself: Is X-Tomi’s M6 GT rendering better than the BMW 6-Series GT?

After the 2018 BMW 6 Series GT’s reveal, we felt as though the Bavarian company received comments that they did not expect to hear from readers and fans. It seems like the latest liftback model did not appeal to many, and so far, the new model has not got a lot of fans. So, X-Tomi Design did a rendering of the 6 Series with an M6 guise, giving it some subtle changes, to make it look more appealing.

First of all, X-Tomi Design gave the M6 GT larger intakes and deeper side sills up in the front fascia. The grille has been given a black trim instead of the silver which makes it appear larger too. There have been several details that have been added such as the carbon fiber roof that make for a sportier design. It also comes with chrome side mirror covers instead of camouflaging it with the rest of the body. The front spoiler and side skirts have been made to look more aggressive, while the suspension has been lowered as well. To finish off the design, the wheels have been made bigger and were blacked out. The darker trims definitely made the 6 Series look more aggressive, and look less of a family car.

Well, I would say that the rendering did give the current model more appeal. With the high contrasts of the blacks and the whites, it definitely got more character as opposed to the original 6 series.

Read the entire article Judge for yourself: Is X-Tomi’s M6 GT rendering better than the BMW 6-Series GT?

BMW M6 GT3 Art Car by popular Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei is unveiled in Beijing

Almost all of us see various BMW cars as running works of art. That’s no surprise as the German automaker is always in the lookout for ways to further boost the cultural credentials of its releases. Ever since 1967, the German marque has been releasing vehicles to act as real life canvases for notable artists, but the finished outputs are mostly physical pieces. Recently, BMW's history of devoted Art Cars has reached new heights of creativity with their latest iteration. Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei made a one of a kind design for the BMW Art Car #18 that requires you to download a specific app to be able to immerse in the beauty and uniqueness of her modern creation.

BMW unveiled an Art Car that is unlike the previous ones, and it recently debuted at the Minsheng Art Museum. Cao Fei, the youngest ever to be commissioned for a BMW Art Car, utilized the M6 GT3 as its base. The new GT3 Art Car is set to mirror the speed of change in China, following Jeff Koons’ and John Baldessari’s creations before it. Although it does not look dramatic at the first glance, it will blow your minds once the augmented reality is used by the viewer. Various mediums that includes video, virtual and augmented reality were utilized in the production of the project. The smartphone app that was specifically used for this art installation is named the BMW Art Car #18, which makes use of augmented reality to project various colourful light particles above and around the car.

The non-reflective carbon body of the M6 race car was voluntarily chosen to blend flawlessly with the digital elements to further boost the immersion experience. The swirl of lights that surrounds the BMW vehicle in augmented reality not only looks awesome, but it also represents an Asian spiritual ceremony in which brand new objects including vehicles are being blessed, in this situation wishing good luck to both the car and driver. The Art Car required nearly 3 years to fully complete.

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This dynamic-looking roadster looks like your ordinary BMW M6 Convertible (F12). Wrapped in a brown metallic exterior color finish, this BMW M6 Convertible really looks like the average M6 Convertible. But wait until it gets on the road, as this brown BMW M6 Convertible -- as tuned by G-Power -- is a sleeper that could go toe to toe with a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet in terms of top speed.

Don’t be mistaken; we’re not describing the BMW M6 Convertible as slow. After all, the BMW M6 Convertible is the performance version of the drop-top 6 Series. The most powerful BMW 6 Series Convertible is served by a 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine that is able to deliver at most 443 hp (330 kW or 450 PS) of output available between 5,500 rpm and 6,000 rpm, as well as up to 650 Nm of torque available between 2,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This is enough to send the most powerful BMW 6 Series Convertible accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 250 km/h (155.4 mph).

The less dynamic version of the BMW 6 Series Convertible – powered by a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder – features 315 hp (235 kW) of max output and 450 Nm of peak torque. This level of power is already aplenty, as it is enough to make the BMW 6 Series Convertible sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.4 seconds and reach a max speed of 250 km/h (155.4 mph).

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BMW M Division is supplying MotoGP with a fleet of Safety Cars, ensuring that whatever happens on the track, the safety of MotoGP is well guaranteed. To enable these high-performance Safety Cars to do their job as intended, BMW M endowed them with the latest technology.

After all, BMW M cars are laden with excellent driving attributes that allow them to tackle any challenges on the track. All of BMW M’s Safety Cars are particularly modified at its factory for them to serve as the perfect lead cars on motorcycle races.

The latest iteration of these safety cars is the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car, which is set to debut this season. BMW M and MotoGP have been close partners for nearly two decades. BMW M has been a symbol of high-performance driving as well as motorsport-inspired piloting.

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The new BMW M6 GTLM, the carmaker’s latest endurance racer, will have its first-ever public test at the IMSA test at Daytona International Speedway (Nov. 17-18, 2015) at the hands of the BMW Team RLL. It was announced last season that BMW Team RLL would field two M6 GTLM race cars in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Weeks prior, the M6 GTLM had its first test in the United States at Sebring International Raceway in October. The three-day test also involved a BMW M6 GT3 that will serve as the basis for the carmaker’s global customer racing program.

M6 GTLM was piloted by 2015 season drivers Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, John Edwards and 2014 GTLM driver champion Kuno Wittmer. Wittmer recently signed with BMW of North America to participate in three endurance races of the IMSA Championship: the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Petit Le Mans.

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BMW Motorsport revealed that it has a new challenger in the works for the elite class of the North American GT racing with the BMW M6 GTLM. This is in addition to the BMW M6 GT3 that will continue to participate in FIA GT3 regulated races events and series.

The company expects to return for the eighth season with its BMW Team RLL. The brand will also field its recently developed race car for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt shared that it was logical to create a vehicle for the WeatherTech Championship using BMW M6 GT3 as the basis.

The M6 GTLM has all the necessary ingredients that can thrill its many fans in the U.S. and Canada. Marquardt adds that the brand is keen to continue all its work commitment on the opposite of the Atlantic with the highest level especially as the WeatherTech Championship remains to be a fantastic stage with legendary venues and a high quality field. BMW will clearly feel right at home, Marquardt concludes.

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BMW has presented the racing version of the BMW M6 Coupe – the newly developed BMW M6 GT3 -- at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. A number of private teams raring to compete in the 2016 season have tapped the BMW M6 GT3 to represent them in several championships and race events around the world.

In developing the BMW M6 GT3, BMW made full use of its expertise and experience gained from the success of the BMW Z4 GT3 since 2010. Compared to the BMW Z4 GT3, the BMW M6 GT3 has improved in lots of ways, specifically in terms of drivability and economy.

The new BMW M6 GT3 is powered by a series-produced engine that features M TwinPower Turbo technology. This technology allows the engine to produce more horsepower and higher torque. Since the BMW M6 GT3 features a long wheelbase and a driver’s seat positioned in the center, this racing machine provides an unmatched driving sensation.

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BMW M GmbH has released its newest Competition Edition during the 66th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). BMW M6 Coupe Competition Edition has the Competition Package with its V8 4.4-litre petrol engine and M TwinPower Turbo technology.

The engine enables power output of 441 kW (600 hp) with 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of maximum torque. Combining it with the M Driverʼs Package, albeit optional, can result to a peak speed of 305 km/h or around 189.5 mph. the same package gives a combined CO2 emissions rating of 231 g/km with a combined fuel consumption of 28.5 mpg (9.9/100 km).

The interior shows BMW trademark with the fine-grain full leather Merino and black contrast stitching. This feature is also available in the Yellow with Austin Yellow metallic paintwork and the Opal White with its Alpine White paintwork.

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Starting July 2015, BMW will replace the current Competition Package for the M6 Coupe, M6 Gran Coupe and M6 Convertible with an upgraded version. The most notable feature is that the power boost for the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine is 40 hp (29 kW) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) of torque.

This means that the V8 engine fitted with M TwinPower Turbo Technology will offer 600 hp (441 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque available between 1,500 and 6,000 rpm.

BMW says that the combined fuel consumption will be 9.9 l/100 km (28.5 mpg imp) for the M6 Coupe and M6 Gran Coupe models, while the M6 Convertible will need 10.3 l/100 km (27.4 mpg imp). Combined CO2 emissions will be 231 g/km for the M6 Coupe and M6 Gran Coupe and 239 g/km for the M6 Convertible.

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It’s official folks: the BMW M6 Coupe, M6 Gran Coupe and M6 Convertible received a facelift! Set to be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the updated M6 range arrives with new LED headlights offered as standard, the M double-bar kidney grille as well as the eye-catching front apron with large air intakes.

The rear bumper was updated too and shows a stylish integrated diffuser insert, two sets of M twin tailpipes and the well-known M6 logo on the boot lid. Inside, the vehicles get an M steering wheel wrapped in leather and featuring shift paddles for the M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and M Drive.

In addition, the interior features the M gearshift lever, an M instrument cluster, iPhone-style Central Information Display, a centre console in black panel look as well as the M-version of the Head-Up Display. The M sports seats, illuminated M door sill finishers with M6 logo and the M driver’s footrest complete the design.

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A special BMW M6 Gran Coupe wearing a flashy Java Green paint is available for an Arab customer from Abu Dhabi and as you can see from the photos, the sporty four-door coupe comes with several improvements.

First of all we see the carbon fiber hood fitted with two air intakes developed by Manhart, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler made by Kelleners Sport, carbon fiber mirror covers as well as a new carbon fiber rear trunk spoiler offered by BMW M Performance.

In addition, the vehicle is fitted with a new rear air diffuser wearing the same Java Green paint, but honestly we would prefer one made out of carbon fiber.

Read the entire article BMW M6 Gran Coupe Individual with a special Java Green paint and 754 hp

BMW is preparing to retire the well-known Z4 GT3 race car but the good news is that it will replace it with something even better, the M6 GT3. That’s right, a GT3 version of the BMW M6 Coupe will continue the success story of BMW in 2016. BMW said that it will start the first tests with the new M6 GT3 in the first quarter of 2015 and customers will be able to buy their new vehicle from the end of 2015.

This means that the first customers who will buy the M6 GT3 will be able to compete in the 2016 BMW Sports Trophy. According to BMW, orders will be accepted over the course of 2015 and the exact date from which these can be placed is yet to be announced. Just like the production version, the M6 GT3 will use the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, modified specifically for racing.

In addition, the chassis will be optimized by hand for the specific demands of the racetrack, while the vehicle will receive a new body kit with an impressive rear wing and air diffuser.

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The big news comes today from Scott26 a.k.a. one of the best source for BMW news. According to him, the next-generation BMW M5 and M6 could ditch the twin-turbo V8 and return to an all-new V10 engine. That could be impressive, as we loved the sound of the old V10 found on the previous M5/M6 models, although we are not bothered by the sound of the current V8 engine.

Still, there is nothing confirmed yet, just some rumors, but we all know that there is no fire without smoke. In addition, BMW is considering a G31 M5 Touring as Audi RS6 Avant is getting more popular in Continental Europe.

If you still don’t know, the current BMW M5 and M6 models are powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo that produces 560 hp (412 kW) 680 Nm of torque. The engine is bolted to a 7-speed M dual-clutch transmission that delivers the power to the rear wheels.

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BMW has launched 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe “BANG & OLUFSEN Edition.” The limited edition, available in 100 BMW 650i Gran Coupe examples, exemplifies the design and engineering prowess of BMW and BANG & OLUFSEN.

The BMW 650i Gran Coupe models comes with either rear wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive and are powered by the BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8. For those seeking a sportier version could opt for BMW M6 Gran Coupe “BANG & OLUFSEN Edition” models, of which only 10 examples will be available.

Each of the 10 comes with the Competition Package, which raises the output of the BMW TwinPower Turbo V- 8 from 560 to 575 hp. Based on the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the limited edition could be availed in two BMW Individual colors – Brilliant White Metallic or Dark Graphite II Metallic.

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If your name is Marco Wittmann and you are a DTM driver, then you are probably the luckiest man these days as BMW has just revealed an M6 Coupe designed especially for the German driver. The first visual impact with the car shows the impressive BMW Individual “Fire Orange” paintwork, the carbon fiber roof and the carbon fiber rear spoiler.

In addition, there are new wing mirror caps painted in high gloss black. Inside, the vehicle features a carbon fiber trim with Fire Orange accents as well as an M steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara. Moreover, the M6 Coupe comes with fine-grain Merino leather in Black with BMW Individual contrast stitching in Kyalami Orange.

Under the hood, we find the standard high-revving 4.4-liter V8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology found also on the BMW M5. The twin-turbo V8 engine delivers 560 hp (412 kW) at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm.

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If you are not convinced that your BMW M6 GranCoupe (F06) is not sexy enough, then you should take a look at the PD6XX widebody kit developed by Prior Design. As you can see from the photos, the new aerodynamic kit consists of a new front bumper with larger air inlets and cup wings, new side sills, enlarged front and rear fenders, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser painted in high-gloss black, as well as a rear trunk lip.

The vehicle also received a front hood with new air inlets. As an option, the Prior Design body kit can be ordered in carbon. The design of the M6 GranCoupe is completed by the 20-inch golden multi-spoked ADV1 wheels wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx tires.

Thanks to the new H&R springs the tuner adjusted the lowering rate to the new wheel arches. Under the hood, there is the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that was boosted from 560 hp to 659 hp, while the maximum torque was increased by 140 Nm to a total of 820 Nm.

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BMW Individual has just unveiled its latest creation, an M6 Gran Coupe finished in a brilliant Frozen Red metallic. The new vehicle also comes with plenty of exterior details such as the BMW Individual Manufaktur signet in the Hofmeister kink and the hood handle detailing in dark chrome. The exterior design is completed by the 20-inch wheels as well as by the carbon fiber roof.

Inside, we find full fine-grain Merino leather in Opal White highlighted by the Sakhir Orange stitching and the interior trims in Piano finish Black and Frozen Red accents. Furthermore, the door sill finisher shows the BMW Individual Manufaktur signet, while the floor mat shows the same badge in Opal White.

In order to make the vehicle even more exclusive, the front seat headrests carry the embossed logo BMW Individual Manufaktur. Meanwhile, the cupholder trim in Piano finish shows the same logo. Under the hood we find the same 4.4-liter V8 with TwinPower Turbo technology that generates 560 hp and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.

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Manhart, the well-known German tuning company, unveiled their MH6 700 at the Essen Motor Show, but the official details, photos and specs were released today. Based on the BMW M6 (F13) Coupe, the Manhart MH6 700 comes with an extensive carbon exterior package consisting of a front spoiler with optional “RS” front spoiler blade, new engine hood with GTR air inlets, a new rear air diffusor and a trunk lid spoiler.

Moreover, a new set of carbon fiber mirror caps and a set of covers for the front skirt were added. The vehicle you see in the photos also received a technically-impressive full wrap in longitudinal cross-section aluminum metallic with incorporated (embossment look alike) Manhart Performance logos.

The wheel-arches house the Manhart Concave ONE wheels in the new cast version of these concave-formed rims. The light alloy rims are covered by Michelin Pilot Super Sport High-Performance tires of the dimensions 265/30ZR21 on the front and 305/25ZR21 on the rear axle. The compression and rebound-adjustable KW variation 3 coilover kit is supplied by Manhart Performance.

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