Bmw halts M5, M6 shipments due to faulty oil pumps

Article by Christian A., on September 23, 2012

BMW has found a manufacturing defect to the oil pump on its 2013 M5 and M6 models that featured the S63Tü 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. To contact owners, BMW has issued a technical service message to its dealerships. The defect was found in BMW M5 and M6 coupes and convertibles assembled between July and September of 2012.

Engines may lose oil pressure all of a sudden, leading to major engine damage. BMW has stopped the deliveries of cars that have the S63Tü engine until they’re examined and fixed. So far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t announced a formal recall over this matter at its web site. It’s not known yet how many vehicles are affected by this issue.

To get more information, the owners can call BMW Customer relations at 800-525-7417 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. They may also email customerrelations@bmwusa.com.

New F10-based BMW M5 has been widely admired for offering an impressive combination of performance and economy. It offers even more power than its predecessor while at the same time, its fuel economy is now much better. A version of the S63 is used on the BMW X5 and X6 M SUV models but they’re not part of the recall. The X5 and X6 use non-Tü engines that have a slightly lower compression ratio and boost level.

New BMW M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible are shaped with large, smooth surfaces, wide air intakes and well contoured headlight units in their front ends. These new models debut an M6 badge in their new design M kidney grille which makes each of the model’s nose an eye-catcher. The car’s grille’s black, coupled with kidney grille slat is inspired by the M light-alloy wheels’ double-spoke design.

The front wheel arches which are flared powerfully complements the 30-millimeter increase of the track width over the respective 6-Serie stable mates of the two models and the road holding of the following high-performance sports cars is supported by this extra width. To optimize airflow within the outer air intake, these models are equipped with race-inspired flaps and air intakes of three-dimensional shaping which highlights the forward-surging and dynamic character of the cars.

Both models contain LED accent light cuts across the tops of the Adaptive LED Headlights and its three-dimensional LED light rings with bright white lights are leveled off to give a striking effect to the edges on the top and underside. Both light rings are used by the dipped and main beams. The LED units located on a horizontal strut which runs through the center of the units feed on the light reflectors in their front which ensures that the distinct appearance of its twin circular headlights always come handy in every situation. With LED units horizontally arranged, the direction indicators are incorporated with the headlight units at the bottom of the light rings.

Side view: athletically flared wheel arches, side gills, forged M light-alloy wheels

Both models feature the traditional M athleticism which is very evident from the side. The car’s front side sections also feature traditional M gills and an M logo is designed with 3D shaping, widely chromed frames as well as the indicator bars giving them an deep-set look. The character lines all over the gills are made obvious in tune with a set of wider wheel arches. Giving diversion to the rear wheels, the model’s stunning creases are also swept upwards to give it a catchier look.

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