Following a hiatus in M6 production for 26 years, the M6 version of the E63/E64 6 Series was introduced in 2005. The M6 uses the same BMW S85 V10 engine and SMG III gearbox as the E60 M5. The M6 was produced as both a coupé (E63 model code) and a convertible (E64 model code). The exterior styling was overseen by Karl Elmitt.
The M6 had two modes for engine power: a “P400” mode producing 294 kW (394 hp) and a “P500” mode producing 373 kW (500 hp). Manufacturer claimed performance included a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time of 4.6 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) or 305 km/h (190 mph) if the optional M-driver’s package is fitted.
The coupe version weighs 1,710 kg (3,770 lb) and the convertible version weighs 2,005 kg (4,420 lb). Weight reduction measures include a carbon fibre roof (for the coupe only), thermoplastic quarter panels, aluminium doors, aluminium bonnet (hood) and a carbon-fibre boot (trunk) lid.
Finished in metallic black with a matching black nappa leather interior, this fine example shows a mere 34,000 kilometers recorded from new, and is supplied with its BMW book pack and wallet. With its V10 engine and an impressive specification, this is very special modern GT car with outstanding performance.