500 Horsepower Super Coupe Arrives in US Showrooms This Spring
BMW M6 DEBUTS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - January 4, 2006 The BMW M6 makes its North American debut today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
Motorsport inspired drivetrain and suspension
The new M6 features an F1 inspired, normally aspirated V10 engine. This 500 horsepower engine is capable of speeds in excess of 8,000 rpm. It is mated to the industry's first seven-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox. Featuring Drivelogic, this SMG puts 11 different shift programs at the driver's fingertips. The suspension features Electronic Damping Control (EDC) with three driver settings and infinite variability of firmness. This system has been tailored by BMW M to provide the right firmness when needed for spirited motoring while maintaining ride comfort for cruising. The M Variable Differential Lock enables the M6 to effectively put its considerable power to the ground, particularly on slippery surfaces and when accelerating out of corners. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system has also been tailored to include the M Dynamic Mode for those occasions when the driver wants to have a higher level of wheel slip without disengaging the system. Of course, in true BMW fashion, DSC may be switched off completely when desired.
Innovative weight saving
The new M6 builds on the intelligent weight saving innovations already seen in the 6 Series, such as an aluminum front structure, sheet-molded compound trunk lid, and thermoplastic front fender. The M6 includes the first carbon-fiber roof in a production automobile. As with many of BMW's intelligent weight saving innovations, this pays double benefits. In addition to saving weight overall, the lighter roof serves to lower the M6's center of gravity, contributing to agility. The front and rear bumper supports are also made from carbon-fiber. The considerable front and rear cross-drilled disc brakes are of a compound design with an aluminum center hub which reduces unsprung weight for greater responsiveness.
Unique style offered with many exterior and interior choices
The BMW M6 is based on the award-winning design of the BMW 6 Series. It adds subtle and functional touches such as a unique front air dam, which is designed to direct more airflow to the V10 engine as well as the front brakes. The rear air diffuser, flanked by the four round tailpipes which are characteristic of products from BMW M, is designed to reduce rear lift for greater stability at higher speeds. Other styling touches include the side gills in the front fenders, sculpted rocker panels, and M-style side mirrors. The palette of seven exterior colors includes four exclusive to BMW M - Silverstone II, Interlagos Blue, Sepang Bronze and Indianapolis Red. The tailored interior is offered with eight upholstery choices, which include five full-leather options, and a choice of three trim options.
Driver-tailored driving experience
Like the new M5 Sedan, the M6 Coupe offers its driver the ability to tailor the driving experience. The driver can choose three engine output programs - P400, P500 and P500 Sport. Drivelogic puts 11 shift programs for the seven-speed SMG at the driver's fingertips. Electronic Damping Control offers three levels of shock-absorber firmness - Normal, Comfort, and Sport. Even the DSC system offers a choice of standard and M Dynamic modes as well as the option of switching it off. These combine for a total of 279 settings. The M Drive feature allows the driver to custom-tailor each of these settings into one program, which can be instantly selected at the touch of the "M" button on the steering wheel. As its predecessor did nearly two decades ago, the all-new BMW M6 combines the style of a BMW 6 Series Coupe with the best performance that the engineers at BMW M have to offer.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand, the MINI brand, and the ROLLS-ROYCE brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all Z4 Roadster and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 340 BMW passenger car centers, 327 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 80 MINI passenger car dealers, and 25 ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North, Central, and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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