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G-Power’s 789HP BMW M6 Convertible Is The Ultimate Blow Dryer 4
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, G-Power, tuning, video on 03 4th, 2017


If for any reason BMW M cars are not powerful or exclusive enough, then perhaps G-Power can help you out, especially if mind-blowing performance is on your must list.
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South African BMW M6 Skids Out Of Control Into A Concrete Wall 13
Feb
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Accidents, BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, Offbeat News, south-africa, video on 02 13th, 2017


Footage from a CCTV camera emerged showing a BMW M6 Coupe being out of control, smashing through a wall after veering into an intercom pole of an estate located in Johannesburg in South Africa.
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BMW M6 Scares The Bejesus Out Of SEAT Driver On The Motorway 8
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M6, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Seat, Seat Leon, UK, video on 02 8th, 2017


This dashcam-wearing Seat Leon Cupra 290 had a really close call with a second-generation BMW M6 on the motorway, as the latter barely squeezed through a two-car gap at high speed.
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New Porsche Panamera Turbo Faces Off Against BMW M6 And Mercedes-AMG S63 5
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, Mercedes S63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, porsche, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Videos on 02 5th, 2017


If 20 years ago, you were to tell someone that in the coming decades, a plethora of 500hp+ family sedans would be on the market, they would have laughed at you.

However, in 2017, that is very much a reality, with super sedans now so commonplace you could argue that they’ve lost some of their desirability.
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New Porsche Panamera Turbo Faces Off Against BMW M6 And Mercedes-AMG S63 5
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, Mercedes S63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, porsche, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Videos on 02 5th, 2017


If 20 years ago, you were to tell someone that in the coming decades, a plethora of 500hp+ family sedans would be on the market, they would have laughed at you.

However, in 2017, that is very much a reality, with super sedans now so commonplace you could argue that they’ve lost some of their desirability.
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BMWs, Minis & Rolls-Royces Ensnared In Airbag Recall 16
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW 5-Series, BMW 6-Series, BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW M4, BMW M5, BMW M6, BMW X1, BMW X5, MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Hatch, Recalls, Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce on 01 16th, 2017


BMW has issued a pair of recalls in the United States – neither of which is particularly large in the number of units affected, but the array of models they cover is staggering.

The larger of two stems from a problem with the seat-mounted side airbags, which may not deploy in the event of a crash. The campaign covers only 3,506 units from the 4 Series, 5 Series, and 6 Series – including the M4, M5, and M6 – as well as the X1, i3, and i8.

Included among them are various powertrain variants and bodystyles, all of them from the 2016 and 2017 model years. As if that’s not enough, the recall extends to other products made under the BMW Group umbrella, including the Mini Cooper, Cooper S, and Clubman, as well as the Rolls-Royce Dawn.

Only 1 percent of those models mentioned are estimated to have the faulty airbag inflators. For instance, while 1,531 examples of the X1 crossover are affected, only one four examples of the i8 are being recalled, along with 28 Dawns, and one single 535d sedan.

Along with the airbag recall, BMW has issued another for eight examples of the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid crossover. The problem here stems from a loose electric ground cable, which could cause the transmission to shift unexpectedly to neutral.

Fixing the former problem will necessitate replacing the airbag modules, while the latter will require simply tightening the ground cable. Both recalls are slated to get underway February 6.



BMW M6 Takes On Alpina B6 Stepbrother In Comparison Test 7
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alpina, Alpina B6, Alpina Videos, BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, reviews, video on 12 7th, 2016


According to some people, the M6 could be the most beautiful 4-door BMW in Gran Coupe form, which means they should be happy that there's more than just one version out there.
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BMW Unveils Its Latest Art Car, Based Around M6 GTLM 1
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M6, Motorsport, racing on 12 1st, 2016


BMW has introduced the latest in its long line of Art Cars with the introduction of a rather special M6 GTLM in Miami Beach.
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Matt Farah Pilots Potent BMW M6 GT3 26
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, video on 10 26th, 2016


It's difficult to truly appreciate just how potent GT3 race cars are until you test one side-by-side with its road-going alternative.
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Alex Zanardi Claims Victory In BMW M6 GT3 Debut At Mugello 18
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M6, Motorsport, racing on 10 18th, 2016


Alex Zanardi has walked away with a stunning victory at the final race of the 2016 Italian GT Championship on his debut weekend with the new BMW M6 GT3.
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Alex Zanardi Claims Victory In BMW M6 GT3 Debut At Mugello 18
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M6, Motorsport, racing on 10 18th, 2016


Alex Zanardi has walked away with a stunning victory at the final race of the 2016 Italian GT Championship on his debut weekend with the new BMW M6 GT3.
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Yellow BMW M6 Coupe Goes Bananas Drifting On Snow 24
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, commercials, video on 09 24th, 2016


The recipe behind this video is simple: take a BMW M6 Coupe in a vibrant color, put someone who knows how to drive it like there's no tomorrow behind the wheel and unleash it in the deserted Canadian tundra.
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As The V10 Becomes Extinct, These Are The Ones That Rocked Our World 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Audi R8, Audi S8, BMW M5, BMW M6, Dodge Viper, Ford Excursion, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Huracan, Lexus LFA, Porsche Carrera GT, RAM, Spotlight, VW Touareg on 09 12th, 2016


Since rising to prominence in the Dodge Viper, the V10 has since been championed by automakers around the world, from Michigan to Germany, Italy and even Japan. It’s made its way into supercars and performance sedans, into F1 racers, and even a handful of pickups and SUVs.

Sadly, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discontinued its heavy-duty truck V10 several years ago. And with the demise of the latest Viper, the ten-pot engine has left the building in Auburn Hills. But Chrysler was only the latest automaker to sweep its ten-cylinder engine into the dustbin of history, leaving just one automaker (and one of its subsidiaries) still producing engines in that format. Fire up all ten pistons and join us for a retrospective below.

Dodge


Credit Chrysler with bringing the V10 to the fore. No, we don’t mean Fiat Chrysler or DaimlerChrysler. Those parent companies might never have rubber-stamped such an audacious move as Chrysler did back when it was still independent in the 1990s. Following the development of the first prototypes in 1989, the first-generation Dodge Viper reached production in 1992 with an 8.0-liter V10, and over the course of the decades since, displacement has grown slightly to 8.4 liters and output has increased dramatically – from 400 hp in its first iteration to 640 in its latest.

Dodge also slotted the Viper’s V10 into the Ram 1500 to make for one heck of a super-truck, but that wasn’t the only V10 offered in the pickup. A second version of the Viper’s engine was developed for more torque but less power and offered in the 2500- and 3500-series heavy duty Ram, but was discontinued after 2002 and replaced by a 6.4-liter version of the company’s reborn Hemi V8.

Lamborghini


That Lamborghini was the next automaker to come out with a V10 engine was no accident. Chrysler owned Lamborghini from 1987 through 1994, and tasked the Italian supercar manufacturer with helping to develop the new ten-cylinder engine for the Viper. The engineers in Sant’Agata then set about making their own version, albeit considerably smaller and higher-strung, for the Gallardo.

Displacing 5.0 liters, the original Gallardo’s V10 produced a solid 493 hp and increased incrementally all the way up to 562 hp and 5.2 liters before the Huracan replaced it. Now producing over 600 hp, the Huracan’s is one of the few V10s still in production.

Audi


Chrysler sold Lamborghini in 1994 and the company passed through several hands before Audi picked it up in 1999. It didn’t take long for the new German parent to make use of the design as well, slotting its 5.0 liters first into the S6 and S8 sedans, then twin-turbocharging it for the RS6 before using the 5.2-liter version into the R8. Audi manufacturers the V10 for Lamborghini as well, making it the only automaker in the industry still producing a ten-cylinder engine.

Volkswagen


Parent company to both Audi and Lamborghini, Volkswagen offered its own take on the V10 engine as well – but its version was fueled by diesel. Displacing 4.9 and then 5.0 liters, VW’s V10 TDI was offered in both the Phaeton sedan and Touareg crossover, producing as much as 345 hp and a massive 627 lb-ft of torque – giving it as much power as the gasoline-burning V8 but nearly twice as much torque. The last time the engine was offered, though, was in 2010.

Porsche


Porsche’s V10 engine owed nothing to the Volkswagen Group’s other ten-cylinder engines, and in fact ceased production a couple of years before the two companies merged. The engine was initially designed to run at Le Mans, then redesigned for Formula One. But both projects were shelved and the 5.7-liter V10 found a new home in the road-going form of the Carrera GT. Even in street-legal form, Porsche’s ten-cylinder engine revved all the way up to 8,400 rpm, and used up almost that entire range to develop its 612 hp. 1,270 examples of the Carrera GT were produced between 2003 and 2007, after which the powerplant designated 980 was retired.

BMW


Not to be outdone by its rivals, BMW came out with a V10 of its own in 2005. Codenamed S85, the 5.0-liter engine produced 500 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque and provided the motivation for the E60-generation M5 and the E63/64-gen M6. Boutique sportscar manufacturer Wiesmann used it briefly as well, but the engine was retired in 2010, and the M5 and M6 were replaced with new models powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing a bit more power but lots more torque.

Lexus


Lexus took its sweet time developing its own halo supercar, starting development at the turn of millennium and entering production at the end of 2010. But the finished product proved worth the wait, packing an entirely unique 4.8-liter V10 good for 560 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Only 500 examples were completed over the course of two years, after which the engine was retired along with the supercar.

Ford


Ford also developed a V10. Like its cross-town rival’s, it was big, but like Volkswagen, it was a diesel. The Blue Oval’s ten-pot was an extension of its modular Triton series, most of whose members packed eight cylinders. But in ten-cylinder form, it displaced 6.8 liters. The engine initially produced 310 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque, and was later augmented to 362 hp and 457 lb-ft. Ford fittingly offered the Triton V10 in the Excursion, a sport-ute slotted above the Expedition, and dwarfed even the Suburban. It’s also been part of the F-Series Super Duty pickup line and E-Series for well over a decade now, but these days it’s only offered on commercial vehicles.

Racing


The road isn’t the only place where we’ve been able to see 10-cylinder automobiles. There’ve been even more developed specifically for racing – in no series more prevalent than in Formula One. The FIA instituted 3.0-liter V10 engines for F1 in 2000, replacing the previous V12 engines, until they were replaced in kind by smaller 2.4-liter V8s in 2006.

Several V10s have been designed to race at Le Mans and in its associated series as well. Peugeot ran one in the 905 as early as 1990. Toyota ran one the next season. Racing engine constructor Judd had one as well. The aforementioned engine that ultimately ended up powering the Carrera GT was originally designed for Le Mans. And the Audi R15 TDI that won Le Mans in 2010 used a diesel V10 as well.

For better or worse, though, the current crop of racers in both F1 and Le Mans have long since abandoned the V10 – just as most automakers have for their road cars. Praise Audi and Lamborghini, then, for keeping theirs alive and ticking.



BMW M6 Coupe Massaged By G-Power To Deliver Up To 740PS 1
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M6, G-Power, tuning on 09 1st, 2016


After the X6 M and M6 Gran Coupe, G-Power is at it again, this time with a three-stage performance upgraded aimed at the M6 Coupe.
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Gran Turismo Creator Races In Order To Further Develop The Game 19
Aug
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in BMW, BMW M6, BMW Videos, Games, Gran Turismo, Nurburgring, racing, video on 08 19th, 2016


The reason why modern racing simulators mimic so well the real deal is due to their creators spending countless hours in racing environments, analyzing the dynamics of motor vehicles.
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