It’s the end of the road for the current BMW M6 as Munich has announced the end of production of the M6 Coupé and Convertible. In total 14,152 examples were built since 2005 – 9,087 Coupés and 5,065 units of the Convertible. This comes after M division announced the death of the E60 M5 in July.
Along with the departure of these two performance greats, BMW will also cease production of the high revving V10 engine that powers them. This 507 hp 5.0-litre powerplant featured electronically-controlled individual throttle valves, an ionic current control system and lateral force-controlled oil supply – all directly derived from motor racing.
Unsurprisingly, America was the number one market for both M6 variants, followed by Germany and Great Britain/Ireland. Sales of the BMW M5 followed a similar pattern – US, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland. The E60 M5 recorded global sales of over 20,000 cars in under five years, including 1,009 units of the wagon bodied M5 Touring.
Sad news, but it does pave the way for the arrival of the F10 M5 and an M6 based on the upcoming new 6-Series.