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Wide-Body F13 M6 Jaw-dropping, show-stopping carbon beast. With vast carbon fibre arches, monster 21s and some serious power on board, this is one M6 you don’t want to mess with. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Viktor Benyi.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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Oil is on my mind this month. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe has asked me, politely but firmly, to pour another litre into the engine – bringing the total to three litres in 3365 miles. There’s no sign of smoke or anything else that indicates excessive oil burning, and the car certainly isn’t leaving a puddle of oil underneath, so I’ve asked BMW to take a closer look. It may be me being paranoid, or it may be that the car is still burning a little extra due to its relative lack of miles, but neither of my previous long termers, the McLaren 12C and the Mercedes-Benz C63, drank this much oil in 10,559 and 18,004 miles respectively.
The third month of ownership is always a crucial time in relation to the bond you develop with a car. The first couple of months are filled with the big issues: in terms of the M6 these were the eye-widening pace, the sheer size oft he thing and the divisive looks. But now attention turns to the smaller details, both positive and negative.
On the positive side, the engine is loosening up nicely: it feels like a couple of kilos have been skimmed from the flywheel. You notice this most in M Dynamic mode, when the rears spin and the engine hits the red line in what seems like a micro second.
And I have to admit the rears have been spinning rather a lot recently thanks in part to the greasy roads, cooler temperatures and my growing confidence in M Dynamic. As I write this, I’m looking at winter tyre options. Also on the positive side, the M6’s hi-fi is exceptional – and it’s one of the few standard-fit items on the car, rather than being the £3750 Bang & Olufsen optional upgrade. Continuing the interior trend, the 10.2in screen gets a thumbs-up for its clarity and effective infographics, but the low roof line at the rear makes inserting child seats and the kids that fill said seats a back-breaking exercise. I am, however, warming to the light beige BMW individual Merino leather – I t helps lift an otherwise drab interior even though it does seem to be absorbing the indigo dye from my jeans. Can anyone recommend a decent leather cleaner?
The problem at the moment is that No matter how much the M6 Gran Coupe impresses me – an d overall it’s certainly doing that – I can’t get the price of the thing out of my head. £118,050 is a not insubstantial amount Of money. Not only that, but as I write there are three M6 GCs available on the #BMW-Approved-Used used programme – all highly specced and with very Few miles on the clock – for between £75,000 and £78,000…
Date acquired Sept 2013
Total mileage 5200
Mileage this month 943
Costs this month £16
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A dramatic and rain-soaked finale, soaring summer temperatures and 205,000 thrilled spectators ensured quite a spectacle at the recent 24-hour race, held at the famous Nürburgring, known to many as the Green Hell!
But the event proved anything but hellish for BMW, because Alexander Sims (GBR), Markus Palttala (FIN), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Richard Westbrook (GBR) completed 158 laps in the number 98 #ROWE Racing M6 GT3, and finished in second place. What’s more, the final podium places were only decided during a thrilling last lap.
A heavy downpour about half an hour before the end of the race led to chaotic scenes all around the Nordschleife. But Catsburg kept a cool head as the final driver of the 98 car, and improved by one place on wet-weather tyres before celebrating a second-place finish with his team-mates. This is the best result recorded yet by #ROWE-Racing at the 24-hour race.
After the heroic performance, British driver Alexander Sims said: “I’m ecstatic. It’s absolutely awesome. It’s my fourth time coming here and, just like the victory at Spa last year, I didn’t expect it. We didn’t put a foot wrong the whole race; everyone did a superb job.
“I feel like we capitalised on every opportunity we had, so the team deserved to be on the podium. It was a really exciting final stint, and Nick did a fantastic job. I’m really pleased to be on the podium.”
The 24-hour race at Nürburgring is one of the most challenging, so congratulations to ROWE Racing’s BMW M6 GT3 for its fine podium finish.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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- Post is under moderationNew Limited Edition 6 series / #BMW-650i-Coupé-F13 / #BMW-650i-F13 / #BMW-650i / #BMW-F13 / #BMW / #BMW-6-Series-Gran-Coupé-F06 / #BMW-6-Series-Gran-Coupé / #BMW-F06 / #BMW-6-Series-F06 / #BMW-6-Series-Gran-Coupé / #BMW-6-Series-Cabrio-F12 / #BMW-6-Series-Cabrio / #BMW-6-Series-F12 / #BMW-F12 / #BMW-Sonic-Speed-Blue / #M-Sport-Limited-Edition / #BMW-6-Series-M-Sport-Limited-Edition / #2017
The all-new M Sport Limited Edition 6 Series features a Sonic-Speed-Blue metallic exterior paint finish and includes newly designed 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Bicolour finish with M specific double-spoke design and mixed run-flat tyres. The styling of the 6 Series Coupé and Gran Coupé is additionally emphasised by exterior mirror caps in carbon fibre.
Inside you’ll find exclusive comfort seats with Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim in Black/Fjord Blue and these are complemented with floor mats featuring contrasting piping in Fjord Blue. The cabin ambience is rounded off with interior trim finishers in carbon fibre, a gear selector lever with carbon fibre applications and door sill cover strips coloured blue and bearing the inscription ‘M Sport Limited Edition’.
The new models are well equipped too, with Variable Damper Control, Adaptive LED Headlights, Soft-close doors, Reversing Assist Camera, Ceramic Finish for controls, Electric glass sunroof, Sun protection glass, harman/kardon loudspeaker system, Head-up display and Speed limit display being added to the Sixes’ already impressive spec list.
On-the-road prices for the 6 Series Coupé and Gran Coupé M Sport Limited Edition are £83,580 and £84,080 respectively. Both models are available to order now.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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The Invincibles. Not one, but two M6s packing well over 700hp and some seriously tasty modifications make this brace virtually untouchable on the road. Words: Bob Harper. Photography: Matt Richardson.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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