The 2007 BMW M6 is one amazing machine. BMW hit a homerun with the new M5 – and it’s impressive 500 HP 5.0 liter V10. There aren’t a lot of V10’s on the road today, and seeing one makes you sit up and take notice a bit. You have your choice of a stunning coupe that starts just under $100,000, or you can pony up an extra six grand for the ragtop. Me, I say stick with the hardtop. It’s sexier and will get more looks, not to mention you save on weight.
Not that the 2007 M6 is porky, at 3909 pounds. And of course the magnificent 500 HP V10 has no trouble motivating this beast either – 60 mph comes in just 4.6 seconds from a stop. That’s exotic fast. That’s almost supercar fast. I can only imagine the sounds that the 5.0 liter V10 makes as it screams toward it’s mile-high 8250 RPM redline.
The million dollar question – is the 2007 M6 worth a cool hundred grand? The easy answer – yes. This car is gorgeous, luxurious, ridiculously fast, and handles like a dream. It doesn’t have the cachet of the Bentley Continental GT that costs 50 grand more, true. But it does have the performance, and in that regard, it’s a bargain.
2007 BMW M6 Specs
- 500 HP 5.0 liter DOHC V10
- 383 lb-ft of torque @6100 RPM
- Redline comes at 8250 RPM
- 7 speed automatic – shiftable
- RWD – of course
- Rear LSD ( limited slip differential )
- Curb weight: 3909 lbs
- EPA Says: 12 mpg city / 18 mpg highway
2007 BMW M6 Reviews
Edmunds reviews the 2007 BMW M6 and writes – ‘As you’d expect, the M6 is equipped with brakes whose stopping power would do credit to a racecar. Surprisingly, the massive ventilated discs employ twin-piston calipers all around, but they work so well, you won’t be speculating why they’re not four-pot fronts. The forged aluminum wheels, big 19-inchers with five double spokes each, are 4 pounds lighter than conventional alloys, further reducing unsprung weight. Specially developed tires — 255/40ZR-19s in front and 285/35ZR-19s in back — offer killer grip in wet or dry conditions. There’s no spare, but if you do get a flat, there’s a MMS Mobility System patch kit that will seal a hole up to 6mm.’
Cars.com reviews the 2007 BMW M6 and writes – ‘The M6 is powered by a 5.0-liter V-10 that develops 500 hp and 383 pounds-feet of torque. The engine can rev as high as 8,250 rpm. At start-up, the engine produces a “comfort-oriented” 400 hp, which is more suitable for urban traffic. A button on the selector-lever cover increases output to the M6’s top rating. The V-10 drives a seven-speed sequential manual transmission. Drivelogic provides 11 gear-change options: six in sequential mode and five in automatic-shifting mode.
TTAC reviews the 2007 BMW M6 and is stunned by it’s handling prowess – ‘The M6 takes to curves like a teenager to MySpace. The stiff chassis, sticky rubber, poised suspension and 500hp V-10’s colossal twist turns the BMW M6 into a tenacious corner carver ready to consume your soul without missing a beat. Words cannot do justice to the handling perfection that is the M6. When you push its limits, the M6 encourages you to dig deeper, surrendering yourself to the siren song of its flat cornering and near limitless torque curve, a powerband that extends all the way to a mind-numbing 8200rpm.’
The Auto Channel reviews the 2007 BMW M6 and writes – ‘The 500 hp V10 engine purred, no matter how hard we flogged it. Fortunately, the gendarmes weren’t in force that day, because we pushed the big round speedometer into triple digits on roads that had half that as a speed limit. I’ll confess I was speeding, but in a car like the M6 that isn’t driving dangerously. The car is solid and has a suspension designed to keep the driver and passengers safe, no matter what kind of road is encountered.’