This shouldn’t really come as a big surprise to anyone, but BMW has announced that it is killing off the M6 and the 505 HP V10 that powers it and the M5. When launched in 2005 the second generation 6-Series was met with mix feelings from critics around the globe. First off it’s actually quite a big automobile and because of this it didn’t do anything particularly well. Sure it was fast and sounded good, but it just never really lived up to the sports sedan status that I think BMW was looking for. The car was also very expensive with a starting price coming in at over $100,000.
The M6’s mill, the mighty 5.0-liter V10 that also powered the M5 is also being killed off as well. Expected out relatively soon is the next generation M5 which is said to be getting the same twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V8 that currently powers the X6 and X5 M models. Hopefully by early next year we’ll be treated to a newly restyled 6-Series with an even more vicious M6 to follow shortly thereafter.