2008 BMW V-10 M6 Cabriolet Convertible, 500-hp

Dec 8, 2006
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It's possibly my favorite car because it makes so much sense. I am still amazed at the lack of hype this vehicle receives. The V10 BMW M6 is a car overlooked by many because buyers often prefer the BMW M3 or the M5 and are not aware of its existence. FYI, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Works in English. Many owners are too lazy to Google the acronym and find out what they're actually driving so now there's no excuse. Okay, back to the car. The BMW M6 (convertible included) is a four seater, although it's not built for full size humans (backseat), it owns the Mercedes SL and other contenders in the room category.

The V10, 5.0-liter BMW M6 droptop packs 500-hp and it also has the convenient seven-speed sequential manual gearbox also known as SMG. The M6 has a prompt throttle response and redlines at 8250-rpm. The M6 cabrio version will sport a three layer softtop that opens in 25 secs. It also includes so much technology under the hood I would be making up terms if I tried to describe it, but it all equals ungodly speeds. It goes from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and it tops at 155 which can be tweaked but the ABS breaks should save you. Without controls the vehicle is said to reach 205-206 mph. The vehicle is more than just a car, it's a monster that is driven by very few people. If the buyer is going to spend thousands of dollars he or she might as well have room for some cuties in the back and that's why this car makes so much sense.

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The V10 BMW M6 has been around for several months but it's still a car that stuns the audiences. This past '06 summer, I spent several months in Los Angeles, where I saw various sports cars, and a first glance will shock even the most car savvy individual. It's a fine looking vehicle built to perfection and the distinctive grill is still present so BMW knows its roots. The vehicle also has options for GPS, satellie radio, and any option you can think of. BMW will most likely hold the record of the "World's Fastest Four-Seat Convertible", according to "Car and Driver". Expect more from Bayerische Motoren Werke.

Price: $110,000

2008 BMW M6 Convertible [Via: Caranddriver.com]


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