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2010 BMW M6 Used Reviews

2010 BMW M6 Used Reviews

2010 BMW M6 Used Reviews

2010 BMW M6 Used Reviews

The following is a performance-capsule review of the 2010 BMW M6. It is based on our analysis of 42 published reviews and test drives.

The 2010 BMW M6 is lavish and unassuming, while monstrous and intimidating. “If you want a complex sports car that can perform on a racetrack or the highway, has all the creature comforts one could want and looks gorgeous, the…BMW M6 is it,” writes Kelley Blue Book.
Model Overview

The 2010 BMW M6 is a performance-tuned variant of the 2010 BMW 6-Series — which earns praise for its powerful 360-horsepower engine, elegant exterior design and exquisitely finished interior cabin.

Equipped with an additional 140 horses, as well as enhanced performance engineering, the 2010 BMW M6 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It looks the part of a large, luxurious coupe, but is a much more aggressive machine. “The 6 Series-based 2010 BMW M6 deserves to be more of an automotive icon than it is,” writes Edmunds. “Just look at its resume: zero to 60 mph in well under 5 seconds, stellar handling and braking, daily-driver ride quality, coupe and convertible body styles and a phenomenal race-bred V10 that belongs in any conversation about the top engines in the world.”

Still, the 2010 BMW M6 is not perfect — as its seven-speed SMG transmission and lack of communicative steering leave many test drivers disappointed. BMW, however, offers a six-speed manual transmission that more than makes up for the seven-speed’s faults. The 2010 BMW M6’s lack of steering feel, however, remains. As such, interested shoppers should be sure to take it on several test drives before signing on the dotted line to make sure that it’s the right car for them.

With the exception of an upgraded BMW iDrive system — which supposedly makes it easier to use than last year’s model, the BMW M6 carries into the 2010 model year unchanged. The 2010 BMW M6 is available in both coupe and convertible body styles.The Bottom Line

Few super luxury sports cars have performance-tuned trims that can compete with the 2010 BMW M6’s overall package. Offering 18 more horsepower, but roughly the same performance figures, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG is probably its closest competitor. However, the CL63 AMG costs nearly $40K more.

Car shoppers comparing the 2010 BMW M6 to the 2010 BMW M5 should note that the M6 costs roughly $16K more, but features much of the same performance components and figures. So, unless you’re basing your purchase decision on factors other than performance, you’re better off saving that cash and springing for the M5 instead — unless, of course, you want a convertible.
Performance Dynamics

The 2010 BMW M6 shares most of its performance components with the less-expensive M5. Not surprisingly, test drivers complain of the same performance issues — namely a jerky seven-speed transmission and a lack of steering feel. Otherwise, critics love the way the 2010 BMW M6 blasts to mind-numbing speeds.

The 2010 BMW M6 comes equipped with a 5.0-liter V10 engine that produces 500 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 6,100 rpm. While a seven-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with drivelogic and paddle shifters is standard, a six-speed manual transmission is available at no extra cost. According to BMW, the 2010 M6 can reach 155 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds in the coupe and 4.6 seconds in the convertible. The EPA reports that the 2010 BMW M6 nets a city/highway fuel economy of 11/17 mpg.

Aiding performance for the rear-wheel-drive 2010 BMW M6 is a vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering, dubbed M Servotronic. This steering set-up features M Driving Dynamics Control, which allows drivers to choose between two settings — Throttle and Steering. Moreover, the 2010 BMW M6 features an independent suspension system. Electronic Damping Control allows drivers to configure the vehicle’s suspension settings to Comfort, Normal, or Sport mode. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with M Dynamic Mode (MDM) helps the 2010 BMW M6 maintain road composure, while an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and Brake Assist bring it to a halt.

Source: usnews

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